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 I’m all about preserving those moments that tell your story.

Whether it’s four feet ankle-deep in mud, tenderly clasped hands, a happy tear cascading over a cheek, a hair-back laugh or a sun-drenched kiss,

The ones that move you. Bind you. Bring you together and keep you together long after the memory fades.

Our Latest Entries

Distance makes the heart grow fonder. Or, at least that’s how the old saying goes. It was absolutely the case for Shannon and Connor. I was so lucky to be the wedding photographer for their classic and elegant InterContinental wedding. I knew when I first met them for their windy city engagement session that their […]

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Last September, I was lucky enough to be the wedding photographer for Alicia and Brandon’s bohemian garden wedding. Sometimes, a small and intimate wedding becomes the perfect celebration of two people. That was the case with this intimate wedding with a gorgeous garden ceremony in the Learning Circle at Luthy Botanical Garden and a reception […]

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“Let’s take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees…” That’s what we did to celebrate Chris and Angela’s romantic wooded wedding. With a ceremony at The Chapel in the Trees and a reception at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel, their wedding day was filled with love, […]

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Kylie and Rafael were married in an amazing September wedding with a ceremony at St Dennis Church and a reception at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, IL. When it comes to weddings, this one was amazing and I’m super excited to share their story today. I was able to capture Kylie and Rafael’s engagement […]

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I was so happy to be the wedding photographer for Jenna and Joshua’s rustic and bohemian Kindred Farms wedding. These two were high school sweethearts and have been together ever since. A love that has stood the test of time is such a real joy to photograph. I am so excited to share the wedding […]

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India and Daniels’ romantic vineyard wedding was such an amazing experience. These two have a love that looks effortless. The way they connect was beautiful to capture. It was a true pleasure to be the wedding photographer for their romantic church ceremony at St. Mary’s Church and rustic vineyard reception at Whistler’s Knoll Vinyard in […]

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Introducing the Van Curas! Emily and Jen’s downtown Chicago courthouse wedding was wonderful to photograph. The entire day was filled with laughter, love and smiles. I loved photographing them as they said their “I Do’s,” It was such a great day adventuring all around downtown Chicago taking wedding pictures! Emily and Jen’s Love Story Emily […]

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One of the best things about being a wedding photographer is being able to capture love stories. And that’s exactly what I got to do in September when I was asked to photograph Katie and Jiena’s elegant art deco 1920’s wedding at the Armour House at Lake Forest Academy. Katie and Jiena are just wonderful, […]

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