"Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.” 
Sue Monk Kidd

Stories that matter

Mary & Mitch were married just over two years ago in a small ceremony and they invited me back to photograph their reception celebration this past weekend. They both looked absolutely fabulous (hello gold sparkles – I see you Mary!). Their friends and family came out to celebrate their marriage for their reception at the […]

Celebrating Mary + Mitch


Amy and Ryan had a intimate wedding ceremony in Chicago and it was a joy to be invited to help photograph their day- even on a snowy day that finally gave us a peek of sunshine- welcome to March in Chicago! It was just them and their officiant for their wedding at a quaint venue […]

Amy + Ryan’s intimate wedding, Chicago


Kristen & Paul had an intimate wedding ceremony at her mother’s home with just a small group of family and friends present to celebrate their union. It was a special celebration of their relationship and family and it was an absolute honor to photograph their day. I am so glad I convinced them to rust […]

Kristen + Paul


Leah & Tyler said “I do” and more importantly “I will” surrounded by family and friends at a beautiful venue in Hastings, Minnesota and they invited me to help photograph their love story and their day. Leah’s family has been through so much hardship in the last few years and seeing them celebrate this beautiful […]

Leah + Tyler’s Wedding Day

love stories

My beautiful sister’s family is expecting baby girl #2 soon and I was able to photograph their family in this exciting time before Aliza’s little sister arrives in their hometown of Virginia, Beach. Before their beautiful daughter Aliza was born we did a maternity session at the beach and now 3 years later they are […]

waiting on little sister


Maggie + Derek met on Hinge and Maggie was right away impressed with how chatty he was and he commented on her cooking skills. They quickly realized how important family was to both of them. Maggie shared, “we are thrilled to celebrate with the family and framily who have been praying for us all this […]

Maggie + Derek


After Turkey we headed to the islands of Greece after a mad dash through the airport to make a flight (we were sweaty mess and 2 of the last 4 people on the flight- crazy!) It was all good as soon as we arrived in Santorini because we had a few days to explore the […]

Island Exploration & Athens, Greece


Turkey was absolutely amazing- way underrated for international travel IMO. We adored it and the culture, food, people, and natural beauty is a must visit. We visited Istanbul- such a cool blend of East meets West and the food was so good and such a great value also highly recommend a stop at a Turkish […]

Adventures in Turkey


Erin & Jason are expecting their first baby in July and it was a git to be invited to photograph their family at this exciting time. We had to include their fur babies Olive & Fern too as we explored Oak Park together on a beautiful summer night. We even included a few shots at […]

Erin + Jason + baby coming soon