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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

This past weekend, Vince and I flew down to Tennessee to be a part of my little sister’s baby gender reveal party. The party was held at an old, historic home that was built in 1837. The home (called Providence House) was once located in Trenton, TN, but after the former owner decided to disown […]

Sep,18

A Unique Baby Gender Reveal Providence House - Jackson, TN

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The start of these friendships started over a glass of wine as I met Elizabeth (Liz) Greve for the first time at Eataly. I had just moved to Chicago in the fall of 2014 and didn’t know a soul, so the thought of getting together with other photographers in the industry was incredibly exciting to me! […]

Apr,28

Tennessee LLMN Girls Road Trip

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A few weeks ago, I traveled to San Francisco for the second annual Tuesdays Together Leaders Retreat! I loved getting to see the Honeybook office and room with three wonderful ladies that I met at last years retreat in Charleston, SC! Go check them all out – Shaunae with Shaunae Teske Photography (Green Bay, WI leader), Callie with Komma […]

Feb,10

Rising Tide Society Leaders Retreat San Francisco - January 2017

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Hi friends! Throughout the year, you get to see all the beautiful images that I take at each wedding that I photograph, but what you don’t usually get to see is all the hilarious “outtakes” or what I like to call the Behind-The-Scenes photos of me and my second shooters photographing all the gorgeousness! This […]

Dec,27

Behind The Scenes Chicago Wedding Photographer

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Happy Monday, friends!! This past week I took some time off to spend time with my mom and dad who were visiting us from Tennessee! We did so many fun things throughout the city including the Architectural boat tour, visiting the Shedd Aquarium, taking a water taxi to Navy Pier, having cocktails at the Signature […]

Sep,18

Starved Rock Illinois Wedding Photographer

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Hi friends! I hope you all had an amazing fourth of July weekend with family and friends! My sister and her husband came up from Tennessee to join us for the weekend and we had so much fun! From Saturday to Monday morning, we walked nearly 15 miles exploring Chicago. We started the “tour of […]

Jul,5

4th of July Weekend

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Welcome back for another Newest Obsession blog series post! I’m so happy you’re following along with all things I’m currently obsessed with! This website has me hooked. ThredUP is an amazing resale clothing store online that carries only name brand clothes, shoes, accessories, handbags…and even little kids clothes! I’m still waiting on them to start […]

Jun,9

Newest Obsession- thredUP

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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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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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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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  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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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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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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Today marks one year that I’ve called Chicago my home. When I say it out loud I immediately think “wow! I can’t believe it’s been that long already!” but then again, I think “wow! It’s only been a year?!”  Today was the day that I hadn’t even moved into our home yet, but I already […]

Aug,28

One Year In Chicago

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On July 25th, my husband’s sister, Jackie, got married to the love of her life, Alex, on the beautiful Notre Dame college campus at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.  You might remember these two from their swoon-worthy engagement session in Ireland last year- seen here! I first met Alex over Skype one night and […]

Aug,14

Notre Dame Wedding at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart Jackie and Alex

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I have tried to describe in words what it means to be a photographer and why I chose to be one.  I simply can’t put it into words. Only photographs. And this only seems appropriate, I think. Sometimes photographs can speak louder than words. Please take a minute to really look at these photographs. Look at […]

Jul,13

My Why

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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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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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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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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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After 6 long years, switching majors 4 times, and attending 3 different schools I finally GRADUATED!!!! For those wondering, I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.  Yes, economics…(weird I know) who would have thought!  Funny enough- I would have never imagined myself as an economics major, but […]

May,29

Graduation

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