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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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There are two less fish in the sea, which calls for a sweet engagement session! Emily and Nick met on Plenty of Fish, and now they are ready for the next step. To celebrate their everlasting love, they joined me for a sweet engagement shoot. We headed outdoors for their session, which made for some […]

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Oh, to love and be loved in return! Love was certainly in the air during Katie and Trent’s woodsy engagement shoot. They were so much fun, laughing and showing off their personalities the entire time. So how did this adorable couple meet? On good ol’ Match.com. Katie was given a free month trial for the […]

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Love was in the air at Alana and Jon’s winter engagement session! The story of how Alana and Jon met is unique, funny, and something the couple loves to tease each other about now. It also proves that when you are supposed to be with someone, the universe will make sure you meet them at […]

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Outdoor engagement sessions are the best! Seriously, there is nothing better than snapping photos with a beautiful, natural background. Not only is the environment perfect, oftentimes couples are more relaxed outdoors than they are in a studio. This leads to stunning photos where the individuals’ personalities can really shine through! For Brooke and Adam, doing […]

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Wintry engagement sessions are so much fun! Every couple is different, and every love story is full of its own unique chapters full of twists, turns, and memories. For Ashley and Nate’s wintry engagement session, I got to know this sweet couple that complements each other so well. As Ashley likes to say, “He’s the […]

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Outdoor engagement sessions in Illinois are the best! Not only is the scenery stunning, couples always seem to shine when they are in such a beautiful and natural setting. So, of course I was thrilled when Anna and Nick wanted to do an outdoor engagement shoot. When asked about how these two lovebirds met, Anna […]

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A picture might be worth a thousand words, but Lydia and Kaleb’s engagement photos are priceless! From dancing on the cobblestone streets of the Champaign Historic District to snuggling in close under a perfect autumn sunset, this engagement shoot was full of romantic moments that embody this couple’s love story. Lydia and Kaleb met through […]

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Fun couples make for fun engagement sessions! It was such a blast to meet Kedryn and Jordan and take their engagement photos in Chicago. With such vibrant personalities, these two know how to have a good time. Their constant smiles and laughter made for incredible personal and candid photos! Kedryn and Jordan met while playing […]

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