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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

I’m so excited to share Lane and Nick’s St Patricks Day engagement session in downtown Chicago with you all!! When Lane and I chatted about her engagement session I threw out some ideas and so did she, but ultimately she said “We’re super chill. We’d be thrilled with whatever you want to do.” A photographer’s […]

May,7

A St Patricks Day Engagement Session Green River | Lane and Nick

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I had the privilege of working Ashley and Joe back in 2015 for their night time engagement session before they had their destination wedding in New Orleans. Fast forward to this year…Ashley told me they were expecting their first baby and was reaching out to me about photographing their fresh 48 session at Northwestern Hospital […]

Apr,29

Neutral Safari Lifestyle Newborn Session Baby Olivia Rose

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Yay for the first wedding of the 2019 season!!! First of all, I just have to say that Annie and Tim are such sweethearts. I had a great time photographing their love and all the people that came to celebrate with them at Cafe La Cave in Des Plaines, IL. Their wedding was filled with […]

Apr,3

Winter Wedding at Cafe La Cave Annie + Tim

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Everyone meet Caroline and Charlie! I just love these two. Caroline and Charlie initially met 5 years ago at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He proposed last July at the family cabin in Wisconsin while they were out on a row boat in the middle of the lake. SWOON! They are both medical students, but […]

Mar,26

A Lincoln Park Conservatory Engagement Caroline + Charlie

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When your best friend (and Godmother to my Ellie) asks you to take some photos of her and her husband to celebrate the upcoming arrival of their first child… YOU SAY YES! I’m not a morning person, but being a mom has made me get used to waking up super early. I was so excited to wake up early in the morning for this winter sunset maternity session with Caroline and Harrison a few months ago. We did the photos on my parents land. The lake reflected the trees and the light coming from the sunset … and it was so gorgeous. I never get tired of photographing in my parent’s backyard!

Mar,17

A Winter Sunset Backyard Maternity Session Tennessee Photographer

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  I am so excited to finally share with you all my top tips for traveling with a baby under the age of one! If you regularly follow along with me and my little family, you know that we travel a lot. Family is a huge part of our lives and my “why” in my […]

Mar,14

35 tips for traveling with a baby under the age of one Plus minimalist packing list

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Let me just say that Jordan and Anthony are such sweethearts! We had a blast getting to know each other better by walking around their old neighborhood in Streeterville, the river walk, and the Magnificent Mile for their fall engagement session. It was a drizzly, cold day but they made it looks easy to stand […]

Feb,28

Magnificent Mile Chicago Engagement Session Jordan and Anthony

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This past October, I had the privilege of photographing this adorable couple… Dayna and Jonathan. Jonathan is the younger brother of one of my past #enpbrides so I was thrilled when his lovely fiance, Dayna, reached out to me about photographing their engagement photos and wedding day! After talking a bit about where they’re like […]

Feb,26

Engagement photos at Cantigny Park Dayna + Jonathan

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A few months ago, I met this beautiful family at their home in Lakeview to celebrate their newest addition – Aria. She is such a gorgeous baby girl and I had so much fun working with this family for their family session! They have a clean and simple style which really love. The colors they […]

Jan,22

Sweet In home newborn session Welcoming baby Aria

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Wow, it’s never taken me this long to blog a family trip. #newbornlife But better now than never, right?! I’m so excited to share with you all our amazing trip to the south of France this past July. Ellie was a mere 6 weeks old and after so many people reaching out to me about […]

Jan,3

Our 2018 Family Vacation to France South of France

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It’s that time of year again … it’s time for the annual behind the scenes blog post! And, I think, it’s better than ever!  This year is a little different than the previous years because I was pregnant (20 weeks and 36 weeks) for the first 2 weddings. It’s amazing how much that bump grows in […]

Jan,2

Behind The Scenes 2018 Chicago Wedding Photographer

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Kristen and Scott began their gorgeous wedding day by getting ready at the JW Marriott in downtown Chicago. This wedding was stunning from beginning to the end. I just loved Kristen’s lacey bodice dress, the gray bridesmaid dresses, and the blue suits that the men wore! Kristen and Scott decided to have their first look in […]

Dec,10

Modern Chicago Wedding at 19 East Kristen + Scott

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I loved Lanie and Chris’s engagement session! We decided to walk around what’s called the museum campus for their photos. The museum campus consists of three of Chicago’s top museums: The Field Museum, The Shedd Aquarium, and The Adler planetarium). It was my first time getting to meet these two in person and they were just […]

Nov,26

Engagement pictures at the Museum Campus Lanie + Chris

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Susan and Chris are some of the sweetest and funniest people you’ll ever meet. They went to the same middle and high school, but never knew one another. They actually met several years later on match.com! One thing to note about them is that they’re Harry Potter obsessed (um…me too!) and Chris proposed to Susan […]

Nov,14

Engagement Session at Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Susan and Chris

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This wedding was such a joy to photograph! I got to meet Kent for the first time in South Bend, Indiana near the Notre Dame campus something like 8 years ago now (wow!). At that time, he was rooming with my brother-in-law and 2 other guys (all of which were a part of his wedding […]

Oct,19

Costa Rican Themed Wedding at The Lakewood Alexa and Kent

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Anniversary sessions have my heart!! My friends Mallory and John celebrated five years of marriage this year by coming to downtown Chicago from their home in Glenview for an anniversary session with me and then a lovely dinner out just the two of them. You might remember these two love birds from their in home […]

Oct,16

5 Year Anniversary Session Mallory and John

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Oh my goodness guys… Brittany and Joe had such a beautiful wedding day! I was over the moon excited about (of course) photographing these two cuties, but also about photographing an outdoor ceremony and reception (which is rare in Chicago). It was so dreamy! They started their day by getting ready at the Hilton Chicago and […]

Oct,4

An Outdoor Wedding at Edgewood Valley Country Club Brittany and Joe

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After meeting Emily and Steve for the first time and then photographing their engagement session in the Fulton Market area last year, I could not wait for Emily and Steve’s big day to arrive. Now I’m even more excited to show you all the beauty and love from their amazing wedding day. The ladies started […]

Sep,26

Mid America Club Wedding Emily + Steve

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A few weeks ago, I met up with Marcie and Eugene, former #enpbride and groom, to photograph a newborn session for their family at their beautiful new home in Chicago! I was elated when Marcie told me the news that she was expecting and it was even more special because I was also pregnant at […]

Sep,19

Baby Boy Newborn Session Evan James

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After meeting Julia and Dan for the first time, I just knew we would have so much fun together! I was also SO excited to learn that we were practically neighbors and that they wanted me to photograph their engagement in our neighborhood… River North! It was my first time photographing a couple in my […]

Sep,16

A River North Engagement Session Julia + Dan

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Cathy and Kyle’s wedding day at the London House was truly breathtaking. I was excited to walk into the hotel to hug Cathy and wish her a happy wedding day, say hello to Kyle, and get to photographing the gorgeous details! The ladies were dressed in off the shoulder nude colored dresses and were accompanied by […]

Sep,13

A London House Wedding Downtown Chicago Photographer | Cathy + Kyle

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I’m so excited to share with you all one of my favorite newborn sessions ever! I met this sweet couple and their beautiful baby girl, Lila Rose, at their amazing home in the Gold Coast neighborhood here in Chicago for their session. Lila’s mother, Cait, is a talented fashion and lifestyle blogger in the city. […]

Sep,11

A Chicago Home Newborn Session Lila Rose

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Carly and Josh had such a beautiful day for their wedding! You might recognize these two from their engagement session at the Lincoln Park Zoo a few months ago. On the day of their wedding, I drove up to Carly’s parents home in Park Ridge, IL and was greeted at the door by her dad. Downstairs, the […]

Sep,4

A Hyatt Lodge Wedding McDonalds Campus | Carly + Josh

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Every once in a while, I get the opportunity to venture out of the busy city to a smaller city for a shoot and it’s a lovely change of pace! I met Emily and Joe at the Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin for their engagement session and had a blast! These two are so incredibly […]

Aug,30

A Lake Lawn Resort Engagement Emily + Joe

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A few weeks ago, John emailed me about photographing a session for him and his newlywed wife while they were in Chicago celebrating Mary Catherine’s birthday. There was only one catch – don’t tell MC! He wanted to surprise her (SO SWEET)! John had told MC that they were going to go out for a […]

Aug,24

A Surprise Newlywed Session Downtown Chicago

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As soon as I knew I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to tell my closest family and friends. Among the first to know was my sweet and talented friend, Nicki of Nicole Defilippis Photography. I always knew that I wanted Nicki to be the one to document this “fresh 48” newborn session for Vince and I. […]

Aug,13

Our Daughter Introducing Ellie Grace Nord

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I’m so excited to share this stunning maternity session with you all today. The lovely parents are my sweet friends, Ana and Tony. Originally from Miami, they moved to Chicago around the same time as Vince and I did (over almost 4 years ago now). We met through mutual friends and have hung out ever […]

Aug,9

A Summer Skyline Maternity Session Welcoming Baby Liam

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I am so so excited to be sharing Molly and Shane’s amazing wedding day with you all! When I first met with Molly and Shane I just knew we were going to have so much fun together; they’re fun, sweet, genuinely thoughtful people and IRISH! Heck yes! For those that don’t know, I’m also Irish, […]

Jul,11

An Irish Wedding at Gaelic Park Molly and Shane

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I’m so excited to introduce you all to one of my sweetest friends and fellow creative business owner, Katie Cochara. She’s INCREDIBLY talented, not to mention sweet and fun, and a fellow dog mom. What’s not to love?! Katie is the owner of Bluebird Paper Company, a Naperville based invitation and stationery business. She seriously […]

Jul,11

Katie Cochara with Bluebird Paper Company Chicago Invitation and Stationery Designer

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In case you missed it, June is vendor spotlight month here on the blog and this week’s feature is all about my incredibly sweet and talented friend Jaycie! Keep reading below to learn more about her and her amazing business. She continues to impress me with her dedication, passion, and talent! I know you’ll love […]

Jun,11

Jaycie Ganek with Makeup by Jaycie Vendor Spotlight - Chicago Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

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