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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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February 22, 2021

Herrick Lake Engagement Session | Vee & Alex | Wheaton, IL

This was an extra special engagement session because the bride to be Vee was my college roomie! Her fiance Alex was our next door neighbor. (A setup out of a sitcom, right?!)

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December 15, 2020

An Intimate Backyard Wedding | Kayla & Maddy | Elwood, IL

There’s quite the story behind Kayla and Maddy’s wedding day (a running theme for 2020 wedding couples)!

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December 14, 2020

Hidden Pond Woods Engagement Session | Kirsten & Matthew | Palos Hills, IL

It was a wet and rainy Saturday when Kirsten and Matthew met me at Hidden Pond Woods for their engagement session. There was a constant drizzle all day, but when we arrived it miraculously let up!

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