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Stephanie and Jason’s Ignite Glass Studio Chicago Wedding

Stephanie and Jason are the cutest pair! The two met on a blind date 5 years ago and tied the knot on a blustery autumn Saturday in September. Their wedding was the thing of dreams: the sparkly shoes, the Tiffany & Co. rings, the gowns, and the adorable robes that the bride tribe wore. All […]

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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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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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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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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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