Wedding Photojournalist Association Award

Wedding portrait at the University of Chicago.

I opened my inbox this morning and found out that I had won an award from the most recent WPJA contest! I love this image from Jessica and Mike’s University of Chicago wedding last year. The two were so full of energy while we were photographing their portrait session and Mike wanted to jump in the air for a few shots. I feel honored to be among such a talented pool of incredible photographers. Continue reading

Prairie Production Wedding: Maria & Rob

Couple portrait in Wicker Park before a Prairie Production wedding.

The minute I met Maria and Rob I knew we’d be a great fit for their Prairie Production wedding. They are both hilarious and quirky and were recommended by my previous clients Dallas and Joe. I couldn’t have been more excited to capture all of the fun details of their day. I shot my first wedding ever (!) at Prairie Production and hadn’t been back since. Continue reading

West Loop Engagement Session: Talia & Scott

Couple jumps in the air together during their West Loop engagement session.

Talia and Scott decided on doing a West Loop engagement session this winter and I’m excited to finally blog their session! They both lived in the area and Scott worked there for awhile so it was a perfect fit; mixing some non-traditional Chicago locations with a place that had meaning to them allowed us to make some great pictures. Continue reading

Lincoln Park Engagement Session: Ashley & Derick

Couple hugs during their Lincoln Park engagement session.

Ashley and Derick’s Lincoln Park engagement session was so much fun to shoot! The two are getting married in Colorado and live in Iowa so they decided to come to Chicago for their shoot. They made a day trip out of it, arriving at Lincoln Park a little before sunset. We had some gorgeous light, beautiful fall colors and calm water at North Avenue Beach. Continue reading

Union Park Engagement Session: Rachel & Mike

Couple laughs together during their Union Park engagement session.

I’m excited to share Rachel and Mike’s Union Park engagement session today! I had a great time working with them and their adorable little dog for our shoot this October. They have a gorgeous rooftop that we started out at, getting comfortable and relaxed. Once the sun started setting, we headed over to Union Park for some more shots at sunset. Continue reading

Kitchen Chicago Wedding: Megan & Nicole

Wedding portrait at Kitchen Chicago.

I’m so excited to share my first shoot of 2017: Megan and Nicole’s Kitchen Chicago wedding! It was such a wonderful day and their love for one another was so palpable it made photographing them such a treat. They were recommended to me by previous clients Liz and Lauren and it was so great to see them at the wedding! Continue reading

Evanston Golf Club Wedding: Julianne & Billy

Wedding portrait at Gillson Park before an Evanston Golf Club wedding.

Julianne and Billy’s Evanston Golf Club wedding was such a fun event to shoot.  The two were recommended by previous clients of mine Liz and Lauren and after shooting their engagement session, I knew they would be a playful and fun couple to work with.  Continue reading

Wedding at The Grove: Emily & Alex

Portrait during a wedding at The Grove.

I really enjoyed Emily and Alex’s wedding at The Grove this summer! I hadn’t worked there in several years and was excited to spend the day outside. I had just shot their engagement session a few weeks before and had a great time getting to know them both.  Continue reading

Art Institute of Chicago Wedding: Yao & Sai Hei

Couple portrait at Lurie Gardens before an Art Institute of Chicago wedding.

I hadn’t photographed an Art Institute of Chicago wedding before but it’s one of my favorite places in the city and I couldn’t wait for Yao and Sei Hei’s event this June. They really wanted some nice, documentary images of their wedding so we were a perfect fit!  Continue reading