Category Archives: Engagement

elyse & jr | engagement sesh at home (+ deep dish and a dive bar!) | la grange, il

Elyse and I first met years ago when we were each living in Peoria, IL – though we both attended Bradley University, we didn’t meet until becoming co-workers at Buckle. I often think of these as my in-between years: I was between undergrad and grad school, piecing together a bunch of part time jobs, and…

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emily & clay | springfield, il engagement.

Emily and Clay first met while they were working on the same unit at the hospital together – I love a good met-at-work story (maybe because I have an extra level of fascination for work + co-worker life as someone who doesn’t have traditional co-workers), and I love that theirs wasn’t a love-at-first-sight kind of…

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lauren + josh | marquette + downtown milwaukee engagement.

Lauren and Josh first met while they were both on the cheerleading team at Marquette University, so when Lauren reached out and suggested the idea of meeting in Milwaukee for their engagement session to revisit their old stomping grounds, I was all for it. We had emailed back and forth in the process of planning…

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kaitlynn & mason | garfield park conservatory + humboldt park engagement | chicago, il.

I first met Kaitlynn at a destination wedding in Florida that I photographed a few years back, and since it was a small wedding, I had a chance to interact with her and the other guests more than I would be able to at a traditionally sized wedding. It was wonderful. They all made me…

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emily & billy | downtown elgin engagement.

I would never tell you that every couple is immediately comfortable in front of my camera; on the contrary, most sessions start out with nerves that are practically visible, through both body language and facial expressions. I will always remind my couples that this is totally normal, and I mean it when I say it – even…

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