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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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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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Kevin and Laura work for the same company, met at a training event in Atlanta a few years ago, and have been together ever since. Kevin proposed to Laura while vacationing in Barcelona on top of a mountain called Montserrat. How sweet is that?! We definitely share our love for travel and amazing food! They […]

Jun,5

Black Tie Wedding at Germania Place Kevin + Laura

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Naomi and David met at the University of Michigan back in 2005 and began dating a few years later. For years, they had a long distance relationship while David was in medical school and Naomi was in graduate school in Chicago. One day, David came to visit her in Chicago as he often did, but this […]

May,22

An Elegant Wedding At Osteria Via Stato Naomi and David

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I loved photographing this wedding as a second photographer for my friend at Maria Harte Photography! Jillian and Gary were such sweethearts and I loved all of their details! They had an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception at the Galleria Marchetti in Chicago. It began to rain just before the ceremony began, but they continued […]

May,14

Summer Wedding at Galleria Marchetti Jillian and Gary

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On Katelin and Dan’s first date, they went to the famous “Bean” statue and then to Gino’s East in downtown Chicago, so choosing Millennium Park for their engagement session was the perfect way to tell how their love story began. From that day on, a tradition began where each year, Katelin and Dan would go back […]

May,11

A Millennium Park Engagement Session Katelin and Dan

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After meeting one another through mutual friends over 2 years ago, Tony proposed to Maggie in London. Soon after the proposal they began to plan their wedding at The Geraghty. Knowing their love for Chicago and the industrial feel, we ventured west of the loop for their engagement pictures. We began the session on a rooftop […]

May,8

An Industrial Engagement Session in Chicago Maggie and Tony

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Kesley and Kurt began their love story when they met in college at the University of Iowa. I loved getting to hear more about their love story and what all they’ve accomplished since then. They are both so incredibly sweet and smart! Kesley and Kurt expressed to me at our initial meeting that they wanted […]

Apr,24

A Cantigny Park Engagement Session Kesley and Kurt

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Wedding season is now in full swing here in Chicago and I am thrilled to have begun the spring season with an amazing couple like Stella and David. Stella, the owner of a beautiful clothing store called Stella315, originally met David a few years ago through mutual friends. They fell in love soon after becoming friends […]

Apr,17

A Spring Wedding at Stonegate Banquets Stella and David - Chicago

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Can I just say that shopping for a man is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done? Because truly…guys are so hard to shop for! Girls, do you feel me?! However over the years, I’ve done tons of research. I’ve also listened and watched my husband, my dad, my brother, grooms, as well as […]

Feb,10

5 Groomsmen Gifts Ideas Practical and Memorable Gifts for Men

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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. For months we had anticipated snow and cold temperatures, but we […]

Feb,7

A Philadelphia Wedding at the Ballroom at the Ben Leo + Sarah

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As a wedding photographer, I get to witness and capture some of the most precious moments in your lives. From the moment you put on your wedding dress to the moment you dance the night away, I am there, clicking away and ready to capture even the smallest of moments for you to treasure for […]

Jan,18

Best Moments Of 2016 Chicago Wedding Moments Captured

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I am so excited to see this photo from February’s Love In The City Workshop as a part of Chez’s ad in the July 2016 issue of Modern Luxury Brides Magazine here in Chicago! You can see it in person on page 97! Thank you to everyone who made this shoot possible, and for Lauren […]

Jun,22

Modern Luxury Brides Magazine – Chez Event Space Ad

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful Waldorf Astoria wedding as a second for my friend Amanda Miller Photography. We always have so much fun photographing weddings together and this one was no exception! The Waldorf is absolutely stunning and it set the perfect scene for Nick and Anna’s wedding day. […]

Jun,20

A Waldorf Astoria Chicago Wedding

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Guys, you’re just going to fall in love with these two!! Theresa and Alex met me downtown in the River North/West Loop area to begin their engagement session on the Kinzie Street Bridge. This bridge features one of my favorite views of the city, so I was thrilled to begin there! Their love connection was […]

Jun,16

Theresa + Alex | West Loop Engagement Session

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Hi friends! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! On the blog today are two of the sweetest people EVER: Ali and Troy. They crossed paths after their best friends started dating (and eventually marrying!) one another. Best friends marrying best friends!! How special is that?! Ali and Troy have been together for over 5 […]

Jun,7

Ali + Troy | Cary, IL and Galt Airport Engagement

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