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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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LEO + SARAH

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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First, let me start off with a little back story: I took voice lessons as a kid and I continued my lessons all throughout high school and some of college as I majored in Musical Education for my first 2 years. I loved to sing. Well, I shouldn’t say LOVED …I still do. I LOVE […]

Jan,12

What Taylor Swift Taught Me About Fear

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Oh guys, 2015 was definitely the year of engagements and weddings for my family! My sister in law was married in July, my sister was married in October, and in November my little brother proposed to his lovely girlfriend, Lauren! Lance and Lauren have been dating a little over 2 years now and ever since the […]

Jan,6

A Romantic Winter Engagement in Tennessee

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When Jenee of Visions Event Studio is planning a proposal, you know that it’s going to be amazing! Jayce decided to propose to his girlfriend Christi at the Ritz Carlton in The Terrace area and it was the perfect location!  A few days before the proposal, Jayce contacted a man who engraved a swing with […]

Jan,4

A Ritz Carlton Proposal

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It’s that time of year when we look back on the past 12 months, reflect on our mistakes and our accomplishments, and count our blessings for what has been brought our way and for the people that have been put into our lives.  I absolutely love to create goals for myself and then look back […]

Jan,1

2015 Goal Check and New 2016 Goals!

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As 2015 comes to an end, I love going back through all of the images from the sessions and weddings that I’ve had the opportunity to photograph.  From nearly every wedding day, I have a special section of behind the scenes images of me that I save (thanks to my sweet second shooters) that up […]

Dec,30

Behind The Scenes

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Oh my goodness guys… I was tearing up nearly the entire proposal! Sidd was so sweet and his smile when he saw Alice on the rooftop says it all. Alice (according to her brother) is not a crier, but oh man did she bring the water works! I mean, who can blame her?! I was […]

Dec,28

Sidd and Alice’s Ivy Hotel Proposal

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The holidays are finally here!!!! One of my favorite hotels in the north part of Chicago is The Guesthouse Hotel.  Is quaint and homey with a southern gal meets the city kind of vibe, which I totally adore.  These gorgeous decorations by Vision of Elegance Events will make you want come in, sip hot tea […]

Dec,25

The Guesthouse Hotel

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My husband and I met Leynee and Doug when we first moved to Chicago in September of last year. We all became immediate friends!  We typically go on double dates together and often times spend holidays (like Easter, 4th of July, and Halloween) together since we consider each other “our Chicago family.” We always loved hearing about […]

Dec,23

Leynee + Doug’s Thompson Miami Beach Wedding

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Last week we celebrated the last Chicago Tuesdays Together meeting of the 2015 year! Instead of the normal topic meet up, we decided to celebrate with a Christmas party where we could get to know one another better, drink wine (duh), and have fun!! We met at Elizabeth Bankmann’s STUNNING home in Logan Square and […]

Dec,18

Tuesdays Together (December)

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As seen in Thoughtfully Magazine! Photography by Elizabeth Nord Photography Makeup and model by Michelle Mink Hair and Wardrobe Styling by Maritza Buelvas  

Dec,9

Hair Tutorial Editorial

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Although a little rainy and windy at times, this gorgeous fall day was truly a perfect day for Elise and Dan’s wedding.  Elise’s dress and details were to die for!  Dan was dressed to the nines and was so excited to see Elise for their first look. I just love their sweet personalities that shined […]

Nov,30

Elise + Dan’s Fall Independence Grove Wedding

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On October 29th I had the unique opportunity to photograph the La Perla grand opening on Oak Street in Chicago alongside Vogue Magazine. The store is absolutely stunning! They opened the doors to some of Chicago’s most influential people, amazing entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and celebrities such as Melody Hobson (President of Ariel Investments and wife of George Lucas), […]

Nov,16

La Perla

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Erin and Dave really wanted the gorgeous fall leaves for their engagement session, so they opted to wait until after their wedding to do their engagement session! While it’s not the traditional route, I loved this idea!  It was so much fun to see them again after their wedding day, talk about their new pup […]

Nov,9

Erin + Dave’s E-session at Graue Mill

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I am so excited to announce the new (and first!) Love In The City: A Wedding Photography Workshop!  This will be a positive and encouraging workshop for photographers who want to strengthen their craft and their business. I can’t wait to meet you all!     When?   February 20th from 10am-6pm followed by a […]

Nov,6

Love in the City: A Wedding Photography Workshop

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Sammy and I initially met at a local networking event for wedding professionals a few months ago.  From there, I kept seeing her sweet self at other events and one evening I was able to meet her fiancé Michael as well! My husband and I had the pleasure of hanging out with them for the […]

Nov,2

Sammy + Michael’s Travel Themed Engagement

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Oct,28

Chicago Yacht Club Engagement Party

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As I walk into Jenna’s parents’ home, I’m immediately greeted with hugs and offers to eat something. Jenna’s smile was from ear to ear, her family and bridal party wore shirts in relation to their part in the wedding (so sweet!), and the dogs were excited as ever to have so many people in their […]

Oct,27

A Stonebridge Country Club Wedding Jenna and Zach

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When I received a call from the lovely ladies at CityGirl Weddings, I knew this proposal was going to be an amazing one. I’ve worked with them before on a proposal so I’m always excited to see what they have planned for the next one! Each proposal is so unique and special to the couple. […]

Oct,26

A Chicago Marathon Proposal

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A few months ago I had the opportunity to second shoot alongside my amazingly talented and gorgeous friend Britta with Britta Marie Photography. Madeline and Michael’s wedding day at the stunning University Club of Chicago was like a dream.  The guys dressed in custom tuxes while the ladies dressed in pale pink bridesmaid dresses.  The […]

Oct,21

A University Club of Chicago Wedding

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When I initially met Erin and Dave, I just knew they were going to be amazing to work with. Erin has the sweetest smile and such a grace about her.  Dave is such a gentlemen and you can tell how much he loves Erin by the way he looks at her. Their wedding day was simply perfect. […]

Oct,20

An Edgewood Valley Country Club Wedding Erin and Dave Federico

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My sister is married! I’m still in shock, honestly. I still remember the days when neither of us thought we’d ever get married, but look at us now, Lauren! Lauren, you’ve truly been the best sister a girl could ever have. You continue to inspire me, to lift me up, and to be a bright, shining […]

Oct,7

Laurens bridal session

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For those that don’t already know, I just got back from Las Vegas. It was my first time there and it was SO much fun! I was there along with my sister and mom for my sisters’ bachelorette party. It was a trip I’ll never forget. We had such a wonderful time together, just us […]

Sep,23

Las Vegas Bachelorette Trip Destination Wedding Photographer

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For years I’ve had the dream of shooting a masquerade styled wedding.  When I met my friends Kristina and Devika back in January, I mentioned this idea to them and they said how they’d been wanting to do something like that as well!  For many months, we went to meetings, picked out the perfect details and color schemes, and […]

Sep,18

Masquerade Styled Wedding at The Armour House

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It was raining cats and dogs outside.  My feet, hair, and equipment bags were soaking wet as I entered the Hotel Arista lobby that blustery day.  I was met and greeted with a hug by the sweetest of wedding planners, Sam Dockery with Bliss by Sam, who told me what room Winna would be in. […]

Sep,10

A Liberian Hotel Arista Wedding Winna and Ernest

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Ashley (originally from Louisiana) and Joe (originally from the Chicago suburbs) opted for something a little different to celebrate their engagement: a night time engagement session. Excited for the session, Ashley decided to rent a dress from Rent The Runway for their session in the middle of downtown Chicago while Joe decided to wear a […]

Sep,7

Ashley and Joe’s Night time Chicago Engagement session

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This couple was filled with laughter, never stopped smiling, and were absolutely hilarious!  I love how they just had fun with one another on their wedding day. No stress. Just fun.  Audre looked like a stunning Greek Goddess in her simple, yet perfect wedding dress and headpiece that stopped me in my tracks.  Marius rocked […]

Sep,6

A Lacuna Artist Lofts Lithuanian Wedding Andre and Marius

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As always, second shooting alongside the amazing Amanda Miller never disappoints. This amazing wedding was one I won’t forget for many reasons! Matt and Lydia, two amazingly sweet people, welcomed me to their wedding day with open arms.  Lydia’s details were spectacular and well thought-out, while Matt’s details were sentimental and classic.  They got ready […]

Sep,2

A Summer Armour House Wedding Matt and Lydia

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