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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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Last fall I had the awesome privilege of photographing the SWEETEST wedding alongside Jen Sexton Photography at the Hubbard Park Lodge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Their wedding day was the same day as Octoberfest, so they had beer steins and fall accents in the decor, which I just loved!  It was so unique and so THEM! […]

Mar,21

A Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding in Milwaukee

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Let’s see if I can get through this one without crying….  Nope. Here come the water works. I’m not exactly sure what prompted me to write such a personal (and kind of dark, sorry guys) post today.  I have sat here thinking and thinking and I’ve come up with two things.  1. I just had […]

Mar,21

Losing a Loved One

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In order to not be overwhelmed by my calendar, I tend to take one day at a time and just focus on the present, not be anxious about the future.  However, I looked at my calendar today and thought “Oh my goodness. I can’t believe it!  My wedding season begins next weekend!” It JUST hit […]

Mar,6

2015 Wedding Season and Goals

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This past week has been a little quiet, as I’m sure you could tell!  Vince and I had a very relaxing (and much needed) vacation to Ft Myers, Florida for an entire week.  I toggled back and forth on whether to take my camera with me, but ultimately decided to leave it at home.  I […]

Feb,24

Ft Myers, Florida Vacation

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Vincent, I just want to take a moment today to write all this things that I love about you.    Thankfully, I get one day a year to be ridiculous mushy on the internet. Yay for Valentine’s Day!  The fact that I’ve loved you for nearly 10 years now is absolutely incredible and so rare. […]

Feb,15

A Letter to My Valentine

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After talking to Jerek on the phone a few weeks ago, I knew that I wanted the photos from their proposal to be amazing.  The way he talked about Lauren was something out of a Nicholas Sparks novel. Finally, the day arrived.  I jumped out of my taxi so excited to be there to capture this […]

Feb,12

Jerek + Lauren’s Trump Tower Proposal

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This past New Years Eve, I had the amazing privilege of shooting along the lovely and talented Beth Laurren Photography.  While she was with the men, I was with the bride at The Palmer House Hotel capturing her incredible details!

Feb,5

New Year Eve Palmer House + 19 East Wedding

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Ryan contacted me back in November about his surprise proposal to his beautiful girlfriend Julie.   He told me how he is from Knoxville, TN (I just LOVE how southern people find me up here in the midwest! 🙂 and that they are visiting Chicago later in December.  From the beginning, he could only tell […]

Feb,4

Ryan and Julie’s Chicago proposal

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For those that may not know Jenn and Earl, Jenn is the amazing woman behind Glowout, A Golden Girl Salon here in Chicago.  I initially met Jenn at her salon and it is seriously gorgeous inside! You’ll have to go check it out for yourself!  Her sweet fiancé Earl teaches dance lessons.  How cool is […]

Jan,23

Jenn & Earl

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AH! It’s finally here! Megha and Hari’s wedding ceremony was beyond gorgeous.  I was so thrilled to spend this weekend with the lovely and talented Amanda Megan Miller Photography.  Enjoy the sparkle, the laughter, and the tradition that radiates through these photographs! I had such an amazing time editing these images and putting this blog […]

Jan,16

Megha and Hari’s Wedding

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Back in August, I had the amazing privilege of second shooting along with Amanda Megan Miller Photography for Hari and Megha’s gorgeous wedding weekend!  Below are my favorites from the Sangeet that Friday.  Stay tuned for the wedding day…NEXT on the blog!  

Jan,13

Hari and Megha’s Indian Sangeet

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After hearing how Melissa and Ryan met one another in 2003, I just knew that we needed to start the engagement session at their local Starbucks.  Chicago, stay inside in this super cold weather and let this blog post of coffee lovers warm your heart!  

Jan,8

Melissa and Ryan

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I had the amazing privilege of working alongside Jen Sexton Photography for this sweet wedding at the Grace Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin a few months ago.  Below are my favorite images from the night!  

Jan,5

Milwaukee, WI Wedding at The Grace Center

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So…I’m officially in my late 20s.  When did this happen? Oh yeah, a few days ago I guess! Wow, 25 really flew by. A lot happened in my life this past year. 1.  I lived in Florida (Jan-May) 2. ENP celebrated its 3rd year in April! 3. Vince and I celebrated 5 years of wedding bliss! […]

Jan,4

Goodbye 25 and HELLO 26!

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Chris and Anna are quite possibly the sweetest couple I’ve ever met.  Even though it was rainy and incredibly windy, these two made the best of it.  They braved the cold chills to take photos outside as planned, had the ceremony outside next to Lake Michigan, and finished the evening with a gorgeous up-lit reception […]

Dec,31

A Fall Promontory Point Wedding

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Jaz & Ivan drove all the way from Deerfield, IL to downtown Chicago for this adorable mini session at North Avenue Beach!  I just loved their outfits and that they wanted to include their pup Sammy in a few shots as well! I love any opportunity to work with pets, especially dogs! Enjoy this foggy […]

Dec,17

Jaz & Ivan {featuring Sammy}

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It’s finally December, my favorite month of the year!  It’s the month of Christmas, my birthday, and the month that leads to the New Year!  I am so excited to decorate this year at our new Chicago home and to feel like we’re really starting to settle in. Something I’ve started doing this year was saving my […]

Dec,4

Christmas time at The Nords

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I found myself reminiscing and looking through old photographs this past week.  I am amazed at the many sweet memories that I’ve made and am so thankful to have photographs to relive these moments!  One in particular that I’d like to share with you is the first time (and only time so far!) that I’ve been […]

Nov,21

Being a bridesmaid

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Kevin and Cara are two incredibly smart and sweet Med school students who are crazy in love.  I don’t always get to talk to the groom as much as the bride before the engagement session, but I was so happy to talk to the both of them over the phone during our initial phone consultation. […]

Nov,21

Kevin and Cara’s engagement session

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After their proposal at the Orpheum (Check it out here if you missed it!), we spent some time at Shelby Farms in Memphis, TN for the first part of their engagement session (part II coming next year!)  These two are the goofiest, funniest, and sweetest couples I’ve ever met…although I suppose I’m biased.  The only […]

Oct,17

Lauren’s engagement session

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I’m still in shock. My sister is engaged! Props to Adam who was a complete gentleman, took her shopping, made her feel special and beautiful, and planned this whole night.  It couldn’t have been more perfect for Lauren.  This was SO her and I couldn’t wait to get down to Memphis, TN to photograph their […]

Oct,8

Lauren + Adam’s Proposal

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Lindsey and Nate are two wonderful, smart, and incredibly sweet people!  After our Starbucks meeting the day before the wedding, I just new the wedding was going to be a blast. We had a great time exploring the Palmer House Hilton hotel where they stayed, laughed our way through as we got lost, went in […]

Sep,30

A Pop-Up Elopement In Chicago

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Eileen and Rico probably crossed paths as they went to school at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana but they never met.  They didn’t meet until they both received jobs from Google! Yep, Google.  These two are not only smart but an amazingly fun and sweet couple!  I was so excited to shoot this amazing […]

Sep,23

A Greenhouse Loft Wedding

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A little something different on the blog today and I’m SO excited about it! I had an awesome opportunity to photograph Fleur de Lee, a gorgeous new restaurant in Jackson, TN and it’s amazing food.  I LOVE this restaurant. It’s modern decor and bright atmosphere is an inviting place to enjoy your lunch or have […]

Sep,17

Fleur de lee Grand Opening

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Moving to Chicago was many things: scary, unbelievable, challenging, stressful, but above all EXCITING!  I feel as though everyone dreams of moving from a small town to a big city to make a name for themselves, to experience new things, and to have amazing adventures.  But I actually get to do this? Am I really doing […]

Sep,15

Moving to Chicago

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While visiting in France this summer, I was privileged with the opportunity to capture an special time in my cousin Maxime’s life.  Maxime was christened in Bretagne at one of the local Catholic churches and I was so excited that the family asked me to take photographs at the ceremony.  This was unlike anything I’ve […]

Aug,19

Maxime’s Baby Christening in France

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In case you missed Part 1…CLICK HERE Part II The Cliffs of Moher were incredibly gorgeous!  

Aug,5

Traveling Through Ireland (Part II)

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Where to begin?! Jackie… I’ve known you for (can you believe it!) nearly 10 years now!  I feel like I’ve watched you grow from your adorable middle school self into the strong, confident, and gorgeous woman that you are today.  You’ve been with me at some of the best moments of my life and you were standing […]

Aug,3

Jackie and Alex’s Ireland Engagement Session

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I finally have a minute to put together this personal blog about our recent vacation to Ireland! YAY!! Ireland is the most beautiful country I have yet to see.   After an 13.5 hour trip, we land in Dublin!  Between its cool architecture, painted front doors, and unique pub scene, Dublin is filled with life […]

Jul,31

Traveling through Ireland (Part 1)

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Caitlin and I met through Facebook one day last year as I was finding amazing couples to be in my promo video (see it here!).  We automatically clicked and once I met her and DL in person that day of the shoot, I knew we’d always be friends.  Not only is she drop dead gorgeous, […]

May,11

Caitlin & DL Goodman

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