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Intimate Home 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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Intimate Filament Theatre Wedding

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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Thomas Family Farm Wedding

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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How to Elope in Utah

How to Elope in Utah With more couples looking for an more meaningful and intimate way to get married, they are choosing to elope. They are choosing to boil down their wedding to an authentic and intimate wedding experience where the focus is on them and is a perfect reflection of their personalities and their […]

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Best Places to Elope in Utah

Best Places to Elope in Utah If you and your partner are looking for an elopement location with landscapes that just leave you breathless and awestruck, then Utah might just be what you’re looking for. Utah’s desert landscape makes you feel like you’re on a totally different planet. With it’s red rocks touching the sky […]

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Desert Inspired Elopement – Anne & Ming

The ever-changing beauty of the desert has always intrigued me. The shifting in the grains of sand as the wind sweeps across each dune. The barrenness of the landscape seemingly to hold its breath when the wind stops. It was such a surreal moment for Anne & Ming to see such a vast otherworldly scene […]

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Bottom Lounge Wedding – Sarah & Mike

This past November, I had the honor of photographing Sarah and Mike’s Bottom Lounge wedding. From the moment we first met for their engagement session, their love for one another was so radiant and contagious. We had such a blast, running along the lakefront and exploring the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The fun and joy continued […]

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Asia Travel Photos – China, Singapore, Hong Kong

A few weeks ago, my family, including both sets of grandparents, took a trip to Asia to celebrate Christmas and New Years together. It was our first big family vacation in almost 10 years and my first time visiting Asia. We split our time by spending 4 days each in China, Singapore, and Hong Kong. […]

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Best of 2018 – A Year in Review

What a year it has been, hard to believe that 2018 has flown right past us and we’re already a week into 2019. Personally this year has been such an exhilarating ride, from navigating the first year of marriage and building up my business and leaving the corporate world to pursue photography full-time. I was […]

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