Jordan and Ethan’s incredible love story at the Klehm Arboretum in Rockford IL

A little over a year ago, Ethan, a friend of mine from high school, had gotten an infection which resulted in him being rushed to the hospital in a comatose state. Ultimately this infection lead to a quadruple amputation. I, and many of my friends and family, followed his story as Ethan and his girlfriend fought towards his recovery every day. Soon we started seeing improvements. Soon he was able to nod his head, then talk, then sit and interact with others.   While still in the hospital working through his recovery, Ethan asked his girlfriend Jordan to marry him. She said yes. After a few more months in the hospital, Ethan was fitted for prosthetic legs and arms, and eventually was released from the hospital. He defied the odds the doctors told him, and wen’t on to be Jordan’s knight in shining armor on their wedding day.   I am overwhelmed that I had the opportunity to capture just a small portion of this love story. A story about how two people defied a nearly life threatening situation, and proved that love is boundless, limitless, and is worth fighting for. I got to share their wedding day and listen […]

Kristi and Tony Wedding Photography at Lincoln Park, Wrigley Building, and Salvatore’s Ristaurante in Chicago IL

Such a fun wedding to photograph for Kristi and Tony! A beautiful mix of downtown locations and intimate settings including Lincoln Park, photos near the Wrigley Building, and a beautiful reception at Salvatore’s Ristaurante – photographing probably the nicest couple you will ever meet. It all came together with a surprise monster mash ending! Congratulations Kristi and Tony!

Sarah and Scott Wedding Photography at the Holy Family Catholic Church, Rock Valley College, and Franchescos Ristorante in Rockford IL

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Shirley and Justin Wedding Photography in Chicago IL Teaser!

What do you get when two engineers fall in love? A perfectly planned wedding! That is how Shirley and Justin’s wedding in downtown Chicago at the Congress Hotel was – perfect! The Congress Hotel was amazing inside, with the views, the ceremony hall, and the reception in the “Gold Room”. It was a bit like stepping back in time to the era of ball gowns and masquerade parties. We made several stops throughout the day. Between Olive Park beach by Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain, and the Chicago Riverwalk, my favorite was the beach. If not only for the fact that literally thousands of onlookers were cheering and congratulating Shirley and Justin the whole time! The day was so much fun, beautiful, and elegant, I am so pleased to have been a part of this amazing special day. Congratulations Shirley and Justin!   chica

Avery and Chris Wedding Photography in Lake Geneva, WI Teaser!

How do I describe the GORGEOUS wedding Avery and Chris put on at the beautiful George Williams College in Lake Geneva? The day was perfect, bright, sunny, and with a nice breeze. Being surrounded by professional singers and opera professionals at every turn. Stunning decorations throughout. Did I mention everyone was a professional singer? Sometimes, as a photographer when you walk onto a venue you realize that you hit the lottery. This was one of those times. Thank you Avery and Chris for letting me a part of your amazing day! I think the DJ and I are still a bit teary eyed from the beautiful toasts during the reception!