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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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July 9, 2020

5 Things Every Second Shooter Should Know | Melissa Rose Photography

The best thing I’ve done in my career is being a second shooter for established wedding photographers in my area. A second shooter offers a secondary angle for photos on a wedding day,

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July 9, 2020

Taureaux Tavern Wedding | Lisa and Ryan | Chicago, IL

I’m finally getting around to blogging all the weddings I’ve done! Lisa and Ryan’s wedding at the beautiful Taureaux Tavern last August was intimate and full of love.

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July 9, 2020

Surprise Proposal | Mike and Maddie | Worth, IL

I was BEYOND excited when Mike reached out to me to help him capture his proposal to Maddie. The best part? It was all a SURPRISE for her!

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July 1, 2020

Herrick Lake Engagement Session | Bridget and Mike | Wheaton, IL

Bridget and Mike were CHAMPS during their engagement session at Herrick Lake in Wheaton!

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June 29, 2020

Pilsen Street Art Engagement Session | Kayla and Maddy | Chicago, IL

Kayla and Maddy’s engagement session was so laid back and fun, which is a great representation of who they are are as a couple!

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May 27, 2020

Downtown Chicago Engagement Session | Allison and Adam | Chicago, IL

A huge wrench was thrown an Allison and Adam’s wedding planning process when the pandemic started earlier this year.

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