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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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I ended the month of October with these cuties at City Hall, a new venue in the Chicago west loop. I first met Nora on her sister Emily’s wedding day and met Matt that day as well at the reception. I remember thinking how cute they were together! When Nora reached out to me a […]

Nov,13

The City Hall Chicago Venue | West Loop Nora + Matt

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Lane and Nick’s wedding at the University Club of Chicago was all sorts of dreamy. As I arrived that morning, Lane’s gorgeous Monique Lhuiller wedding gown complete with a stunning bow in the back was hanging in the window. I began photographing all the little “getting ready details” that tie the whole day together – […]

Nov,6

University Club of Chicago Wedding Lane and Nick

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I absolutely loved this day with Kathleen and Dom! They are so nice, funny, and easy-going. They had a beautiful Jewish wedding ceremony at the W Chicago city center hotel downtown. The bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning in their black evening gowns! I loved literally all of their dresses but was star struck by the jumpsuit […]

Oct,24

W Chicago City Center Wedding Jewish wedding downtown

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I’ve been waiting for Emily and Joe’s wedding for nearly 2 years! It feels so surreal that it’s now come and gone, and these cuties are now happily married. I was at the Lake Lawn Resort last year for their engagement session and it really seems like just a few months ago. They were married […]

Oct,17

Lake Lawn Resort Wedding Fall Wedding in Wisconsin | Emily + Joe

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Nicole and Jerry are literally the sweetest people ever and their wedding day was so beautiful. They were married at the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe at Marytown a few weeks ago.  Nicole and Jerry received special permission to be married there as they don’t usually allow weddings at the shrine. But because of […]

Oct,7

Cuneo Mansion Wedding Nicole + Jerry

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I’m still swooning over Jordan and Anthony’s stunning Peninsula wedding in downtown Chicago! With CHI Chic Weddings & Events being the extraordinary planner that she is and HMR Designs as the floral and decor designer, I knew it was going to a party people would never forget. I also had one of my absolute favorite […]

Oct,1

Peninsula Chicago Wedding Jordan + Anthony

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Sylvia and Andrew had an intimate morning ceremony and lunch reception in Barrington, Illinois at the Barrington White House. The Barrington White House is a two-story home that was built in 1898. It was accepted on the National Register of Historic Places after a lengthy restoration took place. I loved this quaint venue that offer […]

Sep,16

Intimate Wedding at Barrington’s White House Sylvia and Andrew

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One of the weddings I was most looking forward to this year… the one of Caroline and Charles! Caroline, Charles, and I clicked from the very first email. Caroline is full of positive energy, all smiles, and is so compassionate to everyone around her. She’s one of those people that you just want to bottle […]

Sep,9

Saddle & Cycle Club Wedding Caroline + Charles

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I loved this day with Lanie and Chris! It was such a relaxed wedding day and so much fun. After photographing their engagement session at the Museum Campus last year, I knew they were going to be so great to work with on their wedding day. They chose to get ready and have their reception […]

Aug,29

Chicago Trump Hotel Wedding Lanie and Chris

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Julia and Dan are the sweetest couple! I had so much fun photographing their engagement session last year and their beautiful wedding at The Joinery just a few weeks ago. The Joinery is definitely one of my new favorite venues and is located in Logan Square. I love The Joinery because it’s quaint, charming, and […]

Aug,9

The Joinery | A Chicago Wedding Logan Square Venues | Julia and Dan

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Where do I even start? This entire day was so dreamy! I loved getting to work with Dayna and Jonathan for their wedding day in downtown Chicago at Holy Name Cathedral and The Union League Club. I first met Jonathan when photographing his sister’s wedding 3 years ago. When I met Dayna once she and […]

Aug,2

Union League Club Wedding, Chicago Dayna + Jonathan

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Haley and Ryan celebrated the start of their marriage at a stunning Chicago autograph hotel – The Blackstone on Michigan Avenue.  I loved this special day! Haley and Ryan both have such sweet families and they made me feel right at home around them. The entire day was planned by Stephanie with the Creative Planners […]

Jul,17

Blackstone Hotel Wedding in Chicago Chicago | Haley + Ryan

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A few weeks ago I had the honor of photographing this gorgeous wedding day for Susan and Chris at the Millennium Knickerbocker hotel. You may recognize them back from their engagement session with me at The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool last fall! Their gold and black wedding details and decor fit perfectly with the Knickerbocker’s […]

Jun,5

Gold and black wedding at the Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago wedding photographer

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Yay for the first wedding of the 2019 season!!! First of all, I just have to say that Annie and Tim are such sweethearts. I had a great time photographing their love and all the people that came to celebrate with them at Cafe La Cave in Des Plaines, IL. Their wedding was filled with […]

Apr,3

Winter Wedding at Cafe La Cave Annie + Tim

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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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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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