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Chicago Courthouse Wedding Photography: Grace and Don

Grace and Don contacted me to document their elopement at Chicago City Hall, and I am honored to have been part of their special day.   After a short ceremony, we ventured to the Picasso sculpture downtown and then to the  Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for some photographs.

Thanks so much, you two, for including me in your big day!   Very best wishes to you both!


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Liesl Diesel - You are so talented. These compositions are so tight, and the timing of the moments is unbeatable.

Katrina Wallace - I love these!

Lee Balgemann - Kudos!

WPJA Q3: Wedding Photojournalist Association Photo Contest

I was pleasantly surprised to find one of my photographs won an award in the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) photography contest.   This contest had over 23,000 entries, and I am so honored that my photograph won in the top 20 for Toasting/Speeches.

Documenting someone reading a speech is always difficult, but this moment was made even stronger with the grooms’ lovely gaze during a speech in the always beautiful Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel.  Thank you, Daphne and Bo, and fellow photographer Kevin Weinstein, who is always such fun to work with.

Congratulations to all of the great photographers who also had winning photographs!

Check out all of the amazing wedding photographs here!


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Chicago Engagement Photography: Chelsea and Kyle

Chelsea and Kyle are busy professionals, and Kyle is a professional hockey player.   He skated into town for our engagement session, which was a frigid 10 degrees on an otherwise beautiful Chicago afternoon.   I love Chicago winters, and am happy these two were such troopers in the cold!  We spent time in their cozy home before venturing to Chicago’s Adler Planetarium and Northerly Island for some portraits, in hot pursuit of my warm car when we completed a shot.

Thank you so much, Chelsea and Kyle, for allowing me to document you in the snow!   You made a typical Chicago winter day truly fun, and I wish you the best!


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Maisie Walls - Wow, these are great you guys!! Love them!! Can’t wait to see more & celebrate the big day :)

Dipo Phillips - Love the pics

Chicago Wedding Photography: Erin and Dan

Erin and Dan’s Christmas wedding at White Eagle  in Naperville was a terrific way to end the season with my friend and second shooter, Travis Haughton.

They both love the holidays, and incorporated their annual Ugly Christmas Sweater party into their own wedding.   Combine that with their fun friends that crowded the dance floor, and it’s a terrific wedding!

Thank you both so much for inviting me to document your day, you two!  Very best wishes to you both!

Please click here to see their engagement session.

I love this dancing shot by Travis!

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SisterJanet Strong - What wonderful pictures! You really captured the spirit of the wedding and the party afterwards. The pictures of Dan and Erin are awesome.

Chicago Engagement Photography: Elisa and Braeden

There’s something so special about couples who can’t stop laughing when they’re together, and Elisa and Braeden are just this couple.

We spent time exploring downtown Chicago during their engagement session, and I’m pretty sure they didn’t even know I was there most of the time.   I even caught them singing to each other, and I loved it!

Thank you so much, you two.   You make my job easy.   You’re so in love that capturing it was a joy!

Enjoy your images and I’m looking forward to your wedding!

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Kim Cusic Roberts - Great, vibrant pics! The colors are wonderful!