gessica + john: married.

Gessica + John’s wedding marked my last wedding of 2015! And what a way to end it – their wedding was at my favorite venue, Salvage One. Gessica was absolutely stunning, and their daughter, madison was a mini version of her mama. It was a wedding not to forget – so grateful to have been a part of it!



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jon and meg: married.

It such an honor to photograph the wedding of a couple like Jon and Meg. They are two very compassionate people who are working hard to leave their mark of good in this world. Extra bonus points from me: they are vegan! They had a very simple, non-traditional, traditional (yep!) wedding at Silver Lakes Country Club in Orland. The weather was a little unpredictable at times, but it ended up behaving just in time for us to run outside and take some photos. Wishing Jon and Meg all the best!

liz and charles :: maternity session.

I had the opportunity to do maternity portraits for Liz and Charles, and had alot of fun doing so. We met at the South Shore Cultural Center, which served as a lovely background for these shots. TThey even brought along their dog, Gracie – who is going to make a great big sister.

nikki and chad.

, After meeting with Nikki and Chad in January, I told them “If you don’t pick me to shoot your wedding, I’m coming as paparrazi!” I have been so excited to shoot their day in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin. There wedding was not your traditional wedding – and they stayed extremely true to who they are. They basically threw a big party, and just happened to be getting married too! They had a simple, beautiful ceremony at a park down the street from where Nikki grew up, which they rode to ON A TANDEM BIKE! Instead of vows, they did a top ten list of why they want to be married to eachother…and it was adorable. After the ceremony, we  moved on to nikki’s family-owned bar (also down the street), for wings, pizza and cupcakes! There was a jumping castle for the kids (and adults), and the night was filled with just low-maintenance, genuine fun. I feel so lucky to have met such amazing clients, and now friends!

erin & dan :: engagment session.

Saturday morning I had the opportunity to meet and photograph Erin and Dan for an engagement session in grant park. They chose grant park because it is where Dan proposed…how sweet!  It was a chilly and windy start by the fountain, but they were great sports. Buckingham fountain is one of my favorite places in the city, and it made a lovely backdrop for their photos. It was a pleasure to have met the two of them, and I wish them the best as they prepare to celebrate their big day next summer.