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December 17, 2021

Gaelic Park Wedding | Bridget & Mike | Oak Forest, IL

It’s all thanks to Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School that I met Bridget! We both went to school there, and it’s a small south side world, because Bridget was recommended to me from a fellow Mighty Mac!

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December 16, 2021

The Carleton of Oak Park Wedding | Mary & Noah | Oak Park, IL

  After one engagement session, mid-pandemic elopement, and an anniversary session, it was FINALLY Mary and Noah’s wedding day!!

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December 16, 2021

Ovation Chicago Wedding | Julia & Kevin | Chicago, IL

Julia and Kevin’s “Dia De Los Muertos” inspired wedding was on a rainy late October day. Yet the last thing anyone was focusing on was the weather (which never let up all day) because the excitement in the air was palpable!

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September 3, 2021

Sunflower Field Family Session | Schoper Family | Bristol, WI

This sunflower session had me smiling from the minute I got there, to writing this blog post.

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September 3, 2021

Sunset Lakefront Engagement Session | Kate & Tim | Chicago, IL

You know those friends who are always upbeat and make you happy when you’re around them? Well that’s Kate.

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September 3, 2021

The Orrmont Estate Wedding | Adam & Allison | Piqua, OH

When the pandemic hit, Adam and Allison took the new restrictions in stride. This meant a new location at The Orrmont Estate in Piqua, Ohio instead of downtown Chicago. And it was absolutely meant to be.

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September 3, 2021

Chicago Lakefront Engagement Session | Claire & Luke | Chicago, IL

There was a huge storm brewing on the day of Claire and Luke’s engagement session. We agreed to push our meeting time up an hour, and we smashed out their session right before the storm hit!

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September 3, 2021

St. Joe Farm Wedding | Kelsey & Matthew | Granger, IN

Kelsey and Matthew were wonderful to photograph, from their engagement session, to their wedding at St. Joe Farm.

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September 3, 2021

Chicago Lakfront Engagement Session | Emily & Conor | Chicago, IL

From our first email exchange, Emily and I hit it off right away! We both went to the same high school, and it always makes me happy when I can re-connect with McAuley girls!

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March 8, 2021

Downtown Chicago Wedding | Paulina & Andre | Smith & Wollensky

You know when you meet someone and have an immediate connection with them? That’s how I felt the minute I met Paulina and Andre over Zoom!

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