Monthly Archives: January 2018

brandy + chad | new year’s eve wedding.

One of the quieter parts of this job is that every so often, someone entrusts you with a secret – and when Chad sent me a text one day that read, “what would it take to secure you as a wedding photographer on December 31st, 2017?” months before he had proposed to Brandy, I was…

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tricia + chris | snowy engagement in the woods.

I’ve known Chris as “Heather’s cousin” since we were younger, so when I first learned that he was dating Heather’s friend Tricia a few years ago, it made complete sense to me. When you meet someone through a mutual friend, you get the opportunity to see what they’re like outside of the dating lens –…

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stacey + nick | herrick lake forest preserve engagement.

When Stacey told me that she was hungover, makeup-less, and wearing a hair net when Nick first introduced himself to her years ago, I knew I was going to love these two. They were both students at Purdue, and Stacey had been working at the dining court for a few years. Nick was on the…

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jenna & ryleigh | starved rock + matthiessen state park engagement.

Jenna and I are cousins, so I have known her for literally her entire life. We come from a big family, so bringing someone you’re dating to one of our family functions can be somewhat intimidating for the newcomer. When Jenna first brought Ryleigh around, he handled our chatty, numerous selves like a champ, and…

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kari & greg | logan square + wicker park engagement.

One of the questions I’m commonly asked is what my personal “favorites” are – my favorite wedding and engagement session types being most popularly questioned of all. I usually tell people it’s hard for me to determine because I think certain types are fitting for some people while others are not, and this has a…

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