Weddings

Guemes Island Wedding with Petra and Kyle

Petra and Kyle had the perfect San Juan Islands wedding! They rented out Guemes Island Resort, and for my first time ever in the San Juans I was not disappointed. I loved everything about it, from the small farm community atmosphere to the incredible views of the Canada and the Cascade Mountains. Once I pulled up to Guemes Island Resort I was blown away again! This was the ideal spot for an intimate wedding filled with family, friends, beer, dancing, bon fires, and sparklers. I can't wait to go back, but next time I'm taking some time off to just hang out at the resort!

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River Roast, Chicago Wedding with Mary Pat and Calen

The best weddings are the ones filled with love and tons of laughter! I don't think Mary Pat and Calen stopped smiling all day. What I do know is how happy I am to share their gallery with everyone. I was thrilled when Mary Pat and Calen asked me to photograph their wedding. First I flew out to Colorado for their absolutely incredible engagement session, then they brought me back to Chicago to capture their wedding day. As much as I love the mountains, I'm equally obsessed with city views and architecture.

We did get one huge surprise when we arrived at the reception. It turns out it was the season opening of the Chicago Riverwalk! To celebrate Chicago rigged the bridges immediately surrounding River Roast with fireworks! Of course we grabbed some photos before the reception kicked off, just check it out below!

A special thank you to Emmalee Luckas for being such an amazing second shooter!

City Winery in Chicago with Jean and Brian

It's hard to start a blog post without saying this, I love the couples I work with! Jean and Brian are the sweetest, but one of the best parts about them(and I know they would agree!) is their ridiculous dog Baxter. He's such a lovable one eyed beagle. But seriously if you want to to obsess about how great your wedding is, just be sure to have your dog hang out with us on your wedding day.

Besides Baxter, Jean and Brian had a gorgeous ceremony and reception at City Winery back in Chicago and I can't thank them enough for bringing me out to the midwest to share in their celebration!

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Hoh Rainforest Elopement - Joy and Crystal

Joy and Crystal flew all the way out to the Seattle just to road trip around the Pacific Northwest and do an elopement style portrait session along the way! When they were telling me about their trip and how excited they were to explore I immediately started coming up with portrait locations. In the end we decided that one location just wasn't going to do. So we started things off with sunrise in the Hoh Rainforest to capture the sun coming through the old growth. Then sunset at Ruby Beach on the Washington coast to grab some of that dramatic light. It made for a long day but I got in an incredible nap on the beach in between so I can't complain!

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