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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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MALLORY & JOHN

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

2019 was the biggest wedding season yet for ENP and it was oh so beautiful! I know 2020 is going to be even more amazing. I CAN FEEL IT! For my first blog post of the new decade, I couldn’t think of a better one than that of my yearly behind the scenes post. It’s […]

Behind The Scenes 2019 Wedding Season

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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. […]

Our Daughter Introducing Ellie Grace Nord

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I’m so excited to share with you all some favorites from my maternity session with my dear friend Maria Harte Photography! Ellie made her debut on May 20th (11 days early!) so I’m catching up on some personal blog posts (like this one!) that were meant to be prepared and scheduled before her arrival. We’re […]

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My Maternity Session River North Neighborhood

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As many of you already know, we are expecting our first baby in just a few more weeks! We live in a two bedroom condo in downtown Chicago and have been using the second bedroom as my office/the overflow room.  When we found out we were expecting, I knew the office was going to have […]

Ellie’s Nursery Combining my office and nursery space

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baby girl nursery ideas

After searching our options for warm weather destinations in early April, we decided on Scottsdale, Arizona for our babymoon! As I told people we were taking a babymoon, many replied…”What’s that?!” A babymoon is a trip a couple takes before the baby arrives because once the baby comes, the couple won’t be traveling as much […]

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Our Babymoon Scottsdale, Arizona

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A few weeks ago I shared a super real moment in my life on Instagram stories. It showed me sitting alone in the Target parking lot eating Panera Bread that I had just picked up for lunch at 2pm. I just needed to get out of the house for a bit because working from home […]

7 ways to stay sane when you work from home The lonely entrepreneur

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how to stay sane while working from home

  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, […]

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My 2nd Trimester Update Questions Answered - Pregnancy

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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 […]

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

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its a girl