Category Archives: Personal

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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Crystal Lake, Illinois // Pet Photographer // Meet Roo

Things have been a little quiet on the blog lately as I’ve been focusing on getting our newest addition settled into our home. Everyone, meet Roo. We adopted Roo (formerly known as Mike) from Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin. Tony and I had talked quite a bit on and off about adopting a brother for…

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