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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

  Hey friends! So by now, you probably know that Vince and I are expecting our first baby in June! We are so excited to welcome baby Nord into the world in just a few more months. Each trimester, I am answering your questions and sharing a bit more about how pregnancy has been going, […]

Mar,5

My 2nd Trimester Update Questions Answered - Pregnancy

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Spring is approaching fast and this girl is all kinds of excited! The weather is warm and the flowers are blooming…not much beats a gorgeous spring wedding day! Today I’m sharing two of my favorite spring color trends for 2018 along with some beautiful inspiration boards provided by The Black Tux – one of my absolute […]

Feb,26

Spring Color Trends 2018 The Black Tux

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  Oh winter… For many of you, this is the time of year you dread the most. The off-season can really be a little unnerving as things start to slow down, we have more time alone, and our normal day-to-day activities start to shift. You’ve spent the past spring, summer, and fall photographing weddings or sessions, but […]

Feb,20

14 ways to utilize the off season Make 2018 your best year yet

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By now you’ve probably seen the Instagram update that allows you to include Instagram story highlights underneath the bio in your profile. Today, I want to show you exactly how to add a highlight to your profile and also how to brand them to your business!   Why should you create Instagram story highlights? Is […]

Feb,15

How to create instagram story highlights Brand highlights to your business

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I know one thing… this “puppy love” inspired Valentines Day styled shoot will forever be on my top favorites list! For those that know me personally, you know that I’m a HUGE dog lover so this special project hit me right in the feels. I was so excited with Nicole with Urban Allure Events approached […]

Feb,12

Inspirational Puppy Love Styled Shoot Chicago Valentines Day Wedding

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For baby Nord’s gender reveal, my sweet friends Liz, Maria, and Nicki threw me a special gender reveal party at Maria’s home in northwest Chicago. A ll of these photos are courtesy of them and if you aren’t following them already – DO! I have some insanely talented friends! 🙂 Several of my family members drove […]

Feb,5

Baby Nord’s Gender Reveal Party Balloon pop, cupcakes, and tacos

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I just LOVE January weddings! My first wedding of 2018 was held at Hotel Allegro in downtown Chicago. Katelin and Dan chose a navy and gold theme to resonate throughout their winter wedding day and it was beyond stunning! Mallory with Chi Chic Weddings & Events planned everything to perfection. Katelin’s details were accompanied by […]

Feb,1

A Navy and Gold Winter Wedding at Hotel Allegro Katelin + Dan

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It’s a bittersweet moment as I write the last part of this 3 part series from our Spain trip this past fall! We had so much fun in Spain and would love to return one day to explore (especially!) the southern part of this beautiful country. In case you missed it, here’s the part 1 […]

Jan,29

Barcelona Nord Spain Trip 2017

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Can you believe that this was my very first snowy engagement session?! In SEVEN years, I’ve never had the pleasure of getting a beautiful snowy session on the calendar…until this past week when I met Kristen and Scott at the Lincoln Park Zoo for their session! As most of you know, I’m originally from Tennessee and […]

Jan,18

A Snowy Chicago Engagement Session Kristen and Scott | Lincoln Park Zoo

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Hey friends!! So, as you probably know by now Vince and I are expecting our first baby! You can check out our announcement at this link in case you missed it. I’ve had tons of questions over the past few months since announcing my pregnancy back in November, so I thought it would fun to write a […]

Jan,10

My Pregnancy Update Questions Answered - 1st Trimester

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I’ve loved keeping up with these two online ever since we first met and worked together 3 years ago in downtown Chicago. You can see their previous session here! As you can imagine, they’ve had tons of changes in their lives since then. They moved away to Boston, moved back to Illinois, added a new […]

Jan,4

Chicago Winter Session At home Photos for the holidays

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It’s a New Year and you know what that means!! It’s goal setting time. It’s time to look back on the past year and ask yourself questions like these: What worked over the past year? What didn’t work? What do I want to change? What do I want to see in the future? When was […]

Jan,2

5 Tips for Goal Setting successfully Avoiding the stress and overwhelm

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Something I want to start doing (beginning with this blog post!) is to look back on the previous year and reflect on what I’ve achieved in my personal life as well as in my business. It’s a great exercise not just for myself but for creatives as a whole, especially, because we are often so […]

Dec,29

2017 – A Year in Review Personal and Business Highlights

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It’s that time of year again, friends!! Behind the scenes photos of me…doing my thing and acting like a crazy person. This is usually my most popular post and I admit it’s one of the funnest blog posts I get to do all year! It’s something I look forward to putting together and I can’t […]

Dec,20

Behind the Scenes 2017 Weddings with Liz

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Girona was definitely on our top favorite cities list from our time in Spain. After spending four days in Madrid’s bustling city life, Vince and I went on a much needed train ride north of Barcelona to a place with amazing history, a slower lifestyle, and some fun TV show cameos! Did you know that […]

Dec,18

Girona, Spain Perfect for the Game of Thrones Fan

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As most of you probably know, my little sister Lauren is expecting her first child in February! A few months ago, we celebrated the gender reveal party together in Jackson, TN and found out that she is having a BOY! His name is Henry Joel Taylor and I’m already in love with this little guy! […]

Dec,11

My Sisters Maternity Session Baby Henry

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This October, Vincent and I went traveled to 3 different cities in Spain over a span of 13 days. Our first stop: Madrid. Madrid had beautiful architecture at every turn and was filled with the cutest cafes. We spent a lot of time walking (about 8 miles every day!) and seeing all this city had […]

Nov,27

Madrid, Spain #nordtravels

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All blog posts are fun for me to write, but this one is EXTRA fun! Vince and I are so excited announce that we’re expecting our first baby! This has been the hardest thing to keep under wraps for the past 12 weeks, so I’m thrilled that it’s now public knowledge 🙂 Baby Nord is […]

Nov,21

We’re Expecting! Sharing some big news

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While attending the Showit United conference in Tempe, Arizona last week, I attended a styled shoot in the desert with Julie Paisley. She’s a photographer I’ve always admired and was so excited to watch her work! She put together this beautiful shoot for me and 24 other photographers, and it was a great experience! It […]

Nov,15

Desert Rose Styled Shoot Phoenix, Arizona Elopement

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Ashley and Max’s wedding day was so much fun! They were married at a barn venue called Ashley Farms in Yorkville, IL on a foggy, drizzling day. Max was dressed in a brown tweed best complete with khaki pants and a navy tie, while Ashley wore a lace dress by BHLDN and the bridesmaids wore […]

Nov,13

A Rustic Ashley Farms Wedding Ashley + Max | Yorkville, IL

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Matt and McKenna decided to do their engagement session around the Northerly Island and Adler Planetarium in downtown Chicago this fall. It was a windy, chilly day but these two rocked every single moment! I’m particularly obsessed with the black and white images of them. Isn’t McKenna STUNNING?! I just love her gorgeous red hair […]

Nov,9

An Adler Planetarium Engagement Session Fall at Northerly Island

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I love when I get the opportunity to photograph a fellow photographer, especially when it’s documenting a special moment in their life… like a maternity session!  Brandie is the talented photographer and videographer at Bourbon Oak Tree Photography. Go check out her and her work! She is SO lovely! Pat Scales, her hubby, was also […]

Nov,2

Fall Maternity Session Brandie and Pat Scales

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From the moment I met with Emily and Steve for the first time we just clicked! They are so funny and sweet, easy to talk to, and travel lovers like myself. When I went to Boston, Emily sent me pages full of amazing restaurant and activity recommendations. She’s a girl after my own heart and […]

Oct,31

A Romantic and Rainy Engagement Session Downtown Chicago | Emily + Steve

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Kesley was finishing her hair as I walked into the hotel room that rainy day. Her smile lit up the room and her friends were just as cheerful! The rain wasn’t going to get them down! Her details were perfectly set aside for me – Kate Spade heels, invitations by one of my favorite designers […]

Oct,27

A Fall Wedding at Pinstripes Kesley + Kurt

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As I walked into the bridal suite of the JW Marriott hotel, the ladies were laughing and singing. Kim was getting her hair done and I hugged her tight. She looked so beautiful! As I gathered her details to photograph, I opened the shoe box to find Keds Kate Spade sparkly tennis shoes. I’d been […]

Oct,3

A Harold Washington Library Wedding Kim + Sean

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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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This past weekend, Vince and I visited Boston, MA to meet up with his parents and go to a Thomas Rhett/Kenny Chesney concert! It was my first time visiting Boston and we had so much fun. I just wish we had more time to explore it…There’s so much to do, eat, and see! Although, I […]

Aug,29

Boston, Massachusetts Wedding Photographer travels to the east coast

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As soon as I arrived to the Dana Hotel, Maggie was beaming with joy. She radiated pure elegance and style in her dress from Mignonette bridal and purple Jimmy Choo shoes. I love the pink tutu dresses that she chose for her flower girls and was in photographer heaven as they helped her put on […]

Aug,16

A Romantic Wedding at The Geraghty Maggie + Tony

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I’ve been toying with the idea of switching from my personal gmail account to a business email account for years. After my Tuesday’s Together meeting this week, I was convinced that I needed to make the switch. What took me so long? Well, I think it was because I was scared of the unknown. I […]

Aug,10

Personal or a Business Email Account? Why I made the switch

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Nicole and I met earlier this year and since then, she’s led of Chicago’s Tuesday’s Together meet-ups talking about personality types, photographed a beautiful engagement session in France, and more! I’m amazed at this incredibly sweet and talented lady, and am so excited to see what the future holds for her! She photographs for her […]

Aug,2

A Photography Branding Session With Nicole Jansma

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