I’m continually blown away by the beautiful places + people I’m able to experience as a wedding photographer, and this intimate wedding in Wine Country was no exception! Beltane Ranch is a charming inn and historic landmark in Sonoma. Set among olive orchards, vineyards, heirloom gardens, and even free-range chickens, it’s the perfect California escape. […]

Rustic Sonoma Wedding at Beltane Ranch

Spend just a few minutes in their presence and you’ll feel right at home. They are sweet and caring… both for each other and for those around them. But my favorite thing about Val and Alex?? They truly are the best of friends! You can see it in the warm smiles they share and in […]

Val and Alex’s Peninsula Chicago Wedding

Lilly and Nathan met at a movie night with mutual friends. They quickly bonded over their shared affection of snacks and climbing. Their love was a slow burn… both resisted romantic feelings because they were “just friends”. They couldn’t deny all the things they had in common though – music, food, and a love for the outdoors. Lilly said she realized her feelings for Nathan when she couldn’t stop smiling when talking about him, and finally told him that she had a crush on him. They were officially dating less than a week later, and the rest is history!!!

Lilly and Nathan at the Golden Gate Bridge

I’ve been looking forward to Mel and George’s wedding for what feels like forever, and for so many reasons, I know it’ll be a day I never forget!! It’s not often I get asked to be a photographer AND a bridesmaid, and doing double duty along with my associate photography team was the biggest honor […]

Mel and George’s Sunken Gardens Wedding

Love at first sight is real, and Ashlyn and Connor’s story is proof. These two met while waiting in line to pay parking citations, of all things! They didn’t exchange more than a few words that day, but both were students at Georgia Southern and kept crossing paths. Finally they decided to get to know […]

Ashlyn and Connor’s Tybee Island Engagement Session

There are benefits to braving the Chicago cold… it’s photos like these!! Cassidy and Luke are my actual heroes for rolling in the snow and frolicking along the lake in negative degree temps. Our fingers and toes may have gone numb, but the pictures were definitely worth it!! These two always knew they were each […]

Cassidy and Luke’s Chicago Engagement Session

It’s time for a life update (more like pupdate!) because Keith and I got a puppy!! We picked up Camper on January 25 and it’s been a whirlwind of a first month with him. I’m excited to fill you guys in on the details today!

We got a puppy!

Tiffany and Dillon’s wedding at Redemption Ranch just outside St. Louis was gorgeous down to every last detail… and what else would you expect when a wedding photographer gets married herself?? Tiffany planned the day to perfection. She is not only talented, but is also the absolute sweetest gal around!! Dillon is just as wonderful, […]

Tiffany and Dillon’s Redemption Ranch Wedding

One of the questions I get asked most often is what types of cameras and lenses I use, and which are my favorites. This is such a tough one to answer, because it typically depends on what I’m shooting, and in reality I love ALL my Canon gear!! Today I thought I’d do a little breakdown of what comes with me to every wedding.

What’s in my Gear Bag

New year… same pandemic! Since our houses are where we spend so much of our time these days, I wanted to share a few ways I’ve improved my wellness at home over the past year. If you’re like me, new routines can sometimes feel unattainable or unrealistic. These few have been manageable for me – I hope they might be helpful for you, too!

5 ways I’ve Improved my wellness at home