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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

It’s that time of year again … it’s time for the annual behind the scenes blog post! And, I think, it’s better than ever!  This year is a little different than the previous years because I was pregnant (20 weeks and 36 weeks) for the first 2 weddings. It’s amazing how much that bump grows in […]

Jan,2

Behind The Scenes 2018 Chicago Wedding Photographer

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Kristen and Scott began their gorgeous wedding day by getting ready at the JW Marriott in downtown Chicago. This wedding was stunning from beginning to the end. I just loved Kristen’s lacey bodice dress, the gray bridesmaid dresses, and the blue suits that the men wore! Kristen and Scott decided to have their first look in […]

Dec,10

Modern Chicago Wedding at 19 East Kristen + Scott

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I loved Lanie and Chris’s engagement session! We decided to walk around what’s called the museum campus for their photos. The museum campus consists of three of Chicago’s top museums: The Field Museum, The Shedd Aquarium, and The Adler planetarium). It was my first time getting to meet these two in person and they were just […]

Nov,26

Engagement pictures at the Museum Campus Lanie + Chris

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Susan and Chris are some of the sweetest and funniest people you’ll ever meet. They went to the same middle and high school, but never knew one another. They actually met several years later on match.com! One thing to note about them is that they’re Harry Potter obsessed (um…me too!) and Chris proposed to Susan […]

Nov,14

Engagement Session at Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Susan and Chris

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This wedding was such a joy to photograph! I got to meet Kent for the first time in South Bend, Indiana near the Notre Dame campus something like 8 years ago now (wow!). At that time, he was rooming with my brother-in-law and 2 other guys (all of which were a part of his wedding […]

Oct,19

Costa Rican Themed Wedding at The Lakewood Alexa and Kent

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Oh my goodness guys… Brittany and Joe had such a beautiful wedding day! I was over the moon excited about (of course) photographing these two cuties, but also about photographing an outdoor ceremony and reception (which is rare in Chicago). It was so dreamy! They started their day by getting ready at the Hilton Chicago and […]

Oct,4

An Outdoor Wedding at Edgewood Valley Country Club Brittany and Joe

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After meeting Emily and Steve for the first time and then photographing their engagement session in the Fulton Market area last year, I could not wait for Emily and Steve’s big day to arrive. Now I’m even more excited to show you all the beauty and love from their amazing wedding day. The ladies started […]

Sep,26

Mid America Club Wedding Emily + Steve

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After meeting Julia and Dan for the first time, I just knew we would have so much fun together! I was also SO excited to learn that we were practically neighbors and that they wanted me to photograph their engagement in our neighborhood… River North! It was my first time photographing a couple in my […]

Sep,16

A River North Engagement Session Julia + Dan

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Cathy and Kyle’s wedding day at the London House was truly breathtaking. I was excited to walk into the hotel to hug Cathy and wish her a happy wedding day, say hello to Kyle, and get to photographing the gorgeous details! The ladies were dressed in off the shoulder nude colored dresses and were accompanied by […]

Sep,13

A London House Wedding Downtown Chicago Photographer | Cathy + Kyle

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Carly and Josh had such a beautiful day for their wedding! You might recognize these two from their engagement session at the Lincoln Park Zoo a few months ago. On the day of their wedding, I drove up to Carly’s parents home in Park Ridge, IL and was greeted at the door by her dad. Downstairs, the […]

Sep,4

A Hyatt Lodge Wedding McDonalds Campus | Carly + Josh

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Every once in a while, I get the opportunity to venture out of the busy city to a smaller city for a shoot and it’s a lovely change of pace! I met Emily and Joe at the Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin for their engagement session and had a blast! These two are so incredibly […]

Aug,30

A Lake Lawn Resort Engagement Emily + Joe

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A few weeks ago, John emailed me about photographing a session for him and his newlywed wife while they were in Chicago celebrating Mary Catherine’s birthday. There was only one catch – don’t tell MC! He wanted to surprise her (SO SWEET)! John had told MC that they were going to go out for a […]

Aug,24

A Surprise Newlywed Session Downtown Chicago

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I am so so excited to be sharing Molly and Shane’s amazing wedding day with you all! When I first met with Molly and Shane I just knew we were going to have so much fun together; they’re fun, sweet, genuinely thoughtful people and IRISH! Heck yes! For those that don’t know, I’m also Irish, […]

Jul,11

An Irish Wedding at Gaelic Park Molly and Shane

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I had been anxiously awaiting McKenna and Matt’s wedding day for months. I knew we were “meant to be” after our first meeting together, but ever since their engagement session at the Adler Planetarium, I couldn’t wait to get these two in front of my camera again! Matt and McKenna are amazing in every way […]

May,14

A Wedding at Patrick C Haley Mansion McKenna and Matthew

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This weekend I met with Carly and Josh to celebrate their engagement in Lincoln Park.  They currently live and absolutely love the neighborhood of Lincoln Park so we knew we wanted to showcase as much as the surrounding area as possible. We started the session at the Lincoln Park Zoo and ended with the gorgeous […]

May,9

Engagement Session in Lincoln Park Carly and Josh

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This past weekend, I met with the newest #enpcouple, Zach and Deepa, for their engagement session at Milton Lee Olive Park! They wanted to showcase the beautiful city of Chicago in their engagement session because not only do they live here but because their big day will actually be in their home town of Kansas […]

Apr,24

Engagement Session at Milton Lee Olive Park Zach and Deepa

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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’m a huge fan of taking time each year to do something just for yourself. Just for the fun of it. Styled shoots are a great way for entrepreneurs in the wedding industry to let loose and do something a little out of the norm. Back in April, Carisma and I met to catch up over […]

Jun,15

Music and Dance Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot on Montrose Beach

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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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