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Santa Cruz Engagement Session – Alyssa & Brian

When Lindsay and I traveled to California to begin our vacation, we made our way down to Santa Cruz to meet up with Alyssa and Brian for their Santa Cruz engagement session at Natural Bridges State Beach. It was such a treat to document this phase in their lives in a location that they both […]

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Art Institute of Chicago Engagement Session

It was a cloudy day in Chicago with a decent chance of rain when I met Jane and Joseph. Luckily, we had decided on the Art Institute of Chicago for their engagement session. With ample amounts of a natural light, different galleries and backdrops, the Art Institute is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to photograph […]

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Camp Wandawega Wedding – Katie & Rob

Tucked away in Elkhorn, a small town in southern Wisconsin, lies Camp Wandawega. From starting as a speakeasy in 1925 to a lake resort in the 1950s to a church camp in the 1970s, Camp Wandawega definitely has a rich history. The venue itself stays true to the “camp” in their name as they serve […]

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Jessie & Chad Vow Renewal

During my mentorship with Robert J Hill, we photographed this styled Smith Rock elopement which also happened to be a real vow renewal for Jessie and Chad. Even though this was styled, the emotions and love felt between the two of them was as real as can be. When I think of Oregon, my mind […]

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Eloping with Family

When you think about the idea of having an intimate and adventurous elopement, you can hardly contain your excitement. Everything about eloping is perfect for you and your partner: a wedding day experience that focuses on you and your partner and an opportunity for an epic adventure to commit yourselves to one another before embarking […]

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Jane & Joseph Wedding

Living in Chicago, it is not often where I have a couple tell me that they want to do an in home wedding. But that is exactly what Jane and Joseph did. They exchanged their vows and committed themselves to one another in front of family and close friends before having a lunch reception, filled […]

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What to Wear for Your Engagement Session

Can’t decide on what to wear for your engagement session? You’re not alone! After all, the photos from your session can be used for your invitations and save-the-dates, it is important for the outfits and photos to feel 100 percent you. Here are a 5 tips to help get you start thinking about your engagement […]

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Jessie & Chad Engagement Session

This Mt Hood engagement session on Tom, Dick, and Harry Mountain was part of my mentorship with Robert J Hill last year. It was incredible to explore a region of the United States that I had never been to before and to photograph a mountaintop session. In the afternoon, we hiked to Mirror Lake, where […]

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The Pros and Cons of a First Look

Your big day is coming up, and planning is underway. From decorations to the guest list, several items are on your mind, including the First Look. So– what is this First Look, exactly? And why do people spend so much time and consideration in deciding whether or not to have it? First looks are a […]

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Rangefinder 30 Rising Star 2019 Nomination

Every year, Rangefinder Magazine announces their 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography, a list of the best 30 photographers from around the world to watch out for in the coming years. This is a highly coveted award for wedding photographers as it is extremely exclusive with this year’s list having 300 photographers nominated. All photographers […]

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Jane & Joseph Engagement Session

It was a cloudy day in Chicago with a decent chance of rain when I met Jane and Joseph. Luckily, we had decided on the Art Institute of Chicago for their engagement session. With ample amounts of a natural light, different galleries and backdrops, the Art Institute is quickly becoming one of my favorite places […]

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Brittany & Sherman

I was not prepared with how intimate and unique Brittany and Sherman’s Filament Theatre wedding was. A day filled with laughs, tears, and entertainment as both of them are actors. I had such a blast at this wedding, not only was the theater only 5 minutes from my home, but Brittany and Sherman incorporated a […]

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Lydia & Ben

You might remember these two from the engagement session at Franklin Falls in October. A few weeks ago, I flew back to Seattle to document Lydia and Ben’s Thomas Family Farm wedding in Snohomish, a quaint little rural town north of Seattle. The venue was so reminiscent of our years at the University of Illinois, […]

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Redefining Elopements – What Does "Elope" Mean?

Redefining Elopements – What Does “Elope” Mean? I want you to close your eyes. Now, when you hear the word “elopement,” what comes to mind? Maybe you imagine a hurried couple, running off after making a spontaneous decision to spend their lives together, instead of choosing to have a traditional wedding– the excitement, the drama! […]

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