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the hendrick family | tannen’s newborn session.

There is something inherently sweet about photographing a family after they’ve brought a newborn home for the first time. But as I type this, I already find myself looking for a different word – sweet feels a bit too saccharine, like I’m about to talk about their precious fingers and toes and wax on about…

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the ralph family | a summer afternoon at home | peoria, il.

Back in 2015, I photographed Madeline and Tate’s wedding. They were sweet and young and fun and kind, and it was the sort of wedding day that stayed with me long after. One of the best parts of social media is that it gives me an opportunity to follow along with what’s happening in my…

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ashley, mike, and henry | at home session | chicago, il.

I first met and photographed Ashley and Mike when they got married in 2017 – they were the quintessential picture of ease and laid backness and fun, and their wedding day felt like a reflection of that. In the years since, I feel fortunate to say they’ve started to feel like old friends to me….

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lauren & chris | engagement | peoria, il.

Lauren and Chris are sweetness personified. I don’t mean this in the “aww, you’re so sweet!” way that people sometimes refer to others as, but rather that there is something wholly wonderful about the two of them – something simple and honest and not showy and kind, and it makes you want to root for…

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danielle + joe | fishermen’s inn ceremony | elburn, il.

When I first arrived at Danielle and Joe’s home the day of their wedding, the ladies were all inside in the middle of hair and makeup and hanging out over some lunch. A few of the guys were out front, chatting and greeting one another at the end of the driveway before leaving to get…

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