Category Archives: Tips & Tricks, TJP Updates & More!

Styling for your Spring Portraits // Midwest Photographer

The first “official” day of spring was 9 days ago — which I find super hard to believe since I heard the word “snow” this morning on the news when they were discussing this weekend’s forecast. Let’s be honest, spring in the midwest can be all over the place — last year I recall experiencing…

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Barrington’s White House Bridal Event // Barrington Wedding Photographer

I had the incredible privilege of attending the Bridal Event at Barrington’s White House this past January. When BWH reached out to me and asked if I’d like to have a table at their event and have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful couples I immediately began planning for the event! I just couldn’t…

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A Few Website Changes + What it Means for TJP // Crystal Lake Photographer

It has been a couple months since I’ve given an update on the blog about TJP. After all, it has been a busy past couple months (we got married, went on a mini moon and quickly after I was right back at photographing sessions and weddings). If you’ve been peeking around the website a bit…

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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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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 Wedding Photographer // Velvet USB Packaging

I’m so excited to share images of TJP’s new velvet USB packaging for weddings! I was almost ready to hit ‘add to cart’ on some linen cases when I found these velvet ones and my jaw literally dropped. These beauties are PERFECT — they’re so gorgeous they can be displayed on a bookshelf or coffee table,…

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This thing called faith & my start of self-employment // Chicago Wedding Photographer

I have a tattoo of the word faith on my foot and many people ask me when they notice it, “Why faith?”. Like many other teenagers, I spent the weeks months leading up to my 18th birthday thinking about what I wanted to get for my very first tattoo. I wanted something that was short, sweet…

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Chicago, IL // A Wedding Photography Feature in Modern Luxury Brides North Shore Magazine

Aaand que the water works babes. It’s here. I opened up the mail to find a large white envelope from Modern Luxury Brides North Shore. As soon as I grabbed it out of my mail box and walked in the front door I burst into tears. I hadn’t even opened it yet and I was…

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Pure Excitement // Elgin Wedding Photographer

Happy wednesday, ya’ll! A little over a week away from kicking off the 2015 wedding season! Can you believe it?! I absolutely CAN NOT wait! I spent the evening going through client files and prepping for this year’s wedding lineup and now I can’t sit still! I feel like a little kid. You know.. the one…

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