Romantic Summer Naperville Wedding | Mario & Maria

Oh, Mario & Maria, you two are a picture of true JOY! From the minute I met these two I felt completely at ease and like I was among friends. They are sweet, so smart, quick-witted, and head over heels in love. Their wedding day was laughter and butterflies all day long!

I ended their day with that feeling of excited energy that reminded me why I love this work so much. It’s about capturing the moments of the couple’s loved ones surrounding them and cheering them on. It’s about the nervous smiles, the first kiss, and the amazing feeling of becoming husband and wife. It is always a privilege to be included in the stories. Mario & Maria, thank you for including me in yours! May you grow in love every day of your lives.

Downtown Chicago Engagement Session | Renee & Roland

The forecast hinted at rain, but Renee & Roland decided to take a chance and keep their engagement session scheduled anyway. And we were SO GLAD they did! We had pretty light and clear skies for 95% of our session. And we had a good excuse to use a cute umbrella for the other 5%. ;) 

These two have an amazing sense of style - just look at their stunning outfits! They were sweet and easygoing and in love the whole session. I am so looking forward to their wedding day next August! 

Summer Engagement at Morton Arboretum | Nicole & Adrian

Ahhh, I've been so excited to share this engagement session with everyone! Nicole and Adrian chose The Morton Arboretum as their engagement session location & it was PERFECT! Rain kept us from shooting on their original session date, but we were so glad it did because we ended up having beautiful, dreamy light for the entire time. 

These two are so sweet - all smiles and giggles the whole evening. I'm so excited to be there when they say "I do" next June! 

Alyssa & Tyler | Summer Wedding at Northfork Farm

Oh, Alyssa & Tyler, where do I even begin? From our very first emails I kept telling Justin: "I really REALLY hope they choose me." We met & talked & shot your engagement session with sweet little Wyatt and I was smitten.

We planned timelines and family portraits and suddenly the wedding day was here! And, even though it was possibly the hottest wedding day I've been a part of (I have a picture of a groomsman's phone that reads "feels like 112°!"), it was, without a doubt, a breathtakingly beautiful celebration of two people starting their lives together, surrounded by so much joy and love and emotion from every single person in attendance. 

The day was a testimony to the sweet, compassionate people you are and friends and family who have all been part of the journey to get here. From your easy going attitudes with the crazy weather, to the story shared during toasts of your love and patience with training Wyatt, every detail revealed the heart of who you are together. 

It was an absolute honor to witness the start of your marriage! Enjoy looking through these photos & I hope you treasure all the sweet little moments from the day you became husband and wife.