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!

Amber & Kevin | Married!

When Amber and Kevin told me they love craft beer and David Bowie - I knew I was meant to be their photographer!! These two have amazing taste and are just so easy going, it made for a great wedding day. Every detail was classy and a bit flashy, from Amber's classic birdcage to Kevin's gold shoes - it was all fantastic and totally them. And that's what I believe a wedding day should be - 100% true to you and everything you want it to be. To Amber and Kevin I say congratulations! It was a pleasure, please renew your vows someday so we can do it all again!

Best of 2016!

I can't believe it's practically July and I still haven't done a best of 2016 post! Well now I am making it happen. 2016 was a fantastic year. I was able to meet and work with some amazing couples. Happy tears were cried and there were many times when I was in awe of the gifts this incredible job brings. I bore witness to so many special moments in the lives of these people. I think I'll always remember the way Jeff teared up when he saw Danielle for the first time - and the incredible speeches that were given at Erin and Jim's reception - and the way Ryan looked at Jenny with such adoration throughout their wedding day. Thank you to everyone who opened up to me and had me document these moments. Looking at these images, I am grateful and I can't wait for more magic in 2017!