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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 & 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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stacey + nick | herrick lake forest preserve engagement.

When Stacey told me that she was hungover, makeup-less, and wearing a hair net when Nick first introduced himself to her years ago, I knew I was going to love these two. They were both students at Purdue, and Stacey had been working at the dining court for a few years. Nick was on the…

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megan + scott | engagement.

I spend my days observing intimacy. Whether it’s the people on my computer screen as I edit, or the ones standing in front of me who I’m about to photograph, I’m continually watching the ways in which they hold each other, touch each other, look at each other. The ways they take deep breaths and…

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kaely + joe | petersen farm engagement.

Oh, Kaely and Joe. These two, man. These two hug you and talk to you like a friend and tell you to hop in the backseat of their truck, even when they first meet you. They originally met at a wedding a few years ago – and in a meet cute that feels perfectly Kaely-and-Joe…

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