Valerie & Jason's Downtown Engagement Session

October 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I remember meeting Valerie at her friend Christine's wedding, and thinking that she was just about the sweetest and prettiest bridesmaid EVER. One of the coolest things about this job is building relationships with people over the years, so when Valerie and her awesome fiancé Jason asked me to photograph their wedding next year I was super excited!...
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Love without Limits : Bernadette & Rus' Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

October 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I first met Bernadette and Rus over the phone, and by the end of the conversation I was in tears from laughing so hard. They are the kind of couple that laughs and loves easily together; who found one another after many years but act as though they have always been inseparable. For all of their joking Bernadette and Rus are so palpably in love that...
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Sarah + Scott's Grand Country Wedding

October 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
She grew up farming, he grew up surrounded by construction. Sarah and Scott share a strong work ethic, and found their way to one another through an online dating service. Sarah and Scott's wedding took place on the grounds of his family's gorgeous estate in Huntley, Illinois. When we first visited we were struck by the beauty of their property, bu...
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Joy in the Midst of Sorrow : Natalie and Mitchell's Wedding

September 30, 2017  •  3 Comments
Last week I was asked to photograph an "emergency" wedding ceremony. After exchanging text messages I spoke with the bride for two minutes, just enough time for her to tell me that her father was about to die from brain cancer, and that "they were trying to make something beautiful out of tragedy." Natalie's words echoed in my ears as I drove out t...
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Forever and Always : Dana & Scott's Gorgeous Chandler's Chophouse Wedding

September 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Over the years we have been blessed to meet so many wonderful couples, but for us Dana and Scott will always hold a special place in our hearts. I remember them both from my days teaching at Elk Grove, but as we came to know them in the months leading up to their wedding we saw a couple that was just absolutely perfect together. Their love story is...
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A Cord of Three Strands is Not Easily Broken : Amy + Brandon's Biltmore Country Club Wedding

September 21, 2017  •  1 Comment
Amy and Brandon met in welding school, and as sparks flew they quickly fell in love and became inseparable. Getting to know them on their wedding day was such a joy - they radiate a peaceful and steady love for one another. Amy and Brandon love their family, the Lord, and each other in a way that was so beautiful to witness. As Amy got ready at he...
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From Oak Park With Love : Erin & Jason's Lovely Cheney Mansion Wedding

September 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The first time I met Erin and Jason, I was immediately struck by how gorgeous they both are. But as I got to know them in the months leading up to their wedding I soon realized how beautiful they are both inside and out. Erin teaches literacy and has the biggest heart; she adores her puppies Olive and Fern and is passionate about running, gardening...
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A Toast to True Love : Cristy & Scott's Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

September 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Cristy and Scott were meant to be together. They grew up in the same neighborhood, attended the same schools from elementary school through college, and shared mutual friends along the way. They first noticed each other in 2012 at a friend's pool party, and before long they were inseparable. Three years later Scott planned a romantic day in Chicago...
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