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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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I ended the month of October with these cuties at City Hall, a new venue in the Chicago west loop. I first met Nora on her sister Emily’s wedding day and met Matt that day as well at the reception. I remember thinking how cute they were together! When Nora reached out to me a […]

Nov,13

The City Hall Chicago Venue | West Loop Nora + Matt

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I took a turn on the other side of the lens this year for our own family photos with my sweet friend Maria Harte Photography. She’s documented many of our major life moments so far and we are forever grateful for her and her talent! Vince and I had been planning this session since earlier […]

Nov,11

Our Family Photos 2019 10 years married + Ellie is one!

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Lane and Nick’s wedding at the University Club of Chicago was all sorts of dreamy. As I arrived that morning, Lane’s gorgeous Monique Lhuiller wedding gown complete with a stunning bow in the back was hanging in the window. I began photographing all the little “getting ready details” that tie the whole day together – […]

Nov,6

University Club of Chicago Wedding Lane and Nick

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I had the pleasure of photographing the Arnault Family in their home as well as a nearby park in Wicker Park a few months ago. It quickly became one of my favorite maternity sessions ever! Their son Alfie is so adorable. We basically became best friends at the session! He held my hand as we […]

Oct,30

Wicker Park Maternity Photos Family of Three

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I absolutely loved this day with Kathleen and Dom! They are so nice, funny, and easy-going. They had a beautiful Jewish wedding ceremony at the W Chicago city center hotel downtown. The bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning in their black evening gowns! I loved literally all of their dresses but was star struck by the jumpsuit […]

Oct,24

W Chicago City Center Wedding Jewish wedding downtown

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I had so much fun hanging around the Lincoln Park and Gold Coast neighborhoods in Chicago with these two! Chuck proposed to Maddie at Mon Ami Gabi so naturally, we decided to start around there for their session. We explored several of the streets around that area in Lincoln Park and then made our way […]

Oct,23

A Lincoln Park + Gold Coast Engagement session LuxBar + Mon Ami Gabi

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I’ve been waiting for Emily and Joe’s wedding for nearly 2 years! It feels so surreal that it’s now come and gone, and these cuties are now happily married. I was at the Lake Lawn Resort last year for their engagement session and it really seems like just a few months ago. They were married […]

Oct,17

Lake Lawn Resort Wedding Fall Wedding in Wisconsin | Emily + Joe

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It’s so funny that I had this blog post set for today, because I just left this sweet family’s newborn session with their baby girl!!! Getting a little ahead of myself here, but she is so precious and such a joy. They named her Sloane Elizabeth! Okay, back to the maternity session a few weeks […]

Oct,8

South Pond Maternity Photos at Lincoln Park Zoo The Pease Family

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Nicole and Jerry are literally the sweetest people ever and their wedding day was so beautiful. They were married at the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe at Marytown a few weeks ago.  Nicole and Jerry received special permission to be married there as they don’t usually allow weddings at the shrine. But because of […]

Oct,7

Cuneo Mansion Wedding Nicole + Jerry

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I was so excited when I got an email from Ashley and Max again – this time because they were expecting a beautiful baby boy! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may recall that I photographed their wedding in November of 2017 at Ashley Farms. Being Irish and lovers of all […]

Oct,3

Newborn Photos in Evergreen Park Baby Ronan

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I’m still swooning over Jordan and Anthony’s stunning Peninsula wedding in downtown Chicago! With CHI Chic Weddings & Events being the extraordinary planner that she is and HMR Designs as the floral and decor designer, I knew it was going to a party people would never forget. I also had one of my absolute favorite […]

Oct,1

Peninsula Chicago Wedding Jordan + Anthony

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I am so excited to share some of my favorite photos from Natalie and Elias’s bridal shower that I photographed a couple of months ago. They literally had the Pinterest shower of Natalie’s dreams and I loved every moment of it. The sweets table (created by Altissima Cake) was something out of a magazine. It […]

Sep,30

Galleria Marchetti Bridal Shower Natalie and Elias

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Sylvia and Andrew had an intimate morning ceremony and lunch reception in Barrington, Illinois at the Barrington White House. The Barrington White House is a two-story home that was built in 1898. It was accepted on the National Register of Historic Places after a lengthy restoration took place. I loved this quaint venue that offer […]

Sep,16

Intimate Wedding at Barrington’s White House Sylvia and Andrew

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Sara and Alex are quite possibly the sweetest people on the planet. I just love these two! I had such a fun time photographing them on Kinzie Street Bridge in River North. This was a special location them because they used to live right next to it (fun note: they now live only 3 blocks […]

Sep,10

River North + Lincoln Park Engagement Photos Sara + Alex

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One of the weddings I was most looking forward to this year… the one of Caroline and Charles! Caroline, Charles, and I clicked from the very first email. Caroline is full of positive energy, all smiles, and is so compassionate to everyone around her. She’s one of those people that you just want to bottle […]

Sep,9

Saddle & Cycle Club Wedding Caroline + Charles

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I loved this day with Lanie and Chris! It was such a relaxed wedding day and so much fun. After photographing their engagement session at the Museum Campus last year, I knew they were going to be so great to work with on their wedding day. They chose to get ready and have their reception […]

Aug,29

Chicago Trump Hotel Wedding Lanie and Chris

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I had the pleasure of photographing this adorable trio at their home in Wicker Park a few months ago and I’m still swooning over these photos. Newborn sessions have quickly become some of my favorites to photograph especially after having my own baby last year. I love getting the chance to meet new couples or […]

Aug,20

Newborn + Family Photos | Wicker Park Newborn Session | James

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Julia and Dan are the sweetest couple! I had so much fun photographing their engagement session last year and their beautiful wedding at The Joinery just a few weeks ago. The Joinery is definitely one of my new favorite venues and is located in Logan Square. I love The Joinery because it’s quaint, charming, and […]

Aug,9

The Joinery | A Chicago Wedding Logan Square Venues | Julia and Dan

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I’ve known Sylvia for several years now so when she reached out to me about photographing her engagement session and wedding day, I was so excited! We initially talked about photographing their session in the spring time with all the pretty florals in bloom, but as many of you Chicago locals can remember, it rained […]

Aug,8

Art Institute Engagement Session Sylvia and Andrew

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Where do I even start? This entire day was so dreamy! I loved getting to work with Dayna and Jonathan for their wedding day in downtown Chicago at Holy Name Cathedral and The Union League Club. I first met Jonathan when photographing his sister’s wedding 3 years ago. When I met Dayna once she and […]

Aug,2

Union League Club Wedding, Chicago Dayna + Jonathan

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Haley and Ryan celebrated the start of their marriage at a stunning Chicago autograph hotel – The Blackstone on Michigan Avenue.  I loved this special day! Haley and Ryan both have such sweet families and they made me feel right at home around them. The entire day was planned by Stephanie with the Creative Planners […]

Jul,17

Blackstone Hotel Wedding in Chicago Chicago | Haley + Ryan

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When Elizabeth and John asked me to travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan for their engagement photos, I was thrilled to say yes! We always love an adventure and exploring a new city…so I packed up my little family and we took a quick road trip to Ann Arbor. We couldn’t have had a better time! […]

Jul,8

Ann Arbor Engagement Session Elizabeth + John

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I had so much fun photographing this beautiful family of four a few weeks ago! We lucked out with a gorgeous sunny day in between all the rainy ones we’ve had lately. The Pultrone’s were so easy going, sweet, and trusted me to capture the best photos possible of their adorable, energetic, young children. Let […]

Jun,27

Family session at Lilacia Park in Lombard The Pultrone Family

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Frequent gifters and fellow business owners…this post is for you! A huge part of the Elizabeth Nord Photography experience is making sure my couple’s feel special and loved. One way, I ensure my couple’s feel this way is to give them gifts! Even after being in business for over 8 years, I get so excited […]

Jun,18

Greetabl Insider Pro

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In April, Vince and I decided to take a family trip to Charleston to celebrate our 10 year anniversary/Ellie’s 1st birthday a little bit early! We stayed in the cutest AirBnB in close proximity to King Street and walking distance to just about everything. We visited lots of places in this charming city, and honestly […]

Jun,8

Our Trip To Charleston Best things to do, eat, and see

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A few weeks ago I had the honor of photographing this gorgeous wedding day for Susan and Chris at the Millennium Knickerbocker hotel. You may recognize them back from their engagement session with me at The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool last fall! Their gold and black wedding details and decor fit perfectly with the Knickerbocker’s […]

Jun,5

Gold and black wedding at the Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago wedding photographer

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I love when I get to venture out of the city every once in a while and into the northwest suburbs of Chicago for sessions! This sweet family decorated their son’s nursery with all the warm colors! Sunny yellow and orange with plenty of white and pops of navy…LOVE! I’m not usually one for yellow […]

May,28

Northwest Chicago Suburb Newborn Photos Cameron James

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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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