Monthly Archives: November 2017

karie + ryan | downtown chicago + lincoln park engagement.

Karie and Ryan’s engagement session got rescheduled twice before we finally had the chance to make it happen, but rain and sickness held us up the prior times, so I can easily say that the third time was most definitely the proverbial charm. These two originally met in the city after moving to the area…

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jess + joe | verona, il engagement.

I first “met” Jessica and Joe when Joe was in the wedding party of a wedding I shot earlier this year; I use quotations around the word because while I don’t always formally meet the wedding party members, I do spend time observing and capturing them that day, and more time staring at their faces…

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ellie + tate | ringwood, il engagement.

Ellie started her first semester as a freshman at Bradley University in the fall of 2012, and she ended up meeting Tate at a party that first weekend out as a college student. As she told me this story, I thought back to what I was like as a baby-faced college freshman: a little meek…

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jessica + andy | champaign/urbana wedding.

While I admire all of my couples in some way, the reasons for this admiration vary with each of them – they all come from different backgrounds, with different individual stories and their own unique kind of chemistry and balance between one another. The thing (there are many more, but let me begin here) I…

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ashley + mike | chestnut mountain resort wedding.

When I first arrived to the room where the girls were getting ready on Ashley and Mike’s wedding day, Ashley turned to me in the midst of getting her hair done and said, “we really just want three good ones. You know, like three good pictures of the two of us. That’s all we need.”…

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