kaitlyn & mark // elmhurst, il

Kaitlyn and Mark braved a chilly, albeit sunny, October wedding day but I think we can all agree it was worth it! What’s not to love? Gorgeous flowers, a giant bridal party, incredible family, brilliant ceremony, birthday cakes on the dance floor…it doesn’t get much better!

Make sure to watch the incredible wedding film by my friend Jesse Schroeder at the end of this post!

check out the beautiful videography work of Jesse Schroeder below!

lauren & ej // chicago, il

Lauren and EJ got married on the first officially cold day of October, but could not have done it more beautifully! these two celebrated with their closest friends and family on a classic windy day in Chicago. an easy morning at the Ace Hotel, followed by an intimate ceremony and great dance party at City View Loft, with florals elegantly designed by Vale of Enna.

I wouldn't have wanted to spend this chilly day on rooftops with anybody else but Lauren and EJ!

year in review // 2016

when I sat down to look back on this past year's work, I was overwhelmed. overwhelmed by the sheer number of people I had the joy to work with -- the families, the babies, the couples, the seniors. every year, I am reminded of the beautiful stories to be told and feel so honored to be a part of them in a small way.

thank you to each and every one of you who stepped in front of my camera and trusted me. you make my days better.

leesha & kyle // grand rapids, mi

this, this was a good one.

the best man, in his hilarious and endearing speech, put it perfectly: the best way to describe leesha & kyle is sweet. this wedding is at the top of my list, as these two showered their friends and family with love as they celebrated their marriage. leesha & kyle made me feel right at home for the day, laughing along with their hysterical groomsmen and fighting off the october chill with brave smiles.

jess & jason // chicago, il

well, even besides the fact that these two could model for everything from colgate to j.crew, jess and jason are pretty much the perfect match. they laughed at my jokes, let me walk them all around the west loop, and even kept a look out for cars when I stood in the middle of streets. this beautiful couple is going to have a breathtaking wedding next fall -- for now, check out their engagement session below!