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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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.

I’ve been dying…DYING… to share more from Jamie and Sam’s wedding day. What an unimaginably perfect, heart happy, love-filled, confetti flying, candlelit, one-of-a-kind wedding to end the 2018 season.

Joel and Megan planned to wed on July 11 and so they did. This wedding was a stunner and I think it goes to show that a wedding doesn’t have to be big to be special. The couple exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends at St. Alphonsus and celebrated afterward with […]

Elizabeth & Ashish Chicago Cultural Center Okay, hope you guys are ready for round two! This weekend was simply beyond. It felt like something straight out of a fairy tale. Saturday’s wedding traded in the bright pops of color and modern setting from Friday for classic, candlelit elegance at the iconic Chicago Cultural Center. Both […]

Keely and Ryan planned on getting married June 6, and so they did. Surrounded by 8 guests, the couple wed at the bride’s family home with Fox Lake as their backdrop. This beautiful little wedding made my heart so happy. Thank you to Keely, Ryan and their families for letting me be a part of […]