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I met Jomarie and RJ downtown at the Chicago Riverwalk on a beautiful fall morning. We had a blast exploring the area together and capturing glimpses of their love along the way. These two were a dream couple to work with. They were so willing to let go and roam around the nearby streets with […]

March 15, 2021

RJ & Jomarie | Chicago Riverwalk Engagement

2020. What. A. Year. To be honest, I can’t even believe it’s already over. The whole year feels like a giant blur that happened so quickly but so slowly at the same time. When COVID started I remember how many uncertainties there were surrounding it. One thing I was very certain about, however, was that […]

January 1, 2021

Best of 2020

I photographed Tommy and Kitchie’s wedding back in 2017 so it was so fun to get to photograph them again in this new chapter of married life where they bought their first home together! Photo sessions with these two are never without lots of laughter and joy. It was such a fun time documenting this […]

December 23, 2020

The Bakkens | Home

Lisa contacted me this summer asking about an extended family shoot for her in-law’s 50th anniversary. I love these types of sessions for so many reasons, one being that there are so many different relationship dynamics to capture, and so many different stories to tell. We started our time together with some 50th anniversary couples […]

November 29, 2020

Applequist Family

These two friends of mine just welcomed the most precious baby boy into the world! It was such a special session, photographing their family of three for the first time. Sweet little Ollie is one lucky little man. Photographing new families will never stop being a magical thing to me. These sessions are always so […]

November 1, 2020

Baby Ollie

I met Bethany and Tony out in Lincoln Park for a late-summer engagement session. We started out at the lily ponds near the zoo and then moved over to Belmont Harbor. It was a beautiful night with a gorgeous sunset and the colors from this session were to die for! I LOVED getting to photograph […]

October 5, 2020

Tony & Bethany | Lincoln Park Engagement

Weird to think of life Pre-COVID, right?! Even weirder when you look back to this cold + snowy engagement session and realize that this is was the last thing you did before the national quarantine began. And now summer has gone by and fall is beginning and I am just baffled at how much of […]

September 12, 2020

Nate & Whitney | Minnesota Engagement

If you read my Best of 2018 post, I talked about how I hit a lull in all areas of life, resulting in a much needed hiatus from photography. This year, though, was spent coming back from all of that: Working on myself and my life from the inside-out. I like to think of 2019 […]

January 10, 2020

Best of 2019

Really, really late in making this post, BUT it is made nonetheless. 2018 was a year of transition for me. I graduated college and entered the workforce and a big part of the transition not only was learning how to be an adult in the real world, but also learning how to balance my full-time […]

January 6, 2020

Best of 2018

When in Minnesota for Thanksgiving, I had the opportunity to photograph some of my cousins and their families, along with my aunt and uncle who are now grandparents to three adorable little ones! Such a fun and special session to be a part of. There are few things as precious as seeing loved ones take […]

January 5, 2020

Nelson Family