I first met Lauren and Peter at one of my 2019 couples’ wedding last year. It was SUCH a funny story actually-while I was in the bathroom, Lauren and her friend were talking about the wedding photographer (not knowing me, the girl standing next to them was the wedding photographer, HA!!) I remember being so […]

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MaKray Golf Club Engagement Photos

Makray Memorial Golf Club Engagement Photos | Barrington, Illinois Engagement Photographer | Lauren + Peter

These two!!! I first connected with Anni and Rusty through Instagram, and I’m SO glad we found each other!! These two live in Naples, Florida where I get to visit so often 🙂 I was TOO excited to meet them and photograph their engagement session in Downtown Naples and on Naples Beach/ Naples Pier. Despite […]

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Naples Beach Engagement Photos

Naples, Florida Engagement Photos at Naples Beach + Downtown Naples | Florida Engagement Photographer | Anni + Rusty

Oh my goodness, these two!! When I first chatted with Mary Kate on the phone a while back, I could tell almost instantly that we clicked so well! She is just the sweetest, most bubbly person & I LOVED getting to meet her and Blake at their engagement session in Lake Geneva last week. Lake […]

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Lake Geneva Pier Engagement Photos

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Engagement Photos | Mary Kate + Blake

When Liv first reached out to me, I was so excited to photograph her & CJ’s engagement photos! We originally planned for a Chicago skyline location since these two are from the city, but with the closure of those locations and the extended stay-at-home order, we decided on this STUNNING location at Olivet Nazarene University […]

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Kankakee County Engagement Photographer

Bourbonnais, IL Engagement Photos at Olivet Nazarene University | Liv &CJ

This was the most PERFECT Spring day for Samantha and Austin’s engagement session! When Samantha sent me photos of their property in Milford, IL and said she’d love to do their engagement session there, I was over-the-moon excited!! Their land is the prettiest ever (and definitely any Illinois photographer’s DREAM)! These two were full of […]

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Milford, Illinois Engagement Photos

Milford, IL Engagement Photos | Samantha + Austin | Illinois Engagement Photographer

Seriously, I just LOVE these two!! I met Alisa through her sweet cousin, Sara. (see Sara’s wedding blog HERE) Fransen Nature Area in Bloomington-Normal is one of my very favorite locations in the Central Illinois area for engagement photos. It’s the prettiest little spot with the most PERFECT light!! When I get to go to […]

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Fransen Nature Area Engagement Photos

Bloomington-Normal, Illinois Engagement Photos at Fransen Nature Area | Alisa + Alec

I just LOVE these two!! Since they met at Illinois State University, it only made sense for us to start their engagement session on ISU’s campus. This campus is one of my favorite locations for Central IL engagement photos and absolutely one of my favorites in Bloomington! After campus, we headed to Lexington to a […]

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Bloomington IL Engagement Photos

Illinois State University + Lexington Farm Engagement Photos | Kaiti + Josh

Olivia was one of my very first friends! We grew up being neighbors, and I absolutely loved getting to photograph her and Steven! Especially during the winter months, Kankakee River State Park is one of my very favorite engagement photo locations in Kankakee County. These trees stay green all year round, and if you know […]

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Kankakee Engagement Photos at Kankakee River State Park

Kankakee River State Park Couples Photos | Olivia + Steven

This little bit of “down time” is doing great things for my blog! I’m catching myself going through galleries from this past year and realizing I never blogged some of my favorites! Krista and Travis had the most perfect day for their engagement session at North Avenue Beach in Chicago. This is one of my […]

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North Avenue Beach Chicago Engagement Photos

North Avenue Beach Engagement Photos | Krista + Travis

Oh my goodness, I’m so excited to finally be sharing Heather and Trevor’s engagement session from this past summer at Ewing Manor in Bloomington, IL! This location is gorgeous and so unique (insert alllll the heart eyes)! This was one of my very favorite sessions-I just love these two!! Sometimes during Summer and Fall I […]

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Ewing Manor Bloomington, IL Engagement Photos

Ewing Manor Engagement Photos | Bloomington, IL | Heather + Trevor


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