Category Archives: Engagement

brycelyn & ryan | winter engagement session | peoria, il.

Brycelyn and Ryan first met at a University of Illinois tailgate – she was a University of Iowa student visiting campus that weekend with friends, and he was a student at Illinois. They were introduced briefly that day and hung out amongst their mutual crews, but went their separate ways from there. They crossed paths…

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haylie & jesse | downtown winter engagement | chicago, il.

Though Haylie and I are second cousins, I hadn’t seen her since she was a young girl – she and her family live in North Dakota, which is where my mom is originally from. We made regular trips to visit family up there when we were younger, but as the years went on and life…

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shelby & kolby | downtown engagement | peoria, il.

I’ve known Shelby and her family for as long as I can recall — I remember her as a young girl, and I took her senior photos years later, and then I photographed her sister’s wedding a few years after that. When she reached out to inquire with me about wedding photography after getting engaged,…

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courtney & robert | lincoln park + arcade bar engagement | chicago, il.

Robert and Courtney grew up in the same small town and went to high school together, but it wasn’t until years later when they reconnected at Courtney’s brother’s wedding that they started dating. I love this aspect of their story – I’m a firm believer in timing being *nearly everything, and sometimes the delay can…

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erica & ryan | downtown chicago engagement.

I’ve “known” Erica for as long as I can remember – while I only had seen her a few times in person prior to her and Ryan’s engagement session, her mother and mine have been friends for years, so I grew up seeing her face on the wall of annual Christmas card photos in my…

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