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From time to time, I see articles online, or someone shares one on social media, talking about “why is wedding photography so much more expensive.” Or, I’ve heard the infamous statement made by many a groom: “…all you have to do is put “wedding” in front of it and the price triples….”. That might seem […]

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So, you have the perfect person, a ring you love, a date picked out and now you’re choosing your wedding vendors. You know you want a photographer whose images move you, and you can’t wait to splash pictures of your big day across your social media pages and hang them on your walls. You have […]

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Registered on the National Trust for Historic Preservation and originally built as a wedding present from Potter Palmer to his bride Bertha Honore’, The Palmer House Hilton was only initially open for 13 days before it succumbed to the Great Chicago Fire.  However, like any good love story, The Palmer House has endured going through […]

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Living your best life is about breaking free from the typical screenplay; pursuing your dreams, living in each moment, and being unafraid to be uninhibited and unapologetically, YOU. Weddings can be beautiful for so many reasons; a dashing love story, gorgeous couple, stunning venue, or; every once in a while; a group of people who […]

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Looking for a wedding photographer?! 📷 
Brides and grooms! This is YOUR wedding day! 💍 💒 👰 Find someone who is more than JUST your photographer:

February 14, 2019

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   Happy Valentines Day! On a day like today, we stop and recognize all the care and love we have for one another. The endearment and admiration that is seen is something that should be shown and given all throughout the year. Working in the wedding industry is like experiencing the emotional atmosphere of Valentine’s […]

January 8, 2019

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   Just when you think you know what love is, something little comes along and shows you how big it really is. #maternityphotography  

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