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Chicago Engagement Session | Morgan + Dan

“A Very Fine Wine…” I was lucky to spend a Saturday morning in February with Morgan and Dan – we were all lucky that it was a beautiful and unseasonably warm day! It’s so sweet when there’s a little something personal behind the locations my couples and I choose for their engagement and pre-wedding photos! For […]

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Las Vegas Engagement Session Photo Walk | Vince + Ryan

“Love is Love is Love is Love is…” Every year, for more years than I can count (or remember…), I venture out to Las Vegas for an annual photography conference called WPPI – Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. It draws 10,000+ photographers, filmmakers and photography-related businesses and vendors from all over the globe. It’s overwhelming. […]

Las Vegas Pre-wedding and engagement session photo with same sex couple.

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Chicago Engagement Photos | Jenny + Greg

“Chicago Style Engagement” A quick peek at Jenny and Greg’s Chicago engagement photos. The city provided a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful couple! From Greg’s surprise proposal in the presence of both of their families to the joy and obvious love they showed for each other during our session, I can only imagine the happiness […]

Chicago pre-wedding engagement session along the Riverwalk and the Wrigley Building in downtown Chicago.

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Happy Father’s Day!

“Honoring Dad” They say that Dad is a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love. In my case, that’s certainly true. This is one of my favorite photos of me and my Pops. It’s showing it’s age – puffy sleeves and all! – but I cherish it, as it’s one of the few good, professional […]

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Business Lifestyle Photography | What is THAT?

“Not just what you look like, but who you are…” That’s my goal, every time I photograph someone, an event, food…whatever it is. I want the viewer to understand a bit about who or what the subject is about, their personality. Outside of my wedding and family work, my favorite “people” photography revolves around small […]

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Jason + Shelley’s Portage Park Engagement Photos

“It’s a (my) family affair” Full disclosure: I know the groom-to-be here very well. In fact, I’ve known him his whole life…he’s my youngest brother. And he’s getting married!!! I promised myself I wasn’t going to cry, but I’m tearing up just typing those words. I am so full of love and happiness and excitement for […]

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Hanny + Nick ‘s Chicago Engagement Session Photos

A few warm days and I feel like summer is just around the corner! And it’s a great time to start thinking about engagement sessions! Hanny and Nick had a very good idea about the kind of engagement session they wanted – it had to include their dogs and they wanted to be outside in the […]

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Theresa + Eduardo's Chicago Winter Wedding Photos

“Roses are Red…” Hellooo, February! Hearts and flowers, chocolates and champagne, Be Mine and Valentine’s Day. It’s also American Heart Month. What better time to showcase the beautiful Red Lacquer Room at the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago? It was a crisp, clear winter day for Theresa and Eduardo’s celebration and everything was sparkling – […]

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Theresa + Eduardo’s Chicago Winter Wedding Photos

“Roses are Red…” Hellooo, February! Hearts and flowers, chocolates and champagne, Be Mine and Valentine’s Day. It’s also American Heart Month. What better time to showcase the beautiful Red Lacquer Room at the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago? It was a crisp, clear winter day for Theresa and Eduardo’s celebration and everything was sparkling – […]

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Food Photography | Super Bowl Deliciousness

“Soup to Nuts” In honor of this month’s sports “holiday,” I thought I’d talk about a few commercial food shoots I’ve done for Super Bowl and football promotions. Kicking it off is a cozy threesome of soups I shot for Snapware, recipes by one of my favorite chefs, the inimitable Emeril Lagasse. Soups are tricky…the […]

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