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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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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 […]

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 […]

Last Friday, my beautiful model Tori Ladner and I trekked through mountains (literal mountains that even my Hunter wellies couldn’t defer, thank you winter snowpocolypse of midwest doom) of snow to take some bridal inspiration shots at a local park in Sterling, Illinois. Tori was here for weekend and agreed to don her bridal gown […]

No, really. It’s really, really, really cold outside. Thanks polar vortex. I already hated winter. Now I’m fairly sure Dante was VERY mistaken when he failed to include a tenth circle of Hell. There is one. It’s called “January in the Midwest.” Ha. #onlyimnotlaughing Given this information, you can probably imagine it is sort of […]