Portrait Sessions

moments of love, laugther and joy

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Haley & Rafael’s engagement session was iconic, not only because they chose some of the most stunning downtown Chicago scenery as the backdrop for their engagement photos, but also because they are the most fun couple to be around. Haley’s laugh is contagious, and there are always plenty of laughs to go around when Rafael […]

My grandparents agreed to go to Jonamac Apple Orchard in Malta IL where they used to take me as a kid for a fall apple orchard and pumpkin patch photoshoot, complete with apple cider and donuts. I’ve been thinking of asking them to model for me for a few years and this is by far […]

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 […]

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