Karen and Jordan visit Galena IL, Chicago and west suburbs couples and wedding photography

Oh these kids! I call them kids because this is my sister and their partner. Karen is the COMPLETE opposite of me they are 8 years younger and at some level we joke that my parenting started w them. We have spend our whole lives at odds. I’ve always been all about swallowing the heck out of your feelings. Not letting people in, vulnerabiity F that. Who needs that. While Karen, I believe has led most of their life feeling a ton. Expressing a ton and being painfully aware. I have seen them go through the motions of life and I am so proud of them. They are at this new stage in their life. I hope that they know how much I love them and how I would go to war for them. I am so grateful to have such an incredible support system that will absolutely celebrate me in my triumphs and be there for me in my failures and set backs. I hope they understand that from me as well.

If you haven’t visited Galena please find yourself there. My favorite part of visiting is the drive. I love listening to music while I hit the road. I’ve driven there and the drive is incredibly peaceful . I am a full album type of girl, and I connect songs to feelings and drives lol. I know it’s weird. I love replaying albums and being transported to those specific moments. The town is cute too! Full of history and quirkiness. We created this impromptu shoot just for fun! They are in the early stages of their relationship and I wish them nothing but the best.

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Lupe and Jordan get married, Chicago and west suburbs elopment photographer

I took on this beautiful elopment of sorts a few months back. Jordan and Lupe were, like most couples just trying to wed in this weird situation of a year. Sorrounded by their extended family and friends and practicing safety protocols they wed in a beautiful ceremony. Lupe looked insanely beautiful, I mean look at that dress! We then headed to this lovely park near for some more portraits. Thankfully it was near, since I guess with all of the nuptial chaos the groom forgot to add gas to his car. We walked over to this hill and I got to experience all of the love and admiration they share for one another. I hope their life is amazing together and that they get to see those images and remeber how not even 2020 could stop them for moving their lives and love forward.

E+C The Berkshire room Chicago surprise wedding

This last December, which now seems like ages ago due to the changes in Covid and our collective struggles and lives. I photographed this lovely surprise wedding for Emily + Clark. No one was aware that they would be a part of being present for the unifying ceremony of their lives. It was such a joyous congregation. With an incredible panel of tasty food. It was super low key and still you can tell how much love was in the room. The Berkshire room is a small space but man, is it beautiful. Im not aware of the history of the space but I look forward to visiting soon again, in the future.

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Beautiful morning engagement photoshoot at the Art Institute of Chicago, South Garden

Beautiful morning engagement photoshoot at the Art Institute of Chicago, South Garden

You know those rad couples that are just completely doing their own thing, well Brooke and Bob are certainly that. I met them last fall and I’m so excited that they picked me to photograph one of the most important days of their lives. For their engagement shoot, we completely froze a little but I think it was so worth it, I’m so grateful for the little bit of sunshine that showed up for us. It was so fun to get to know them a little more and see how they interact and show their love for each other, I’m a sucker for love stories. I can’t wait to see them walking down the aisle.

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