the journal

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Jomarie and RJ were wed on a beautifully sunny September day at Barrington’s White House, surrounded by their closest friends and family. It was such a sweet day filled with so much love, joy and dancing! The day started with the two of them reading letters they wrote for each other, to one another in […]

March 14, 2022

RJ & Jomarie | Married

I received an inquiry from Betty last summer saying she and her husband David found out that they were pregnant, and they wanted to set up a session with their families to surprise them with the news. So we did exactly that! We met at the Bahai Temple in Wilmette, IL on a beautifully sunny […]

March 8, 2022

Betty & David | Pregnancy Announcement

What a whirlwind of a year 2021 was. I almost feel like it was just one big giant blur….anyone else agree?! In 2021 I started working towards taking my business a step further from the side hustle that it was, and I am so glad I did. It pushed me out of my comfort zone, […]

February 1, 2022

Best of 2021

Did a newborn shoot this past summer to document baby Elowynn’s entrance into the world! Let me just say this, if I had any doubt in the magic of outdoor newborn sessions before, this session absolutely scrapped all that and has caused me to become a true believer in them. SO much sweetness in the […]

January 25, 2022

Baby Elowynn

I’ve been photographing these three since their maternity days, and every year since. I cannot express how much fun it has been to document their family throughout the years. From maternity to the newborn stages to the toddler years, and now onto the little girl years. They moved to a new home recently, and this […]

January 13, 2022

Velez-Luce Family

I’ve known Edgar and Jocelyn since they were dating. I photographed Edgar’s big surprise proposal a few years back, and I recently had the chance to photograph them in their first ever home together with their sweet pup, Toby! Can every session have a dog in it?? It was so special and fun to join […]

December 14, 2021

Torres Family | Home

I photographed the Blackburn family on a hot summer day in downtown Chicago. I actually met Danni on Instagram— She and her family had moved to Chicago from England for the year and I loved following along with all her stateside adventures! Needless to say, I was beyond excited to capture their sweet family. The […]

December 6, 2021

Blackburn Family

My brother and his wife welcomed little Luca into the world last year, and I had the privilege of photographing their family of three for the first time! It was a special session. Every newborn session is so special, but I definitely felt all the emotions seeing my brother hold his own son during these. […]

March 26, 2021

Baby Luca

I took Brittany and Jose’s engagement photos a few years back and absolutely loved getting to photograph them! So when Brittany asked for photos of them in their new home, I was thrilled. One of the things I love most about what I do is having the opportunity to document the many milestones of those […]

March 25, 2021

The Saravias | Home

I met Cara and Greg for the first time on a chilly but gorgeous + sunny Halloween morning over at Winnemac park for their engagement photos. Right off the bat, I could tell they were two extremely kind, genuine people. By the end of it all I felt like I had known them for much […]

March 23, 2021

Greg & Cara | Winnemac Park Engagement