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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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