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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.

 rachael

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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!

Catching up on my past weddings of 2017-18 (my business’s busiest years yet!), I wanted to share just a few of the images from Kate and Zach’s May 2017 wedding at one of my favorite venues, Fishermen’s Inn of Elburn.

Sharing some images I took of the beautiful island of Puerto Rico back in 2016 when I visited to photograph a wedding there. All of these images were taken on my Contax 645 medium format film camera using Portrait 800 and 400 film stocks, developed by The Find Lab.

Going back in time to today to share some images I photographed in 2016 from Kristi and Matt’s beautiful wedding day at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in Puerto Rico. I have fallen so far behind in blogging since becoming a busy mom of two (almost three, since my sister also lives with us) but a […]

Rachel and Chase were high school sweethearts who married and began a family right after graduating. Three children and ten years later, I had the joy of capturing some anniversary photos for them on a trip to Mexico. We stayed at the beautiful Now Jade Riviera Maya Resort, whose shoreline made the perfect backdrop for […]

When I first met with Savana about photographing her destination wedding, I had no idea she would turn into such a wonderful friend and colleague in the wedding industry (she owns the fabulous Savy’s Chic Bridal and Prom Boutique in Dixon, Il) – but I am so thankful to have met her! I am so […]

Kristina and Jordan’s wedding at MillCreek Barn in Michigan was nothing short of perfect – with its mix of modern glamour and classic vintage country charm! The planning team at 1928 Wedding Planning Co. outdid themselves with the attention to detail that perfectly fit the spirit of the venue (complete with a s’mores station that […]

This beautiful wedding at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, IL was a joy to photograph! I can’t say thank you enough to Kim & Andrew for trusting me to document their stunning wedding day. Special thanks goes out to the entire creative team, including Conway Farms Golf Club and my second shooter, Brittany Meeker.

I first met Paige (the bride) when I photographed her sister Taylor’s wedding a few years ago. Since then, I have just fallen in love with her family and friends, and I could not have been more delighted when she asked me to photograph her wedding to Cal. Paige wore her mother’s wedding dress and […]