Chicago wedding at Company 251 photographed by Rachael Kazmier of Grey Garden Creative. Featured in 100 Layer Cake.

Crystalline Chic Wedding Inspiration at Company 251

I can’t believe it’s been a year already since I said “I’m going for it” and jumped in feet first to life as a full-time entrepreneur. I started this biz with no formal training… just a Craigslist camera, a big dream, and a willingness to put in the work! It’s been a whirlwind of a […]

3 Things No One Told Me About Life as an Entrepreneur

IT’S GETTIN HOT IN HERE!!! Summertime Chi is undoubtedly the best time of the year, and when you pair Lake Michigan with two happy lovers, the results are perfection!! I had the BEST BEST BEST time hanging out with Beth + Stephen at their couples session. These two are total goofballs + sure know how […]

Beth and Stephen’s Summer Beach Session

THIS DAY!!!! You guys know I’m already obsessed with Jamie and James from earlier blog posts, but today I’m here to tell you about their beautiful wedding last June. Jamie and James chose the famous Drake Hotel Oak Brook as their venue and it couldn’t have been more perfect. They were married at James’s family’s […]

Jamie and James Drake Chicago Wedding

Washington DC is known for its cherry blossoms, but did you know Chicago also has a beautiful display of blooms (with way less tourists??) This special spot behind the Museum of Science and Industry has quickly become my new favorite for springtime engagement sessions. The cherry blossoms paired with the cutest models ever (Sammi and Job […]

Sammi and Job’s Chicago Engagement Session

The Ritz Charles is one of my favorite venues to photograph, and the all-star team that came together to create this dream wedding was nothing short of amazing! Every detail left me feeling weak in the knees, from the bride’s embroidered gown complete with fluttery sleeves, to the extravagant work of RK Florals, to the signature fig-infused […]

Romantic Blush Wedding at Ritz Charles Indianapolis

You’ve been hustling away at building your biz. You’re proud of the progress you’ve made, but you’re itching to book more dream clients or work smarter (not harder). Today I’m sharing my top tips for unleveling your photography business!

Secrets to Upleveling your Photography Business

Engagement photos are a BIG deal. They commemorate a special moment in your lives, they capture your personalities as a couple, and they set a tone for your upcoming wedding day. From save-the-dates and social media posts, to your wedding website and perhaps even at the wedding itself, your engagement photos will likely be highly […]

The Ultimate Guide to Engagement Sessions

Kara and John said “I do” at the elegant Crystal Tree Country Club in Orland Park on a sunny August day. Their wedding was full of SO MUCH beauty and celebration, and each detail represented their classic love story perfectly! The wedding paid tribute to not only their stories, but also to their most cherished […]

Kara and John’s Crystal Tree Country Club Wedding

Hi sweet friends! It’s my 30th birthday this week, so to celebrate I thought I’d get personal and share a little more about myself with you all. Here are 30 silly/weird/mildly embarrassing facts about me. How many did you already know, and what surprises you??? I’m a lefty!! I decided to pursue wedding photography after […]

30 Things You Didn’t Know About Me