Jenna + Bryan | Engaged! | Hudson Crossing Engagement Session Oswego | Chicago Wedding Photographer

We originally had Jenna and Bryan's winter engagement session scheduled for President's Day, but once the weather forecast said 60 degrees with 100% chance of thunderstorms, we knew we had to figure something else out.  Luckily we were able to get it in the morning before.  And, even luckier, there was the prettiest snow fall the night before that left us a beautiful winter wonderland to play in!  It was absolutely freezing but Bryan had no problem wrapping his arms around his bride-to-be to keep her warm.  These two love birds are getting married this October at the Lake Lawn Resort in Wisconsin, and I cannot wait to celebrate with them!

Jenny + Carl | Engaged! | Mokena Engagement Session | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Jenny and Carl were so much fun to work with! The fact that they are super model gorgeous didn't hurt either.  They were such troopers to get up at the crack of dawn with me for their sunrise engagement session.  I have to say though...that was soooo worth it!! 

The two are planning a destination wedding in Charleston that I just know will be as fabulous as they are together.  Congrats!

Michelle + Andy | Engaged! | Round Barn Farm Engagement Session | Chicago Wedding Photographer

I had so much fun with Michelle and Andy during their engagement session.  There was a little while that day where it looked the rain was going to foil our plans, but fortunately it stopped just in time for their shoot at Round Barn Farm in Manhattan.  This awesome couple is getting married in Mexico in November! 

Kelsey + Mike are Married! ~ Las Vegas Wedding | Chicago Wedding Photographer

I'm sure when my sister Kelsey was planning her wedding in Las Vegas, she wasn't expecting it to be one of the rainiest weekends they've had all year, but that's just how her luck tends to go.  It drizzled all day as we got ready at the Flamingo.  Fortunately, the skies cleared just long enough for us to take some epic photos in at Dry Lake Bed in the Mohave Desert.  The desert, a black wedding dress, smoke grenades, and a gorgeous couple, it doesn't get much better than that.  

We came back to the hotel so I could squeeze into my matron of honor dress and to meet up with the rest of the bridal party, family, and  all of their friends who flew out for the occasion.  It's incredible how many people came out to see them get married, you can tell how loved they are by everyone in their life.  Then it was off to the Little Chapel of Flowers where they said their tear filled I do's and a little after party at Lily Bar in the Ballagio.  Congrats to the happy couple and welcome to the family Mike!     

Going to the Chapel....~Kelsey's Bridal Session | Chicago Wedding Photographer

As most of you may know, my baby sister got married over the weekend in Las Vegas!  The wedding was perfect, and fit their personalities so well.  Before we packed up and flew off to Sin City, I took my sister out for a few bridal portraits in the same park we did their engagement photos in a year ago.  Isn't she a stunner? 

Greg + Lauren are Married!! ~ St Joseph, Michigan Beach Wedding | Chicago Wedding Photographer

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, I drove up to St. Joseph Michigan for Lauren and Greg's wedding on Lion's Park Beach.  The rain let up just long enough for their beautiful ceremony and a few pictures on the beach.  

Surrounded by close family and a few seagulls....
they made the commitment to love and cherish and promised forever to each other. 

Greg and Lauren, thank you so for inviting me to be a part of your day.  I wish you nothing but the best!

Ceremony: Lion's Park Beach, St. Joseph, MI
Venue: LakeHouse by Cravings
Coordinator: Kim Gapinski of Bride + Joy Events
Floral: Shaya Sherwood of Crystal Springs Florist
Videographer: Brummel Production Studio
Photographer: Katie Brsan