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Friends, I love this couple so! Brittany and Braden are truly the best – they are kind, compassionate, and super fun to be around. Brittany is a soon-to-be veterinarian (eeek!), and Braden is a firefighter… So you can bet that we totally have a love for animals, and dogs in particular! Wait until you see […]

ENGAGEMENT

August 14, 2018

Brittany + Braden | Engaged | Bourbonnais, Illinois | Kankakee County Engagement Photographer

I am so super excited to share this anniversary session on the blog! Yes, yes, yes – I’ve said it before, and I’m going to keep saying it… Anniversary sessions are my favorite! Marriage deserves to be celebrated. And anniversary sessions are one of the very ways to do just that! It is a joy […]

FAMILY

August 9, 2018

Kennedy + Zach Anniversary Session | Lake St. Louis, MO | Klondike Park Anniversary Session

Whoa, where did the month of July go? The month of July always brings a little rest and retreat for me amidst wedding season – the half time show if you will! Now, heading into August, we’re ready to enjoy the rest of the summer, wedding season, fall, and then the holidays! But before we […]

PERSONAL

August 6, 2018

My Life Mondays | No. 43 | July 2018 Recap

The last couple weeks of July were busy around here with sessions, and the weather (oh and summer sunsets!) did not disappoint! For this lifestyle family session, I met the Brazel family at their farm outside of Milford, Illinois… And let me tell you – between the textures, tall grassy pastures, tree line, and that […]

FAMILY

August 2, 2018

The Brazel Family | Milford, Illinois | Iroquois County Lifestyle Family Photographer

Another engagement session is hitting the blog today! Just a couple weeks ago, I met Kali and Angela on a beautiful – I mean delightful and perfect and BEAUTIFUL – summer evening. As we planned their engagement session for mid-July at the Kankakee River State Park, we fully expected a crazy hot evening (and an […]

ENGAGEMENT

July 31, 2018

Kali + Angela | Engaged | Bourbonnais, Illinois | Kankakee River State Park Engagement Photographer

Julia and Ali’s wedding day is here! Friends, I cannot say enough good things about this couple. They are kind, caring, and incredibly compassionate toward those in their life that they love. And speaking of the wonderful people in their life, they are surrounded by a tribe of wonderful souls that love them dearly! I […]

WEDDING

July 26, 2018

Julia + Ali | Newly Wed | Chicago, Illinois | Room 1520 Downtown Chicago Wedding Day

We’ve all seen the horrifying wedding ceremony photos floating around on the internet… Guests standing to get a better angle while holding their cameras + cell phones, guests standing in front of the professional photographer, and even guests stepping out into the aisle as the bride walks to her groom. Sadly, I’ve experienced each of […]

LOVE, WEDDING

July 25, 2018

The Stress of Cell Phones and Ceremonies | Wedding Wednesday

It’s always a joy to photograph the Berry family! I have known this family for many years and had the privilege to photograph them several times, too! We were very thankful for a beautiful summer evening for their family session outside of Watseka, Illinois. That warm light… I love it! This family is the perfect […]

FAMILY

July 24, 2018

The Berry Family | Watseka, Illinois | Iroquois County Family Photographer Summer Session

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… Anniversary sessions are very quickly stealing my heart and becoming my favorite! I truly believe that marriage should be celebrated each day (and passing year!), so anniversary photo sessions are so meaningful for me to be able to document. Jill and Kevin contacted me this past […]

FAMILY

July 23, 2018

Jill + Kevin Anniversary Session | Clifton, Illinois | Kankakee County Anniversary Photographer

Eeeeek, Lyndsey and Drew’s wedding day is gracing the blog today! From start to finish and beyond… These two have been a dream to work with! They are kind, compassionate, and not to mention, just so fun to be around! Lyndsey and I connected around a week or so after the proposal when one of […]

WEDDING

July 19, 2018

Lyndsey + Drew | Newly Wed | Flossmoor, Illinois | Glenwoodie Golf Club Wedding Day