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Erin and Kevin

February 27, 2020 - Erin and Kevin are incredibly sweet together. They are quiet, unassuming, fun to be around, and deeply in love. Kevin pr...
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Ashleigh and Brenden's Wintry Seville Wedding

February 13, 2020 - Ashleigh and Brenden were setup on a blind date through mutual friends. They first met at Bob Chinn's and quickly fell i...
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Heather and Daniel's Magical Metropolis New Year's Eve Wedding

January 31, 2020 - New Year's Eve 2019 brought the promise of a new start as we ventured together into the next decade. We LOVE New Year's...
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Kate and Conor's Christmas Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

January 17, 2020 - Kate and Conor's families were longtime friends and in many ways it seemed that they were destined to be together. When...
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Amanda and Paden's Joyful Kenilworth Assembly Hall Wedding

December 20, 2019 - Amanda and Paden first connected as freshmen at the University of Illinois. After dating for years Paden worked up the n...
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Janine and Dan's Romantic Hotel Baker Wedding

December 20, 2019 - Janine and Dan met on Coffee Meets Bagel and took their time falling in love. They share a love of travel and literature...
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Marcella and Matt's Lovely Fall Metropolis Ballroom Wedding

December 13, 2019 - Marcella and Matt met the new old-fashioned way (on a dating app!) and hit it off right away. Their first date was at a...
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Becky and Alan's Beautiful Fall Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

December 11, 2019 - Becky and Alan met at Washington University in St. Louis where they were both athletes. They were close friends for over...
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Kathryn and Chris' Magical Biltmore Country Club Fall Wedding

December 06, 2019 - Kathryn and Chris first met when she took a summer job at Ridgemoor Country Club he he has worked for the last 25 years.
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Alex and Kyle's Perfect Fall Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

November 30, 2019 - When we prepare to photograph a wedding, we ask our couples to tell us about their "love story." Alex and Kyle's love st...
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Melissa and Paul's Dreamy Doubletree Hilton Wedding

November 28, 2019 - Melissa and Paul's love story was simple but ever so sweet - they met online, fell in love and were engaged on a mountai...
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Jamie and Michael's Romantic Fall Makray Golf Club Wedding

November 24, 2019 - Jamie and Michael met in junior high and were friends throughout high school. They didn't start dating until college whe...
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Ali and Steve's Sunny Summer Westin Itasca Wedding

November 19, 2019 - Ali and Steve are ridiculously cute together. The story of how they met is ridiculously cute - they have technically kno...
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Heidi and Dave's Sweet Summer Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

November 18, 2019 - Heidi and Dave met online and connected over their shared love of the great outdoors. They got engaged at Jasper Nationa...
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Kelly and Gio's Elegant and Fun Haley Mansion Wedding

November 08, 2019 - Kelly and Gio are two of the kindest and most fun people we have had the pleasure of getting to know this year. They met...
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Ashlen and Phil's Romantic Independence Grove Summer Wedding

November 04, 2019 - Ashlen and Phil met on " Coffee Meets Bagel " and fell in love over a shared sense of compassion (and the occasional Bla...
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Megan and Zack's Romantic Chevy Chase Country Club Wedding

October 16, 2019 - Megan and Zack met while studying to be physicians assistants in Dayton, Ohio. After dating for a couple years, Zack ask...
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Krista and Chris' Moving Renaissance Schaumburg Wedding

October 07, 2019 - Krista and Chris met at the University of Wyoming through mutual friends, but didn't start dating for a few years. She w...
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Jackie and Steve's Sweet Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

October 03, 2019 - Jackie and Steve fell in love slowly over softball after joining a singles league that played each week in Lincoln Park.
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Adrienne and Andy's Romantic Chevy Chase Summer Wedding

September 23, 2019 - Adrienne and Andy are ridiculously cute together. When I met with them last fall for their engagement session, I was jus...
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Melissa and Danny's Chic Summer Concorde Banquets Wedding

September 20, 2019 - Melissa and Danny met in high school and feel in love over sushi:) After college, they moved to Houston together and I w...
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Carah and Thomas' Gorgeous Room 1520 Summer Wedding

September 16, 2019 - Carah and Thomas have history that can be marked all the way back to 1992. Thomas remembers Carah adorably skipping down...
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Natalie and Lucas' Beautiful Byron Colby Barn Summer Wedding

September 11, 2019 - Natalie and Lucas were first drawn to one another during their freshman orientation at Taylor University. They started d...
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Colleen and Tim's Emotional Summer Chandler's Chophouse Wedding

September 07, 2019 - Colleen and Tim's wedding day was without question one of the most emotional we have ever been a part of. We had a large...
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Angela and Scott's Sweet Summer White Deer Run Wedding

September 06, 2019 - Angela and Scott met in college when they were lifeguards together at the same beach. It took Scott the whole summer to...
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Amy and Michael's Elegant Loyola and Makray Wedding

September 03, 2019 - Amy and Michael met in English class in 2008 at Loyola University Chicago. After they were together for ten years, Micha...
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Shari and Cody's Intimate Lincolnshire Marriott Wedding

August 29, 2019 - Shari and Cody value their family above everything else, and being part of their wedding meant we had the privilege of b...
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Mallory and Rob's Regal Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

August 27, 2019 - Mallory and Rob's gorgeous summer wedding at our home-away-from-home Makray Memorial Golf Club was nothing short of magi...
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Kelly and Cole's Sweet Summer Rolling Green Country Club Wedding

August 23, 2019 - Kelly and Cole met at Marquette through mutual friends, and after going to Snowball together the rest was history. Their...
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Catherine and Matt's Sweet Chandler's Summer Wedding

August 20, 2019 - We really mean it when we say that we love being part of every unique wedding day. But some couples give off such a rela...
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Sarah and Danny's Emotional Summer Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

August 19, 2019 - Sarah and Danny were destined to be together forever. When they were in middle school, their soccer teams played against...
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Kellie and Paul's Gorgeous Concorde Elegant Summer Wedding

August 07, 2019 - When I first met Kellie and Paul, I thought they looked just like Disney royalty. They are gorgeous people who look like...
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Amelia and Andrew's Romantic Orchard Ridge Farms Summer Wedding

July 31, 2019 - We really have the best jobs in the world. Amelia and Andrew's gorgeous Memorial Day weekend wedding at Orchard Ridge Fa...
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Colleen and Adam's Romantic Danada House Spring Wedding

July 26, 2019 - Colleen and Adam were matched on eHarmony and quickly started messaging back and forth. Within days they had planned the...
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Rachna and Mihir's Stunning Indian Wedding Weekend at Willow Harbor Vineyards

July 25, 2019 - Every now and again we are invited to document something magical. Rachna and Mihir's two-day Indian wedding celebration...
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Becky and Phil's Romantic Spring Seven Bridges Country Club Wedding

July 11, 2019 - Becky and Phil could not keep their eyes off each other all throughout their romantic spring wedding. We met them at the...
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Jennifer and Michael's Sporty and Sweet Chevy Chase Country Club Wedding

July 06, 2019 - Jennifer and Michael met at Moretti's sports bar the night the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in June of 2013. They inst...
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Danielle and Matt's Perfect Spring Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

June 29, 2019 - Danielle and Matt met on a trampoline when they were seniors in high school (how cute and romantic is that?!?) These two...
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Kari and David's Romantic Elements at Water Street Spring Wedding

June 25, 2019 - Kari and David met the old fashioned way in 2015 - on Tinder - where they felt an immediate connection. On their first d...
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Kristin & Dominic's Sweet Spring Chevy Chase Country Club Wedding

June 18, 2019 - Kristin and Dominic both got ready the morning of their wedding at the Westin Chicago North Shore with a gorgeous view o...
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Sumon & Kyler's Beautiful and Romantic Marriott Lincolnshire Indian Wedding

June 12, 2019 - We first met Sumon and Kyler when she was the maid of honor at her best friend Alex's wedding last spring. It was clear...
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Natsumi & Max's Magical Harry Potter Wedding

June 04, 2019 - Natsumi and Max first met in high school, and confess that they saw their future spouse was a bit... quirky. But as time...
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Kathy & Nathan's City Museum St. Louis Vow Renewal

April 17, 2019 - In our jobs we are blessed to get a front row seat to the beautiful beginnings of countless marriages. Weddings are thes...
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Molly and Mike's Winter Wedding at Independence Grove

April 13, 2019 - One fateful day, Molly and Mike saw each other's beautiful faces and boldly made the step to swipe right. They briefly c...
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Glenna and Jason's Classic Chicago Wedding at The Blackstone

February 22, 2019 - At the Chicago Marriott Mag Mile, a first dance was about to commence. Glenna was the banquet captain and asked the tech...
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Erin and John's New Years Eve Wedding at Elements at Water Street

February 06, 2019 - Erin and John laugh when recalling the first night they met each other. She showed up thirty minutes late, and he was we...
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Liz and Andrew's Cheerful Wedding at Independence Grove

January 31, 2019 - Liz and Andrew met at Bradley University in a sorority house. She was the house manager. He was the head house boy. They...
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Lindsey and Mike's Elegant Winter Wedding at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

January 18, 2019 - Mike's cousin and Lindsey's sister were best friends for their entire lives, but along the way Lindsey and Mike never me...
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Lindsey & Alex's Sweetly Romantic Seven Bridges Golf Club Wedding

December 31, 2018 - Alex and Lindsey were college sweethearts. They both attended Illinois State University where their love story began whe...
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Kiley & Mark's Adventurous Chevy Chase Country Club Wedding

December 19, 2018 - Kiley and Mark met online through Coffee Meets Bagel, and the spark between them was immediately evident. Mark is a pilo...
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Kathryn & Ben's Beautiful Fall Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

December 17, 2018 - Like all modern day romances, Kathryn and Ben met on a dating app. They talked for a few weeks before deciding to meet f...
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Andrea & Mike's Emotional Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

December 14, 2018 - Andrea and Mike weathered the storm of life together all within the first year of dating - her mom was diagnosed with ca...
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Tricia & Jason's Rocking and Romantic Metropolis Ballroom Wedding

December 11, 2018 - Tricia and Jason met at karaoke, and found music at the heart of their relationship. Their shared love of The Beatles be...
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Meghan and Steve's Sweet Fall Chevy Chase Country Club Wedding

December 06, 2018 - Although Steve is a devoted Wisconsin Badger fan and Meghan is a devoted Iowa Hawkeye fan, they found love together thro...
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Carly & Bobby's Lovely Fall Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

December 05, 2018 - When Bobby first saw Carly come down the long and airy aisle of St. Anne's Catholic Church, he was beaming with pride an...
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Kate & Brett's Gorgeous Fall Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

December 03, 2018 - Kate and Brett met at The New England College of Optometry after he made a goofy joke about her Iowa-shaped necklace dur...
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Stephanie & Justin's Swoonworthy Fall Arrowhead Golf Club Wedding

November 29, 2018 - Some couples just make us completely swoon when we witness their amazing connection. Stephanie and Justin truly compleme...
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Alex & David's Elegant Fall Biltmore Country Club Wedding

November 27, 2018 - One of our absolute favorite things about photographing weddings is being observers of that beautiful connection between...
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Kaity & Nick's Fun Fall Eaglewood Resort Wedding

November 26, 2018 - Kaity and Nick are two of the kindest and most genuine souls, they can make anyone feel like their closest friends. Thei...
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Nina & Sebastian's Romantic Ruffled Feathers Fall Wedding

November 21, 2018 - Nina and Sebastian are two of those unique souls who make the world feel that much more beautiful. They are kind, compas...
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Lisa & Colin's Elegant Congress Plaza Hotel Wedding

November 14, 2018 - Lisa and Colin met in Madrid, Spain in January 2014 where both were studying abroad. One fateful day, Colin was playing...
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Brittany & Stephen's Beautiful Fall Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

November 14, 2018 - Brittany and Stephen met through mutual friends when they were in college, and while there was instant chemistry between...
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Rachel & Sean's Lovely Lincolnshire Marriott Wedding

November 10, 2018 - When we met last fall for their engagement session, Rachel and Sean braved the cold and wind for sweet photos alongside...
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Mirela & Klevi's Chic Concorde Banquets Wedding

November 07, 2018 - Mirela and Klevi started dating in high school after being close friends for years. They complement one another perfectl...
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Jessica & Den's Glamorous Summer Wedding at The Metropolis Ballroom

November 06, 2018 - Jessica and Den have this way about them that just makes everyone feel loved. They are two of the nicest people we have...
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Alli & Chris' Romantic Barrington Hills Country Club Wedding

October 30, 2018 - When they were just 3 and 5 years old, Alli and Chris played together at the same babysitter's. They ran into each other...
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Tianna & Nathan's Classic and Elegant Barn at Hornbaker Gardens Wedding

October 23, 2018 - Even though to this day their friends don't really believe it, Tianna and Nathan met on Tinder and were the perfect matc...
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Vicki & Alex's Fun and Loving Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

October 17, 2018 - Vicki and Alex are SO cute together. They are both dancers, and met while performing with the amazing Puzzle League, a C...
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Kristi & Matt's Romantic Chevy Chase Country Club Wedding

October 08, 2018 - Kristi and Matt balance each other perfectly. When we met downtown in Lincoln Park for their engagement session last fal...
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Kristen & Sean's Eclectic and Elegant Lake Geneva Wedding

October 06, 2018 - There are some weddings that are truly unforgettable. From the moment we met Kristen and Sean, we knew we were in for an...
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Shannon and Tom's Lovely Summer Wedding at Royal Melbourne Country Club

September 29, 2018 - Shannon and Tom were high school sweethearts who met while on the cheerleading team at Barrington High School (my alma m...
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Lisa and Jim's Fairytale Summer Wedding at Chevy Chase Country Club

September 24, 2018 - Lisa and Jim first met in 6th grade where they "dated" by talking on their house phones and attended the school Valentin...
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2018 Fall Outfit Ideas - What to Wear for Family Sessions

September 14, 2018 - Around here, fall is our busiest and happiest time of the year. Like everyone else, we love the cool temps, changing col...
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MaryJo and Ryan's Lovely Family Affair Concorde Banquets Wedding

September 14, 2018 - MaryJo and Ryan are so sweetly perfect together. They met in college and fell in love in the years to follow, and when h...
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Valerie and Jason's Gorgeous Summer Metropolis Ballroom Wedding

August 27, 2018 - I remember meeting Valerie as a bridesmaid at her friend Christine's wedding in 2015 and hoping that someday I could pho...
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Tianna and Nathan's Family Farm Engagement Session

August 18, 2018 - When Tianna and Nathan asked me to come to Sparland, Illinois for their engagement session, I was reluctant. My schedule...
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Megan and Mino's Glamorous Geneva National Resort Wedding

August 17, 2018 - Megan and Mini first met in college - his fraternity shared a parking lot with her sorority. They met at a party where t...
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Jessie & Julian's Summer Fun at Chandler's Chophouse Wedding

August 12, 2018 - Jessie first spotted Julian after cheerleading practice when she was a junior at Elk Grove High School (where I spent 8...
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Erin & Michael's Sweet Summer Wedding at Pinstripes in Northbrook

August 05, 2018 - Erin and Michael's love story began when they met drinking beer and playing trivia, which around here is our idea of the...
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Erin & Nathan's Nearly Royal Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

July 20, 2018 - Erin and Nathan completely won us over when they arrived at their pre-wedding meeting with a six pack of Spotted Cow. We...
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Alex & Addison's Rainy and Romantic Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

July 07, 2018 - Alex and Addison first met at the University of Nebraska and were best friends all throughout college. During their seni...
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Rachel & Brendon's Fun and Romantic Barn at Hornbaker Gardens Wedding

July 02, 2018 - When Rachel and Brendon first met at mutual friend's party, Brendon immediately fell for the striking brunette because o...
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Kellie and Sean's Romantic Spring Makray Golf Club Wedding

June 24, 2018 - Kellie and Sean are perfectly made for each other. They first met at trivia night (one of our FAVE activities) and quick...
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Sarah and Scott's Carriage Greens Country Club Wedding

June 18, 2018 - Sarah and Scott first met on St. Patrick's Day while out with mutual friends, but didn't really get a chance to connect.
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Amy & Michael's Spring Chicago Botanic Garden Engagement Session

June 17, 2018 - It took a LONG time for spring to make an appearance around here, but when it finally arrived it was AMAZING. The ground...
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Seul and Taylor's Romantic Adventure at Rolling Green Country Club

June 08, 2018 - Seul and Taylor went to see "The Avengers" on their first date, and since then have gone to every new superhero movie to...
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Kim and John's Emotional Spring Wedding at Makray Memorial Golf Club

May 30, 2018 - I know I've said it before, but really one of the absolute best things about this job is meeting these amazing couples -...
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Andrea & Mike's Lincoln Park Engagement

May 22, 2018 - Anyone from Chicago knows that we just survived a LONG winter. It was snowing A LOT still through April, and forced us t...
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Katie & Will's Romantic Spring Wedding at Rolling Green Country Club

May 21, 2018 - Katie and Will met in high school while performing in the musical, "West Side Story". She says just "got" each other so...
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Styled Shoot : Royal Tea Party Elopement

May 16, 2018 - When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, we were all practically giddy at the idea of celebrating...
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Debbie & John's Winter Wedding in Barrington, Illinois

March 05, 2018 - When I first met Debbie and John, I was struck by how tender and loving they were with one another, and moved by their d...
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Holly & Zachary's Revolution Brewing Christmas Wedding

January 11, 2018 - When we first met Holly and Zachary, they treated us to beers and tater tots. So naturally they will forever go down as...
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Angela & Steve's Doubletree by Hilton Chicago North Shore Wedding

December 21, 2017 - Angela and Steve are one of those warm and fun couples that everyone wants to be friends with. She can light up a room w...
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Carolyn & Joe's Barn at Hornbaker Gardens Wedding

December 16, 2017 - Carolyn and Joe met in college; they lived across the hall from each other, and it was love at first sight. After dating...
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Alex & Mike's Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

December 13, 2017 - Alex and Mike are both from the Chicago area, but didn't meet until their paths crossed in California. While living in L...
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Kate & Adam's Hotel Allegro Downtown Chicago Wedding

December 07, 2017 - She described it as "the best first date ever." After Kate and Adam met they found an instant connection, and on New Yea...
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Laura & Mike's Chevy Chase Country Club Wedding

December 02, 2017 - Laura and Mike are one of those easy-going, undeniably charming couples that are perfectly suited for each other. On the...
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Vicki & Alex's Chicago Botanic Garden Engagement Session

November 30, 2017 - Vicki and Alex are SO cute together. They are both dancers, and met while performing with the amazing Puzzle League, a C...
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Jen & Jesse's Bloomingdale Golf Club Wedding

November 29, 2017 - September has become THE most popular month around here for weddings. We had TEN weddings this September, and to be tota...
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Ali & Shawn's Chevy Chase Country Club Wedding

November 27, 2017 - You can tell by the way they look at each other, Ali and Shawn are perfect together. Their wedding day was the start of...
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Joanna & Robert's Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

November 25, 2017 - Joanna and Robert light up when they are near each other. Between shared glances, sweet whispers and stolen kisses they...
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Catherine + Sean's Chevy Chase Wheeling Country Club Wedding

November 20, 2017 - When we first met Catherine at her sister's wedding, we crossed our fingers that some day we would photograph her big da...
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Andrea + Peter's Arrowhead Golf Club Wedding in Wheaton

November 17, 2017 - Sometimes the stars align and we get to photograph a perfectly magical couple. Don't get me wrong, we truly love all of...
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Laura + Scott's Cafe la Cave Des Plaines Wedding

November 15, 2017 - Not many couples can say they first met at band camp! Laura and Scott first met during high school on a weekend away at...
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Katie & Luke's Ruffled Feathers Lemont Wedding

November 10, 2017 - Katie and Luke were meant to be together. They first met when they were in preschool together (how stinking cute is that...
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Allie & Tim's Oak Brook Hills Resort Wedding

November 10, 2017 - Allie and Tim are two of the sweetest and most down-to-earth people you could ever meet. They met their freshman year of...
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Katie & John's Chicago Botanic Garden Wedding

November 03, 2017 - In so many ways, Katie and John's wedding at the Chicago Botanic Garden was a like a beautiful dream. We have always wan...
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Hannah & Mike's Bloomingdale Golf Club Wedding

October 30, 2017 - Hannah and Mike met online, but were surprised to find out that they both graduated from Bradley the same year and lived...
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Fall Family Photos : Location Ideas

October 23, 2017 - In the fall we get to photograph SOOO many families, it's an absolute blast catching up with old friends and meeting swe...
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Valerie & Jason's Downtown Engagement Session

October 19, 2017 - I remember meeting Valerie at her friend Christine's wedding, and thinking that she was just about the sweetest and pret...
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Love without Limits : Bernadette & Rus' Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

October 14, 2017 - I first met Bernadette and Rus over the phone, and by the end of the conversation I was in tears from laughing so hard....
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Sarah + Scott's Grand Country Wedding

October 09, 2017 - She grew up farming, he grew up surrounded by construction. Sarah and Scott share a strong work ethic, and found their w...
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Joy in the Midst of Sorrow : Natalie and Mitchell's Wedding

September 30, 2017 - Last week I was asked to photograph an "emergency" wedding ceremony. After exchanging text messages I spoke with the bri...
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Forever and Always : Dana & Scott's Gorgeous Chandler's Chophouse Wedding

September 25, 2017 - Over the years we have been blessed to meet so many wonderful couples, but for us Dana and Scott will always hold a spec...
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A Cord of Three Strands is Not Easily Broken : Amy + Brandon's Biltmore Country Club Wedding

September 21, 2017 - Amy and Brandon met in welding school, and as sparks flew they quickly fell in love and became inseparable. Getting to k...
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From Oak Park With Love : Erin & Jason's Lovely Cheney Mansion Wedding

September 16, 2017 - 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 i...
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A Toast to True Love : Cristy & Scott's Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

September 13, 2017 - Cristy and Scott were meant to be together. They grew up in the same neighborhood, attended the same schools from elemen...
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Sweet Summer Romance : Annie + Ryan's Hyatt Lodge Wedding

August 29, 2017 - Annie and Ryan share a love of sports, family and friends that make their relationship seem enviably carefree. They firs...
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So Happy Together : Laura & Stephen's Chevy Chase Country Club Wedding

August 26, 2017 - Laura and Stephen share a contagious sense of joy that makes them a total delight to be around. From our pre-wedding mee...
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When Four Become One : Melissa & Jake's Bull Valley Golf Club Wedding

August 16, 2017 - Melissa and Jake's love story began when she was pregnant with her sweet daughter, Maddie. Jake helped raise Maddie and...
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Donut of My Eye : Becka & Tevah's Wedgewood North Shore Wedding

August 14, 2017 - We met Becka and Tevah last year at the wedding of one of our favorite couples, Kariann and Tim. Becka was Kariann's mai...
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Tradition, Beauty and Romance : Marriott Lincolnshire Indian Wedding

August 11, 2017 - We first met Geena and Dave at her brother's wedding last spring, and she was just SO lovely, I remember saying to Conra...
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What To Wear For Your Family Photos : Fall 2017

August 09, 2017 - Fall might just be our favorite time of the year - cooler temps, layered outfits, trendy boots and pumpkin spice EVERYTH...
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Only Have Hawkeyes For You : Kathy & Tom's Romantic Mistwood Golf Club Wedding

July 23, 2017 - Kathy and Tom were meant to be together, though they didn't always know it. They both went to Rolling Meadows High Schoo...
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Love Makes the World Go 'Round : Katherine & Mike's Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

July 15, 2017 - When we first photographed Kathryn and Mike at their engagement session, we were struck by how perfect they were for eac...
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Local Love : Anne + Andrew's Rolling Green Country Club Wedding

July 08, 2017 - Over the last three and a half years, our family has come to know downtown Arlington Heights as "home." We love this tow...
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Great Things Come to Those Who Wait : Amy + Tom's Chevy Chase Country Club Wedding

June 30, 2017 - Amy and Tom took their time getting to their wedding day, but for these two, it was entirely worth the wait. After meeti...
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Made for One Another : Lisa & Kevin's Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

June 23, 2017 - Lisa and Kevin were made for one another. She is sweet, and a bit quiet; he is gregarious and affable. Together they com...
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What to Wear for Your Session : Spring and Summer 2017

May 19, 2017 - Warmer temps mean that SUMMER is almost here, and we are SO excited!!! But, if you're anything like me the change of sea...
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Meet the Family : The Photographers at Something Blue Photography & Design

May 05, 2017 - My name is Liz Schrenk, and this is the story of my business, Something Blue Photography and Design. Ever since I was...
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Throw Love Around Like Confetti : Lydia & Dave's Noah's Lincolnshire Wedding

April 30, 2017 - THESE TWO... There could be no better introduction for Lydia and Dave than this one, taken from their wedding website:...
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Worth the Wait : Amanda and Jason's Hotel Baker Wedding

April 23, 2017 - When we first met Amanda and Jason, it was one of those meetings where by the end we all had tears in our eyes from laug...
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Joy in the Midst of Trial : The Lewis Family

March 31, 2017 - This job has been a blessing to me in more ways than I could have ever imagined. I am continually encouraged and amazed...
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Winter Romance : Brittany & David's Seven Bridges Country Club Wedding

March 28, 2017 - 2017 is already shaping up to be our most exciting year yet at Something Blue. We have a PACKED wedding season, and are...
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True Chemistry : Erica and Jon's Odyssey Country Club Wedding

March 06, 2017 - Erica and Jon are both scientists, and after meeting in the lab it was obvious they had strong chemistry. Their summer w...
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High School Sweethearts : Becky and Steve's Romantic Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

March 06, 2017 - Before I became a full-time photographer, I taught photography at Elk Grove High School for eight years. I loved buildin...
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Waiting on Warmer Weather : Spring Outfit Ideas

March 02, 2017 - Ugh, Chicago, why are you such a tease?!? Last week it felt like summer, and yesterday we were hit with snow. Well, that...
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Garden Romance : Hannah and Mike's Botanic Garden Engagement Session

February 18, 2017 - The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of my favorite places to visit. I love exploring the carefully manicured gardens and t...
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Snow in Love : Carolyn and Joe's Lincoln Park Engagement Session

February 11, 2017 - It's been an unusually mild winter (by Chicago's standards). Here we are nearly half-way through February, and it hasn't...
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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year : Rita & Marc's Christmas Weber Grill Wedding

January 28, 2017 - I taught high school art for eight years before becoming a professional photographer. To this day I still deeply admire...
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BEST of 2016

December 27, 2016 - 2016 was such a big, busy and beautiful year for Something Blue, we have so much to be thankful for. Looking back on eac...
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Celebrating After Five Years : Noah's Cancer Journey

December 21, 2016 - It was nearly Christmas, seven years ago, when my dear friend Kate first realized something was wrong with her baby boy,...
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Elegance and Romance : Shelli & Carson's Streamwood Wedding

December 16, 2016 - Shelli and Carson first met at SIU in Carbondale, Illinois. Shelli was a senior at SIUC and Carson was visiting for a wo...
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A Gorgeous Vegan Celebration : Cait & Scott's Wisconsin Wedding

November 30, 2016 - Cait and Scott first met in college, and the twists and turns of fate brought their paths together time and again. After...
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Faith, Hope, and Love : Kariann & Tim's Venuti's Banquets Wedding

November 19, 2016 - I first met Kariann and Tim two years ago, but it feels like a lifetime ago. They had just gotten engaged and she reache...
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A Match Made in Heaven : Catherine and Sean's Fall Engagement Session

November 15, 2016 - We meet so many kind and lovely people through this job, getting to know individuals and families is truly one of the be...
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Fall in Love : Dana and Scott's Cantigny Engagement Session

November 12, 2016 - Before I started Something Blue Photography and Design, I worked for eight years as a high school teacher in District 21...
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From Paris with Love : Amanda & Jordan's Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

November 11, 2016 - Amanda and Jordan are two of the warmest people you will ever meet. She can light up a room with her gorgeous smile, he...
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Rustic Love Near the Lake : Erica & Jeff's Camp Lakotah Wedding

November 05, 2016 - Wisconsin holds a special place in my heart. As a kid, our family spent almost every summer weekend relaxing by the shor...
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Black, Elegant, Chic : Becca & Kyle's Halloween Wedding

October 31, 2016 - Since she was little, Becca had always LOVED Halloween. She dreamed of one day getting married on Halloween, walking dow...
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow : Lauren & Kiel's Arboretum Club Wedding

October 30, 2016 - Lauren and Kiel are a perfect match. When we first sat down together, I felt so comfortable, like we had been friends fo...
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More Romantic than Any Fairytale : Kate & Gregg's Barn at Hornbaker Gardens Wedding

October 29, 2016 - Once upon a time, Kate was a real-life Disney princess. She had dreamed of her wedding day since she was a little girl a...
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Perfect Together : Jess & James' Wynstone Golf Club Wedding

October 22, 2016 - Jess and James first met after a company softball game, where James hit the ball right at Jess and it jammed her left ri...
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Toast to Forever : Amanda & Caleb's Wild Onion Pub and Brewery Wedding

October 04, 2016 - Amanda and Caleb both were skeptical about online dating. He wondered how likely it was to log on, find a normal girl, a...
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Romance at Center Stage : Adrianna & Joel's Mayne Stage Wedding

September 21, 2016 - Joel moved to New York City in 2010 to follow his professional bridge career. Adriana moved to NYC in 2011 to follow her...
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The Perfect Party : Liz & Eric's Morton Arboretum Wedding

September 10, 2016 - Liz and Eric had dreamed of a destination wedding - a simple celebration on the beach where they could party afterwards...
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Family Photo Outfit Tips and Ideas

September 03, 2016 - Our calendar gets CRAZY in September and October - between full weekends of wedding and engagement sessions we photograp...
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Back to School and a Birthday Milestone : The Noascono Family

September 01, 2016 - School started this week, and like everyone else, it's impossible for me to comprehend how the summer flew by SO quickly...
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Made for Each Other : Lindsay & George's Romantic Garden Wedding

August 28, 2016 - One of the greatest perks of this job comes from building relationships. Sure, it's awesome to get free cake every weeke...
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My Favorite Aussies : The Ang Family

August 27, 2016 - Two and a half years ago I was invited to photograph a destination wedding in Cancun. The couple had lived in Wisconsin...
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Summertime Sweetness : Erin & Scott's Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding

August 23, 2016 - Every couple we meet has their own sweet, beautiful story. Every couple seems so madly in love, it is truly an honor and...
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A Weekend at the Winery : Cristy and Scott's Engagement Session

August 23, 2016 - Cristy and Scott have known each other since they were in preschool. Yes, preschool... How ridiculously adorable is that...
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Family Reunion Fun : The Sullivans

August 21, 2016 - The Sullivan family comes together every summer to spend time at their lakehouse in Lake Geneva. To mark the gathering t...
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Family, Laughter, and Happily Ever After : Lizzie & Rick's Lombard Wedding

August 16, 2016 - If you would ask Lizzie and Rick to describe themselves, they would probably laugh and say they don't take themselves to...
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Library Love : Teresa & Brian's Gorgeous and Romantic Chicago Wedding

August 13, 2016 - Teresa and Brian had met a few times over the years at different parties, but didn't start chatting until the fall of 20...
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Meet the Family : The Something Blue Photographers

August 11, 2016 - My name is Liz Schrenk, and this is the story of my business, Something Blue Photography and Design. Ever since I was...
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Fit to be Married : Lauren & Pete's Biltmore Country Club Wedding

August 05, 2016 - When you first meet Lauren and Pete, two thoughts may cross your mind - 1. These two are adorably relaxed and fun-loving...
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Love at the Four Points Chicago O'Hare : Amanda & Arthur's Summer Wedding

July 31, 2016 - Amanda and Arthur met through a mutual friend in Milwaukee where they both worked in television. They went to Summerfest...
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A Sweet Spring Celebration : Carolyn & Mike's Makray Memorial Wedding

July 23, 2016 - Carolyn and Mike first came to my home studio last year to talk about their spring wedding. Our conversation was relaxed...
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A Perfect Fairytale : Cassidy & Chris' Barrington Wedding

July 20, 2016 - They met at a friend's house and couldn't help noticing each other. After hanging out a few times, Cassidy and Chris off...
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Puppy Love in Cedarburg, Wisconsin : Christie and Nate's Wedding

July 10, 2016 - Christie and Nate's love story feels a lot like the plot for a charming romantic comedy. She is Canadian, he is American...
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Tradition, Beauty and Romance : Westin Chicago Indian Wedding

July 01, 2016 - I have photographed over 100 weddings, and I can honestly say that they have ALL been beautiful. Every ceremony reminds...
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A Sweet Stroll through the City : Oak Park Engagement Session

June 17, 2016 - Two years ago I photographed the sweetest wedding in Lake Geneva, and was lucky enough to meet the bride's gorgeous daug...
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At Home With Baby Nicholas : Newborn Lifestyle Session

June 09, 2016 - Last fall I spent a sunny afternoon with the sweet Giannese family. Brayden was just about to turn two, full of energy a...
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Springtime Sweetness : Braden and Family

May 10, 2016 - Last fall I had the opportunity to present to a local MOPS group at Christ Church in Oak Brook. It was only a few weeks...
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Spring Romance at Makray Memorial : Liz and Steve's Wedding

April 10, 2016 - Steve proposed to Liz on March 11, 2015 while they were on a cruise with Liz's family in the southern Caribbean. They be...
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Riley Turns One!

April 09, 2016 - Sweet little Riley has the most gorgeous hazel eyes and infectious giggle! Her family lives just across our yard, we are...
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Waiting for Baby Sarah : Erin's Maternity Session

February 18, 2016 - Maternity sessions represent such a quiet and beautiful moment in the journey toward motherhood. Having four children I...
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Faith, Hope, Love : Kariann and Tim's Lincoln Park Engagement Session

February 03, 2016 - They set January 23 as their wedding day, and the plans were all starting to come together. Then she noticed something u...
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Boudoir Bombshell : Nora

February 01, 2016 - Seriously, I have the best job in the world. I get to photograph weddings, engagements, birthdays - big events and miles...
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Crowne Plaza Christmas Wedding : Becky + Heath

January 18, 2016 - 2015 marked our busiest wedding season yet, we were blessed to be part of so many beautiful and memorable weddings. Ever...
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New Year, New Life : Sweet Baby Maya

January 14, 2016 - The New Year is always so full of promise, looking forward to new beginnings and dreaming of what is to come. It was suc...
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Ending 2015 With Love : The Miller Family

January 09, 2016 - Every year we spend time in St. Louis after Christmas, visiting with my husband's family and exploring the eccentric and...
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BEST of 2015

January 02, 2016 - 2015 was such a big, busy and beautiful year for Something Blue, I have so much to be thankful for. Looking back on each...
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Winter Maternity Photos at The Grove : Kelly + Phil

December 28, 2015 - One of the most amazing things about this job is that I come to know clients as friends as I experience their lives' big...
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Chevy Chase Christmas Wedding : Christine + Shane

December 23, 2015 - Oh how I love a Christmas wedding... there is nothing like twinkling white lights, red roses, and a couple hopelessly in...
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Romantic Sunset Engagement Session : Shelli + Carson

November 03, 2015 - Shelli and Carson are getting married next fall, and I just can't wait for their wedding. They are such a sweet and love...
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Stunning Fall Senior Photos : Beautiful Yazmene

October 30, 2015 - I first met Yazmene when she was only five years old, she is the niece of one of my closest friends. Even as a little gi...
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The Smiley Family

November 01, 2014 - Oh. My. Word. This family - they could not have a more fitting last name, I was smiling ear to ear throughout their enti...
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Paradise Found : Dara and James' Destination Wedding

March 08, 2014 - This wedding... this wedding was just a dream come true. A beautiful couple who only has eyes for each other, surrounded...
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