Welcome to Expedition Joy! Here you can find my wedding coordinating services, and photography services. Located between Chicago and Rockford Illinois, I specialize in day-of weeding coordination, as well as couples, engagement, family and senior portraits. You can find more about these services under the “Weddings” and”Photography” tabs. I also document my life as a Midwestern, newly married woman in my blog posts! If I’m not photographing a special event or running a wedding, my free time is spent learning Krav Maga, leading a youth group, working on projects in our new home, resolving issues as an alderman on city counsel, traveling, and spending time with my husband. I have a passion for organizing and running weddings, from serving the bride and groom to connecting with vendors and guests. I also love spending time behind a camera capturing photos of precious moments in life. Feel free to read through my blogs, enjoy my pictures and contact me to know more! Send me an email or leave a comment so I can hear from you!