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Welcome to the expedition joy blog

Jordyn and Nicolas are the kind of people you feel like you’re already best friends with when you meet them. They are warm, immediately likable and talk to you like you’ve known them since childhood! They completely embraced the idea of an engagement session, willing to be silly, intimate, and do a few risky things […]

Portrait Sessions

Jordyn & Nicholas// Downtown Sycamore Engagement

The Brummel Family had to reschedule their family photos once because of this Chicago weather, so when the time came to reschedule for May, they were all in, despite the fact that rain was in the forecast. They really wanted the family farm as the backdrop for their summer photos, so they put on their […]

Portrait Sessions

Sunshine, Cows and Muddy Puddles: The Brummel Family // Genoa Family Photographer

You’ve got the man, you’ve got the ring, and now you are planning your dream wedding! The Pinterest Boards are filling up and now you’re trying to plan and create a wedding day that fits both your personalities! There are a million little choices to make, and you don’t want your wedding to feel like […]


How to Personalize Your Wedding

One of the most special, and important, jobs you will ever have as a guy is planning how you are going to ask the girl of your dreams to be your wife! There are a lot of moving parts that go into that one special moment you both will remember forever, and you might need […]


Men : How to Plan the Perfect Proposal

Dee & Doug’s intimate wedding was only a few hours long with about 15 guests, but it was one of the most personal, detailed and special weddings I’ve ever been to. A wedding dress borrowed from her daughter’s closet. A circle of friends quite literally surrounding them while they pledged their lives to one another. […]

Real Weddings

Intimate November Vintage Wedding// The Johnson’s

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