Tim & Andrea ::: Prairie Landing West Chicago Wedding

I know I say this all the time but I serioulsy have the best couples ever. I am blown away by the stories and the people I get to work with. Andrea & Tim are one of those couples. They had me laughing from our very first meeting and they are so in love with each other. They are best friends and completely adore each other and it totally shows! Andrea would always send me text messages out of the blue that were so sweet and encouraging and it meant so much! Their wedding day was beautiful, relaxed and was everything they ever envisioned!
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The lavender colors were gorgeous!2015-08-21_0003.jpg
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Letters to each other on the wedding day is always a sweet idea!2015-08-21_0011.jpg
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So much joy!!2015-08-21_0027.jpg
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If this was how the portraits started, I knew the rest of the day would be amazing!2015-08-21_0031.jpg
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Their ceremony was overlooking the golf course and even though the wind was pretty intense, it was still beautiful!2015-08-21_0050.jpg
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They danced down the aisle!2015-08-21_0061.jpg
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We took golf carts to the next portrait location and I wish you could have seen my face driving one. There were hills and my 2nd photographer, the amazing Danielle, and I had a good laugh!2015-08-21_0063.jpg
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During portraits, we thought we heard thunder but looked up and saw sunny skys. What we didn’t see on the other side of the trees was a giant storm rolling in. Thankfully we made it back just in time and we grabbed some shots on the hill! It was awesome with the lighting and crazy clouds in the background!
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I had to include this funny one:)It was a little windy!
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I spy a future bride and groom!!! These two contacted me right after the wedding and their wedding is in Feb!!2015-08-21_0087.jpg
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I loved watching them on the dance floor! They had so much fun together!2015-08-21_0094.jpg
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Steve & Cassie ::: Paramount Theatre Wedding

There are so many reasons I love today’s wedding! Steve and Cassie are such an awesome couple. They were some of the most laid back people that I have gotten to work with and that makes things so fun!! I love that I really got to see more of their hearts on their wedding day too. Cassie for starters took the time to go visit a dear friend who couldn’t attend the wedding due to an illness. It was a beautiful moment and there were tears all around. How many brides do you know that take the time to do that? Cassie just has that heart! And then Steve! I have never seen him smile so big as when he was around his bride and it was precious. They are both teachers and invited some of their students and track team to come. It was so sweet to see them around their students and it was clear how much everybody loved them!
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This dress! One of my favorites ever!!
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She was glowing!
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First look time!2015-08-18_0011.jpg
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We went to the spot that they got engaged! I love how it all comes full circle2015-08-18_0023.jpg
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We had to grab a fun shot of the students!
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This bridal party was so much fun! I really connected with them and the girls made me an honorary bridesmaid:)I accept!2015-08-18_0033.jpg
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They rented a schoolbus to drive the bridal party around!2015-08-18_0053.jpg
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These two are getting married next!! It was so fun to have them there!2015-08-18_0066.jpg
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August 18, 2015 - 5:44 pm

Chris Pritchett - Congrats you two! Your pictures are amazing!

Seth & Lauren ::: Kilbuck Creek Wedding

I am so excited to share this wedding with you! I just LOVE this couple! They are some of the sweetest, most genuine, encouraging people I have worked with. They are high school sweethearts and I love that they are just giddy to be around each other still. I have also learned a lot from them about how to have a Christ centered relationship and they are on fire for Jesus together! Here are some highlights from their day!

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The story of this lace is so special! Keep reading toward the bottom of the post to see why:)2015-08-05_0003.jpg
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One thing I loved was Lauren’s pure excitement to finally marry her man. Her face couldn’t hide it!2015-08-05_0006.jpg
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It’s happening!!!2015-08-05_0008.jpg
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This whole wedding was filled with so much of God and it was beautiful to see that. Such a special moment to have her girls pray over her.
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And it is go time!
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This brought me to tears! Sweet moments of worship!
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First moments as husband and wife:)2015-08-05_0025.jpg

Then we headed off to Kilbuck Creek. This is such a unique, rustic venue that I love photographing at.
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Fun veil shots!2015-08-05_0038.jpg
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Have I mentioned I was obsessed with that veil?
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I couldn’t help but smile editing these:)2015-08-05_0043.jpg
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Here is the story! Their grandma’s were close friends and were in each other’s weddings! How cool is that? And then to have their grandchildren marry each other? Such close family ties!2015-08-05_0051.jpg
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It may have been hot but we snuck away for some more portraits! I love these!2015-08-05_0070.jpg
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August 6, 2015 - 6:59 pm

Susan Stiker - Amazing pictures!!! God sure has a plan for them!!

August 8, 2015 - 7:52 pm

Michele Anderson - Thank you Sabrina! It was such a fun occasion and you captured some beautiful moments!

Steve & Shannon ::: Bartlett Backyard Summer Wedding

Steve and Shannon, you guys are just the coolest:)

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There were so many cool/different details of the day! One of them being Shannon’s shoes!2015-08-04_0002.jpg
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Steve made her this ring box <32015-08-04_0004.jpg
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She also had not one but two dresses! One for the reception! I love how fun they both are!

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Right before the first look, it started downpouring. So we got crafty and had their first look in the greenhouse. It was still so sweet!2015-08-04_0015.jpg
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Thankfully the rain cleared up for the ceremony.
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They are MARRIED! Look at the joy on their faces!
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It was a special wedding because our Thursday night bible study was all together. So I had to take some fun photos of them:)
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Another unique thing was the bouncy house! People had a blast in that!2015-08-04_0071.jpg
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Then some final portraits for the night with her outfit change:)2015-08-04_0075.jpg
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Thank you for letting me be apart of your day!!!

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September 6, 2015 - 5:48 am

Liv Escorza - Muchas felicidades! Las fotos muy bonitas!

Reise & Tegan ::: Rock Cut State Park Enagement Photos

Today’s blog post is a special one. That is because I am sharing the engagement session of one of my closest and dearest friends! You have seen them on the blog many times before because these two are always up for being models for anything I need. But this time was the real deal and it was so special to be able to do their actual engagement photos! I will save all of the mushy stuff for my maid of honor speech in January but I seriously adore these two. I have been there since the very first day they met ( I had a hand in it) 7 years ago! I have watched them grow together into this beautiful, Christ centered couple. and now I am honored to be alongside them for the journey to husband and wife. We did these photos when I was on a camping weekend at Rock Cut State Park and we had a blast! My amazing boyfriend helped out so it was almost like a double date/photoshoot and I think we were laughing the whole time. I love how these turned out and they were the easiest people to work with. That is one of my favorite things is how giddy and in love they are with each other after all this time!
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Model status Reise!2015-07-11_0014.jpg
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Their reception has a cozy, romantic woodsy feel since it is a winter wedding. So we incorporated some pine cones!
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I love you guys! Thanks for allowing me to be apart of this all!
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