Ashley contacted me a few months back with plans for an epic surprise proposal to her girlfriend Kari. They have been in each others’ lives for years after meeting in vet school (they bonded as cat lovers… these are my kind of girls!!) and in September Ashley knew the time was right to pop the […]

Ashley and Kari’s Proposal

Workshop hosts: Rachael Kazmier and Lindsey Taylor Venue: Providence Vineyard Planner: Ohana Events Florist: Michaela Mantarian Rentals + Styling: Elements Preserved Hair + Makeup: Hannah Elisabeth Beauty Stationary: Paper Love Club Bridal Gown: Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Dresses: Needle and Thread Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes Jewelry: Imperial Jewelry Co. Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux Grazing Board: […]

Bespoke Workshop Recap

You know those shoots that are SO perfect that you can’t really find the right words?? That’s my struggle right now! Jennifer and Alec are getting married next fall at a real-life CASTLE in England (swoon!) Due to Covid they decided on engagement photos closer to home, and we lucked out on the most gorgeous […]

Jennifer and Alec’s Engagement Session

I bet some of you may be wondering why I always show up with a second photographer on wedding days. It’s included with all my packages, because I believe it holds THAT much value for my clients!!! Today I wanted to spill the tea on why that is! Read on for why I believe a […]

The Importance of Second Shooters

Back in July, I was honored to partner with some of the most talented Chicago area vendors at gorgeous new venue Providence Vineyard to create magic for two beautiful souls, Ammie and Shakur. The theme of this romantic elopement was Organic Citrus. Vendors dreamed up a late summer soiree, complete hints of texture like velvet bridesmaid […]

Elopement Inspiration at Providence Vineyard

Fall is in full swing, and it’s my FAVORITE time of year for photo sessions for obvious reasons! The golden colors, the pretty sunsets, the slightly cooler temps… I could go on and on. To kick off the fall season, I met up with Jackie and David in Lincoln Park for some sweet couples’ photos […]

Jackie and David’s Lincoln Park Engagement Session

Amanda and Andrew!!! Where do I even begin? I’ve been obsessed with these two from the moment I captured Andrew’s epic proposal on a cold Chicago morning back in January 2019. From there, I had the privilege of documenting their engagement photos, and helping plan details leading up to their dream 2020 wedding. Everything was […]

Amanda and Andrew’s DL Loft Wedding

Our 2020 has probably looked similar yours… lots of time at home with our cats, Netflix marathons, and when we’re feeling adventurous, maybe a walk around the neighborhood (wine in hand!) To celebrate 4 years of marriage, Keith and I wanted to do something different and venture out for a romantic evening in Chicago!! It […]

4 Years of Marriage

I said it before and I’ll say it again… I LOVE meeting up with my past brides and grooms for couples’ sessions!!! Maria + Paul got married in fall 2018, and it’s true that time really does fly by because I remember their beautiful wedding like it was yesterday!! Fast forward to 2020. Maria + […]

Maria, Paul and Archie

After COVID disrupted not one but two of their wedding plans, Kas and Adam decided to throw tradition into the wind and elope in a way that felt perfectly authentic and meaningful to them!! What gets more romantic than a private yacht decked in florals, a bottle of Vueve, and miniature wedding cake to share […]

Kas and Adam’s Montrose Harbor Elopement