the journal

A place for sharing stories and joy

Hello there from your favorite Chicago wedding photographer! Our 2023 season is beginning and we kicked it off on a high note with Jaime and Allison’s engagement session this month! They chose some of my favorite and most iconic Chicago locations for their session, Lincoln Park and North Avenue Beach, with a winning combination of […]

What a wild ride 2021 has been! There have been lots of ups and downs, but I am so thankful that we saw major improvements over 2020. Being able to be vaccinated during spring 2021 was a HUGE relief and definitely enabled our couples to continue with their long anticipated celebrations. Thank you science! A […]

Working with all of our clients this year has filled us with so much gratitude. Looking back over all the weddings and sessions we have done, seeing all of the moments that we have documented, brings the biggest smile to my face. This year has been a busy one and I wanted to take some […]

“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower” – Albert Camus I couldn’t agree more! Fall is my absolute favorite and I have been trying to soak in these chilly colorful days as much as possible. As we approach the holidays and we lose more and more leaves, I wanted to take […]

There really is nothing better than witnessing a good friend meeting the love of their life. I have known Sarah since college and I am so glad that she found Ben, they are just perfect together! When Sarah first told us about Ben I could tell that there was something really special going on and […]

I always love when our couples choose a sentimental spot for their engagement session. Kate + Brian spent a lot of time in Forest Park during grad school and not only had their first date at The Scottish Arms, but also got engaged there! Incorporating both locations was a no-brainer for them. Kate and Brian no longer live in […]

Fall and winter are definitely my thing.The festivity of the holidays, winter sunsets, hot chocolate, snuggling under mounds of blankets – I love it all!  However, I must admit, on mornings when you wake up to temperatures in the 20s, making it difficult to climb out of bed, its nice to think back to warmer times. […]

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