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Downtown Chicago Winter Engagement Session | Joe + Mary Emily

There is so much to love about this Downtown Chicago Winter Engagement Session. First of all, no matter how cold it is in the city, it’s always so beautiful. The way I always see it is, if it’s going to be cold, give me something pretty to enjoy. And you can always find something worth […]

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Sunset Fall Engagement Session | Kankakee, IL | Sean + Spencer

It’s never a secret that I’m a sucker for some love at sunset! When Spencer told me she wanted to do the engagement session on her parents property (where they’d be married), I was all “HELL YEA!” I know you may not be able to tell from these photos but this property is going to […]

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Fall Engagement Session at Wildcat Den State Park in Muscatine Iowa | Travis + Kelsey

These Fall colors! There is nothing I love more than an Engagement Session in the fall where the trees are still rocking the warm, colorful tones. But to also throw in some beautiful, tall Pine Trees?! I mean, come on. What’s not to love about all of that? The Wildcat Den State Park was the […]

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YES! You NEED An Engagement Session | Tips For The Bride-to-Be

Over the years I have had many couples ask me “Do I really need an Engagement Session? We aren’t doing Save the Dates.” My answer is always the same, so let’s dive into that. I don’t need you to have an engagement session just so I can have the gorgeous photos. I need you to […]

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Summer Engagement Session in Grant Park, IL | Jason + Megan

I seriously had a blast with Megan and Jason during their Summer Engagement Session. When I first talked to Megan about Engagement photos, there wasn’t a big huge plan. There wasn’t a ton that she wanted to incorporate, she just knew she wanted them done soon and that they like to ride their bikes. She […]

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Kankakee, IL Summer Engagement Session | Grant + Kayla

I thought planning this engagement session was going to be difficult since Grant is in Australia for work. But these two have been great at planning and arranging for this session to happen around a trip home. This also was pretty cool because they’re not seeing each other too much right now. Which means they […]

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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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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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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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Evening Riverwalk Couples Session | Naperville, IL | Channing + Samantha

The way the Naperville Riverwalk lights up behind these two has me speechless! I love a good urban session and Downtown Naperville has so much to offer for a beautiful evening setting. I can’t wait to get back and shoot here over the summer and fall when it’s all bloomed and even more gorgeous. But […]

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Country Engagement Session | Cissna Park, IL | Central Illinois Engagement and Wedding Photographer

I hope when you see photos of Ashley and Sam, you just feel their kind and loving spirit radiating through! Cissna Park is this small, quaint little town in Central Illinois that many probably don’t know about. I know I barely knew about this town until last year when I met one of my other […]

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Small Town Sunset Engagement Session | Kankakee, IL | Chad + Sammy | Chicagoland Wedding Photographer

Sunsets in the country fields of a small town have my whole heart! There’s something about the quiet nights (until the train rolls through) and fields that go on for days to catch the perfect sunset! This little town just south of Kankakee, IL gave us the perfect setting for Chad and Sammys engagement session. […]

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