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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This is a collection of my very favorite moments, recent work, wedding planning tips, and  behind-the-scenes adventures. Enjoy!

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I’ve known Catie since our band-nerd days at Willowbrook High School, so it was extra special to be a part of her day. I met Catie in her hotel room as she began getting ready to see her groom, Jon. The chilly morning began with sparkly Kate Spade heels, dahlias galore, and the most beautiful champagne colored wedding dress I’ve seen. Jon and Catie met each other outside of the barns of Danada House and had a special, private moment together.

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 […]

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 […]

If you need to know one thing about me, here it is: I LOVE brunch. Plain and simple. But really, who doesn’t? When Lucy contacted me about photographing her Chicago brunch wedding at the Bristol, I was SO excited. Truth be told, I’ve always wanted to photograph a brunch wedding. I love the idea of a simple and intimate affair, and would love to shoot more weddings like thi