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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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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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Wedding Tips – The Minor Details

As a wedding photographer I’ve had the honor of being a part of so many amazing celebrations. I’ve seen weddings of all sizes, in all seasons, and because of this I’ve learned more than I ever thought possible about how to make sure things run smoothly. Today I thought I’d share with you a few…

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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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All About the First Look

One of the biggest moments of any wedding day is when the bride and groom see each other for the first time. It’s a moment full of emotion and love, and one of my favorite moments to capture as a photographer. When to have this big moment is an important decision for a couple to…

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Venuti’s Addison Black Tie Wedding // Teresa + Bobby

Vendors + Creative Team Venue // Venuti’s Ceremony Location // St. Charles Borromao Catholic Church Officiant // Rev. Father Nnaso Floral // Burlington Flowers & Formalwear Videographer // Native Creative Videography Cake // The Baking Institute Bridal Gown // Pronovias from Simply Luxe Bridal Hair & Makeup // Elle Salon Weddings Tuxes //Burlington Flowers &…

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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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Downtown Crystal Lake Winter Engagement // Colby + Cassidy

Winter has always been one of my favorite seasons to photograph engagement sessions–nothing brings couples a little closer together than the crisp air. Colby + Cassidy’s engagement session in Downtown Crystal Lake was nothing short of amazing. Cassidy reached out to me last year and wanted to setup a session in early January so we…

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