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Miriam & Eva at the Art Institute of Chicago

The artsy queer proposal of my dreams! 11.25.22 I’ve mentioned this before, but proposals are so exciting for me! You cannot repeat any moment-it’s the most candid, real reaction you will get from a couple, and you have to be 100% ready and prepared to capture the moment. It can get a little tricky when […]

AJ & Lital at Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

A small, queer wedding in the heart of the South Loop! 10.15.22 Here are a few facts that shouldn’t shock you: I love queer weddings, I love small weddings, and I love adorable moments that make me shriek in a way that only dogs can hear. AJ and Lital’s intimate wedding at the Chicago Firehouse […]

Daniel & Diane at Bottom Lounge

D&D, dog portraits, and dancing the night away! 9.24.22 To me, there’s nothing better than a couple who are truly in the moment on their wedding day. They’re not worried about the little things, and they’re not stressed about the day ahead-they’re just there for each other. That was Daniel and Diane! We shot their […]

Roya & Omar at Riot Fest

A destination wedding at Riot Fest?! My literal dream come true! 9.15.23 Here’s a fun fact about me: I am a music photographer! Alongside capturing amazing couples, my biggest passion is photographing music and festivals across the country. Riot Fest is easily one of my favorite weekends of the year-in fact, I often try and […]

Cristina & Rudy at Sepia

This couple opted for an intimate wedding at a Michelin restaurant, complete with a Mariachi band! 9.15.22 Friendly reminder: Your wedding can be any size you want! If you want to invite 200 people, go for it, but don’t feel pressured to have a huge wedding. Cristina and Rudy knew exactly what they wanted: an […]

James & Ally in Lincoln Park

What’s more picturesque than capturing a proposal on the iconic South Pond bridge in Lincoln Park? 4.1.23 When James reached out to me to capture his proposal to Ally, I was so excited! James officiated a COVID wedding I photographed in 2020 at North Avenue Beach; it was just the couple, James, and myself, and […]

Alyssa & Roland in Pilsen

This Chicago couple wanted an engagement session in their neighborhood to celebrate their love of the city! 3.4.23 When Roland and Alyssa reached out to me for an engagement session, I was super excited to hear what they had in mind! The couple will be getting married this October in New Orleans, but they wanted […]

Brandon & Nicolette at Buckingham Fountain

Brandon pulled out all the stops to propose to Nicolette in front of one of the most iconic spots in Chicago! 8.18.22 Is there anything more “Chicago” than a summer evening proposal in front of Buckingham Fountain? Brandon knew he wanted to make his proposal to Nicolette as memorable as possible. He enlisted the help […]

Emma & Liz’s proposal in the park

Your proposal should be as unique and perfect as your love; Liz and Emma’s engagement was such a perfect reflection of their love! 9.3.22 When Liz reached out to me to help her propose to her girlfriend, Emma, I was so excited! Not only do I love capturing proposals, and not only do I love […]

Sammi & Quinn at Chicago Forest Preserve

A picturesque wedding in the middle of a forest preserve on a beautiful fall day-Sammi and Quinn couldn’t have planned it better! 9.17.22 Is there anything more romantic than a wedding in the woods? Chicago has some of the most beautiful forest preserves throughout the city. For Sammi and Quinn, they envisioned their day filled […]

Jess & Wade’s Halloween Wedding

A goth elopement in the woods just days before Halloween = my idea of the perfect moody wedding! 10.28.22 I love courthouse weddings! I love Halloween! I love courthouse weddings on Halloween! Okay, so the wedding wasn’t on Halloween, but Jess and Wade had the goth wedding of my dreams. The two opted for a […]

Krista & Neil’s Courthouse Wedding

A courthouse wedding on a rainy day gave way to sunshine on the Blue Line! 10.7.22 One of my favorite things about a courthouse wedding is how easy everything is! You can invite a few close friends or family members, say your “I do’s” in front of a judge, and then you can celebrate however […]

Katie & Bryan at Home and Bungalow

Ceremony at home + reception at a brewery in Logan Square = the perfect small wedding! 10.7.22 Real talk: there are few things I love more than a home wedding. Having a small group of your friends and loved ones in the space that the two of you have made into your favorite place to […]

West Loop Wedding Walk 2023

What better way to see some of the best venues in Chicago than on one beautiful sunny Sunday in February? 2.5.23 Look, I totally get it: planning a wedding can be super stressful! You have to find your dream venue, then you have to make sure all the details are just right (and find a […]

NA Day 2023 at Loft on Lake

Mocktails are entering a new era of delectability! 1.14.23 The sober community in Chicago is amazing. Chicago AF, a nonprofit group that brings sober people together for fun, exciting events, hosted NA (non-alcoholic) Day at Loft on Lake on a chilly January day. I was so excited to be able to capture this day for […]

Morgan & Hunter at Olive Park

Golden hour is beautiful, but add in blue hour at Olive Park? It’s perfect for a winter proposal! 12.28.22 Okay real talk: I get so nervous when I capture proposals! There is absolutely no way to recreate the moment someone realizes their partner is asking them to spend the rest of their lives together. Hunter […]

Karen & Carlos at Ravenswood Event Center

K&C had the most mindful wedding at Ravenswood Event Center, complete with guided meditation, poetry readings, and a group-made tapestry! 8.5.22 When you hear “90 minute ceremony”, what’s your first thought? A lot of people would think of a Catholic mass, or a ceremony with a lot of traditional elements and classic moments. Some people […]

Gianna & James at Loft 606

The ceremony they waited two years to have! 10.8.22 Here’s the thing about Gianna and James: they’re the most laid-back couple in the world. I met Gianna back in January 2020 at a bridal expo (ah, simpler times), and we hit it off immediately. She wanted me to photograph her wedding to James, but, you […]

Tiff & Jes at Loft on Lake

We made the queer wedding of their dreams happen! 11.11.22 When you meet the love of your life during Covid, and they safely drop off toilet paper at your front door during quarantine, you know it’s true love. For Jes (they/them) and Tiff (she/her), this adorable act of kindness turned into a relationship that culminated […]

Jess Tiff Loft on Lake wedding West Loop

Adam & Travis at Morgan’s on Fulton

A classic and romantic West Loop wedding 5.7.22 Oh my gosh, Adam and Travis’ West Loop wedding was a dream! I had met Adam and Travis the year before when we took engagement photos in Lincoln Park, and I was so excited for the big day. Side note: engagement sessions are like, my favorite thing […]

Antonio & Nicole at the Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum is the perfect place to pop the question, no matter what time of year.

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