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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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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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Preparing for Your Professional Headshots

Professional headshots are the perfect way to show off your unique personality and style. They can catch a potential client’s eye, and give them a glimpse into what working with you would be like. I recently did a professional headshots session with online business & marketing strategist, Susie Romans. During the shoot, we got to…

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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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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 Sunny Winter Anniversary Session // Chrissy + Zach

I wish every winter day could be this sunny and beautiful. Chrissy and Zach celebrated their first wedding anniversary by getting a photo session with me in Crystal Lake–how amazing it was! We got extremely lucky and picked a day that ended up being 50 degrees and sunny in the middle of February! Who would…

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Creating the Perfect Wedding Timeline

One of the most helpful things to create for your wedding day is the wedding timeline. The timeline is the one document that will keep everyone involved in your wedding on track. From your photographer, to your venue, all your vendors, and even your wedding party, there are a lot of moving pieces! You’ll want…

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