Andrew & Erika – Winter Wedding – The Haight, Elgin, IL

January 23, 2018 3:37 am | Leave your thoughts

Andrew & Erika’s wedding day started out with getting ready at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, IL which is the bride’s hometown.  Downtown St. Charles along the Fox river was the ideal and very scenic place for pre-wedding photos including a very fun and romantic first look.  It was a December wedding, but fortunately the weather was tolerable!  The bride was very smart and had a off-white shawl to wear during outdoor photos.  She was also very clever to…

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Wedding Day Timeline Tips

January 22, 2018 7:41 pm | 2 Comments

You have been planning this day for months, maybe even more than a year.  While planning is half the fun, there is nothing that can replace the experience of the wedding day itself.  You want it to go smoothly and seamlessly.  The goal of the day is to soak everything in, live in the moment, and let yourself be spoiled.  As a wedding photographer, I experience weddings behind the scenes and gain great insight in to how days pan out…

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Rainbow after the Storm – Suzie & Greg – LaGrange Park Wedding, Hickory Hills Reception

November 15, 2017 12:55 am | Leave your thoughts

They say “Timing is Everything” and in the case of Suzie & Greg’s wedding, it was timed just right.  Mother nature does not always cooperate, but she made up for it this day.  After taking photos of the bride getting ready at her parents’ house, we got safely inside the church and it poured!  No, that is an understatement.  It dumped buckets during the ceremony!  In fact, during the sermon, the priest even joked about the world ending as we…

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New Beginnings in New Buffalo – Engagement Session

September 6, 2017 4:41 am | Leave your thoughts

What could be more ideal than the beach at sunset for engagement photos? Two things: This fantastic couple and the fact that the beach is the dunes and is only about 1.5 hours from Chicago!  Thank you New Buffalo and Lake Michigan!  I’m so glad Joe and Liz suggested the New Buffalo beach for engagement portraits while they were on a brief summer get-away with Joe’s family.  I even had the pleasure of taking family portraits for Joe’s brother and…

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Westmont Wedding – Ainsley & Zach

August 15, 2017 2:21 am | Leave your thoughts

This couple first met back in kindergarten at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Westmont which was also where they tied the not almost 25 years later!  Both of their families were active in Westmont community activities, so after the wedding, we got access to the local ball fields for wedding party photos.  This meant a lot to Zach who spent a lot of time on these fields growing up.   I love how the photos on the field as well…

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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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