Luke & Bristol ::: Dixon Fall Classic Wedding

I could not have asked for a better wedding to end the season on! My next wedding isn’t until mid-Dec, so it was a little bittersweet to think about slowing down after an incredible year.
I knew this would be a special one. So many of you know my amazing second photographer, Danielle, and Bristol is a good friend of hers. I rememeber first meeting Bristol and her husband to be for their engagement session in Chicago. They had a story that was different than most. Luke headed off to training shortly after he proposed and the military kept them apart most of their engagement. But they stayed strong through it and I teared up hearing how Bristol was what kept him going. He adores her and it shows!! I am so excited for them and their new lives together!

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October 29, 2015 - 3:05 pm

Jessica Hingle Allen - These are So good, it looked perfect!

October 29, 2015 - 7:25 pm

Crystal Kalebaugh-Green - Absolutely beautiful in everyway 😀

October 30, 2015 - 6:20 pm

Samantha Waasdorp - I have looked at these over and over!!!! So beautiful!!!!

Jared & Catherine ::: Catigny Park Wheaton Fall Engagment

For today’s engagement session, I am having Catherine share a bit of their story!

We had such a good morning this past weekend at Catigny and it was the perfect day for a fall engagement session! These two have hearts of gold and I loved our time together!
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I have known of Jared most of my life. My older brother, Stephen, and Jared used to play on the same baseball team in elementary school. (If you ask Jared, this is his first memory of me. My family once had to pick him up for a baseball game and apparently Stephen offered him some of my pretzels. I was not too happy about that and yelled at him. Whoooops. Way to make a good first impression Catherine… But hey, I was in 3rd grade).

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In middle school, I knew of Jared’s family because they would come and watch his basketball games. I would be at his basketball games because my brother would play right after him since he was a year older. I remember his mom once
brought a little baby to his game because they were involved in foster care. I thought that was so cool and asked my mom a million times if we could do that too! (Fun fact, I even wrote a petition to my parents that was seven pages long asking them if our family could foster children. My mom still has it.) Jared’s family stuck in my head because I knew they were super kind and that they loved kids (just like me).
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It wasn’t until high school that Jared and I began to talk. I had a crush on him sophomore year, but the only knowledge he had of me was that I was “Stephen’s younger sister.” I thought he was super cute, athletic, and I knew he was a Christian-
Three things I found attractive. When I was a Junior in high school, he was the German intern in my class. He avoided talking to me about the first month of school so I figured there was no hope. However, he led the student section for our football team at school, so I would intentionally sit up front by him with one of my friends. I would do anything to talk to him. (Give me a break, I was a teenage girl.) We began to talk once in a while at school, until he finally messaged me on Facebook. We began talking and the rest is history.2015-10-14_0009.jpg2015-10-14_0010.jpg
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It has been fun to watch Jared grow into the man that he is now. I have
watched him persevere through challenging and joyful stages of his life. (That’s
what happens when you’re with someone for 4 ½ years). There are so many qualities that I love about him. As cheesy as it sounds, he really is my dream guy and the man I have prayed for so many years. He has so many excellent qualities, but most of all, I appreciate his genuine heart and wisdom. Jared is by far the hardest working guy I know. He gives 110% to everything he does and doesn’t settle for anything less. For instance, he graduated college in four years, even though he took five years worth of college credit! One of my favorite things about him is the way he cares about others. He works to have authentic and real relationships with those around him. I love watching him invest in so many people’s lives. He continually writes notes to his friends to encourage them and spends time daily praying for his friends and loved ones. He truly cares about the well being of those around him. I love watching him serve others generously and graciously. While Jared is only 22, he amazes me with his wisdom. Over the past four and a half years, it has been awesome to watch him use this gift to bless others. Whether it’s encouraging people or helping me see a new perspective, he continually challenges me. I’m excited to see how he uses his many gifts to bless our marriage.2015-10-14_0013.jpg
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Thanks for letting me take a few minutes to brag about my handsome fiancé. He is so humble and will hate that I wrote all of this, but I am so blessed that I get to marry this man on June 12, 2016!
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October 15, 2015 - 11:32 pm

JohnDonna McNutt - You forgot about the part where your favorite “Aunt-to-be told Jared he should ask you out!!

October 24, 2015 - 6:59 pm

Sue Kaynish - So beautiful!!! Sabrina, you are an amazingphtographer!

Scotty & Patti ::: Wilder Mansion Intimate Wedding

When I first met these two, I remember Patti asking me if I was ok with tattoos. Little does she know that I am basically obsessed with tattoos! I think they are beautiful! And when I saw how many she had, I fell in love with her even more. Patti is so radiant and she was just glowing on her big day. Beyond just being a gorgeous couple, these two are so laid back and easy to be around. There were a few mishaps on the wedding day but I love thay it didn’t phase them one bit! Their love for each other is also just the sweetest. You can tell that they geuniely love to just be together and they are in their own little world which I love! Their wedding day fit them so well. It was intimate and they were surrounded by those who mattered most to them It was such an honor to be apart of it!

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The inside of Wilder Mansion was stunning and perfect for some bridal shots!
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I could have shot their portraits all day! I just told them to do their thing and they would be flawless for every shot!!
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October 13, 2015 - 9:32 pm

Linda Barry - SO stunning!!!!

October 14, 2015 - 12:56 am

Susan Landis - I love these pictures. The best wedding pictures I have ever seen.

October 14, 2015 - 1:18 am

Debbie Cox - Patti, you look stunning!!! And your guy looks awesome, too! What a great photographer…but look at his subjects! Unbelievably the best wedding pictures I have seen!

October 14, 2015 - 2:21 am

Julie Ann Smith - Stunning bride! Gorgeous dress! Handsome groom! Amazing images, each one!!!!!!!!

October 14, 2015 - 12:53 pm

Stephanie Hurley Rissmiller - Fabulous!! She is absolutely gorgeous!!!

October 17, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Adrianne Piwinski - Beautiful wedding. Have a wonderful life together

October 18, 2015 - 1:13 am

Angela Calcagno - Beautiful and Congradulations

Luke & Jessica ::: Rustic Blumen Gardens Fall Wedding

Where do I even start with this wedding? I have been looking forward to this ALL YEAR! These two started out as clients and I now can call them friends! Jessica and I have been texting back and forth all year about little details and with every one my excitement grew. When I think of a word that describes them, genuine comes to mind. They are genuine with their love to each other and to others. This day has been a long time coming. They are high school sweethearts and have been through so much over the years. I love to just watching them interact. Jess is quirky and hilarious and they banter back and forth but it is clear that Luke adores every part of her. They go out of their way to make sure people are cared for. For example, they got me the cutest mug and gift card to my favorite coffeeshop and gave it to me the morning of THEIR wedding. And that was just the beginning. Throughout the day I saw how they were so kind to everyone they came in contact with. I am getting emotional just typing this! I just love them both and am so happy that I got to be apart of this day!!!
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The girls!
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Luke’s mom had a surprise for Jessica! The venue wasn’t far from where they were getting ready and so she had a horse drawn carriage ride! She looks like a princess!2015-10-05_0014.jpg
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Next they decided to read their vows to each other for an intimate moment before the ceremony
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Fun fact, their is one past bride of mine, one present (obviously), and one future bride in here!! Can you guess who?2015-10-05_0039.jpg
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Their ceremony is held in one of my favorite spots. Blumen is such a beautiful venue!2015-10-05_0048.jpg
Their grandma’s were the flower girls!!!
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I loved all of their details!
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October 6, 2015 - 10:39 pm

Tracy Richards Cobo - Way to capture all the special moments and reception hall beauty!

October 7, 2015 - 12:41 am

Elaine Blank Holzrichter - Gorgeous photos of a beautiful couple!

October 7, 2015 - 1:01 am

Sandy Bailey Bickel - What wonderful pictures!! A beautiful bride and her handsome husband. It was a great day!!

Brent & Stacey ::: Lake Geneva Engagement Session

Summer has come and gone but I can’t help but share one more summer engagement session! Especially when it is this couple! I love these two:)Brent and I went to high school together and I remember always seeing photos of Stacey and thinking what a cute couple they were. Fast forward a few years and I was hired as Brent’s sister’s photographer and then hired for their wedding! I love it when I get to photograph mutliple weddings for the same family! Stacey is one of the sweetest people you could meet and I have loved getting to know her through this process. We had so much fun at their engagement session in Lake Geneva. I am loving the nautical vibes and then they brought along the cutest bike!!
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October 2, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Laurie Lippert Ferstl - LOVE THESE! Great job as usual Sabrina

October 2, 2015 - 5:39 pm

Nancy Miller - Beautiful photo session

October 2, 2015 - 7:59 pm

Heather Wohldmann - SO SO SO SO SO Perfect!!!! They’re the cutest and this pictures are absolutely adorable, stunning, gorgeous, all those adjectives! :)

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