Posts tagged downtown chicago wedding
downtown chicago spring engagement
 

chicago, illinois | Amy + Ray

these are my chicago city dwelling friends everyone. 

when an engagement shoot is basically just hanging out with your friends for the day, adventureing through downtown, im into it.  exploring new back alleys in a city you've been to a million times is the most inspiring.  these two inspire me.  wait till you see amys vision for her michigan bohemian backyard camp forest wedding.  yes. it will be all those things and more. 

let the countdown begin.

 
Best midwest engagement and wedding images of 2016
 

i heard someone say once, "to move forward we must look back at where we have been".  ok i probably never actually heard anyone say it but im sure pinterest definitely threw it out there once.  i have never done a "year in review" post because i have never really been content with my work.  i always felt like i could do better or i have fallen short in comparison to other photographers i admire.  this past year was huge for me.  lots of "aha" moments, amazing clients, and awesome opportunities.  i always feel like i could do more and be better, but this time around im taking time to be proud of myself.  proud of how far ive come, the work i have created, and the relationships i have cultivated.

comparison is the theif of joy.

dont let it steal your joy.

take time to look back and see how far you have come

2017 Wedding Photography Bucket List

iceland eleopement

ireland greenlands

big sur

bohemian forrest wedding

intimate mountain elopement

joshua tree national park wedding

industrial warehouse wedding

 
chicago kenmare loft warehouse wedding
 

michelle + charlie | chicago, illinois

michelle and charlies industrial city wedding at Kenmare Loft had all the feels!  from watching michelle see herself in the mirror as a bride for the first time, to seeing her tear up as she saw the reception venue she worked so hard to make perfect to the moment she was able to finally see her groom after a long morning of getting ready put a huge smile on my face all day.  nothing but joy filled their faces all day long.

i could go back and shoot this one a million times over.  it was perfect

 
firehouse chicago industrial wedding
 

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.