Category Archives: Personal

A Modern Farmhouse Master Bathroom Renovation // Life on Wisteria Drive

We recently had our master bathroom renovated and I’m OBSESSED with how it turned out! After our wedding we decided to renovate our bathroom for a handful of reasons — although our old bathroom was clean and looked nice it just wasn’t our style. Not only was it not our style, but the counters were…

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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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Our Wedding Shower at Golf Club of Illinois

I posted on Facebook Monday — “I don’t know where to begin–our wedding shower was so incredible and we are beyond blessed to have such wonderful family & friends. I was driving home from the airport this morning after dropping off my cousins and Oma who made it in for the shower when I had…

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How I Got my Dogs to Sleep in Their Own Beds at Night – In Less than 72 Hours!

Today I have a post for all you dog owners out there! (Or those of you that just want to see some cute puppy pictures) It’s how I got my dogs to sleep in their own beds every night. If you own a pup of your own, you know just how hard it can be…

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How I Became a Professional Photographer

Happy Monday everyone! If you saw my post from last Monday about the, “10 Thigs Most People Don’t Know About Me,” then you know that I actually wanted to be a teacher when I began college. I obviously ended up taking a different path. So, today I thought I’d share the story of how I…

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10 Things Most People Don’t Know About Me

Happy Monday everyone! You may have noticed that Monday posts are generally informational. I aim to give you  guys an inside peek at what it’s like to be a professional photographer and share with you lots of tips and tricks to prepare for your own sessions as well. Today, I thought I would switch things…

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The #1 Question I Get Asked As A Professional Photographer

As a professional photographer one of my favorite parts of this job is getting to meet so many new and amazing people. From the couples and families I shoot, to the other event vendors I get to work with. I love the opportunity to chat with and get to know people that I may never…

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Crystal Lake Photographer // One Year Update

Oh my goodness! Can you believe it has been a year already (this coming Saturday) since I said goodbye to the corporate world and hello to my dream career as a full-time photographer!? I honestly still have to pinch myself every morning. I’m not sure it has completely hit me yet that I get to…

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