One of my favorite parts of photography is getting to capture moments that people most don't want to end. Freezing thousands of little (and big) moments to be relived time and time again through a photo is so astounding (and humbling) to me. Well, I don't want this entire wedding to end! Honestly. Everything about it. And I'm not just saying that since the bride essentially, actually no, literally said: "We have such and such amount of time. We want it to show Chicago without it screaming Chicago. Do whatever you want with that." We essentially scraped her initial photo list she had drafted up and went on a tour of the city that was at their footstep all along. From museum obsessions, to pit stops for non-chain, super solid coffee brews. From a taco bar, to one of the best best-man speeches I've heard. (People did just drop a tear, we're talkin' full out sobs!) Everything and everyone at this one got me. (Actually quite literally. I had 5 other previous clients attending this wedding; it was like a reunion!)

That best man speech that had everyone in a puddle of their own tears? He at one point previously ended up living with the bride + groom for a bit in n emotionally hard time in his own life. He essentially shared what an impact they had on him. The impact that have on everyone. I'm so grateful I get to do life with so many of my couples after their big day. (I had probably 10 of my previous brides at my Holiday of Hope event at my house last weekend!) I just can't let gems like these two go so easily. Robbie + Linda, you knew you'd get photos for a lifetime but perhaps you didn't know that the photographer comes with em. (: For real though, I adore you guys! Cannot wait to see what the future holds for you! So much love!


HOTEL: Holiday Inn Garden INN

VENUE: Row24

HAIR: James Anthony Salon

FLORAL: Flowers for Dreams

CATERING: Taylor's Tacos


MUSIC: Greenline Talent