Tag Archives: chicagoland engagement

erica & ryan | downtown chicago engagement.

I’ve “known” Erica for as long as I can remember – while I only had seen her a few times in person prior to her and Ryan’s engagement session, her mother and mine have been friends for years, so I grew up seeing her face on the wall of annual Christmas card photos in my…

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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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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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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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