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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New York City Engagement Photos Brooklyn Bridge & Washington Square Park Well, you know what they say… the early bird gets the Brooklyn Bridge! On a crisp, November morning, I woke up in New York City for travel engagement session. Before the sunrise, I met Rachel and Nick at the Brooklyn Bridge and for a […]

On a chilly March morning, I met Joan and Zach at North Avenue Beach just as the sun began to rise over Lake Michigan. You would never guess how early or how cold it was by the looks on their faces. Total pros. 😉 I originally photographed these two in 2020 when many parks and […]

Just a little under one year before their wedding day, I met Lexie and Alex along the Chicago Riverwalk for their beautiful engagement photos. It was a perfect September evening as we strolled along the Chicago River, taking pictures from bridge to bridge. We began at one of my favorite spots, the Kinzie Street Bridge, […]

This winter Chicago engagement photo session is absolutely one of my favorites! First of all, if you’ve never explored Chicago’s lakefront in the winter time, you have been missing out. During the months of January and February, Lake Michigan transforms into an icy masterpiece. You would never guess by the almost glacier-looking first photo, but […]

Winter Chicago Proposal Photos Molly & Garrett I don’t know what this year will bring, but I hope it’s filled with so much more of this kind of love. Molly and Garrett, it was truly an honor capturing your ENGAGEMENT. I’m so happy for you!! Thank you for letting me capture these sweet moments from […]