Monthly Archives: March 2017

taran & michael | princeton, il wedding.

The first time I met Taran a few years ago, she greeted me like she had known me for years – she cheerily asked me about my brothers, and my parents, and my job, and I was astounded by not only how much she knew and recalled from her previous conversations with my family members,…

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chelsea + derek | midwest engagement.

I have known Chelsea and Derek for as long as I can remember. Chelsea and her siblings were just kids when we all went to the same church, and I remember the surreal recognition of time passing when I shot her senior photos years later. Derek’s older brother was one of my (many) junior high…

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shelby & ray | chicago lifestyle maternity.

When I began photographing people, I had no concept of how much this gig would impact me personally. This job has been with me for the majority of my 20s, and without realizing it in the moments it was happening, it was helping me grow up. It was teaching me to know when to shut…

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andrea + alex | downtown chicago engagement.

Alex and Andrea both grew up in the Chicagoland area and went to Northern Illinois University, but they wouldn’t meet until years later when their paths crossed at a bar in Wrigleyville. I love hearing these how-we-met stories from couples, because I get to meet and observe them at a time when they’ve already done…

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