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Mary and Rohn Schmidt’s Mad Hatter Wedding | Chicago Wedding Photographer

I was thrilled to be asked to capture a talented cinematographer and photographer’s wedding. What an honor! Rohn proposed to Mary atop a glorious mountain in China, and the two are the cutest pair! The love between them radiates through to each person they meet. Their intimate Mad Hatter themed wedding took place in a […]

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When to Book Your Wedding Professionals

So you’re engaged!!! This is one of the most exciting times to cherish in your life, and you are all set to get started on all of those planning details. I have organized a list of the order in which to book your wedding professionals with some recommendations of my favorite trusted vendors, too! 1. […]

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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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When the Photographer Becomes the Subject

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to photograph a photographer? Or on the other side of the same coin, have you ever modeled when you have only been the one behind the camera before? I decided that as a graduation gift to myself, I would pay Becca Waterloo at oolretaw.com take my […]

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Golden Light with Kristin

As Golden hour struck at 6:30 PM on a GORGEOUS sunny June night, Kristin and I hit the field at McGuane Park in Bridgeport, Chicago. As the main motivation for this session was to get tacos afterwards, Kristin and I had so much fun laughing and sharing jokes as the gleaming beams of light danced […]

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Creating a Fun, Natural Mood in Photos | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Clients often tell me that they love the style of my work because my images look natural, like I am capturing real emotion between my clients. That’s all because I am! I love to start out by posing my clients how I want them to stand (see above), and then I add in either a […]

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Denise and Nathan’s Lincoln Park Chicago Engagement

This couple couldn’t be more in love! Denise and Nathan dressed to the nines for their engagement session at the beautiful, scenic Nature Boardwalk in Lincoln Park over memorial day weekend. You can feel the love for each other and fun we had in the photos! Denise is an absolute doll; from the moment she […]

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My Gear | Chicago Wedding Photographer

I frequently get asked what kind of gear I use, so I thought it might be nice to put it into words on a page! When I first picked up photography as a hobby, I’d see posts about gear and be so intimidated by all of the nice tools that other photographers used. This has […]

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Holly and Sage’s Indiana Engagement | Chicago Wedding Photographer

When Holly and Sage contacted me to photograph their engagement, I was beyond thrilled! The cutest couple ever asked for my style guide, came dressed to impress, and were such great sports through the cloudy, gloomy and cold weather. I couldn’t be happier with their photos, and we had SO much fun!! 

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