Meet Beautiful Briana

Category: Portraits | June 13th, 2017

We are so blessed to be invited to document so many wonderful life celebrations. Seeing this sweet little family together just makes me melt. Their daughter has already stolen their hearts. And I have a sneaky feeling she is going to be a daddy’s girl. She already has him wrapped around her tiny fingers. Seeing how this family just fits together truly inspired me during their photo session. Congrats Laura and Justin – she is perfect! Thank you for inviting me to document your wedding and newborn session!

Olivia the Dog

Category: Portraits | June 12th, 2017

Animals always have a special place in my heart. They remind us to be happy and to live in the moment. When I met Brittany we chatted about how much we love social media and our pets. Her sweet dog has been going through doggie chemo for cancer. And on the day of her session Brittany told me her dog is in remission. We are so happy for their adorable little family. Fur babies are so much fun to photograph and I love seeing their fun relationships with their owners. What could be cuter than having your man and dog hugging it out?

Driving up the long stately drive to the Crosley estate was followed by goosebumps. With the sounds of the old-time music that matched the vintage Model-A family car – I just knew it was going to be an incredible day. Every little detail throughout the celebration was carefully planned. One of my favorite moments was watching the couple plant a tree during their ceremony. Even the sun peeked out from behind the clouds to back light the couple. After the ceremony we had fun photographing the couple at our favorite locations around the gorgeous grounds. The first dance under the fabric and chandeliers – was text book story-tale! Although it was a little too wet for the ceremony to be in the orchard we saved that favorite for the golden hour lighting – it was perfect! Once the dance floor opened it was packed We especially loved when the guys decided to bring in a little country with the song Wagon Wheel! Congrats Kate and Steven – we wish you two all the very best and are so thankful that you asked us to document your wonderful day. Also a big thanks to all of their family, friends and super talented wedding professionals. 

Ceremony and Reception: The Pinecroft at Crosley Estate
Caterer: Funky’s Catering
Wedding Dress: Nordstrom Bridal Chicago
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tuxes and Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Makeup: Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry
Hair: Sam with I Do Up Do
Officiant: Adam Manson
Jeweler: Hannoush Jewerlers
Flowers and Decor: Floral Verde
Cake: A Spoon Fulla Sugar
Favors: Sweet Greek Alchemies – Etsy
DJ: Steve Bender Entertainment
Invitations: Dirty Helen Paper Company