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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.

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He asked…she said yes! This summer, I had the fun opportunity to capture sweet engagement photos of an incredible couple. Mary and Pete’s dreamy outdoor engagement session was complete with woodsy elements, bright sunlight, and (of course) the soon-to-be husband and wife! A Blind Date Mary and Pete met on a blind date. I love […]

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Outdoor engagement sessions are so much fun, especially when the couple has a specific idea in mind that embodies their personalities. For Allie and Colin, they chose to incorporate baseball into their engagement session, and boy were we able to have some fun with this shoot! Allie and Colin love baseball, and even though they […]

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The secret of a long life…laughter. The secret of a long-lasting relationship…laughing together! I had so much fun with Anna and Bruce during their nature engagement session. It was evident through their entire session that this is a couple that truly loves, cares, and supports each other. They couldn’t keep their eyes off of one […]

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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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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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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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