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Taliah & Cordero | Chicago, IL Wedding

Today I’m sharing some favorites from Taliah & Cordero’s wedding day! These two followed their hearts and planned an intimate Chicago wedding. Each couple - each love - is unique. So why should every wedding have the same rules? Sometimes a small gathering of your most cherished loved ones is the way to go. That was what felt right to Taliah & Coredero - and they did it! As they looked into each others eyes and exchanged vows, I could feel the weight of the moment - it was so very clear that these two share a special love. Congratulations to Taliah & Cordero! Cheers to many years of love.

Will & Jennie | Engaged!

These two are in love. So we met up just before Christmas to make some photographs and document this moment in their lives! They love the outdoors so we chose to shoot at one of my favorite parks in Geneva, IL. There is so much to work with at Fabyan Forest Preserve and the natural elements there are beautiful, even in the winter.

Will & Jennie were so fun to get to know. As we walked between shooting spots we talked about how they met - how Jennie knew pretty much right away that Will was something special - how that exciting foundation had led to them planning a Texas wedding for this year. I soon saw the kind nature they both share - they were the most understanding & patient when my left contact lens starting giving me issues. Lesson learned: if it’s freaking freezing out and you’re about to shoot an engagement session, wear your glasses. Make-up + cold wind + watering eyes = problems.

But we pushed through & came away with images that will last a lifetime. They trusted me, they were themselves, they had fun with it! That is the recipe for making great photos.