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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Rachel and Nick’s Cafe Brauer wedding day was nothing short of amazing! The historic Lincoln Park ballroom dazzled with suspended florals and romantic candlelight, bringing the bride’s whimsical vision to life. There was SO MUCH laughter and love at this wedding! Rachel and Nick, I would photograph your day over and over again if I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Elegant Backyard Naperville Wedding Naperville Wedding Photographer After having to replan their wedding three times, Kristine and Topher traded their downtown Chicago wedding plans for a backyard garden party at their recently purchased Naperville home. Trust me, when you take a look at this tent, you won’t believe this was their backyard! Through the ups […]

This Chicago Cultural Center wedding is a forever favorite! On the most beautiful Chicago day, Lexie and Alex had their dream wedding. The black tie affair featured iconic Chicago architecture, fluffy white florals, an abundance of candlelight, live music, a cannoli cake, and even their pup, Hailey (adorned in a flower girl dress, of course). […]

Cafe Brauer is where wedding dreams come true. I’ve had the pleasure of working at Cafe Brauer four times in 2016, and you better believe I’ll be back in 2017! The space is filled with charm and character that you can’t find anywhere else. I had the pleasure of meeting Annie and Ryan earlier this year and literally jumped for joy when they hired me to be their wedding photographer. These two are the sweetest couple I have ever met.