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juli + luc, chicago, illinois

you may not believe in love at first sight but Luc sure did.  

he saw her and he knew

with Juli's cute little giggles and Luc's infectious laugh, i knew it would be a good day. these two are the kindest most gentle hearted people I've ever met and their love for each other was so evident.  these are the weddings i could shoot everyday.  

they just got me and i got them.  

their love story was told in front of their closest friends and family in the backyard of firehouse chicago.  complete with a food truck, cupcakes, and plenty of dancing this one was one of my faves.  

when couples trust me and invite me in as apart of the family....we get some dang good stuff!


weddings like these get me so fired up.  i get home super late, exhausted, but with a huge smile on my face eager to wake up and tackle the images we captured.  when a bride and groom are excited about taking the time to get awesome photographs on their wedding day it gets me so excited to create them. i just love love love it! boom. so good.

that golden light

that golden light

its what photographers dream about

this. right. here

ya thats my smokin hot sister ladies and gents.  I love having sisters because I can shoot them as long as I want without having to worry about if they are too cold or if I am shooting too long because they are my sisters and they are stuck with me no matter what.  they don’t have a choice hehe

brides to be.  photos with that golden light doesn’t just happen. it takes a lot of intentional planning but it is so so soooo worth it.  you want this light in your photos so be sure to make time about 30 mins before sunset to sneak away with your photographer.  the light goes fast so even just 5-10 minutes should do the trick.

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melissa + bob, chicago, illinois

so I'm obsessed with these two. they are the kind of people you just want to be friends with. they are the coolest "we do what we want" kind of people.  a couple weeks prior to their reception at Bottom Lounge, Bob and Melissa got married in Las Vegas…Elvis and all!  At their reception, they had an all female kiss tribute band named Slutter, and let me tell you, I have never seen a girl so excited.

if I learned anything from Bob and Melissa's Bottom Lounge wedding it's to do whatever the heck you want. you want to get married in Vegas. do it. you want a all female kiss tribute band.  do it.  if you want to get ready together all morning. do it. and hey if you want to get married in Greece with 10 people in a pink tulle wedding dress, definitely do it... and holler at me!

as my hubby would say, "do you boo boo!" ps he's going to kill me for telling you he says that hehe

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why an engagement shoot?

I love me a good engagement shoot!  Almost as much as I love weddings.  I could go on and on about how important they are.  How you will spend more time with your photographer then anyone else on your wedding day so we should totally become besties before hand.  Or how a major plus to being a photographer is that I don't have to be on the other side of the lens, however you and the camera should become besties too.  But really, they are just freaking fun.  What's better then an excuse to get cozy with your love for a whole evening!?  Your engagement is a big deal. Why not capture it too!  Have fun with it.  Make it personal.  Use it as an excuse to visit that really cool place you have been wanting to visit!  There is nothing better….besides maybe your wedding day!

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