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Bright lights, towering buildings, and the buzz of city life – that’s what we had in store for us throughout Anna and Eddie’s vibrant engagement session in January 2023. We hit the bustling streets of Chicago and I am so excited that we were able to use Downtown Chicago as a backdrop, along with The […]

Anna & Eddie’s Engagement

January 9, 2023

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One of my favorite parts of shooting a wedding is photographing all those tiny details the bride and groom clearly put a ton of thought and energy into. I mean, I am all about capturing the love and the first kiss and all those tender moments, but who can forget about the centerpieces, wedding favors, […]

Hope Fairytale Wedding

January 6, 2023

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Heading to Naperville for the Dostal-Vanbiber IV wedding, I knew that it was going to be an extraordinarily special day. This gorgeous, incredibly in-love couple met several years ago and planned a sweet, intimate wedding shared between themselves and their closest friends and family members. Walking in, I couldn’t help but notice the Christmas decorations […]

Vanbiber Intimate Wedding

January 4, 2023

weddings

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Yeehaw, friends! I’m so excited to share images from a recent wedding I did that took place in Michigan, which was obviously the PERFECT location since the newlyweds had a romantic, rustic-inspired wedding! The Bride and Groom thought this thing through from beginning to end, and there wasn’t a shortage of dreamy, Pinterest-worthy moments. I […]

A Rustic Fall Wedding

September 4, 2022

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Engagement sessions are about love and romance and the chemistry between the engaged couple eagerly awaiting their wedding. It’s only natural that with love comes PDA. That’s right, folks: public displays of affection. Don’t worry, I don’t mean I’m going to have you completely grope each other during your session – those aren’t pictures grandma […]

PDA is OK!

March 31, 2022

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When planning your engagement session, you want to get the timing just right and there are many factors to consider during this process. We’re here to help! Here’s a list of things you need to take into consideration when picking a session date: If you are going to display your engagement photos at your wedding, […]

The Importance of Timing your Engagement Session

March 24, 2022

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Sending out Save the Dates are important for a few different reasons: It is especially important to send them out if you have a lot of out of town guests planning to attend the wedding. This gives them plenty of time to prepare for travel. It’s also good to send them out because if your […]

Save the Date!

March 17, 2022

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This is one of those things you really don’t need to be stressed about. The key is to look inward and to consider your current life habits, hobbies and interests. From there, you’ll be able to find your engagement session style and incorporate it into your photographs seamlessly. Think about your respective, and shared, hobbies […]

Finding Your Engagement Session Style

March 10, 2022

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Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love the thrill of a wedding day. There’s an insane amount of energy poured into coordinating every vendor and every participant, there’s the mad dash to fix inevitable snafus, and it’s a race against the clock to keep everything on schedule. Does it keep me up at night […]

Bridal Session with Alexis

March 3, 2022

weddings

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Not sure what to wear to your engagement session? We’re here to help! You should bring two to three outfits to your session so we can get a variety of different looks for you. We suggest the following: Bring a ‘Dressy’ Outfit It’s not every day you get to get all dressed up with your […]

Coordinating Outfits for Engagement Sessions

February 24, 2022

photography

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