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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

Sara and Alex are quite possibly the sweetest people on the planet. I just love these two! I had such a fun time photographing them on Kinzie Street Bridge in River North. This was a special location them because they used to live right next to it (fun note: they now live only 3 blocks […]

Sep,10

River North + Lincoln Park Engagement Photos Sara + Alex

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I’ve known Sylvia for several years now so when she reached out to me about photographing her engagement session and wedding day, I was so excited! We initially talked about photographing their session in the spring time with all the pretty florals in bloom, but as many of you Chicago locals can remember, it rained […]

Aug,8

Art Institute Engagement Session Sylvia and Andrew

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When Elizabeth and John asked me to travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan for their engagement photos, I was thrilled to say yes! We always love an adventure and exploring a new city…so I packed up my little family and we took a quick road trip to Ann Arbor. We couldn’t have had a better time! […]

Jul,8

Ann Arbor Engagement Session Elizabeth + John

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I’m so excited to share Lane and Nick’s St Patricks Day engagement session in downtown Chicago with you all!! When Lane and I chatted about her engagement session I threw out some ideas and so did she, but ultimately she said “We’re super chill. We’d be thrilled with whatever you want to do.” A photographer’s […]

May,7

A St Patricks Day Engagement Session Green River | Lane and Nick

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Everyone meet Caroline and Charlie! I just love these two. Caroline and Charlie initially met 5 years ago at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He proposed last July at the family cabin in Wisconsin while they were out on a row boat in the middle of the lake. SWOON! They are both medical students, but […]

Mar,26

A Lincoln Park Conservatory Engagement Caroline + Charlie

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Let me just say that Jordan and Anthony are such sweethearts! We had a blast getting to know each other better by walking around their old neighborhood in Streeterville, the river walk, and the Magnificent Mile for their fall engagement session. It was a drizzly, cold day but they made it looks easy to stand […]

Feb,28

Magnificent Mile Chicago Engagement Session Jordan and Anthony

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This past October, I had the privilege of photographing this adorable couple… Dayna and Jonathan. Jonathan is the younger brother of one of my past #enpbrides so I was thrilled when his lovely fiance, Dayna, reached out to me about photographing their engagement photos and wedding day! After talking a bit about where they’re like […]

Feb,26

Engagement photos at Cantigny Park Dayna + Jonathan

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Marcie and Eugene first crossed paths after their best friends introduced them to one another at a wedding. How cute is that?! Eugene proposed in Chicago 1.5 years later at the Chicago Botanical Gardens and surprised her with dinner reservations at Alinea! Eugene currently lives in New York, so this was the first time I’ve […]

May,19

Downtown Chicago Engagement | Marcie + Eugene

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Emily and Chris were brave enough to agree to a sunrise session with me this past Saturday and it was so much fun! This was actually my first ever sunrise session, mostly because I’m just not a morning person, but I have to say that for these two…I’d wake up early any day! They absolutely […]

May,17

Lincoln Park and Millenium Park | Engagement Session | Emily + Chris

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This past Friday officially kicked off my engagement sessions for the year!  I couldn’t think of a better way than with Lydia and Brent’s engagement session at the gorgeous Northwestern University campus in Evanston! After months of rescheduling due to weather (c’mon Chicago!), we were able to find a beautiful spring day for their e-session […]

May,16

Lydia + Brent | Northwestern University Engagement Photos

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Hi friends! I have something super exciting to share with you today! My friends at Estera Events are launching an amazing e*course for couples getting married that will help you plan your dream wedding! They are incredibly talented, sweet, and professional planners so you won’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity! So, without further ado, I want […]

Mar,30

Estera Events E*Course

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