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Emily & Brendan are engaged! These two are so upbeat and fun to be around, but also are go-with-the-flow kind of people! Emily is a nurse, and with all the COVID changes, they have been constantly adapting their wedding plans to make the best decisions for them and their families. Emily and Brendan (and their […]

Cori & Nathan are engaged! We already planned to shoot at the Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford for a month, and just a week before our shoot, Nathan asked Cori to marry him! They got engaged on a camping and hiking trip a few weeks ago and we could not be more excited for them. I […]

Who said you can’t do your engagement photos in the winter? Ashley, Tanyon and I had so much fun at their engagement photos, even in the snow mid-February! I did a wedding at Williams Tree Farm in Rockton a few years ago and I fell in love with their venue, so I knew a winter […]

Noelle is Russell’s cousin, so when I was looking for some couples who were interested in shooting in downtown Chicago, I immediately thought of her and her boyfriend since they live in Oak Park and Wicker Park! Her and Justice have dated for over a year and we love having them at parties we host! […]

Baby Wilson is finally here! I met Annie when I worked at the fitness center in Genoa and she teaches dance classes! When her and David found out they were expecting, Russell and I were in a dance class at the Genoa Park District. Annie is incredibly patient, sweet and warm which makes her an […]

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