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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

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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Last year I had the privilege of second shooting for Roots of Life Photography for this beautiful, intimate wedding at the Violet Hour.  We took their portraits at the Waldorf Astoria as well as the love sign in Wicker Park!  I really enjoyed witnessing the love between these two on such a beautiful day! Congratulations […]

Jun,3

Intimate Violet Hour Wedding | Sarah and Jay

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It’s hard to figure out exactly where to begin to talk about this amazing wedding day! Everything was absolutely stunning from the floors to the ceiling. Their floral decor on the top of the arbor (and oh my goodness, don’t miss the flower wall at the reception!!) was so gorgeous. From the draping to the […]

Jun,1

Indian Wedding | Stonegate Banquets | Shveta and Gotam

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Hi friends! I can’t wait until you meet my new sister in law, Lauren. It kind of hit me today that she’s the only one I’m ever going to have and I truly could not have picked a better one myself! My little brother, Lance, got married to this beauty this past Saturday on the […]

May,26

Mrs Lauren McGee | A Tennessee Backyard Bridal Session

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Oh my goodness you guys, I can’t wait till you scroll down to see all the gorgeousness from Michael and Sammy’s Hubbard Inn wedding!! Not only was it absolutely gorgeous (I mean, how could it not with these two cuties), but the ceremony was probably the sweetest I’ve ever seen! So much thought and meaning […]

May,11

Hubbard Inn Wedding | Chicago Wedding | Michael + Sammy

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  See the full post on Borrowed & Blue, here!   To see my favorites from their wedding, see their post on the ENP blog, here! The Dream Team Photography: Elizabeth Nord Photography DJ: AA Musicians Florist: Petal Productions Gown: Alfed Angelo Baker: The Starfish Cottage Hair + Makeup: Avant Garde Salon     

May,2

Leynee + Doug – FEATURED

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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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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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