nina: almost one year old.

Earlier this year I took photos of nina when she was 7 months old. Now she is about to turn one! We met at the Grove on Saturday morning to take some autumn photos of her – Last time we met, she was just learning to crawl, now shes walking!





carrie + marty: married.

My last wedding of the year was with Carrie and Marty  who got married in Rock Rapids, Iowa, where Carrie is from –  and then had a reception in Sioux Fall, South Dakota. Rain was in the forecast for a good chunk of the day, but we managed to get some photos in her parents back yard before the rain finally came. By the time we got to the reception though, the sun was shining! I had a wonderful time with these two. Couldn’t be happier for two people to be married!

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becky + ed: married in turks & caicos.

I feel so lucky to have gotten to photograph becky and ed’s wedding at the Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos! What a day! This was definitely one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Becky and Ed got married under the palm trees with their kids by their side and 50 of their closest family and friends. It was just perfect! I had the best weekend with these two and all of their guests! Congratulations to Becky and Ed! Thanks again for bringing me along!


jill + jeremy: baby on the way!

So happy to share these photos from jill and jeremy’s maternity shoot around their new neighborhood: bucktown and wicker park. We roamed around, then stopped by to pick up soon-to-be-big-sister-penny! Really excited for the addition of their baby girl in just a few weeks!

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happy #nationaldogday!

To me, every day is #nationaldogday! As a mom of two fur babies, and lover of dogs of any kind – you arent going to find me upset if you bring a dog to your shoot!  Makes my job that more fun! In honor of this “national” day, I put together this collection of some of my favorite dog appearances.
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Baby L: two years old. not so much a baby anymore.

This little dude is about to turn 2!  That wasnt the only reason they wanted to take photos – they just left to go sailing – indefinitely! They left their home here in chicago and are out at sea as we speak! We met up after eloise’s shoot a few weeks ago for a mini session, also at wagner farm. Sending lots of love and happy vibes to this family as they embark on this adventure at sea!
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