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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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Happy 60th Anniversary to my GrandparentsGordie & Marilyn On Saturday, I photographed these two Artistrie Co. VIPs, my grandparents, as they are about to celebrate 60 years of marriage! We returned to the farm in Plainfield where my grandma grew up and my grandparents fell in love. This place is filled with so many happy […]

Branding Photo Shoot La Belle Fleur Events I simply love the results of La Belle Fleur Event’s branding photo shoot. I’ve worked with Ashley La Fleur and her team a countless number of times, and it’s always a pleasure. I had a blast working with them at DL Loft on a sunny September morning. I’m happy to […]

Branding Photo ShootLife in Bloom Last winter, Rachel of Life in Bloom, moved into her brand new studio! She invited me over to check out her new space and we did a fun branding photo shoot. I arrived as she was finishing up some floral arrangements for an upcoming wedding. It was fun to watch […]

Wheaton Engagement PhotographyDanada Equestrian Center When I first met with Laura, I felt instantly connected to her. Not only is she a fellow Augustana alumn, but she happens to be friends with so many of my clients! In fact, she even stood up as a bridesmaid in Erin and Matt’s wedding last month. What a small […]

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with […]

Artistrie Co.Fine Art Chicago Wedding Photographer It’s hard to believe that it’s already been ONE YEAR since my Artistrie Co. brand began! I am so in love with it and proud to call it my own. I had fun celebrating in California this weekend and am feeling more excited and inspired than ever. Thanks to […]

Chicago Nature Autumn Engagement PhotosKim + Karl There’s nothing much better than the city in the fall, which is why I love this Chicago autumn engagement session. Kim and Karl will be getting married next year in Florida, and wanted to incorporate the fall foliage into their engagement photos. Autumn is Kim’s favorite season, and […]

Chicago Winery WeddingLauren + Billy Last year, I remember driving home from a far western suburb and passing a beautiful vineyard along the way. I stopped my car, and couldn’t believe such a beautiful place existed and I had never heard of it before. Being the wedding photographer that I am, my first thought was […]

To first look or to not first look…that seems to be the question brides are asking these days! At Artistrie Co., we LOVE first looks! While I definitely appreciate the traditional approach of the groom waiting to see his bride down the aisle, there are some very practical reasons to see each other before the ceremony…

7 Tips for Beautiful Engagement Photos As a wedding photographer, engagement portraits are a huge part of my business. Every year, I work with approximately 35-40 different couples for their engagement sessions. It’s such an exciting period of time for the couple as they are getting ready to walk down the aisle. All of my […]