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Full-time photographer, mom-boss, wife, and dog lover. Probably binging a true crime podcast while I edit. Speaks fluent memes + sarcasm, but loves people. Welcome to my blog.

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Excuse our mess as we transition to a new blog format and update all our posts! We’re currently in the process of moving not just our blog – but our entire lives – to the coastal region of South Carolina. Please bear with us during this time of change, and don’t forget to sign up […]

In this wedding from the summer of 2017, the couple said their vows at the beautiful Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort in Galena, Illinois. The backdrop the Galena area hilltop provided was nothing short of perfection.

Taylor and Nick opted to hold their 2017 engagement session at home, opting for relaxed, romantic vibes. This session was photographed on a mix of medium format film and digital mediums.

Adding some images from another beautiful 2017 wedding at Fishermen’s Inn in Elburn. I just loved the unique touches this wedding had – from the subtle bicycle theming to the Kate Spade Mr. & Mrs. balloons! Here’s a glimpse into this day…

I photographed these images from a 2017 senior session on my Contax 645 on Portra 400 film, developed and scanned by the Find Lab. Most of the session was themed around the student’s love for the sport of tennis, with an adorable vintage vibe and photographed in Dixon, Illinois.

Another 2017 wedding getting added to the blog today – this time from the beautiful Oak Hill Farms in Apple River – just outside of the historic Galena, Illinois area. Here are just a few of the images from this lovely day…

In 2017, I had the chance to photograph a beautiful wedding for a truly wonderful couple at the beautiful Geneva National Golf Course in Lake Geneva, WI. Here are a few highlights from their wedding day…

In July of 2017, I had the chance to take some family portraits on the beaches of South Haven, Michigan for another talented photographer friend (check her out – Sarah Sunstrom Photography!). Here are a few of the images we captured, most of which were shot on my Contax 645 on Portra 400, developed by […]

Taking us back to 2017 again, here are some highlights from another lovely wedding photographed at Ravenswood Event Center, with portraits taking place at Chicago’s North Avenue Beach.

Sharing some highlights from another beautiful wedding I photographed in 2017 – this time at the lovely City View Loft in Chicago, IL with Rana and Blake! Portraits were taken at Olive Park, not far from Chicago’s famous Navy Pier. Enjoy!