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MillCreek Barn Vintage Chic Wedding in Michigan

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 […]

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Gabriela & Michael // Northwest Suburbs and Chicago Area Wedding Photography

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 […]

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Kaisa & Ian: A Romantic Downtown Chicago Wedding

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 […]

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Second Shooter Diaries, Part I: Wedding Photography from the Backseat

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 […]

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Yulia & Brian // Iowa Wedding Photography

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 […]

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Are we in Narnia right now? // Sterling, Illinois Wedding Photographer

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 […]

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