the journal

welcome to

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 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 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

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

You guys. Proposal shoots. Are. So. Much. Fun. Warning: This will be a longer blurb, but worth it!) I met Stephen back in 2013 when I was on my gap year in Denmark. We went to church together (his dad is the pastor) and he was in the same youth group as my sister. I […]

December 4, 2019

Stephen & Amanda | North Avenue Beach Proposal