It’s official… microweddings are my new favorite thing. They are intimate, meaningful, and can be just as beautiful as big weddings! Laura and Alex’s day was proof of that. They had originally planned on a 200+ person affair in Laura’s hometown, but with Covid risks they knew keeping their community safe was more important than […]

Laura and Alex’s Armour House Wedding

Sydney + Nick had just moved to Chicago from Texas. It was their first snowy winter ever, and to document the occasion we met up to frolic + freeze our butts off for photos!!! Their puppers Jax + Miller certainly had fun (see their happy faces below!) WELCOME to the Midwest, Walden fam!! I’m thankful […]

Sydney and Nick’s Snow Session

Hello hello, friends!! Boy do I have a LOT of pretty to share with you today! I had the pleasure of photographing Jessy + Jack’s woodsy wedding at The Bluffs at Connor Prairie back in September and loved every single minute of it.  Jessy explained that when she was planning the day, she envisioned something […]

Jessy and Jack’s Bluffs at Connor Prairie Wedding

To say that 2020 has had its challenges would be an understatement. For this reason, I think it’s both harder + easier to express gratitude this year. On the one hand, people are dealing with unimaginable hardships – lost jobs, deaths of loved ones, loneliness. But on the other, the year has put a lot into perspective. Yes it’s a trying time, but in all of that, I’m doing my best to hold space to be grateful. Which is why I wanted to share my 2020 gratitude list with you today!!

My 2020 gratitude list

Meg and Nick!! These lovers met in spring of 2014 while waiting in line outside a Chicago bar. Meg’s first thought was that Nick was the most beautiful person she’d ever seen, and she immediately turned to her friends and told them she loved him!! When Nick gave Meg his number several weeks later, it took […]

Meg and Nick’s Couples Session

I’m so excited to share Melissa and Trevor’s beautiful LondonHouse Chicago wedding with you today! They dreamed of city skyline views without the crowds… and what better venue fits that bill than the iconic LondonHouse rooftop?? They got engaged in this exact spot last year, so for them saying ‘I do’ here just felt right.  […]

Melissa and Trevor’s LondonHouse Wedding

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