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Welcome to the Artistrie Co. Blog. This is a collection of my very favorite wedding stories, recent work, wedding planning tips, and  behind-the-scenes adventures. Enjoy!

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After initially meeting in San Fransisco, Siri and Ramesh moved to the Windy City and have been calling Chicago home for the last year. For their engagement session, they wanted to capture life in the West Loop and their favorite walks along the Chicago River and the lakefront. I met Siri and Ramesh on a […]

A hotel boudoir shoot can be incredibly fun and luxurious experience! If you plan it right, you can even turn your boudoir session into a mini staycation. To help with your plans, I’ve compiled a list of my very favorite Chicago hotels that will be picture perfect for your boudoir photoshoot. At the very end, […]

This year, one of my goals has been to shoot boudoir in some of Chicago’s most luxurious hotels. I’ve now had the pleasure of working at the ever-so-lovely Langham Hotel for the second time and I simply love the results. Miss I met me at the Langham on a beautiful summer evening in the city. […]

I had the best Thursday evening working with these two for their Lincoln Park engagement session. Emily and Ben will marry next year in their home state of Minnesota but wanted to capture their lives here in Chicago. Emily’s inspiration board included many natural settings, champagne at a chic bar, and a hint of the […]

This bridal boudoir session was an equal mix of sweet and sultry and I *loved* the opportunity to shoot at one of my very favorite hotels in Chicago, The Langham. And yes, the sheets are as soft as they look. I had the absolute pleasure of working with Miss N on a quiet summer morning […]

This City Hall wedding in the West Loop will always have a special place in my heart. Molly and Spencer envisioned their summer wedding day as relaxed and romantic with the feeling of an outdoor garden party brought indoors to their lofty styled wedding venue in the West Loop of Chicago. It was all that […]

After 2 years of patiently waiting, Nina and Aubrey *finally* had the wedding of their dreams and it was perfect in every possible way. Nina and Aubrey live in Texas but returned to Nina’s hometown of Arlington Heights for their celebration. Throughout the day, it was important to them to honor their heritages and traditions […]

After postponing their plans, Arielle and Matt had the most bright, beautiful and vibrant summer wedding in Chicago. Within the weeks leading up to their new wedding date, Chicago lifted a number of event restrictions and these two were *finally* able to have the big wedding they had been planning all along. I’m posting this […]

When your client is a former competitive gymnast, you incorporate lots of movement into her bridal boudoir shoot. I simply adored working with Miss A for her boudoir session. She brought such an easy-going, fun energy to her shoot. She brought great outfits, including a set of silky pajamas, a blue button down shirt, one […]

Rey and Chaehyun met for their very first time at the Art Institute of Chicago, so obviously we had to return to the scene to recreate all the magic. Okay, technically they mayyyy have met on the bus ride to the Art Institute, but it’s still a really cute story! I love how personal their […]