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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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 […]

This lovely lady flew all the way in from the East Coast to work with me in Chicago for her boudoir session. To say I’m honored would be an understatement. Miss E landed in Chicago less than 12 hours before her shoot with me and she was READY to go. Not only was she ready, […]

She’s from northern British Columbia. He’s from New Jersey. They met and fell in love in Chicago and that’s exactly where they returned for their extra special downtown Chicago engagement session. Navi and Rohan flew in from the East Coast the morning of their shoot and we planned to move forward with their session, rain […]

This romantic, Parisian-inspired bridal boudoir shoot taken in the heart of Chicago will forever be a favorite of mine. Miss C was an absolute dream to photograph. Her boudoir photos turned out so luminous, soft and feminine. They have such a radiant, timeless quality to them. She was generous to allow me to publish the […]

Last year, I photographed my first European wedding at the incredible Château De La Hulpe in Belgium, and it was LOVE. But first, story time! Back in 2005, Cindy and I were randomly paired as college roommates at Augustana College. I was a slob. She was a neat freak. We didn’t kill each other and […]

Jessica and Sam’s wedding in the north Atrium of Artifact Events was an evening of simple elegance. As guests entered the chic, loft venue, they were treated to glasses of champagne before settling in for the ceremony. The Atrium was decorated with floating florals, chandeliers, and twinkling lights overhead. Jessica and Sam postponed their plans […]

There’s certainly no right or wrong reason, but today I’m sharing my top 6 reasons to do a boudoir session. Over the last decade, I’ve worked with women from all stages of life, using photography as my medium to promote self love and body positivity. If you are wondering if a boudoir session may be […]

On one of the hottest days of summer, Erin, a floral designer, strolled into the Chicago Botanic Garden under the assumption that she’d be meeting with one of her Life in Bloom clients. Instead, she found Cameron standing in the English Walled Garden and he asked her to marry him. The entire Life in Bloom […]

This Parisian-inspired boudoir session was taken at a vintage loft in Chicago and included the most beautiful pair of Louis Vuittons. Hello red soles! Her wardrobe was luxurious, feminine and romantic and I have no doubt that these photos were a wonderful surprise gift to her now-husband. That being said, Miss M. is a cancer […]

Chicago Wedding Portraits & Dior Cape Dresses Dior cape dresses and romantic after wedding portrait sessions forever and ever. A few weeks after their wedding celebration, Irene and Howard hired me to take wedding portraits of the two of them downtown Chicago. They dressed in their original wedding attire and met me downtown on a […]