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A HOME SESSION WITH THE POWELL’S

Oh my goodness, where to even start with this session?! I had so much fun getting to photograph Mallory and John at their beautiful home in Glenview! Mallory is not only a sweet friend of mine, but also the incredibly talented owner and lead planner at Chi Chic Weddings & Events here in Chicago. 

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A PHILADELPHIA WEDDING AT THE BALLROOM AT THE BEN

Leo and Sarah chose to celebrate their beautiful wedding in downtown Philadelphia at the Ballroom at the Ben. They decided on this location so that friends and family from New Jersey, Miami, Brazil, and everything in between could join them on their special day.

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Hi friends! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! On the blog today are two of the sweetest people EVER: Ali and Troy. They crossed paths after their best friends started dating (and eventually marrying!) one another. Best friends marrying best friends!! How special is that?! Ali and Troy have been together for over 5 […]

Jun,7

Ali + Troy | Cary, IL and Galt Airport Engagement

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Last year I had the privilege of second shooting for Roots of Life Photography for this beautiful, intimate wedding at the Violet Hour.  We took their portraits at the Waldorf Astoria as well as the love sign in Wicker Park!  I really enjoyed witnessing the love between these two on such a beautiful day! Congratulations […]

Jun,3

Intimate Violet Hour Wedding | Sarah and Jay

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It’s hard to figure out exactly where to begin to talk about this amazing wedding day! Everything was absolutely stunning from the floors to the ceiling. Their floral decor on the top of the arbor (and oh my goodness, don’t miss the flower wall at the reception!!) was so gorgeous. From the draping to the […]

Jun,1

Indian Wedding | Stonegate Banquets | Shveta and Gotam

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Hi friends! I can’t wait until you meet my new sister in law, Lauren. It kind of hit me today that she’s the only one I’m ever going to have and I truly could not have picked a better one myself! My little brother, Lance, got married to this beauty this past Saturday on the […]

May,26

Mrs Lauren McGee | A Tennessee Backyard Bridal Session

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I’m so excited to finally share all of my favorites from the Love In The City Workshop styled shoot that was in February!! It was published the other day on Borrowed and Blue – see the feature here! And Monday it was featured on the Elegant Wedding Magazine blog- see the feature here! If you’re interested in […]

May,25

Love In The City Workshop Styled Shoot – February 2016

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To my love, I cannot believe it’s already been 7 years of married life with you and 11 years since the first time I saw you walk across my high school cafeteria. I loved you then and even though I didn’t think it could be possible, I love you even more today. You’ve taught me […]

May,23

Celebrating 7 Years of Marriage

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Marcie and Eugene first crossed paths after their best friends introduced them to one another at a wedding. How cute is that?! Eugene proposed in Chicago 1.5 years later at the Chicago Botanical Gardens and surprised her with dinner reservations at Alinea! Eugene currently lives in New York, so this was the first time I’ve […]

May,19

Downtown Chicago Engagement | Marcie + Eugene

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Emily and Chris were brave enough to agree to a sunrise session with me this past Saturday and it was so much fun! This was actually my first ever sunrise session, mostly because I’m just not a morning person, but I have to say that for these two…I’d wake up early any day! They absolutely […]

May,17

Lincoln Park and Millenium Park | Engagement Session | Emily + Chris

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This past Friday officially kicked off my engagement sessions for the year!  I couldn’t think of a better way than with Lydia and Brent’s engagement session at the gorgeous Northwestern University campus in Evanston! After months of rescheduling due to weather (c’mon Chicago!), we were able to find a beautiful spring day for their e-session […]

May,16

Lydia + Brent | Northwestern University Engagement Photos

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Oh my goodness you guys, I can’t wait till you scroll down to see all the gorgeousness from Michael and Sammy’s Hubbard Inn wedding!! Not only was it absolutely gorgeous (I mean, how could it not with these two cuties), but the ceremony was probably the sweetest I’ve ever seen! So much thought and meaning […]

May,11

Hubbard Inn Wedding | Chicago Wedding | Michael + Sammy

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  See the full post on Borrowed & Blue, here!   To see my favorites from their wedding, see their post on the ENP blog, here! The Dream Team Photography: Elizabeth Nord Photography DJ: AA Musicians Florist: Petal Productions Gown: Alfed Angelo Baker: The Starfish Cottage Hair + Makeup: Avant Garde Salon     

May,2

Leynee + Doug – FEATURED

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Hi friends! There is a new series on the blog and it’s called Newest Obsession! Throughout this blog series, I will share …well, my newest obsessions! I’ll not only be sharing about the things that I’m loving right now, but also the things I’ve found over the years that bring a little happy to my […]

Apr,27

Newest Obsession – Unroll.me

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When my sweet friend and neighbor Katie asked me to do a branding session for her and her company, Katie Lord Inc., I was so excited! Any chance I can get to work with my friends, I am all about it! We had tons of fun going around the city and also taking some photos […]

Apr,22

Katie Lord Inc. – Branding Session

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Hi friends! I’m so excited that it’s Friday! On the weekend, we love hanging out with our friends, going out to eat, and binge watching Netflix shows and we intend to do just that! Today, I want to introduce you to my little cousin, Ali! She is such a smart and beautiful young lady and […]

Apr,22

Ali’s Senior Session

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Earlier this month, 24 entrepreneurs gathered at Kate Johnson‘s incredible home in Ukrainian Village to learn about the monthly topic: collaboration! I absolutely love learning from this amazing group of business owners and getting to hug their necks each month! If you are an entrepreneur and are interested in learning more about this group, what […]

Apr,21

April Tuesday’s Together

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This past weekend I went home to Tennessee to celebrate my brother and soon-to-be sister-in-law’s engagement party! Friday was the main event and we were surrounded by some of my parents most treasured friends and their families.  The next morning, all of the girls on my mom’s side of the family + plus my sweet […]

Apr,20

Jam Canning Party

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Welcome back! This is the last post about our amazing trip to Australia and New Zealand (for now! I can’t wait to share photos from something we did while we were there! Coming in a few weeks!) Did you miss the other posts?? See them below. Sydney, Australia Cairns, Australia Nelson, New Zealand Blenheim, New […]

Apr,6

Milford Sound, New Zealand

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Oh my goodness you guys, if I had to pick one place to just sit and drink wine for the rest of my life it would definitely be in Blenheim, New Zealand. Blenheim is known for its amazingly gorgeous days (it averages the most sunny days out of any New Zealand city! WHAT?!) and the […]

Apr,4

Blenheim, New Zealand

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Um…guys. Can we talk about this INSANE weather we’re having in Chicago today? What is going on? Snow then rain, then sunny, crazy wind and cold, ….and currently a BLIZZARD. haha! AH!  Sadly the engagement session I had for today had to be rescheduled, but to look on the bright side, it does allow time […]

Apr,2

New Zealand – Nelson

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Hi friends! I have something super exciting to share with you today! My friends at Estera Events are launching an amazing e*course for couples getting married that will help you plan your dream wedding! They are incredibly talented, sweet, and professional planners so you won’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity! So, without further ado, I want […]

Mar,30

Estera Events E*Course

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Hi friends! I’m so excited to share the rest of our trip to Australia with you today! Our first stop in Australia was Sydney, and just in case you missed it, you can see the photos HERE! Our second stop was the beautiful city of Cairns.  This was my favorite city in Australia and it […]

Mar,28

Cairns, Australia

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Annnnnnd we’re back, guys!! So excited to share the second post about my amazing vacation this past month! Did you miss the first post about our time in San Francisco? See it HERE! Over the next week, I will be sharing about our time in the down unda! Today, will be all about our time in Sydney, […]

Mar,24

Sydney, Australia

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Hi friends! It’s been a little while! It has been quiet over the past 3 weeks here on the blog and if you’ve seen my Instagram, you probably know why! Over the past 18 days, my husband, Vincent, and I have been traveling to some absolutely incredible places! We made our way from Chicago to […]

Mar,22

San Francisco

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This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the very first Rising Tide Society leaders retreat in beautiful Charleston, SC.  I went to explore a new city and to meet other RTS leaders, but I walked away with so much more that that.  I walked away with new friends and an inspired heart, […]

Mar,2

Charleston, SC – Rising Tide Leaders Retreat

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As you may have noticed, my blog and social media accounts have been a little quieter than normal lately, and that’s because I was preparing for the very first ENP Workshop, which I entitled The Love In The City Workshop! I still can’t believe that this happened… One of my biggest dreams has come true […]

Feb,24

Love In The City Workshop Recap

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Day 1 of the workshop is finally here and my heart is beating with so much happiness and I have to admit, I’m also SUPER nervous! Eek! As you’re reading this, the attendees and I are probably in the middle of the styled portion of the workshop.  No doubt, having a blast! This is always one of […]

Feb,20

Workshop Gift Boxes!!!

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This past December, I had the unique opportunity to work with Lisa and Mike, sweet friends of MY sweet friend Elizabeth with Elizabeth Greve Photography!  As you can imagine, they wanted their friend Elizabeth to capture their wedding day but also wanted her to enjoy being a guest.  So I acted as the second shooter […]

Feb,17

A Winter Revolution Brewery Wedding

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Oh these engraved crystal USBs have seriously stolen. my. heart. Engraved with one of my new logos, I can’t help but feel even more personally connected to each USB that I send to my clients. I get these handmade beauties from Ryan’s Denn, who also makes the wood boxes I deliver the USB and prints […]

Feb,15

New Crystal USBs

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  Last week we had to fly down to Florida so we decided to bring our maltichon pup, Charlie, with us.  He hasn’t flown since he was about 10 weeks old, so I was really nervous to bring him on the plane.  He’s now 5 years old, quite spoiled if I might add, and has a […]

Feb,12

How To Travel With Your Dog On A Plane

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Every once in a while I get a request to do head shots or editorial type shoots and it’s always so much fun!! As I bring out my studio equipment and set up the backdrop, my heart begins to sing. My heart sings even more when I get to photograph my amazing family members. Only […]

Jan,14

Amy’s Beauty Session

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