Christ Church Lake Forest Highland Park Community House Navy, Ivory & Lavender Wedding // Emma + Miles

“For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” — Rosemonde Gerard  Tamara Jaros Photography // Wedding, Lifestyle Newborn + Family Photographer On-Location Photography Based out of Crystal Lake, Illinois Hello and welcome! I’m a natural light photographer specializing in Family & Newborn Photography as well as weddings….

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Amelia’s First Birthday Cake Smash // Crystal Lake Family Photographer

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe my best friend’s baby girl is one already! Where did the time go?! I got to photograph Amelia’s first birthday cake smash session in July and it was so much fun! She even wore her flower girl dress from my wedding this past June–I’m so glad she got to…

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Tips for My Brides after Being a Bride Myself

As many of you who have been following along on the blog may know, early this month I was a bride! Our wedding day was so incredible, and I’ll be sure to share more on that in posts to come, but today I thought I’d share some advice while it’s fresh in my mind. So…

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Door County Wisconsin Mini-Moon

When Tony and I were planning our wedding, we quickly came to an agreement about our honeymoon and that we would do more of a “mini-moon” as there were a few other things we wanted to get done around the house that would cost the same as a honeymoon, and there was always the possibility…

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My Favorite Portrait Locations

Hello everyone! As promised, today I will be sharing my favorite portrait locations to shoot. I am in love with all of these venues and could not possibly choose a favorite, so these are presented in no particular order. If you missed my Monday post this week, take a peak to find out my favorite…

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My Favorite Wedding Venues

Happy Monday everyone! With June blooming and warmer temps here in the midwest, I think it’s safe to say summer is officially here. That means its the perfect time for beautiful outdoor sessions. This week I thought I would do a series of posts on my favorite venues (so far!). Today I’ll be sharing with…

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New Custom Heirloom Wedding Albums

I still love the wedding album company I was using previously, and I’ll continue to use that company for my individual prints and canvases, but I thought it was time for a refresh to my album offerings — so here they are! TJP’s new custom heirloom wedding albums! There are many fabulous options to choose…

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Midwest Waterfall Summer Maternity Session // Jessica

I think this session has to be one of my favorite maternity sessions to date. I mean, who doesn’t love a lovely mom to be, adorable family of three (becoming four), a golden sunset AND beautiful waterfall? I had a blast photographing Jessica and her adorable family. We played on the bridge, walked along the…

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Wedding Planning Tips – What I learned while planning my own wedding

I’ve photographed a lot of weddings in my day, and through the years I’ve picked up lots of tips and tricks that I’ve shared here on the blog. But, there’s no better teacher than firsthand experience! In just a few weeks I’ll be getting married (yay!!), and I’ve learned a lot going through the wedding…

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