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2016-07-01_0006I like stories, I want to write but instead I take a lot of pictures.  Someday I’ll do both but for now I’m intent on remembering that capturing moments in time, walks, talks, journeys or just cooling off my feet in the lake after the hottest wedding we’ve ever worked, are stories worth telling.  No crowd pleasing leaps, just little moments along a timeline be it 10 minutes or 10 miles.  These are the things I like to look at.  Special thanks to Kerri for walking with me and for catching a few images of me too!

2016-06-27_0001You can’t schedule the peonies, they are either on or they are off and for Cait and Ryan’s engagement session they were on, we probably made it for their last hurrah and what a hurrah it was!  Not only were the gardens amazing but the whole of the Arb was lit up with the prettiest morning light and the river was crisp and refreshing!!  (I only went in to my ankles to catch a few shots!) Caitie and Ryan were laid back and in love exactly perfectly wonderful.  I love their faces!! Here are some of our favorites!


I don’t often call my clients liars, we’ll stick with misinformed.  Caitlin and Rick were truly misinformed when they told me that they didn’t photograph well.  Too awkward they said.  Well they were so wrong.  We walked the loop in Lincoln Park on the first beautiful day in Chi Town, half the graduating prom students in the city were there with us but you wouldn’t have known it because we were in our own romantic world!!  Here are just a few a the beautiful moments.  Thank you both for trusting me to show you how beautiful you both are!!!  2016-06-17_0001


It is always amazing when connections are made and hearts are shared and it is an honor to be trusted by such wonderful, unique, beautiful people to capture them being who they are and in love.  Thank you Lauren and Corey for letting me celebrate your engagement with you!


  • Debby - Making me cry. You two are the sweetest💋June 7, 2016 – 11:50 pm

  • Luis Edu Vhrgas - Felicidades, eres un suertudo Corey 😎June 10, 2016 – 6:25 am