Category Archives: Engagement

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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lauren & marly | family farm engagement session.

I first met Lauren and Marly on Lauren’s dad’s farm – we’d talked back and forth via email beforehand, but our first time “in person” was out in her father’s driveway on this fall afternoon. They had been in the midst of some of the busier times I would guess they’ve had as a couple…

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sam & matt | 90 miles + humboldt park engagement | chicago, il.

Whenever my friend Jaclynn and I talk about relationships that we find inspiring, we typically end up talking about our friends Jon and Jillian. I think the chance of two people who met and dated in college ending up together actually seems like more of a seldom occurrence than I imagined it to be when…

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jill & ryne | peoria, il engagement.

Truth be told, there was a time when I thought I’d potentially live with Jill forever. We first became roommates in a house just off of Bradley’s campus with a few other friends – we were all pursuing different grad and undergrad programs and/or starting our first careers, and found ourselves mutually looking for a…

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skylar & nathan | central illinois engagement.

When I first pulled up next to Skylar and Nathan’s car as we met for their engagement session, I saw Hadley’s head peek out in the back seat. This was my first time meeting her “in person”, but the great thing about social media is that you already feel a little bit like you know…

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