Dreamy Summer Wedding at Ashley Farms | Emily & Michael

Emily & Michael (and their sweet dog, Sadie) said “I do” on a beautiful summer day this August at Ashley Farms in Yorkville! I met these two last fall and they were so excited about all the details planned for their day. As I’ve gotten to know them this past year, it’s been so clear to me how they are happiest when they are together & with Sadie. It doesn’t matter what they’re doing - just being together is enough. They warmed my heart all day long at their wedding & it was clear they are surrounded by people who love them are so excited to watch them build their lives together.

Congratulations, you two! It was such an honor being your wedding photographer and being part of these big moments (and getting all the puppy snuggles from Sadie!).

Classic Summer Wedding at Dunham Woods Riding Club | Scott & Kathy

Kathy and Scott are something special; they have been together for TEN YEARS! The time together has built up such a meaningful relationship between them and their families, and they deep love they share for each other is beautiful.

I’ve been looking forward to their wedding day for over a year! Kathy is very organized and knows exactly what her vision is, which always results in a lovely, well thought out wedding day. From the beginning, she was so excited to get celebrate the day at the Dunham Woods Riding Club. An avid animal lover, she planned to include a horse in their wedding day portraits and it felt like such a magical moment when the horse walked out with his wreath!

Scott and Kathy are world travelers and adventurers and have so much ahead of them to explore. It was an honor to be included in their story and I’m so excited to share it with you here! Congratulations you two!

Videography: RG Film/Photo
Music: Kidron Music

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!