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On grieving | Chicago Wedding Photographers

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they have to grieve a loss. Be it a parent, a job, a friend, or a wedding, this is something that we all encounter at one time or another. It became very apparent to me last October that I had never truly delved into the darkness of […]

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Anniversary in the park |Chicago wedding photographer

Emily and Brian were truly a sight for sore eyes, and a half & a half. I had so much fun capturing their pets, their new home, and a night in a Chicagoland forest preserve. Peek below for their dreamy session, caught on digital mixed in with Portra 400 film on the Pentax 645N and […]

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Engagement, Film Archives

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Mom and Dad’s 35th Anniversary | Chicago Wedding Photographer

I had the honor of recreating my parents’ wedding photos at our synagogue. It was in March that my dad’s illness got diagnosed, and it was so important to my parents to recreate their wedding photos on 8/25, on their 35th wedding anniversary. Rabbi Tachman blessed my parents in their marriage, and joked about how […]

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The Film Archives – Fuji 400H and Portra 400 35mm Canon 1V and Pentax K1000 | Chicago wedding photographer

For mine and Cole’s 2 year dating anniversary, we went to the woods since we were quarantined together, and then took a walk around Loyola’s campus. We had so much fun at the woods shooting on my Canon 1V Fuji 400H film, and waited a few months to get our film processed due to the […]

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Film Archives

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Buckingham Fountain Proposal | Chicago Wedding Photographer

It’s not every day your boyfriend takes you on a horse-drawn carriage ride around downtown Chicago. Sarah was completely surprised to be serenaded by a musician playing “Your Song,” by Elton John as Daniel took her out of the carriage and got down on one knee. This was truly a sight for sore eyes! I […]

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Engagement

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Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Wedding | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Kristina and Angelito have a love for the ages. Their beautiful and elated blended family contributed to their wedding as the pair said their vows and tied the knot. Kristina’s son helped fluff her sparkling sequined dress as their daughter helped with the rings and flowers. This family is too cute to be true, and […]

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Chicago City Hall Wedding Photographer

Mayra and Nikko had planned a stunning wedding at The Old Post Office for August first, yet life had other plans for them. The adorable pair chose to marry at Chicago’s City Hall, and said their vows before a justice of the peace. Now, this was not what they had envisioned, all rustic decor and […]

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La Grange Backyard Wedding| Chicago Wedding Photographer

Carolyn and Rob had to reverse-postpone their November 2020 wedding due to COVID-19, and planned their entire event perfectly from shake-up to finish. Carolyn’s backyard doubled as the perfect ceremony and reception space for her family and friends; social-distancing style. I was so inspired and in awe of the kind spirits that filled the room, […]

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Advice for future couples planning their wedding | Chicago wedding photographer

Hi everyone! I hope you all are enjoying some sunshine, or if it is raining where you are, a cozy blanket and cup of hot cocoa. Sit back and relax if you are reading this, because we have some awesome tips for you from a former bride turned wedding planner that pertain to planning your […]

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