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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 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

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

I know I’ve been very off my blogging game lately, especially since I graduated college and am relearning how to balance my new, post-grad life. BUT I think I’ve got it somewhat figured out, hence why I am now getting back into it. I love creating blog posts— It’s so fun to be able to tell […]

July 30, 2018

Blake & Gwyn — 4.14.18

Another “first” for me was this maternity session that I did last month. When Melissa asked me to photograph her and her husband in this special time in their lives, I was a little nervous, because what do I know about maternity? Well that’s simple: Not much. But what I do know is that pregnancy […]

July 14, 2017

Melissa & Steve | Maternity

I met Ryan and Jane here at North Park. Ryan was the RA of the floor beneath me my freshman year, and I never actually got to talk to Jane much until the start of this past school year–but long story short they are two great, Christ-loving individuals who, together, make one fantastic couple. When Jane […]

May 19, 2016

Ryan + Jane : Engagement

We thought it’d be fun to go take wintery photos at cool wintery places with the idea in mind that we’d be taking the photos in a light, pretty, fluttery snow on a relatively windless day. Chicago had other ideas. And by other ideas I mean basically blizzarding (snow dumping on us, crazy winds, frozen […]

February 20, 2016

Winter Photo Adventure: Chicago