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specializing in wedding + family photography in the chicagoland area

Chicago Lifestyle Newborn Session | Baby Leah

I’ll start by saying that I don’t photograph a lot of newborns anymore. My business has evolved and it’s just not my main focus. However, when a friend or someone I know has a cute little babes, there’s no way I’m turning down that lifestyle session! I met Val when we worked together a couple […]

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Spring Wedding Day at Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby, IL | Rafael + Kayla

On the day of the Raf and Kaylas wedding, I had checked the weather and all was still clear, 0% chance of rain. Well … cool right? NO! I was about 20 minutes from Starved Rock when I noticed it getting super dark. I checked my weather app again to see that It was no […]

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Greenhouse Summer Family Session in Joliet, IL | The Kjell Family

If you’ve never been to the Bird Haven Greenhouse in Joliet, IL … GO! It’s so cute. Nothing big and crazy but it’s such a cute little spot to visit and one of my new favorites to take photos at. If you’re not familiar with these faces yet, they come to see me yearly and […]

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Summer Wedding Day at Miller Farms Barn in Gifford, IL | Jesse + MaryJane

Jesse and MaryJane had their reception at the Miller Farms Barn in Gifford, IL which is a small town just outside of Champaign. This was the venues FIRST WEDDING! I was so honored to be a part of this day with them as well, they have such great visions for this Barn and I hope […]

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Dreamy Summer Night Engagement Session | Nick + Lauren | Chicagoland Engagement + Wedding Photographer

Take 2 for these love birds! I originally shot Nick and Laurens engagement session in the winter on an extremely cold, -30 degree day (which you can see here). As the warmer months were approaching, Lauren had mentioned to me a few times how she would love if we could do another session on a […]

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Plainfield, IL Family Photographer | Ryan + Allie’s Pregnancy Announcement

You might remember this stunning couple from their wedding that I shared with you back in September of last year. From the moment I met Ryan + Allie at their wedding consultation, I knew they would become more than just clients. So when Allie text me to tell me they were expecting and asked me […]

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Cantigny Park Engagement Session | Joe + Kaitlyn | Chicagoland Wedding Photographer

What a blast we had at Cantigny Park for Joe and Kaitlyn’s engagement session! I honestly have SO many more photos that I would love to share because their gallery is huge and filled with so much fun and laughter. The fact that I was able to have this much fun with Joe and Kaitlyn […]

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Cutest Family of Three + Pup | Smith Family | Chicagoland Family Photographer

Only in the Chicagoland I swear, do we start out with a stormy overcast at the beginning of the session and end it with bright, glowy sun! This spring weather in the Midwest has been quite a challenge, but luckily I have some great clients and were pushing through with some of the best sessions! […]

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Plainfield, IL Engagement Session | Dale + Jasmine | Chicagoland Wedding Photographer

Jasmine and Dale have such a great love story and I loved reading about it when Jasmine was telling me how it all started. Dale did all the right things when he proposed too Jasmine. He planned out the day, wrote down his speech, nervously chugged all the water at lunch, staged the perfect setting […]

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30th Birthday Session | Kankakee, IL | Chicagoland Portrait Photographer

I had so much fun shooting with this girl for her 30th Birthday. I’ve known Samantha for a few years since her and her family have been coming down to see me for their yearly family shoots. So when she said she wanted to do something special this year for her 30th birthday, I was […]

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Danada House Spring Wedding | Keith + Jessica | Chicagoland Wedding Photographer

The Danada House has become one of my favorite venues to shoot at, the staff is so nice and the property is just gorgeous! Keith and Jessica lucked out with an amazing spring day for this outdoor wedding, it truly was picture perfect. And for it being my first Wedding of the year, I couldn’t […]

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Flipping A House Into A Home | The Growing Gowler Family | Kankakee, IL

Whenever I get to photograph a special time in someones life, it’s always a blessing. But when those people happen to be your friends, really really good friends, it takes on a whole new meaning. It already was such an amazing experience to photograph Bri and Mikes Wedding in 2017, but now I got to […]

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