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Old Post Office Bridal | Chicago Wedding Photographer

This session was inspirational because the models actually liked each other! They had not met before the shoot, and had a blast taking photos together in front of my camera. The chemistry was sparking as they danced in the lobby of the Old Post Office underneath paper airplanes. This event was planned by Lauren at […]

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Viceroy | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Viceroy Chicago will charm you immediately as you walk into their lobby, and are greeted by their ornate features and friendly staff. If it is winter, there will be a roaring fire in their fireplace as you walk in, and toasty warmth with comfortable seating. Their ballroom seats around 200 guests, and also has a […]

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Las Vegas Destination Elopement | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Romily, Keri, and I met in Chicago through our mutual best friend back in 2014. Our night together at JBTV was so fun! We played drinking games and chatted, becoming rather close. Flash forward 5 years, and the couple was finally engaged after 6 years in the making. Our mutual friend passed away tragically that […]

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Lytle House Wedding | Chicago Wedding Photographers

This wedding kicked off our wedding season, and I was so happy that we started the season with Jen and Andy. The pair met on Coffee Meets Bagel, a popular dating app. They knew right away that they would hit it off! Andy proposed after some time so that the couple could start their lives […]

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Maggie Daley Park | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Alisha and Alan are so cute together! I met the pair through Instagram, and we have been hosting their couples’ sessions twice in a row now; once for fall minis, once for a spring mini. The last time we were supposed to shoot together, it was negative thirty degrees outside! So a reschedule was very […]

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Lincoln Park Puppy Engagement | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Allison and Jake are a hilarious pair! This couple is so goofy and sweet together, I knew that from our initial phone call that the wedding would be amazing. Allison explained that she met Jake after throwing a chicken wing at him, and he soon pursued by asking for her number. After chatting with the […]

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North Avenue Beach Engagement | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Deanne and Sean met through mutual friends in college, yet they built a friendship over the course of two years before dating. 5 years ago, they finally decided to get together as a couple! Flash forward to last year: Sean proposed to Deanne and they are happier than ever. The pair has an adorable lab […]

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The Stockhouse + The Zephyr | Chicago Wedding Photographer

It’s not very often you meet staff as friendly and kind as those at Stockhouse & Zephyr Chicago! Jenna, the events manager, gave me a tour of The Stockhouse (white venue with rooftop below), and we spent the better of two hours chatting, laughing, and getting to know one another. The Stockhouse is a bright […]

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Chicago Botanic Garden LGBTQIA+ Engagement | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Gabrielle and Stephanie met through mutual friends in Chicago, and started out as roommates. When quarantine hit, the pair fell in love and started dating. One year, many laughs, and one pandemic later, these two were engaged and happy as ever. The rings that these two purchased for each other suit their personalities and are […]

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