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Annie ~ Intimate At-Home Newborn Session

We had the best time photographing sweet baby Annie and her family during their intimate at-home newborn session. I love the moments in between the posed smiles… the moments that truly show the parents navigating the world as a growing family. There were so many of those special moments during Annie’s newborn session. It was...

Outdoor Engagement Photos in Chicago

Dipika and Jimmy posed for the sweetest, happiest outdoor engagement photos in Chicago! It was such a fun afternoon with these two! They were a joy to be around. Watching them laugh and truly have a magical time together was so amazing. Their smiles are contagious, am I right?! We had so much fun with...

Romantic Chicago Lakefront Proposal

man proposes on the Chicago lakefront

Jeff planned the perfect romantic Chicago Lakefront proposal! It was a gorgeous sunny summer day in Chicago. What Nicole thought was just a picnic along the lake turned into a surprise proposal! After setting up the picnic, Jeff dropped to one knee and asked Nicole to marry him. The icing on the cake was their...

Outdoor Garden Party Galleria Marchetti Wedding

outdoor wedding ceremony at galleria Marchetti

Sereana and Eric had a chic Galleria Marchetti wedding! It had the perfect outdoor garden party vibes. They started with a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony complete with their pup, and then we moved to the outdoor wedding reception with a gorgeous dance floor under the romantic string lights. They had the best crew of family...

Rockwell on the River Wedding with a Colorful Wedding Palette

Bride and groom pose for downtown Chicago wedding photos

Max and Meredith had a gorgeous Rockwell on the River wedding that featured a stunning colorful wedding palette. Meredith wore a colorful wedding dress that was a two-piece set. The skirt was made by Leanne Marshall, and it was so unique! Max wore a deep purple suit that was the perfect compliment to Meredith’s colorful...

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