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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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I have so many beautiful weddings to blog from my summer 2015 lineup, and I’m so excited to get back into the swing with blogging them. Summer wedding season has been unbelievably busy, and fall has an equally packed schedule, but I’m so thrilled to be able to call documenting love my full-time job (it […]

There is only one word to adequately describe Natalie and John’s holiday-themed wedding at Blumen Gardens: GORGEOUS. Seriously. The location, the attention to detail, the cohesiveness of every aspect – from the invitations to the flowers to the most perfect hot cocoa bar – all of it came together flawlessly to make for the prettiest […]

I’m so excited to share some of the photos from Gabriela and Michael’s classic and elegant wedding, which I had the honor of photographing this past November (I know, I know, I’m still catching up on blogging…but hey, it was a very busy season and I’m getting there).   One thing that truly stood out […]

Where do I even start with this gorgeous wedding?! From the backdrop of downtown Chicago in the fall (one of the best times to visit Chitown, if you ask me) to the soft blush color palate with romantic details to the head-over-heels in love couple, this wedding was a dream come true to photograph. Add […]

If posing for the camera sounds about as comfortable to you as a trip to the dentist, you’re not alone. It’s safe to say that most of us – yes, even photographers – feel awkward when we’re in front of the lens (hey, I would much rather take your photo than have mine taken any […]

Recently, I’ve gotten a few emails and Facebook messages asking me (me? say what?) for advice on how to get started photographing weddings professionally. First of all, let me just say this is incredibly flattering that anyone would ask me this – I am a baby in the world of wedding photography and can only […]

Sharing another engagement session from this past summer today – this time a fun farm-themed shoot that took place on the groom-to-be’s parents farm. All day leading up to this shoot, it had been raining on and off – I was so worried we would end up sporting umbrellas and rain jackets instead of sundresses! […]

I’m back from a little holiday break (more on that in another post) and getting caught up sharing peeks into this past summer & fall’s beautiful weddings! Back in August, my fab second shooter, Danielle, and I took off for northern Iowa to photograph the gorgeous DIY, al fresco wedding of Yulia & Brian. The […]

A few weeks ago my wonderful, creative friend Cassandra (who blogs and shares her gorgeous work over here) asked me to snap some festive holiday photos of her with her boyfriend, Trent, and their super-cute, super-awesome fur-baby, Jasper (aka the world’s most fabulous mini golden-doodle who likes me enough to give me puppy kisses). Of […]