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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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This past December, I had the unique opportunity to work with Lisa and Mike, sweet friends of MY sweet friend Elizabeth with Elizabeth Greve Photography!  As you can imagine, they wanted their friend Elizabeth to capture their wedding day but also wanted her to enjoy being a guest.  So I acted as the second shooter […]

Feb,17

A Winter Revolution Brewery Wedding

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As 2015 comes to an end, I love going back through all of the images from the sessions and weddings that I’ve had the opportunity to photograph.  From nearly every wedding day, I have a special section of behind the scenes images of me that I save (thanks to my sweet second shooters) that up […]

Dec,30

Behind The Scenes

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My husband and I met Leynee and Doug when we first moved to Chicago in September of last year. We all became immediate friends!  We typically go on double dates together and often times spend holidays (like Easter, 4th of July, and Halloween) together since we consider each other “our Chicago family.” We always loved hearing about […]

Dec,23

Leynee + Doug’s Thompson Miami Beach Wedding

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Although a little rainy and windy at times, this gorgeous fall day was truly a perfect day for Elise and Dan’s wedding.  Elise’s dress and details were to die for!  Dan was dressed to the nines and was so excited to see Elise for their first look. I just love their sweet personalities that shined […]

Nov,30

Elise + Dan’s Fall Independence Grove Wedding

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As I walk into Jenna’s parents’ home, I’m immediately greeted with hugs and offers to eat something. Jenna’s smile was from ear to ear, her family and bridal party wore shirts in relation to their part in the wedding (so sweet!), and the dogs were excited as ever to have so many people in their […]

Oct,27

A Stonebridge Country Club Wedding Jenna and Zach

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A few months ago I had the opportunity to second shoot alongside my amazingly talented and gorgeous friend Britta with Britta Marie Photography. Madeline and Michael’s wedding day at the stunning University Club of Chicago was like a dream.  The guys dressed in custom tuxes while the ladies dressed in pale pink bridesmaid dresses.  The […]

Oct,21

A University Club of Chicago Wedding

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When I initially met Erin and Dave, I just knew they were going to be amazing to work with. Erin has the sweetest smile and such a grace about her.  Dave is such a gentlemen and you can tell how much he loves Erin by the way he looks at her. Their wedding day was simply perfect. […]

Oct,20

An Edgewood Valley Country Club Wedding Erin and Dave Federico

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My sister is married! I’m still in shock, honestly. I still remember the days when neither of us thought we’d ever get married, but look at us now, Lauren! Lauren, you’ve truly been the best sister a girl could ever have. You continue to inspire me, to lift me up, and to be a bright, shining […]

Oct,7

Laurens bridal session

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For years I’ve had the dream of shooting a masquerade styled wedding.  When I met my friends Kristina and Devika back in January, I mentioned this idea to them and they said how they’d been wanting to do something like that as well!  For many months, we went to meetings, picked out the perfect details and color schemes, and […]

Sep,18

Masquerade Styled Wedding at The Armour House

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It was raining cats and dogs outside.  My feet, hair, and equipment bags were soaking wet as I entered the Hotel Arista lobby that blustery day.  I was met and greeted with a hug by the sweetest of wedding planners, Sam Dockery with Bliss by Sam, who told me what room Winna would be in. […]

Sep,10

A Liberian Hotel Arista Wedding Winna and Ernest

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This couple was filled with laughter, never stopped smiling, and were absolutely hilarious!  I love how they just had fun with one another on their wedding day. No stress. Just fun.  Audre looked like a stunning Greek Goddess in her simple, yet perfect wedding dress and headpiece that stopped me in my tracks.  Marius rocked […]

Sep,6

A Lacuna Artist Lofts Lithuanian Wedding Andre and Marius

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As always, second shooting alongside the amazing Amanda Miller never disappoints. This amazing wedding was one I won’t forget for many reasons! Matt and Lydia, two amazingly sweet people, welcomed me to their wedding day with open arms.  Lydia’s details were spectacular and well thought-out, while Matt’s details were sentimental and classic.  They got ready […]

Sep,2

A Summer Armour House Wedding Matt and Lydia

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Christian and Johanna, like most couples, know just how stressful planning a wedding can be.  Together they agreed that they wanted their wedding day to be small, intimate and full of stress-free fun, so they decided to get married at the Justice of the Peace and then have a reception at Tanta where they would […]

Aug,24

A Chicago Elopement Style Wedding Christian and Johanna

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On July 25th, my husband’s sister, Jackie, got married to the love of her life, Alex, on the beautiful Notre Dame college campus at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.  You might remember these two from their swoon-worthy engagement session in Ireland last year- seen here! I first met Alex over Skype one night and […]

Aug,14

Notre Dame Wedding at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart Jackie and Alex

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It was one of the windiest days I’ve ever seen on a wedding day. The sun was bright and hot. The wind was blustery and strong. But it didn’t matter. Loredana, who had just a few days ago moved to Illinois from her hometown in Italy, slowly walked arm in arm with her father, trying to […]

Aug,10

An Italian Butterfield Country Club Wedding Pasquale and Loredana

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Some of my favorite photos of the Chez event space for Mary and Javier’s wedding that I took while second shooting for the lovely Caili Helsper Photography!  

Aug,4

Wedding at Chez

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Max and Sara, both originally from China, met as children but began to date while in college. When Max proposed, he created his own computer program that showed Sara pieces of what he wanted to say to her, day by day for a week.  She anxiously waited for the messages each day and even though she […]

Jul,29

Max and Sarah’s MileNorth Hotel Wedding

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Megan and Andrew met in the 7th grade, started dating as sophomore’s in high school, and have been together ever since.  I have always had such a soft spot for high school sweethearts since my husband and I are ones as well 🙂 As I spoke with Megan over the phone initially, I quickly fell in love with […]

Jun,29

Megan and Andrew – Abbey Farms

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Cara opens the door to their apartment and notices a trail of rose peals.  The petals along with signs lead her to the porch outside where she finds Kevin dressed in a suit with a big smile on his face, holding flowers and her favorite prosecco.  At that moment, their road to marriage began. I […]

Jun,16

A Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Wedding Kevin and Cara

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As I walk into the W Lakeshore hotel suite where the ladies are getting ready, I am greeted with hugs, smiles, and kisses.  Fiorella looked absolutely stunning as she quickly gave me all of her gorgeous details to photograph.  I just kept thinking “This wedding is going to be amazing!” As I looked around the […]

Jun,1

Fiorella + Chris Wilson

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A few weeks ago I had the privilege of shooting alongside my sweet friend Amanda Megan Miller Photography for Eric and Christine’s stunning wedding at The Ivy Room.  I absolutely loved his gray suit with the navy tie and pocket square.  For their first look, I could tell how excited and anxious he was as […]

May,21

Christine and Eric’s wedding at The Ivy Room

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I had the opportunity to second shoot with Caili Helsper a second time this past month! This gorgeous wedding was held at the Palmer House, filled with amazing details like her blush wedding gown, a mariachi band, a bagpipe player, and golden chandeliers! Oh my goodness, so much pretty!!  

May,4

A Palmer House Wedding Sara and Joe

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This Ravenswood Event Center wedding is one of a kind and filled with Jewish tradition! I loved that I got the opportunity to second shooting alongside Amanda Megan Miller for this special day!  So much of the day, I was separated with the men while Amanda was with the ladies (which is typical in a traditional Jewish […]

Apr,13

A Jewish Ravenswood Event Center Wedding Rebecca and Joe

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I had so much fun second shooting alongside my new friend Caili Helsper at Salvage One, one of Chicago’s most unique venues!  Alex and Amy met in college at a play called Bells Are Ringing and I just loved that they included a poster and other details from the play into their wedding day! Alex […]

Apr,3

A Salvage One Wedding Alex and Amy

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Melissa and Ryan’s wedding day started with smiles and laughter, and ended with dancing and hugs.  Now, that’s my kind of wedding!  Melissa’s details were absolutely stunning and I just loved the use of yellow throughout the day!  Just in time for spring 🙂 After being together for many years, I know they were thrilled […]

Mar,26

Melissa + Ryan’s Seven Bridges Golf Club Wedding

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As always, I love second shooting alongside the uber sweet Amanda Megan Miller Photography.  This intimate Catholic ceremony and reception at Byron Colby Barn was filled with lots of purple and burlap, which this country gal simply could not resist.  Not to mention that it was truly a perfect fall day!  

Mar,24

Tim + Karen’s Byron Colby Barn Wedding

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Last fall I had the awesome privilege of photographing the SWEETEST wedding alongside Jen Sexton Photography at the Hubbard Park Lodge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Their wedding day was the same day as Octoberfest, so they had beer steins and fall accents in the decor, which I just loved!  It was so unique and so THEM! […]

Mar,21

A Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding in Milwaukee

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This past New Years Eve, I had the amazing privilege of shooting along the lovely and talented Beth Laurren Photography.  While she was with the men, I was with the bride at The Palmer House Hotel capturing her incredible details!

Feb,5

New Year Eve Palmer House + 19 East Wedding

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AH! It’s finally here! Megha and Hari’s wedding ceremony was beyond gorgeous.  I was so thrilled to spend this weekend with the lovely and talented Amanda Megan Miller Photography.  Enjoy the sparkle, the laughter, and the tradition that radiates through these photographs! I had such an amazing time editing these images and putting this blog […]

Jan,16

Megha and Hari’s Wedding

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Back in August, I had the amazing privilege of second shooting along with Amanda Megan Miller Photography for Hari and Megha’s gorgeous wedding weekend!  Below are my favorites from the Sangeet that Friday.  Stay tuned for the wedding day…NEXT on the blog!  

Jan,13

Hari and Megha’s Indian Sangeet

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