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 I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Chicago and central Illinois.  Grab a coffee (or my favorite, a coke!) and take a look around this site at the beautiful people who let me tell their stories through images, as well as a little peek into my life!

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URBAN DOWNTOWN AND LAKESIDE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY Whitney + Nic | Promised

I’ve got a ton of adjectives to describe this couple from my 2 experiences with them so far, but the qualities I enjoy the most are how easy they are to talk to, and how they laugh with each other.  Their laughter comes easily and naturally, both because they have great senses of humor, but also because they […]

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November 6, 2018

STARVED ROCK STATE PARK ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY Dana + Karl | Promised

After photographing so many past students, I have gotten really used to sharing about people who I have known for 7, 8, 9+ years.  It never is particularly easy to sum up that length of a relationship in a blog post..but I am used to it. This girl though?  The number is much closer to twenty […]

November 1, 2018

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Springfield Rochester Family and Kids Photographer Evie | Carried

I am having a super hard time lately putting my feelings about the speed of time into words as I have watched my last baby grow out of newborn stage and get closer and closer to his first birthday.  I used to subscribe to the “the days are long but the years are short” motto […]

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October 30, 2018

PEORIA WAREHOUSE ON STATE FALL WEDDING Elisha & Craig | Married

Some of my couples are people I  have known for a long time, and some I meet for the first time during their wedding planning process.  These two fall somewhere in the middle!  I first met them while they were dating, before they (well, before Elisha) knew what was coming.  My sweet and extremely talented friend […]

October 24, 2018

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FALL CENTRAL ILLINOIS RIVER ENGAGEMENT SESSION Leigh Ann + Cyrus | Promised

GOODNESS I am excited to be sharing this gorgeous engagement session, partly because I just think these two look so good together, and partly because they will be married in just over a MONTH from now in our last wedding of the year (and in a state we haven’t shot a wedding in yet!)!! We are […]

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October 23, 2018

CENTRAL ILLINOIS ELEGANT BLACK TIE FALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Matthew & Cassandra | Married

She cleared her throat and swallowed hard…I’m pretty sure she was nervous even though a natural at the mic (like her daddy, which was obvious from his toast!).  I think it’s because no matter how much you do or don’t love public speaking…summarizing your relationship with your Irish twin (and look alike!) sister and her […]

October 17, 2018

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Class of 2019 Senior Central Illinois Photographer Mackenzy | Class of 2019

Oh my goodness where to begin with this beautiful girl.  When we decided to take on a lot less this year with a new baby, senior sessions were one of the types of sessions we decided not to book. Most of the kids I had taught–which are the seniors I love photographing– had graduated, and it just […]

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October 16, 2018

St Louis Missouri Forest Park Engagement Photography Lauren + Adam | Promised

Talk about a classy couple and engagement session, this is it!!!  Lauren contacted me shortly after her and Adam’s engagement in Italy, and I immediately knew we would get along well.  She is both easy going and easy to talk to, and I couldn’t wait to get to meet them.  And right when that happened, I felt […]

October 11, 2018

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ERIN’S PAVILION PARK BLUSH AND NEUTRAL FALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Blake & Katie | Married

It is hard to even know where to begin on this gorgeous wedding day.  I could talk about how the weather was supposed to be pretty much disastrous, and then by the time we were ready it sprinkled for a few minutes and then out of nowhere the sun came out for the REST of […]

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October 10, 2018

ROMANTIC BLUSH AND BLACK SPRING WEDDING

NAVY + SILVER WINTER WEDDING, ILLINOIS

Downtown Late Summer Engagement Session

CLASSIC PURPLE SUMMER WEDDING

PEACH AND NEUTRAL SUMMER WEDDING

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