Category Archives: Weddings

dani + cj | shapiro ballroom wedding | chicago, il

Sometimes I think about how wild it is that this is the job I ended up in. Once upon a time I was a cynical young thing who didn’t really know if she believed in marriage, and I certainly remember my own internal scoff at the idea of weddings, believing they were a waste of…

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emily + bryan | morton arboretum wedding.

The first time I witnessed Emily and Bryan’s love was actually prior to them inquiring with me about the wedding they were planning – I first saw them about 1.5 years ago, when I photographed them dancing together at Emily’s cousin Elizabeth’s wedding. As you can probably imagine, I photograph a lot of couples at…

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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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ashton + patrick | peoria, il winter wedding.

On the afternoon before Ashton and Pat’s wedding, the weather forecast for the following day was looking questionable at best. Meteorologists were calling for a lot of snow and even more wind late that night on into the morning, and though I try not to let myself fret too much about the weather when it…

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jennie + zach | noah’s event venue naperville wedding.

You learn a lot about people when you hear the ones closest to them describe what they’re like – when they tell you about their quirks and the things they were obsessed with as children and the traits they’ve grown to admire most in them. This is one of the main reasons why I enjoy…

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