July 8th | Oswego, IL.
This is the day Amy had been dreaming of for YEARS! And although it was extremely hot, everything came out beautifully. From the bouquets the groom's mother made, to the bride's dress, and all of the sentimental details- the Kaczmarek's summer barn wedding was definitely one to remember. So may friends and family joined to show their love and support to Erik and Amy, after a long awaited engagement (haha). The day was full of fun, love and special touches.
I wish nothing but pure happiness for these two!
June 4th, 2017 | Joliet, IL.
A quinceanera is a special time in a young girl's life. It symbolizes the "coming of age" and introduction into womanhood. Lizett was absolutely stunning on her special day! From her flawless makeup and hair, to her gorgeous gown- All the details were definitely perfect. And how did she make her day even MORE special? She shared it with her cousin!
May 26th, 2017 | Bensenville & Glen Ellyn, IL.
Although it rained most of the day, Marlene and Mauricio's wedding was so full of love and friendship. From the bonding of life long friends while getting ready, to the utmost adoration in the bride and groom's eyes during the ceremony, and the pure emotion and FUN during the reception- This day was definitely one to remember.
Warm weather is upon us, and we are eager to get outside and smell the fresh air! Well why not take those beautiful (but often put off) family photos you've been trying to plan for the last 5 years!? Capture sweet moments between you and your family that you can look back on in the future and say "look at how little Jonny was! Awe!". I promise, the short hour will be all worth it!
BUT, like most, you've probably been putting these photos off for a while now because you feel a little intimidated. DON'T BE! I have 5 simple tips that will help you through this and get you one step closer to hanging those gorgeous canvas prints on your walls.
November 12th, 2016 | Crystal Lake, IL.
Maybe one of the most intimate weddings I have had the pleasure of attending, yet. The Shwager wedding really did take the cake on the tear shed. So full of love and emotion, it was an honor to photograph Sharon and John's big day. Not only was this a day symbolizing a second chance at love, but it also symbolized two families becoming one (quite large) family. And whose heart strings does that NOT pull!? With a 'vintage' glam theme, and good company, this wedding was sure one to remember.
Thank you Sharon and John for allowing me to be a part of your special day. May you two forever grow together.
November 6th, 2016 | Glen Ellyn, IL.
I was thrilled when Alondra (Bride) asked me to photograph her big day! I have known her since middle school and it was great to hear from her again- and for such a happy celebration. Alondra and Felix's wedding day marked their TEN YEAR anniversary! How amazing is that!? What a perfect story of young love turning into an amazing forever.
This was my first stylized photo session. I had this beautiful, fall themed bridal session in my head for a while now. And when my best friend got married, I had the perfect opportunity!
Galena, IL. | July 16th 2016
I am so honored to have celebrated Shari and Roger's special day with them- Capturing all of the beautiful memories of their wedding day in Galena, Illinois. From Shari's nervousness in the morning while getting her hair and makeup done, the absolute look of adoration from Roger at the first look, and the feeling of pure enjoyment during the reception, the entire day was full of love and great company.
I wish this great couple nothing more than the best and a forever marriage.
Thank you, Shari and Roger, for letting me be a part of it.