Some of my favorite photos of the Chez event space for Mary and Javier’s wedding that I took while second shooting for the lovely Caili Helsper Photography!
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Max and Sara, both originally from China, met as children but began to date while in college. When Max proposed, he created his own computer program that showed Sara pieces of what he wanted to say to her, day by day for a week. She anxiously waited for the messages each day and even though she […]
When my friend Liz and I met for the very first time a few months back, we automatically clicked and became great friends fast! Over some wine and Italian appetizers, we shared our love for the show Sex and the City and quickly thought “We should do a styled shoot inspired by the show!” […]
Megan and Andrew met in the 7th grade, started dating as sophomore’s in high school, and have been together ever since. I have always had such a soft spot for high school sweethearts since my husband and I are ones as well 🙂 As I spoke with Megan over the phone initially, I quickly fell in love with […]
Winna and Ernest currently live in two different states, but they both have a deep love for Chicago. They decided to get married here and I am so excited to be a part of their big day! After chatting with them, we decided to go with a classic Chicago engagement session at Millennium Park and […]
Cara opens the door to their apartment and notices a trail of rose peals. The petals along with signs lead her to the porch outside where she finds Kevin dressed in a suit with a big smile on his face, holding flowers and her favorite prosecco. At that moment, their road to marriage began. I […]
As I walk into the W Lakeshore hotel suite where the ladies are getting ready, I am greeted with hugs, smiles, and kisses. Fiorella looked absolutely stunning as she quickly gave me all of her gorgeous details to photograph. I just kept thinking “This wedding is going to be amazing!” As I looked around the […]
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of shooting alongside my sweet friend Amanda Megan Miller Photography for Eric and Christine’s stunning wedding at The Ivy Room. I absolutely loved his gray suit with the navy tie and pocket square. For their first look, I could tell how excited and anxious he was as […]
I had the opportunity to second shoot with Caili Helsper a second time this past month! This gorgeous wedding was held at the Palmer House, filled with amazing details like her blush wedding gown, a mariachi band, a bagpipe player, and golden chandeliers! Oh my goodness, so much pretty!!
Kathy and Nomon arrived at the gorgeous Grosse Point Lighthouse in Evanston in perfect colored coordinated outfits and a smile on their faces. This engagement session was absolutely stunning, filled with laughter and love. I hope you all enjoy viewing this session as much as I enjoyed photographing it! I can not wait until their […]
This Ravenswood Event Center wedding is one of a kind and filled with Jewish tradition! I loved that I got the opportunity to second shooting alongside Amanda Megan Miller for this special day! So much of the day, I was separated with the men while Amanda was with the ladies (which is typical in a traditional Jewish […]
I had so much fun second shooting alongside my new friend Caili Helsper at Salvage One, one of Chicago’s most unique venues! Alex and Amy met in college at a play called Bells Are Ringing and I just loved that they included a poster and other details from the play into their wedding day! Alex […]
As creatives, I understand the urge to do something different. To step out of your comfort zone. To kick yourself out of the nest hoping that you’ll fly. It’s freaking scary and it’s also REALLY exciting. I have had this idea in my mind for over a year now and I finally got the guts to […]
Melissa and Ryan’s wedding day started with smiles and laughter, and ended with dancing and hugs. Now, that’s my kind of wedding! Melissa’s details were absolutely stunning and I just loved the use of yellow throughout the day! Just in time for spring 🙂 After being together for many years, I know they were thrilled […]
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As always, I love second shooting alongside the uber sweet Amanda Megan Miller Photography. This intimate Catholic ceremony and reception at Byron Colby Barn was filled with lots of purple and burlap, which this country gal simply could not resist. Not to mention that it was truly a perfect fall day!
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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