Category Archives: personal

Family Time Away on Film

We escaped to a couple of Airbnb’s in Michigan in April before life started to get busy again and it was so good for our souls. We’ve been quarantining safely at home during the pandemic, and thought we could use a little more space to roam and fresh air to breathe – so we decided...

A Stay at Home Valentine’s ~ Chicago Family Photographer

It has been a weird/wonderful, slow/fast, difficult/lovely winter… hasn’t it? It is so strange to feel so many emotions at once and not know quite where you land at any given moment. Time has been FLYING by, as it does with kids, and every Friday I find myself saying to James… “How is it Friday...

10 Years as a Husband & Wife Photography Team

10 years ago last month James came along to shoot his first wedding with me. I had been shooting for a couple of years at that point but was looking to add a regular second shooter… and having been a manager at a camera store for the past few years – James made perfect sense!...

Time Flies ~ First Day of 4k Pictures

Pretty sure we just shared that our miracle babes, Gabe & Micah, were born and now suddenly apparently they’re 4?! Where has the time gone?! Anyway – I know the rest of the world shared back to school photos like a month ago.. but here we are! haha Better late than never, right?! We decided...

How to Build & Grow your first Vegetable Garden

I’ve had so many questions about how to build a raised garden bed along with tips for planting, growing, and harvesting – that I figured what better time to share all the details with you all!! It is getting close to planting time here in Chicago now that the snow and frost are finally done...

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Christy & James are Chicago based but happily travel anywhere in the world that beautiful love stories take them!