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When your view is this gorgeous, why go anywhere else?? That’s what Katie and Colin decided for their engagement session! They invited me out to Katie’s parents’ house and we had the best afternoon capturing portraits for this pair. Their wedding this fall is sure to be a stunner, and it’s taking place right where […]
When we walked into the tented space at Caroline & Keegan’s wedding day, we were blown away! The only thing that topped it was how amazing this couple and their friends were to work with. From the moment we arrived, we knew the team at Cherry Blossom Events was up to something good! Overflowing, lush […]
Emily and Nick are two of the kindest people and we are SO excited to capture their big day this summer! To celebrate their engagement, we headed to Lincoln Park on a warm and sunny day and spent the afternoon walking to my favorite spots. We even revisited the very spot where Nick proposed (see […]
I’ve been waiting excitedly to share this gorgeous wedding with you all! It’s not often that we have a wedding day that’s just incredibly planned from start to finish. Kelli and Carter have such an eye for details and really carried their color palette and theme throughout their entire day – all of the lush […]
We have so much love for these two and this incredible day! From Molly’s jaw dropping Pronovias gown, to the breathtaking venue and meaningful ceremony, to their vintage getaway car, these two know how to throw a party! Elevate Events took Molly’s vision and made it come to life at Carriage House Lac La Belle. […]
This wedding… Oh my goodness. There were so many amazing moments during Anne-Marie and Jed’s wedding that I couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried! We had been looking forward to this day for a long time. With a dream team of vendors (check them out below!) we knew this day would be nothing short […]
As creative beings, sometimes we need a day to just let our imaginations run wild and explore new ideas. I’m forever grateful for the group of wedding vendors that I’ve become friends with throughout the years. Friends that I can call up on a whim and say, “Hey, let’s create something beautiful next Thursday.” And […]
I’ve been giddy since this shoot ended, because these images are some of my favorites. When Ashley of Midwestern Bride reached out with the opportunity to photograph a couture Millia London gown, I couldn’t say no. How fun to have the chance to shoot something other than white! This shoot was entirely inspired by the […]
On an unusually warm spring day, I met up with Erika and Andy to capture some images of them in the last few weeks as a family of two. They’re expecting their first – a little girl – in June and I could not be more excited for them! Erika and Andy are part of […]
Boho lovers, this one is for you! Whitney, who is a self-described “flower child” planned the most beautiful outdoor wedding celebration for friends and family at Woodwalk Gallery. I absolutely adore this venue for lots of reasons, but one of my favorite things about it is all of the pretty outdoor spaces that couples have […]
My top tips and tricks for planning a picture-perfect wedding. Plus, local vendor recommendations + more!