Arriving at the venue everything looked exactly as Monique had described it would. An urban venue in the West loop of Chicago, lots of beautiful exposed brick, oversized industrial windows that let in so much beautiful natural light and a rooftop terrace, ample greenery and florals, lit candles and a beautiful naked 3 tier cake. I could go on and on how beautiful everything turned out, her vision for this day truly came to life.Read More
My first wedding on Purdue’s campus, and what a fun experience it was!
Jackie & Sean met at Purdue while they were both attending school there. They attended the St. Tom’s Catholic Church while there together which is also where they decided to have their wedding ceremony.Read More
There were so many emotional moments throughout Allie & Austin’s wedding day. From the time they read each others letters that they had written to each other, to Allie’s first look with her father, during their prayer together before the ceremony began, while Allie walked down the aisle, multiple times during the ceremony and of course when Austin sang Allie a song with his guitar at the reception.Read More
Michael & Jordyn’s day began at BLoved Salon just around the corner from the Washington Square, in Washington, Illinois. As I entered the salon, the girls were there drinking mimosas and having muffins and pie for breakfast. That’s right, PIE! For their wedding day morning breakfast! I loved it. The reason for this was because Michael wanted to do something sweet for Jordyn the morning of the wedding, and well, he knew Jordyn did love pie! So why not have some delivered to the salon that morning?!Read More
Mason & Nora’s love story began over 8 years ago in high school, they both ran on the McCutcheon cross country and track teams and noticed each other then, but got setup together at a high school dance, after that they were pretty inseparable and have continued “running” by each others side ever since!Read More
Last Saturday, May 18, 2019, Andrew & Hayley tied the knot and are officially Mr. & Mrs. Mattern! They got married in Beautiful Southern Indiana at the Barn at Timber Ridge.. We ended up getting lucky with a beautiful sunny day ending with a perfect sunset to capture newlywed photos at golden hour.Read More
With a little planning ahead, you can relieve SO much stress off your shoulders on your wedding day, because a stress free bride is a HAPPY bride! Here are 5 of my own personal tips that are sure to help keep you “calm & collective” on your best day ever.Read More
Just a couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending two whole days and an evening with Victoria Rayburn of Victoria Rayburn Photography and Jasmine Norris of Jasmine Norris Photography as well as several other local photographers, to learn more about how to reach our ideal clients & grow our businesses at the In Focus Marketing Summit.
Carrie emailed me in November of last year inquiring about wedding photography. She noted that the photography was one of the most important things on her list because (besides the marriage) it was the only thing that would last forever, something they could continuously be able to look back and remember the day from. She is SO right!Read More