Category Archives: Weddings

lauren + marly | married on the dynes family farm | annawan, il.

A few years back, I was talking to one of my couples about the timeline for their wedding day when they told me one of the things they felt strongly about was attending their cocktail hour. Their logic was simple: we’re throwing this big party for our friends and family, so we want to be…

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erin & doug | engagement session on the farm | morrison, il.

Erin and Doug first met in college – she was a sophomore and he was a senior when they ended up crossing paths at an Irish pub while out with mutual friends who ran into one another at the bar that night. They spent their early years getting to know each other and finishing college,…

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jackie + peter | revolution brewing wedding | chicago, il.

In my many years now as an unmarried wedding photographer, one of the most common things people have said to me is “you must have SO many ideas for what your own wedding would be like someday after seeing so many!” I usually laugh and respond with something simple about knowing what not to do…

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mary + patrick | cd & me wedding | frankfort, il.

Patrick and Mary initially met through mutual friends while they were both living in the Chicago area, but when they were only a few months into dating, Patrick had to report to Oklahoma for his job. They tackled the long distance game together for a while once he moved south and she finished grad school,…

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erica + ryan | trailside event center wedding | peoria, il.

Erica and Ryan first met in college, and I think with that can sometimes come a relationship involving two people who have seen each other through the fraternity parties and the old inside jokes and the questionable decisions and the equally questionable hairstyles, which lends itself to knowing a person in a way that is…

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