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This session is a special one to me, as I have a close connection with the Safe family. Nate is actually my husband’s older cousin, so getting to know him and his wife Kate along with their children has been such a treat. This made taking their family photos in Lake City, Minnesota so much […]

Family Photos in Lake City, Minnesota | Safe Family


Intimate Wedding in a Chicago Restaurant | Katie + Kelly


Geneva Wedding at Riverside Receptions | Noelle + David


Grant booked this Chicago anniversary session for Brie as a surprise to document a little bit of their relationship. They’re two of the most stylish and unique people I know, so I knew their couples anniversary session in Chicago was going to be one of a kind! Brie and I have been close friends for […]

Couples Anniversary Session in Chicago | Brie + Grant


Sunrise Couples Session North Avenue Beach | Marisa + Val


Boho Wedding at the Arbory Chicago | Janie + Mark


Anna and Will’s wedding day at Salvage One in Chicago is one of the coolest I’ve had the chance to photograph. Part of that is due to just how incredible Salvage One is as a wedding venue, but the other part is with how special of a couple Anna and Will are. These two fell […]

Wedding at Salvage One in Chicago | Anna + Will


Wedding at The Morton Arboretum | Catalina + Alex


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

Wedding Tips

Adela and Michael’s engagement session in Portage Park Chicago fit their love in every way.  As vintage classic style lovers, Michael and Adela have a very specific vision for their winter engagement session. With outfits that reflect this love for vintage style, and a coffee shop filled with classic charm, it’s safe to say we […]

Engagement Session in Portage Park of Chicago | Adela + Michael


South Loop Couples Session | Chengyin + Ja


5 Tips for Avoiding Burnout as a Wedding Photographer


As a wedding photographer, the fatigue that comes with trying to create for social media is SO real. That’s why I’ve put together 52 different Instagram caption ideas for wedding photographers that you can use to help you show up on Instagram this year! 52 Instagram Caption Ideas for Wedding Photographers 1. Behind-the-scenes My first […]

52 Instagram Caption Ideas for Wedding Photographers


Wicker Park Couples Session | Miranda + Daniel


10 Things to Work on This Off Season as a Wedding Photographer


Colleen and Frank’s intimate wedding at Foreman Pavilion was everything they hoped for from a wedding day.  Meeting later in life, Colleen and Frank were already surrounded by so many amazing people that love them so fiercely.  So when they came together to celebrate their wedding with some of their lifelong friends, kids and family, […]

Intimate Wedding at Foreman Pavilion | Colleen + Frank

Intimate Weddings

Batavia Family Photographer | In Home Holiday Photos


A Look at November 2023 as a Chicago Wedding Photographer


Lacey and Patricks’ outdoor wedding at Hawthorne’s Backyard had the bare bones of tradition and everything else SCREAMED them. As soon as I first spoke to Lacey about her and Patrick’s wedding day I was beyond excited, to say the least. A bouncy house, Wiffle ball, and BBQ, this literally sounded like my dream wedding. […]

Outdoor Wedding at Hawthorne’s Backyard | Lacey + Patrick


Chicago Rehearsal Dinner at Bar Siena | Molly + Charlie


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