Monthly Archives: May 2017

sandra & johnny | kickapoo creek winery wedding.

I thought I knew what rainy wedding days were all about before Sandra and Johnny’s day. After photographing weddings for seven years, I was reasonably sure I had seen it all in terms of bad weather on a wedding day. I, of course, was so wrong. I try not to be too hyperbolic when talking…

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grant, shelby, and ray | chicago newborn lifestyle.

Before I became a photographer, I was absolutely petrified of babies. Not in the sense that I actually thought they were scary, but rather because I felt ill-equipped and uninformed on how to handle them in general. Am I supporting his head enough? Am I bouncing her too much? Will everyone secretly laugh at my…

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single | a declaration + a new project.

“How are you liking Chicago? Maybe you’ll meet a boy up there,” my Grandma said into the phone, both optimistically and reassuringly. “Yeah, may-be.” I responded with an uptick in my pronunciation of the second syllable – you know, to denote positivity. “I said that to your Grandpa the other day, and he said, “well,…

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srilaya, matt, and duchess | chicago couple session.

Srilaya and Matt booked this session with me within a month of their upcoming wedding date – while they knew they’d eventually have plenty of new photographs of the two of them from their big day in May, they wanted to do a session that included their pup, Duchess. As both the session and their…

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