Portrait

Fleur | Chicago

I love the people I get to know in the wedding industry, and one of my favorites is Kelly over at Fleur. Her storefront just happens to be a few blocks away from mine in Logan Square and, it also happens to be amazing! I love walking in to grab a bouquet for Julia, I never know what I want, and they're always able to put something amazing together than I can take credit for when I get home! I stopped in last week to say hi and take a few photos while I was at it.

Portrait | Spencer Bagley

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Yesterday I ventured out to an abandoned hospital in Manteno IL with two great guys and fantastic photographers Spencer Bagley and Vladimir Zaytev. It was a lot of fun exploring the old buildings, but most importantly I walked away with a few shots for my new portrait series.

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Bonnie Doone Plantation, South Carolina

I barely even know where to begin! Carolyn and Patrick's weddings at the Bonnie Doone Planation in Walterboro South Carolina was ridiculous. We drove out there with only a 2 day break from our previous wedding in Boston, MA. The road trip was so much fun, but it felt amazing to pull through the gates of the plantation and see the classic southern trees covered in moss. Right away I was ecstatic to be there! There was so many possibilities and so much time for photos. It was the perfect setting for an incredible wedding. Then you have Carolyn and Pat's massive family. I actually shot Carolyn's sister's (Mandy and Jared! (You two are amazing)) wedding a few years back, and I couldn't wait to see everyone again. The whole trip was like hanging out with old friends. The biggest hurdle for us was the heat. I forgot just how hot and humid it can be in the middle of summer in South Carolina. Midway through the day I was a wreck, but it didn't even matter because wow these photos turned out way too good!

My favorite part of the day had to be after the wedding came to an end. Maybe I shouldn't even say it because technically we were not supposed to, but a bunch of us from the wedding hopped the fence to the pool and swam for a few hours to cool down. So we watched the stars and a distant thunderstorm roll by until, well who knows when. It was the perfect ending to one hell of a day. Even just thinking about it now makes me want to go back to that night where getting out of pool meant being swarmed by mosquitoes.

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ArtRevolution Wedding | Laura & Matt

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This wedding has an absolutely crazy story attached to it. But it's not so blog friendly if you happen to be interested just ask! I also wanted to give Laura a big shoutout! She made so many of the awesome details for her wedding. She hand drew her invitations, she made the cake toppers, and she designed these awesome little cups of candy for her guests. This girl is seriously talented and I'm so glad that we were able to be there for her wedding day. On top of all of that, we even had an opportunity to work with some great people. Mike Hendzel of Henzel Productions worked video for the day and Sharokina of City Girl Just to name a few!

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