Ravenswood Neighborhood Engagement

November 20, 2016 5:19 am | Leave your thoughts

I was so excited when Pascale & Paul told me they wanted to shoot their engagement session in their own Ravenswood neighborhood in Chicago and at one of their favorite local joints.  They wanted images that would reflect their daily life and show fun activities they would actually do.  I welcomed the opportunity to shoot a more lifestyle engagement session!  These first images were taken in the courtyard of their condo building.  Home sweet home and familiar fall surroundings. We…

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Lake Geneva Fall Wedding – Stevie & Matt

November 1, 2016 3:57 am | Leave your thoughts

Stevie and Matt could not have asked for a better fall day for their outdoor ceremony at Abbey Springs on Lake Geneva.  The trees were in full, colorful fall splendor and contrasted beautifully with the crisp blue lake and sky. The day starts as this gorgeous bride gets ready for the big day.  Stevie’s dress perfectly suited the fall wedding with the taupe leaf accents.  Stevie’s sister is her maitron of honor, and Matt is fortunate enough to have two…

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Backyard DIY wedding – and with a taste of Bulgaria

September 30, 2016 8:26 pm | Leave your thoughts

Evelina and Jeremy hosted their quaint, personalized wedding ceremony in the backyard of their home in Carol Stream which is a western suburb of Chicago.  I met the couple over a year before the wedding and enjoyed getting to know them throughout the planning process.  Evelina, the bride, is originally from Bulgaria and so they wanted the reception in the banquet facility at Saint Sophia Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Des Plaines, Illinois but were undecided about the ceremony.  They didn’t…

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Holiday Mini-Sessions

September 10, 2016 3:22 pm | Leave your thoughts

I know it’s only September, but it’s not too early to start thinking about Holiday Photos!  I’m excited to offer holiday mini-sessions this year!  These photos of your children are great to use for your holiday cards.   Each session is 15 minutes and then you get to choose 5 images.  Sessions will be scheduled at 3o-minute intervals starting at 9:30am and will take place at my studio at 9 E. Ash Street, Lombard, IL.  The holiday set up will…

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LTHS Senior Portraits – LaGrange, IL

April 21, 2016 2:13 am | Leave your thoughts

I was so excited to take senior portraits for Cole.  Senior portrait sessions are one of my favorites as it is all about the individual, their personality, and giving them their moment in the sun, literally and figuratively! I get to help seniors celebrate their high school accomplishments while capturing the excitement of becoming an independent adult and heading off to college.  Such an exciting time in life! About a year ago, I took portraits of Cole’s family, so I…

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Capture the everyday moments – Lifestyle Photography

April 15, 2016 8:30 pm | Leave your thoughts

These two brothers were mesmerized by the train around their Christmas Tree – who cares that they had both seen it go around a gazillion times already!  Little Drew who is barely sitting up at 6 months seems to be running calculations through his head as to how this all works, or at least what is happening! Years from now, not only will this mom love the expressions on her boys’ faces, but it will also bring back memories of…

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