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Category Archives: Fall

Fall Mini Sessions | Chicago Family Photography

Due to popular demand, I am so excited to share some new mini sessions for the Fall! I have selected two dates, one for Chicago (Museum Campus) and one for the suburbs (Morton Arboretum). These sessions are perfect for updating your family photos or getting ready for your Holiday cards. These always book up fast so if you’re interested in a date, snag it fast! Available session times will be constantly updated below.

Fall 2016 Minis Chicago Morton Arboretum mini sessions photographer photography family session

October 9th availability: 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00

November 5th availability1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00

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Amy & Jacob | Grace Lutheran Church Wedding | Fitzgerald’s Nightclub Wedding Photography

I instantly knew I would love Amy and Jacob when they suggested we meet at Chinatown for a wedding consultation. I absolutely love Chinese food and knew immediately that these two people would be amazing. My instincts proved true, as Amy and Jacob are two of the kindest people I have ever met. I was incredibly honored to photograph their wedding last October.

I loved the vibrant colors of the bouquets which complemented the beautiful blue bridesmaid dresses. The bridal party was a lot of fun, up for a bunch of silly poses, which always makes for some great candid photos afterwards.

Amy and Jacob opted for a First Look before the ceremony, which was done right outside their venue, Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, Illinois. The church was a beautiful backdrop for photos, inside and out, and we lucked out with some amazing Fall colors and weather. The famous venue Fitzgerald’s Nightclub was their reception choice – a Bon Jovi music video was filmed there as well as a scene from A League of Their Own. Here are a few of my favorites from Amy and Jacob’s wedding!

Venue // Grace Lutheran Church

Reception // Fitzgerald’s

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Kaitlyn & Dan – Outdoor Fall Wedding at Starved Rock

This wedding was a very special one for me. I have been photographing part of the groom’s family for a few years now and to be asked to photograph his wedding based on that meant a lot to me to begin with. Then I found out that Kaitlyn and Dan were getting married in the very same place I got married and that took it to a whole new level. So this wedding was definitely sentimental to me for a few reasons.

Kaitlyn was absolutely stunning, and I especially loved the pops of colors in her bridesmaids dresses and her bouquets. Here are some of my favorites from their beautiful Fall wedding at Starved Rock.

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Congratulations Kaitlyn and Dan, it was an honor to photograph your wedding! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

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Julia & Danny – Whitetail Ridge Golf Club Wedding

Julia and Danny were married on a perfect Fall day at Whitetail Ridge Golf Club. The sun was shining, there were white puffy clouds in the blue sky, warm with a slight breeze. It was a beautiful day for an outdoor ceremony. In addition, I LOVED the color palette for this wedding. The colors were navy blue, pinks, and gold. The reception looked stunning! Also, I have a thing for photographing wedding details and this wedding did not disappoint! Every part of this wedding blended together so seamlessly, from the colors, to the table runners, even the cake.

Also, can we talk about First Looks? First Looks are so special, I am always so excited when I learn the couple will be having one. There’s nothing like capturing some private emotions when they see each other for the first time.

Congratulations Julia and Danny on a beautiful wedding! I was so honored to photograph one of the most important days of your lives.

Venue // Whitetail Ridge Golf Club, Yorkville, Illinois

Cake // Cakefections, Naperville, Illinois

Florist // Town and Country Gardens

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Kaitlyn & Rocky – The Farm at Dover

Rustic Barn Wedding in Dover, Wisconsin

The Farm at Dover is a beautiful and unique venue with a big red barn and absolutely gorgeous outdoor spaces. The perfect venue for Kaitlyn’s wedding vision. What I love most about Kaitlyn and Rocky’s love story is that they were brought together with the most perfect timing.

Meeting by happenstance, they weren’t quite ready for each other or love yet. Kaitlyn moved to a new city, finished grad school, followed her passions, while keeping in touch with Rocky. When you start doing what you want and fulfilling yourself that’s when we become capable of attracting love. Before long, they were planning their lives together.

Casual and carefree was what they wanted in a venue. Something that was different from the traditional venue and really spoke to them. Many personal details were incorporated into their day, including love quotes that resonated with them and their relationship.

It also ended up being a beautiful day, the chance of rain and storms disappeared as the day went on. Later that day, the sun peeked out for a few photos too. Overall, it was the perfect day.

“So I chose you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” ~The Alchemist

Venue // The Farm at Dover in Dover, Wisconsin

Flowers // Halsted Flowers in Chicago, Illinois

Cake // Regina’s Bay Bakery in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

Hair // Tiffany Tia

Makeup // Nina Mahgra

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“I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.” ~ The Chaos of Stars
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Kaitlyn and Rocky, it was an honor to capture your wedding celebration. I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

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