Andrew + Claire || Bethel Presbyterian Church Wheaton, IL Wedding

 

Andrew and Claire met at Bethel Presbyterian Church. Claire grew an interest in Andrew, but it wasn't until their first waltz class together that Andrew shared the interest. They both had signed up for the same waltz class, and Claire asked Andrew if he'd like to be her dance partner... that is when "the spark was lit" for Andrew.

Fast forward a year and a half later, these two exchanged marriage vows in the same church that they met and waltzed together for their first dance.

Stories like this remind me of how special it is to be a part of a couple's wedding day. So much thought and planning went into each wedding, and each one is so unique. So thankful to have had the honor of capturing Andrew and Claire's wedding day - here are some favorites from their beautiful day!


 

Valparaiso Family Session || Valparaiso, IN Family Session

 

Julie and Wayne welcomed Graham into their life just one year ago... and then moved into their new home in Valparaiso, IN about a month ago. Safe to say they have had an eventful year! 

When Julie invited me to their home to capture photos of them in their new background, I couldn't have been more thrilled. Loved capturing these precious moments for this family of three. 


 

Palmer Square Park, Logan Square Family Session || Chicago, IL Family Photographer

 

This sweet family welcomed their son Logan into their world just two months ago. On a gorgeous sun-filled morning in May, I met these three in Palmer Square Park for their first family session. Logan is such an adorable baby who enjoys sticking his tough out, blowing bubbles, and snuggling up to his mom & dad. 

Hope you enjoy these highlights from this adorbale family session! 


 

Gina + Greg || Devil's Lake - Baraboo, WI Engagement Session

 

A few weeks back, Brandon (my hubs) and I drove out to Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI to meet Gina and Greg for their engagement session. It had rained the day before so all the trails were muddy and slippery, so we decided to stay along the lakefront and walk the rock-filled path along the lake. The four of us chatted and laughed throughout the whole session. We all share a love for Parks and Rec (Jerry Gergich <3), camping, and now, Devil's Lake. Gina and Greg became so comfortable during the session that it was so clear that these two love one another and aren't afraid to be themselves with each other. Their goofy side even came out for some photos which made me crack up while editing these (there's a good one below!). Can't wait until their wedding this October; I'm sure it'll be a good one!


 

Robin + Taylor || Belmont Harbor - Chicago, IL Engagement Session

 

Robin and Taylor's sunset engagement session at Belmont Harbor was absolutely beautiful. The cotton candy sky and views of the Chicago skyline made for such a gorgeous setting. Robin and Taylor were so comfortable with each other and their laughter was just contagious. Their adorable pup, Sydney, also tagged along for some photos - she's the cutest! 


 

Katie + Allen || Syracuse, IN Wedding

 

Katie and Allen tied the knot this past April at the Blue Barn Berry Farm in Syracuse, IN... try saying that venue 3x fast! Their day was packed full of sweet moments and gorgeous details - from their intimate first look to her stunningly whimsical bouquet.

Towards the end of the night, Katie danced with her father and then Katie and Allen shared their first dance as husband and wife,  and the sun was just beaming in. Made for the perfect ending to an amazing day. 


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Logan Square Family Session || Chicago, IL Family Photographer

 

Just a few months ago, this sweet family welcomed Judah into their world. I had the joy of capturing some adorable moments for them in their home. Quickly I learned that Judah enjoys putting his hands in his mouth, playing with his cute little feet, and flying through the air (with some support from his parents, of course!). Hope you enjoy some favorites from this session!