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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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Rattlesnake Ledge Engagement with Sheridan and Drew

Sheridan and Drew are the best! They came all the way out to the Pacific Northwest from the east coast. Well, Drew is actually a pro baseball player. They were only going to be in town for a few days for the AAA All-Star game and their schedule was absolutely packed. Luckily we found a short break to go run around the wilderness!

Of course Rattlesnake Ledge isn't all gorgeous views and endless forest. The hike up was beautiful, but we had to take a 20 minute break at the top to let the sweat dry off and change into some more photogenic clothes. As soon as that was done we were ready to go!

 

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Destination - Key West, FL with Lauren and Phil

I can't believe that my first 7 photoshoots this year were all travel and destination weddings! Literally from British Columbia to Mexico and almost everything in between. Lauren and Phil's wedding is one of my all time favorites! They brought me out to Key West, Florida for one gorgeous weekend filled with exploring, adventures, alligators, swamps and of course one hell of a wedding. It may have been 90 degrees out, but we didn't let that stop us from getting some incredible portraits throughout Key West. 

Whenever I'm traveling for weddings I always try and do something fun to check out the local scenery. For Lauren and Phil's wedding I wanted to finally see Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve but I only had a short window of time to make it happen. So after I wrapped up their wedding I got about 2 hours of sleep and woke up at 2:30am and drove straight to the Everglades to catch sunrise. After that craziness I went out to Big Cypress to hike through some swamp land and find some alligators to photograph. See the end of the blog post to check out the photos!


The Wedding Day



Everglades National Park & Big Cypress


Winner Announced!

That title is a bit misleading... At first I was only going to give away one engagement session. There were so many amazing ideas that I couldn't narrow it down to only one winner. Instead I decided to say "F" it, I'll give away as many as I damn well please! 

So instead of 1 winner I selected 5!! 

The winners are:

Ashley and Alex
Travis and Heather
Jordan Anker
Braelyn Vandop
Caitlin Ford 

I cannot wait to chat with everyone and start hashing out all of the plans! I'll send out an email to all of the winners today to start the process. 

Thank you all so much for checking out my work and entering the contest!