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Can’t Get Enough Of New York!

So, I promised there’d be more to come from my recent trip to New York, and here it is!  The second installment of the beautiful wedding shoot is here!  Here is my next set of favs.  There are literally SO MANY!!!!!  There will be future installments, however, I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed taking these photographs!


Again, I cannot express my happiness and excitement at the opportunity to do this shoot and go through this experience.  Definitely stay tuned for even more amazing photos from the big apple!


Floral & Design: Poppies & Posies
Hair: Styles On B
Makeup: Kerry Crawford | Makeup Artist
Dress: Marchesa via Nearly Newlywed
Workshop: Jen Huang

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Sneak Peek From The Big Apple!

I don’t even know where to begin with this post!  I am BEYOND excited to share a sneak peek from a recent wedding shoot in none other than…NEW YORK CITY!  When I heard about the opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business, I just couldn’t pass it up!  Here are a few of my favorite shots, however there is more to come!  What I wouldn’t give to have Central Park as my backdrop for all of my brides!!!



What a truly AMAZING experience! I cannot wait to share more!!!!!


Florals: Poppies & Posies- www.poppiesandposies.com
Wedding Dress: Marchesa via Nearly Newly Wed- www.nearlynewlywed.com
Shoes: www.chromaticgallery.com
Workshop- Jen Huang Workshops

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Let Wedding Season Begin!

Well…. it’s finally here…. WEDDING SEASON!!!!!! Though I had the honor of being a guest at this wedding, I could not resist getting in a little practice before my first wedding of the season!  What I loved best about this group was their amazing friendship and love for each other.  I was honored to be a guest, and I’m excited to share some of my favorite shots!

And so it begins…..

And how STUNNING is this bride?!?!??!


It just wouldn’t be a midwest wedding without a little Coors….


Honestly…. how cute are these two?!?!?!?


And finally….. onto the celebration!!!


And there it is folks…… another beautiful wedding, and the beautiful beginning of another wedding season!




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Love & The Lake…

I hardly know where to begin with this beautiful couple…. This wedding was one of the most special weddings I’ve ever had the privilege to photograph.  I just so happened to grow up with the groom and the best man.  That’s right… I’ve known both of these guys since we were kids awkwardly walking the halls of middle school trying to find our way in the world, and now here they are engaged and getting married to a couple of amazing women!  It was hard to pick a few favorites, so there may be more than usual, but I just couldn’t help myself.  So, here we go!

Let’s start with my favorite pre-wedding shots!



And one with the ENTIRE family….



And let us not forget the details…. Being that the venue was an old, warehouse type space that had been converted, I really felt compelled to have the photos reflect that same feeling… old, vintage and beautiful…



And finally, onto the celebration!!!! LOVE his face!!!!

Truly, what an amazing evening!  Here’s to decades more of friendship, love and finding new paths in the world together.

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Love & The City….

I don’t even know where to begin with this one…. As you all know, I get SUPER excited when I find a spot or have a shoot that produces amazing photos!  Well, this one was no exception, and lord knows it’s not the last time you’ll be seeing this stunning location or amazing couple on my blog.  This couple is very special to me.  You may recognize the bride to be, because she looks a little bit like a beautiful mama I’ve had featured in a past blog post!  These ladies have been near and dear to my family, so when this beauty asked me to photograph her wedding and capture her engagement, I was beyond excited!!  These photos are some of my favorite, and what makes them my favorite is that you can really see how much these two love each other.  It was so easy to capture these moments with them because it just came naturally.  It was nearly impossible to pick favorites, because I had exactly 105 favorites from this shoot! Ha!  I can’t share all of them, but here are a few that blew me away.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed my time with this beautiful couple!


This whole shoot was really about mixing nature and cool architectural features…. This next set was about finding unique and cool tunnels to showcase these cuties!


These next two are some of my absolute favorite I’ve EVER shot…. I’m in love with how happy this bride to be is!


The next few take us back to nature….


And one final shot….. LOVE this one…. they belong in a magazine, people!


Needless to say, I cannot wait for this wedding come next June.  Stay tuned for more of this adorable couple!!!! xoxo

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A Birds Eye View….

It’s not often that I get to attend a wedding as a guest and not the hired photographer, so when I received an invitation to my cousins wedding I was BEYOND excited!!! I thought that I might leave my camera at home, but I could not resist!  My family and friends were all like, do you really want to carry that monster with you all day?  The answer was easy…. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am a photographer at the root of everything and I just could not imagine not having my camera for such a special time in my cousins life.  Here are a few of my fav shots that I am just so excited to share!  Congratulations, William and Jamie!!!! I love you both!!!!!! xoxo

Let’s start with the bride and her proud papa…..

Tell me these kids are not just the cutest EVER!!!

And Presenting William and Jamie Alexander for the very first time EVER!!!!

And finally off to a night of dancing and celebration…..

Sometimes it’s nice to be a guest at a wedding, however I learned that I’m still a photographer at heart.  I just cannot even control myself when it comes to capturing the special times in peoples lives.  Till next time….. xoxo

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A Wedding To Remember….

I recently had the honor and privilege of shooting this gorgeous wedding here in the Chicagoland area.  Everything about this day was absolutely beautiful from the bride, to her bond with her husband to be and friends, to the dress and every detail of the entire day.  This was one of my absolute favorite weddings to shoot.  Here are just a few of my favorites from the day, though there will be more to come! Stay tuned!

A few pre-wedding shots….

Tell me her dress wasn’t absolutely STUNNING!!!  And now for some amazing shots with the groom…..

And finally…. a few of just our stunning bride…. The first was a more artistic shot that I just loved!  Not one person could take their eyes off of this stunning woman….

And who knew a train station could be such a divine place to get some awesome shots!!!!!

There are definitely TONS more that I loved from this wedding, and I’ll be sharing them soon! I just couldn’t resist showing a few of my favs….

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Oh, What A Night Continued….

Ok, so more editing has been done and I’m excited to share some more from this most recent wedding!  Here are a few more of my absolute favorites from the day….

Some favorites of the bride and groom…..

And….. the first look!!! Bride and Groom see each other for the first time!

And a beautiful kiss….. the first of many…..

AND……..Last but not least, a few favorites of the bridal party…..


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