A timeless Engagement Session in Downtown Chicago

November 1, 2015

I can’t say this about many people, but I’ve known Holly since the first grade.   We went to the same school together all the way through 12th grade, before heading to different states for college.   When Holly sent out a facebook message last year announcing she was moving to Chicago with her fiance Rob […]

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Sunny Fall Family Shoot with the Fontanas

October 31, 2015

In 2011, I had the honor of photographing Kate and Tj’s wedding in downtown Chicago. Since then, a lot has happened for this couple–the biggest life change, the birth of their son, Luke, who turned one this past month. On a sunny October Sunday morning, we strolled through the prairie of Winnemac Park, a perfect […]

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Gorgeous Country Chic Engagement Photos

October 30, 2015

Emily and Mike couldn’t have a more beautiful day for their fall nature engagement photos. After a day of biting our nails as we refreshed our weather apps over and over again, the clouds parted and sun came through. Thank goodness, because this setting was too gorgeous for anything but golden light and blue skies. […]

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These kids are such a riot!

October 29, 2015

I love shooting fall family photos, especially with the Quinns every year! Their kids literally have me cracking up the whole time. They’re so vibrant and fun. It’s basically a chance for me to just be a kid again, playing tag, pretending to fight dragons, or recounting our favorite moments from Puss and Boots and […]

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Golli and Omid // Wedding Photos at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Musuem

October 13, 2015

Omid said he always admired Golli before they started dating, but when they fell in love, she blew away the vision he had of her in his mind.  After knowing each other for more than a decade and fostering a relationship across state borders, the couple couldn’t have been happier when they officially began their life together as husband and […]

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Lifestyle Family Photos with The Sutherlands

September 20, 2015

The years of wonder, before awareness takes over, before they know what it means to be cool; when all is new and everything is an adventure. They’re full of curiosity and raw emotion. Smiles may turn to frowns in a split second, laughter to sobs. These years, when plans unravel and spontaneity rules, these are my […]

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Megan and David’s Wedding Photos at Independence Grove

September 19, 2015

Megan and David met as freshman in college when David knocked on the door of her dorm room and invited Megan and and her roommates to a party.  Over the course of four years, they became best friends.  David even became close with Megan’s family, but neither thought anything more of their relationship until senior year.  To […]

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Lauren + Matt’s // Dunham Wood’s Riding Club Wedding Photos

September 3, 2015

Dunham Wood’s Riding Club Wedding Photos The scene looked almost like a fall day for Lauren and Matt’s summer wedding. I loved shooting their Dunham Wood’s Riding Club Wedding Photos in this enchanting outdoor venue.  Beneath a beautiful oak tree with fallen leaves dappling the grass, the two said “I do” after 11 years together. It […]

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Happy Birthday Michael!

August 18, 2015

Michael Jr.’s One Year Photos A year ago, dear friends Kimi and Michael Ponzio welcomed home their first son, Michael Jr.  This August, they not only celebrate his 12 months of life, but also their new son or daughter, who is now 12 weeks. Michael Jr. charmed the socks off me.  I can only imagine […]

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Faye’s First Birthday

August 17, 2015

Faye’s First birthday party was a “smash” hit!  She loved the cake her beautiful mom, Emily Florez made her and was all smiles in her Dad Ray’s arms. They’re the sweetest couple and Faye is such a darling little girl, it was such a hoot taking her first birthday photos.

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