3 TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING LAYFLAT IMAGES

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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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This past Saturday afternoon, I had the chance to work with these two cuties! Naomi and David are high school sweethearts and have been engaged for 2 years now! They were so excited to have an engagement session documenting this special time in their lives.  I love any chance I get to spend time with […]

Jan,9

A Garfield Park Conservatory Engagement Session Chicago Engagement Photos

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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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This past weekend I flew to New York to spend a long weekend for a girls trip! From our brunch at the Plaza to watching the Rockettes, it was an unbelievable weekend full of fun memories together. Check out all of our adventures below! The Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel You will definitely need […]

Dec,20

New York City – Girls Trip Travel and Wedding Photography

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When Jackie and Kyle first contacted me back in July, I immediately felt a connection to them. They told me their story and about how they’d always wanted to adopt. They were so excited for this new chapter in their lives! I met them over coffee, discussed what they were hoping for during their sessions, […]

Dec,4

An Adoption Story Chicago Lifestyle Photographer

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If I could take branding images for CHI Chic Weddings & Events every day, I totally would. We shared so many smiles and laughs during this session! This wedding and event planning company’s brand speaks to my deep love for Kate Spade, so it was easy to see why I fell in love with their office space! The […]

Nov,30

CHI Chic Weddings & Events Chicago Wedding Planner Branding Photos

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Marcie and Eugene were married earlier this month at the gorgeous Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan. Everyone in attendance would tell you that it was the most beautiful day and we couldn’t have asked for better weather! It was warm during the day, cool at night, and oh my word at the COLORS!!! You’ll […]

Nov,22

A Fall Jewish Wedding at The Royal Park Hotel Marcie and Eugene | Rochester, Michigan

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Yesterday night, the Chicago Tuesdays Together group met to support the non-profit company Letters in Motion. L.I.M’s goal is to bring awareness to the literacy gap and to encourage the children in Nepal and Kenya to advance academically. We also wrote our letters to these orphans and small children to bring them hope, encouragement, and love. […]

Nov,16

Tuesdays Together Chicago November - Philanthropy

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If you’re a lover of white, blues, and grays like I am, then you’re in luck! This wedding is simply a dream!  Malori and Tyler’s wedding day was filled with the most elegant and romantic details that were perfectly put together by Kelly with Five Grain Events. Tyler is an entrepreneur and just created a company in which […]

Nov,7

Elegant Evanston Wedding at Hotel Orrington Malori and Tyler

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Yesterday, I shared the first part of our Gracefully Wed workshop which included a gorgeous wedding styled shoot and today I’m sharing our beautiful styled engagement session with you all as well as all about Day 2 at Swig! Shaunae and I felt that it was important to not only share how we would pose couples […]

Nov,2

Gracefully Wed Workshop Part II Engagement Styled Shoot and Day II

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Once upon a time a girl met a friend at a Rising Tide Society leaders retreat in Charleston, SC… no, but seriously 😉 Shaunae and I met last January at a leaders retreat and became instant friends. After keeping up with one another, admiring one another on social media, and Shaunae visiting me in Chicago for a Honeybook […]

Nov,1

Gracefully Wed Workshop Part I Wedding Styled Shoot

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These high school sweethearts have been together for nearly 12 years now and just a few weeks ago, they tied the knot! It was fitting to have the Chicago skyline in the background of some of their portraits because Efrain proposed to Amanda one night at Navy Pier at the top of the Ferris Wheel. […]

Oct,31

A Fall Wedding at Tuscany Falls Amanda + Efrain

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It’s always so exciting to get to photograph couples a second time or even for years and years to come! Being their go-to photo gal and the one they trust with capturing the special moments in their lives is such an amazing thing to me! I was thrilled to hear from Ann again a months […]

Oct,13

Shedd Aquarium Anniversary Session Ann + Andrew | Downtown Chicago

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I would love for all of you to meet these three beautiful ladies from Storybook Weddings and Events! I had the pleasure of photographing them to celebrate the launch of their new brand a few weeks ago at Nicole’s office in Palatine, IL. Nicole (middle) is the owner and lead planner of Storybook. She first began her […]

Oct,11

Storybook Wedding and Events Branding Session for Wedding Planners

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One year ago, Stella and David met through mutual friends. This summer, David surprised Stella by asking her to marry him at the same location they chose to do their engagement photos: The Chicago Botanical Garden! Even though I’ve lived in Chicago for over 2 years now, I’d never made it up to the Chicago Botanical Gardens. […]

Oct,6

A Rainy Chicago Botanical Gardens Engagement Session Stella and David

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I am so excited to share with you all Lydia and Brent’s beautiful wedding day at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, IL! The one thing that I kept hearing them say about their wedding was that they were so excited to have a big party with all of their family and friends! They could not wait […]

Oct,4

A Summer Wedding at Eaglewood Resort and Spa Lydia and Brent

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Molly and Grant chose to host their rehearsal dinner at GT Fish & Oyster, a popular Chicago restaurant in the heart of River North. The restaurant has an intimate private dining space on the lower level called The Whale Room that is perfect for a small event, meeting, or gathering. I love all the details […]

Sep,30

Rehearsal Dinner at GT Fish & Oyster Molly and Grant - Chinese Tea Party

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I knew I loved these two from the first time I met them, but their Chicago engagement session truly confirmed that they are one amazing couple! It was raining pretty hard that entire morning and afternoon, so like I do with all of my clients, I gave them 2 options: cancel or wing it! And […]

Sep,29

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photos Laura and Kevin

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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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Katie and Mike’s wedding day began at their parents’ homes in Arlington Heights and Lake Forest, IL. I just loved everything about Katie’s parent’s home. We were surrounded by windows in the getting ready room which provided so much natural light – I was in heaven! Her details were the perfect mixture of glamorous and elegant. […]

Sep,7

A Summer Royal Melbourne Country Club Wedding Katie and Mike - Long Grove, IL

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A few weeks ago, I announced some really fun news on my Instagram and Facebook page! My sweet friend, Shaunae with Shaunae Teske Photography, and I launched our BRAND NEW workshop, called Gracefully Wed: A Photography Workshop!! This workshop will be held on October 24th and 25th and is taking place at the ever-so-stunning Villa Terrace […]

Aug,31

Gracefully Wed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin A Photography Workshop

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Emily and Chris’s wedding day was full of greek traditions and elegant details! They had their beautiful wedding day ceremony at the St Paul of the Cross church in Park Ridge and their reception at the ever-so-stunning Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel. Emily began her day by getting ready at her parents home in Park Ridge which […]

Aug,23

Millennium Knickerbocker | Greek Wedding | Emily + Chris Chicago Wedding Photographer

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One thing that I love about Ali and Troy is their love for the little things; the smallest of details that are incredibly sentimental, symbolic, or handmade. Ali presented me with the most beautiful details to photograph including her grandmothers pearls. She also handed me a green macaron ring box where she had made the […]

Aug,16

Jacob Henry Mansion | Joliet, IL | Ali + Troy

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It’s Tuesdays Together time again!!  This month’s meet up was co-hosted by my sweet friend Ozzie Meza with Gromeza Floral Design Studio at his amazing home in Wrigleyville. All of these creative entrepreneurs gathered in the spirit of community over competition to talk about all things social media. There was a great group this month […]

Aug,10

Chicago Tuesdays Together – August 2016

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I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Stacey and Scott ever since we first moved to Chicago. They just so happen to live in my condo building and are a part of the building’s social committee, which is how we first met one another. Scott and Stacey have been together for a long time, so when […]

Aug,8

The American Club Resort | Kohler, Wisconsin |Stacey + Scott

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Oh, where to even start with these two… I just love love love Theresa and Alex. As soon as I entered Theresa’s parents home in Naperville, her family welcomed me in like their one of their own. Her details were absolute perfection (photographer HEAVEN!) and her first look with her dad was something you can’t […]

Aug,1

St Peter and Paul Church + Abbey Farms Wedding | Theresa and Alex

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My newest love has been photographing branding sessions for other business owners! Along with this (especially when you’re not a photographer), you’ll need content to post on social media. That’s where styled stock photography comes into play! When you do a branding session or even just a styled stock photography session with me, you will […]

Jul,28

Styled Stock Photography For Your Business

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I first met Susan and Stephen at their friends wedding (see Christian and Johanna’s blog post here!!) last August where they were attending as guests.  Soon after Christian and Johanna’s wedding, they contacted me to photograph their own wedding day! Their wedding was held at the amazingly gorgeous Holy Hill Basilica that is in Wisconsin. […]

Jul,19

Holy Hill Basilica | Hartland, Wisconsin Wedding | Susan and Stephen

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Yesterday night, 25 entrepreneurs gathered at Lex Nelson‘s home in the spirit of community over competition to celebrate the 1st birthday of The Rising Tide Society and Tuesdays Together! It’s amazing to see what all this group has gone through together over the past year! I love that there are new faces every single meet up and […]

Jul,13

Tuesdays Together, Chicago – July

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This past weekend, my sister and her husband came to visit me in Chicago for the fourth of July.  We had always talked about doing a part 2 to their engagement session (You can see their engagement session from 2014 HERE!), but since my move to Chicago, timing just didn’t work out for a second session.  Now […]

Jul,6

Lauren + Adam | Chicago Board of Trade Building

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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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