St. Charles IL Wedding Photographer

Claire & Scotty | Creek Bend Nature Center Wedding

May in the Chicagoland area has been -essentially - a ton of rain, with a few gorgeous sunny days. Luckily for Claire & Scotty their wedding day weather was completely perfect! I noticed how all their friends and family played a part in bringing it all together. It was definitely a team effort to create the perfect celebration for Claire & Scotty. I also noticed the HUGE smiles on their faces for the whole day! They just looked so incredibly excited that the day was finally here. It was a whirlwind - as most weddings are - but it was filled with the best things: sunshine, connections, celebration, ice cream, and love. Congratulations Claire & Scotty!! Here’s to many more years of love!

Carol & Andrew | Married!

I met Carol at the Unitarian Church in Geneva when we were 4 years old. And 20 years later I found myself standing in a room with  my camera, photographing a bride getting her makeup done. Not a crazy place to find myself considering I'm a wedding photographer, but this felt different. I found that I felt very emotional and then I realized this was the first time I have photographed the wedding of someone I've known such a long time. Friends play different roles in our lives, some come in and out of our lives at different times and for different reasons. I have some fond memories with Carol growing up and to see her getting ready on her wedding day... thats some powerful stuff! Especially for a empathetic sap like me. It was a hot but wonderful day, full of warm embraces and happy smiles - and even a puppy in the wedding party! Carol and Andrew, thank you for having me photograph your wedding celebration! I'm so happy for you starting this exciting chapter in your lives.