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Colorful Pinstripes Wedding

Karla and Brian’s colorful Pinstripes wedding was a highlight of last summer, everything about this day was intentionally crafted to represent their cultures and families. Rain popped in and out throughout the day, but they never let it put a damper on them. They exchanged private vows during one of the most romantic and memorable […]

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Lacuna Lofts Wedding

Hannah and Alan’s fall Lacuna Lofts wedding was a highlight of the year. Not only was it special because Lacuna was where Lindsay and I got married, but their reception was such a throwback to the Warped Tour days. We started off the day with Hannah getting ready at her mom’s condo while Alan got […]

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The Arbory Wedding

Special thanks to all the vendors: Venue : The Arbory Planner/Rentals : Cygnet Events and Design Catering : Hearty Boys Decor : Atmosphere Events Group Officiant : Zen Events Band : Hitched Hair/Make-Up : Bianca Sansosti Artistry

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Camp Wandawega Wedding

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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Smith Rock Elopement

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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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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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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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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