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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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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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10 Free, At Home Date Night Ideas | Chicago Wedding Photographer

As a Chicago wedding photographer dating a salesman, we are trying to be creative with all of our down time at home, and are keeping romance alive. I wanted to provide some loving ideas for you and your partner that you can do for free or low cost, and that are at home. Peek below […]

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The Film Archives: Canon 1V Fuji 400H | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Being a Chicago wedding photographer who has shot digital for years, I had my first 35mm film client come to Rogers Park to shoot with me… YAY! I was over the moon with how these scans turned out with my new Canon1V film camera. This was my first time shooting with the 1V, and the […]

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The Film Archives: Fuji 400h PentaxK1000|Chicago Wedding Photographer

Being a Chicago wedding photographer who has been shooting digital for over 10 years, I just started shooting film! After idolizing film photographers for about a decade, my father gifted me his old Pentax K1000 film camera, which some would say could double as a hammer for nails since it is so durable. I am […]

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Rachel’s Lifestyle Portrait Session | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Chicago Lifestyle Branding Photographer Rachel and Rachel.. sounds like a new hit sitcom about two girls who watch Game of Thrones and obsess over herbal teas/coffee. Oh, wait! That is actually our life. I had such a great time taking this kindred spirit’s photos the other night. We laughed, we chatted, and felt like we […]

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Mom + Dad’s Anniversary Session

When your parents are married for 25+ years, you start to realize how special each piece of family history is. For my mom’s wedding anniversary present, I photographed my family’s wedding memorabilia, along with fragments of items collected along the way to the present moments. On their wedding day, my father wore a pink bowtie, which […]

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Becca’s West Loop Chicago Photo Excursion

It’s only natural that when your friend takes your photo for promotional photos, you grab a few of her too! See our session below for lots of laughs, model poses, and candid memories! 🙂 Model: Becca Waterloo 

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