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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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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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As you all know, Memorial Day was this past Monday. While Memorial Day is not just a day for cookouts and drinks with friends and family. (Although that is a fun part of the day) The true meaning of the holiday is to remember those who have lost their lives serving this country. Between fielding […]

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The Thursday morning prior to her wedding, bride-to-be Lindsey, sat in her kitchen sipping coffee and checking the weather. The forecast on her phone showed no rain in the Quad City area. She immediately called me to tell me – not to worry about a backup plan for inclement weather. She wouldn’t be needing it […]

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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:

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   They told me to make her fall in love,  I had to make her laugh.  But every time she laughs… I’m the one who falls in love.  

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 […]

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   “Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.” From the city of Chicago to the tip of South Africa, there was so much beauty to be taken in with every scene that I had encountered last week. While traveling through Cape Town, I had found myself in the presence of […]

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   Let’s talk about this amazing person for a minute!!!! Two years ago today I met this beautiful soul on a workshop trip, never did I dream I would be doing a safari with this person or connect the way we did. I mean come on making new girlfriends at this age can be hard […]

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