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First things first…how is it already mid-March?!

Is anyone else freaking out by how fast this year is going by? I mean, I say that all the time…but this year seems to literally be flying by. Weddings will be in full swing before I know it. It makes me really happy that these two are actually the first wedding to kick-off the “summer wedding season” and I couldn’t be more excited. O’Malley and Tone are having me come to Chicago to photograph their special day and I already know it’s going to be a good one. I got to spend a beautiful fall day with them and I just adore their love. They both LOVE to have fun and laugh lots, definitely my kind of people.

O’Malley is also a photographer so being able to capture this special time in her life is such an honor. I can’t wait to get back to Chicago and hang out with these two!!

Here’s to a happy/productive Tuesday and to promising to blog more.


  • March 18, 2014 - 12:26 pm

    maggie fortson - Love the romance you were able to capture between them!

  • March 20, 2014 - 8:42 am

    Antonio Marshall - We are so blessed to have you take pictures of our wedding. Thanks so much.

  • March 22, 2014 - 4:55 am

    Shelly king - Can’t wait to meet you. Love your work! ~O’Malley’s mom

  • April 4, 2014 - 10:26 am

    Andrea - Tonhya you really know how to blow a persons mind. These are AMAZING!!!!!! Insane skill jealousy happening over here!


It may sound crazy, but I truly think some of my couples were just meant to be my couples.

Does that make sense?

What I mean is that by the first time I read their initial email, I get a gut feeling that I’m suppose to be the one capturing their day. Telling their story through my eyes. I can’t always pin point exactly why I get this feeling, but it happens…and when it does…it’s really something truly special.

When I first heard from Shobhana and Dan, I knew their story was different. The first time we skyped, tears were had. I knew that I wanted to tell their story simple because I could see and feel their hearts. They have the kind of hearts that put their family first. The kind of hearts that are perfectly okay with their wedding day being WAY more than just about them and their marriage. The kind of hearts that hate the spotlight, but you simply can’t take your eyes off the way that they love those around them.

Not only was this day about Shobhana and Dan saying “I do” in front of their closest friends and family…this day was about being in the moment. Being present. Being thankful for life and the time we get on this earth. It was about celebrating family and for one day, forgetting about any health struggles our loved ones may be going through.

We can’t always explain why things happen in this life, but it’s days like Shobhana and Dan’s wedding day that make me so extremely thankful that being a photographer is my job. Giving families photos that they can cherish forever is a gift. It’s a gift from God that I’ll never be able to show enough gratitude for. I’m so thankful that these two were brought into my life. Their wedding day was simple, emotional, beautiful…and oh, so much more.


  • February 10, 2014 - 6:18 pm

    jamie - what a sweet & intimate wedding! love the images amongst the ferns. your work is always so stunning!

  • February 10, 2014 - 11:45 pm

    nirav - Beautifully told my friend.

  • February 12, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    Nicole - So stunning and intimate. Beautiful.

  • March 1, 2014 - 12:51 pm

    Brian Redder - Wow, so many wonderful pictures. Great job!

  • March 29, 2014 - 6:29 pm

    Lucas Mobley - Cute couple, you captured a lot of warmth. Well done.