Eric and Karie’s Picturesque Outdoor Starved Rock Wedding | Chicago Wedding Photographer

When Karie and I first talked, she described her unique (and challenging!) dream wedding–a nighttime ceremony in a forest in northern Illinois in the winter.  I think I surprised her by responding, “Sounds awesome, let’s do it!” What unfolded on an unseasonably warm November day was moment after moment of beauty.  From the rays of sunlight […]

Beth and John’s Colorful Autumn Wedding at the Pinnacle Ballroom | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

This wedding is just BURSTING with pretty… I can barely contain myself!  The day started out amazing with Beth’s incredible bridal details: a Maggie Sottero gown, Tiffany jewelry, and intricate bouquet by Amelia Florist.  A friend of Beth’s was kind enough to arrange special entry for us into Dixie Terminal, which made for one of the most GORGEOUS first look […]

Justine and Christian’s Classic Black Tie Wedding at Meson Sabika | Chicago Wedding Photographer

As soon as I met Christian, I knew he and Justine’s wedding would be a classy, stylish affair–Christian is a Chicago-based DJ who owns his own company, Mode Events, and described to me a beautiful ceremony at St. Francis with one heck of an afterparty at Meson Sabika!

Tom and Toni’s Elegant Polish & Croatian Wedding at the Montgomery Club | Chicago Wedding Photographer

It was an absolutely perfect sunny day in Lincoln Park, and Tom and Toni were nearly bursting with excitement.  Even before they saw each other, the joy on their faces was obvious.  Toni and Tom are just the happiest, goofiest, and completely head-over-heels couple I’ve had the pleasure to shoot, and I could not have felt […]

Doug & Queena’s Luxurious Contemporary Wedding at the W Chicago City Center | Chicago Wedding Photographer

From the moment we shared a round of morning Bloody Marys at their engagement session, I knew–without a doubt–that Doug and Queena’s wedding was going to be a BLAST.  And let me tell you, dear readers, this group definitely puts the ‘party’ in ‘wedding party.’  (Haaa, see what I did there?!  Apparently I can’t write […]

Brittany and Eric’s Springtime Chicago Engagement Session | Chicago Wedding Photographer

It was an absolutely gorgeous day in Chi-town, tailor-made for Brittany & Eric’s engagement session.  I couldn’t have asked for better weather or a better couple!  Eric and Brittany are incredibly sweet and fun to be around.  They were super patient while we waited for pedestrians to pass (and then more pedestrians… and a few moooore…) down by […]

Stephanie & Sean’s Romantic Valentine’s Day Wedding at the Hyatt | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Stephanie and Sean’s luxurious wedding took place on Valentine’s Day–how fitting, to celebrate their new life together and the love of their friends and families attending!  After a beautiful service at St. James and a frigid romp in the park (we’re talking below zero Fahrenheit, folks–Stephanie and Sean are SUCH TROOPERS), the blush and gold reception and […]

The Best of 2014 Photography: a recap of the best photos from this year | Destination Wedding Photographer

What a year it’s been!  2014 was amazing on so many levels.  I met so many incredible people, captured some absolutely wonderful marriages, and got engaged myself!  I couldn’t ask for a better (and busier!) year. I am so lucky to capture each and every moment that my couples entrust me with, and I find it really difficult […]

Bloody Marys, Bicycles, and Beaches: Doug & Queena’s Awesome Engagement | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Oh man.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this engagement session was.  We began the morning (yes, morning–don’t you judge us!) with a bloody mary and pizza slice in hand on the awesome patio at Homeslice.  The setting was perfect, the weather was warm, and the light was just begging to be […]

Sydney and Jimmy’s Luxurious Carlisle Wedding | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Ohhhh my goodness.  Jimmy and Sydney.  This amazing couple.  This AMAZING wedding.  I don’t know where to begin!! The first thing I noticed back in February while doing Sydney and Jimmy’s engagement session is the way they look at each other.  I mean, they really look at each other.  You can just see the love […]