Ola and Dan - Canlis, Seattle

Now that we've officially moved out to Seattle it's time for me to blog one of my favorite weddings of the year! Ola and Dan had an incredible and intimate wedding at Canlis in Seattle. We were worried it was going to be your average Seattle fall weather, but we were truly lucky. The rain stopped and the clouds completely cleared out by the time we were walking out the door for their first look at Pier 63, followed by Pioneer Square, and a last stop at Discovery Park. 

Christina and Jared's Salvage One Wedding in Chicago

This is my first published wedding! It was just featured on Style Me Pretty and I'm honored to be there! I still want to take the time to post it myself in the order that really tells the story of their day. Plus this gives me the opportunity to talk about my experience with the wedding and of course the couple! Every post I talk about how lucky I am. Usually I mean it in terms of the clients I work with, but it's still much more than that. I know that each of my clients are fantastic, but there's something about having a life like this. I've only dreamed about doing 2 things when I grow up. The very first grown up dream I had was becoming an astronomer. Maybe that's a bit boring for a lot of people, but I wanted to know everything about the universe and how it works- so what better way to tackle it than become an astronomer and see it all? One day I found a camera in the woods and everything changed.

I imagine that's how it was for Christina and Jared. The way they look at one another and smile you can tell that there's nothing else that matters. I remember going out for Jared and Christina's engagement photos and thinking that if their wedding is going to be anything like this, it's going to be perfect. Take a look at some of the images,  I don't think I've ever photographed a couple as head over heals in love as Christina and Jared. I mean come on... They even have their own handshake! They're the reason why I love my job. Every week I'm able to photograph a couple on one of the happiest days of their life. It constantly renews my passion for photography! I walked away from their wedding absolutely ecstatic with the images I captured, the only thing I wanted to do was shoot more! Thank you both for bringing me with on such a gorgeous day!

Exploring San Francisco & California's Countryside

Over the weekend I left Chicago's 80 degree weather to head to California to visit some family and introduce Julia to everyone. Unfortunately California was having the type of weather that Chicago should be having this time of year. It was rainy, foggy and about 50 out but there's no way that was going to stop us from exploring San Francisco and the countryside by Sacramento. Check out all the images to see where we were, and what we've been up to.

Jim and Melissa's Chicago Proposal

It had been quite a while since I had seen Jim, but just over a month ago we ran into each other. Immediate he started talking about how he was planning to propose to Melissa and he wanted me there to capture it all. This is something I have wanted to do for years! Jim had everything planned out. He organized it so that after the Willis Tower's Skydeck closed he would be able stay late and ask Melissa to marry him. I can't remember a single thing that Jim said to her as he got down on his knee, but I'll never forget her first words "Shut Up!" Check out their evening!