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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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Love and nature – what better combination is there? Nicole and Luke’s nature engagement session was a fairytale. The lighting was perfect, the scenery was beautiful, and the weather was beautiful, but Nicole and Luke’s love outshone it all. This quiet shoot in nature was the ideal way to capture the love between this adorable […]

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Young and in love! Anna and Matt’s Chicago Greenhouse engagement shoot was so much fun! These young lovebirds met through mutual friends at Northwestern. Their first date was getting ice cream together at Bobtail in Chicago. Matt’s first thought when he met his future spouse was that she was so interesting, and he realized that […]

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