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Congratulations to these cute newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Deters! Their June wedding at Tuscan Hills Winery was full of love, joy, and excitement. It was so sweet to watch college sweethearts Hannah and Scott pledge their love to each other and celebrate this new beginning in front of all their family and friends. College Sweethearts […]

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May your love shine brighter and your companionship grow richer with each passing day. City engagement shoots are always a blast, and Kylie and Rafael’s session was no different! For their Chicago engagement session, we took to the city to capture some stunning photos of the couple with the Chicago architecture and skyline as a […]

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“Chains do not hold marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.” ~Simone Signoret The threads of Anna and Felix’s journey started to sew them together when they met in Champaign, IL. Now, they continue to weave together, as these incredible sweethearts get ready to embark on […]

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When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. For Katie and Brett, the rest of their lives is happening now! Their recent scenic engagement shoot was one for the books. The scenery was stunning with its […]

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“Once in a while, right in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.” Maggie and Cody’s lakeside wedding at Wildcliff in Blackwater, Missouri was truly a fairytale. This historic quarry-turned-lake created the most incredible and magical backdrop for this loving couple to say “I do”. Romance, elegance, and pure love filled each […]

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Love was in the air during Sarah and David’s urban engagement session! First Comes Love Sarah and David met at David’s brother’s 40th birthday party in November of 2017. Although they had both heard about each other from mutual friends, they had never met. But that would quickly change! That night, David’s brother’s girlfriend introduced […]

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Congratulations to the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Simonelli! Katie and Joe’s rustic bohemian wedding in Northwest Illinois was a beautiful celebration that brought these two lovebirds together. With such an incredible chemistry, you might think that Katie and Joe fell in the first moment they laid eyes on each other. Although it wasn’t love at […]

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The countdown for Chris and Megan’s happily ever after has begun! To show off their love, this adorable couple joined me for an absolutely awesome downtown Chicago engagement session. It was so fun to see these two so happy, excited, and in love as we captured their precious moments. They even brought Ozzy, their new […]

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