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For their engagement photos in the Chicago suburbs, Taylor and Mitch chose to keep things close to home by having their session in the comfort of their home. I guess a more accurate description would be the comfort around their home, but you get the idea! I had SO much fun with these two and […]

Engagement Photos in the Chicago Suburbs | Taylor + Mitch


Engagement Photos in St Charles, Illinois | Katie + Zach


Engagement Photos in Chicago | Hannah + Tom


Katie and Kyle’s engagement session in downtown Red Wing felt so homey and perfect for their vision for their engagement photos.  Katie and Kyle grew up with my husband Tanner in Red Wing, Minnesota, and more than anything I LOVE documenting some of these major milestones for those we are closest to.   Engagement Photos at […]

Engagement Session in Red Wing, Minnesota | Katie and Kyle


Wedding at The Hive On Hubbard in Chicago | Adela + Michael


St Charles Family Photographer in Home Session


As a professional wedding photographer who’s been in the industry for 5 years at the time of writing this article, I’ve learned that there are SO many important tools that are used to create the one of a kind experience I look to provide for my clients. On the surface it may just seem like […]

3 Tools I Use Every Day in My Photography Business


Fall Engagement Session in Chicago | Erin + Jake


Intimate Wedding at Ignite Glass Studio | Erin + Mo


As a Geneva family photographer, it’s fun to look back and thing about where I started my journey as a photographer. When starting my journey with photography I spent a lot of time documenting everything under the sun. After a year or two I decided to exclusively photograph weddings, BUT, I still would document families […]

Geneva Family Photographer in Home Session


Family Photos in Lake City, Minnesota | Safe Family


Intimate Wedding in a Chicago Restaurant | Katie + Kelly


Noelle and David’s EPIC wedding at Riverside Receptions in Geneva Illinois was seriously just such a well-thought-out and fun day. When talking to Noelle and David before their wedding day, and asking them about what they’re looking forward to most on their wedding day, time and time again they just reiterated they were just looking […]

Geneva Wedding at Riverside Receptions | Noelle + David


Couples Anniversary Session in Chicago | Brie + Grant


Sunrise Couples Session North Avenue Beach | Marisa + Val


Janie and Mark’s boho wedding at The Arbory Chicago was beautifully put together, SO much fun, and everything that Janie and Mark had hoped for on their wedding day. For their wedding day, more than anything they wanted to put together a really beautiful experience for their guests while pairing it with some quality time […]

Boho Wedding at the Arbory Chicago | Janie + Mark


Wedding at Salvage One in Chicago | Anna + Will


Wedding at The Morton Arboretum | Catalina + Alex


Over the past four years of running my photography business, I have been a part of HUNDREDS of weddings. With that experience, I have learned a handful of things about how to put together an epic wedding day. Here are ten things I wish every couple knew when planning their wedding day! 1. Plan in […]

10 Things I Want Every Couple to Know When Planning Their Wedding

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Engagement Session in Portage Park of Chicago | Adela + Michael


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