Grand Lake Wedding Photographer | Debbie & Jake

Grand Lake Wedding Photographer | Debbie & Jake

The first time I met this beautiful bride was in 8th grade! We met in choir class and all I remember from that day was her amazing voice. It lit up a room and had an absolutely amazing smile to match. Over the years we shared a friendship and that will always truly be near and dear to my heart! Fast forward a few years down the road, Debbie shared with me that she had met someone special. From the moment I met Jake and saw the way Debbie looked at him, I knew that this man was truly the one for her and her amazing heart.

Cress Creek Wedding Photographer | Karen & Ryan

Cress Creek Wedding Photographer | Karen & Ryan

I can't say enough about how wonderful these two are! From the moment I met Karen and Ryan over coffee at our favorite coffee shop (Starbucks of course), I fell in love with their amazing personalities, their love for adventure and their sense of humor!

East Bank Club Wedding | Giovanna & Brendan

East Bank Club Wedding | Giovanna & Brendan

Giovanna & Brendan met and fell in love in high-school in the halls of St. Ignatius! When it came to their wedding day, they tied in their gorgeous alma-mater for their first look and ceremony before celebrating with their family and friends at the East Bank Club! 

Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus Wedding | Meredith & Brett

Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus Wedding | Meredith & Brett

I had so much fun celebrating these two on their wedding day at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus last weekend! From their adorable first look to sharing moments with their bridal party of close friends and loved ones, their wedding day was an honor to capture! 

Concorde Center Wedding Photographer | Michael + Holly

Concorde Center Wedding Photographer | Michael + Holly

I first met Holly + Michael during their very first family portrait session! Holly has a true passion for photography and immediately began telling me all about their wedding day!

MillCreek Wilde Wedding Photographer | Lauren + Steve

MillCreek Wilde Wedding Photographer | Lauren + Steve

I first met Steve + Lauren through mutual friends and adored them from the moment I met them!! Lauren and I bonded over our (amazing) love for great music, fashion, and photography!

Wedgewood North Shore Wedding Photographer | Cort + Ashley

Wedgewood North Shore Wedding Photographer | Cort + Ashley

It's romantic stories like Cort + Ashley's that make my job so much fun! I am a mushy romantic at heart and after meeting Ashley and hearing their adorable love story I was so excited when they chose me to capture their special day at The Wedgewood North Shore in Wadsworth!

Morton Arboretum Wedding Photographer | Chris + Sarah

Morton Arboretum Wedding Photographer | Chris + Sarah

These two!! Man, I tell you I truly do have the best clients on the planet! From our first consult, it was pretty obvious these two were truly best friends and loved to make each other laugh!

Illinois Beach Resort Wedding Photographer | Jon + Jaclyn

Illinois Beach Resort Wedding Photographer | Jon + Jaclyn

From the moment I met Jon + Jaclyn for coffee, I just adored their sweet natures and friendship. We sat with our cups of coffee and talked for over an hour, telling jokes and chatting about traveling the world.

Cheshire Clubhouse Wedding Photographer | Lynne + David

Cheshire Clubhouse Wedding Photographer | Lynne + David

I first met Lynne + David over coffee at our favorite Starbucks in downtown Arlington Heights! Lynne, like myself, loved photography and candid moments and we clicked right away!

Standard Club Wedding Photographer | Andrew + Alison

Standard Club Wedding Photographer | Andrew + Alison

Alison and Andrew first met in junior high school, and from there, their 17-year romance blossomed into a beautiful friendship and passionate love. Their love and friendship is a beautiful thing to witness and share and I feel truly honored to capture their gorgeous wedding day at The Standard Club!

Wedding Wednesday | The Metropolis Ballroom

Wedding Wednesday | The Metropolis Ballroom

A huge thank you to The Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights for hosting this month's Wedding Wednesday!

Lacuna Lofts Wedding Photographer | Tara + Ryan

Lacuna Lofts Wedding Photographer | Tara + Ryan

I first met Tara + Ryan in front of Buckingham Fountain in downtown Chicago. Ryan and I had been in contact to help plan a surprise proposal for his longtime girlfriend Tara!

Kickapoo Creek Winery Wedding Photographer | Josh + Rickie

Kickapoo Creek Winery Wedding Photographer | Josh + Rickie

While that's ultimately true, it doesn't hurt to have beautiful weather, a gorgeous vineyard venue, talented friends to help you put together a wonderful Beatles themed wedding day and the love of your life at your side!

Lacuna Lofts Wedding Photographer | Jacob + Kennan

Lacuna Lofts Wedding Photographer | Jacob + Kennan

"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine." Kennan and Jacob, I am truly honored to have captured your wedding day. Let's start there! From there, my heart was so happy for these two lovebirds to tie the knot.

Lehmann Mansion Wedding Photographer | Deanna + Chris

Lehmann Mansion Wedding Photographer | Deanna + Chris

Deanna was a sophomore and Chris was a senior when they met in Spanish class. After helping him with his homework, Chris offered to pay her back with a drink or two and after a proposal in Milwaukee on a foggy day at a private cabin, the rest is history.

Firehouse Chicago Wedding Photographer | Adam + Maureen

Firehouse Chicago Wedding Photographer | Adam + Maureen

Moments after opening their gifts to each other before their first look they discovered they had similar ideas for their other half. She smiled up at me and said, " We gave each other the same gift!."

El Dorado Royale Wedding Photographer | Dragan + Jennifer

El Dorado Royale Wedding Photographer | Dragan + Jennifer

Have camera, will travel! It was a dream come true to capture another beautiful wedding in gorgeous Mexico for Jennifer + Dragan. Jennifer + Dragan met while teaching at my alma mater, John Hersey High School.

Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding Photographer | Ellen + Stephen

Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding Photographer | Ellen + Stephen

It was in AP world history class in high-school that Stephen first saw Ellen. From there they built a love through their high-school and college years to last a lifetime.

Starved Rock Wedding Photographer | Jimmy + Marissa

Starved Rock Wedding Photographer | Jimmy + Marissa

"True love, is the greatest adventure." Jimmy + Marissa met in high-school when Marissa was leaving the locker room at John Hersey High School.