We were in LOVE with this wedding. Everything from the church to the bridal party to the decor - it was all stellar. My only stress was that I wanted to steal this couple for the ENTIRE DAY because they are so beautiful.Read More
Once you finally transition to making a hobby into a job, you forget to just go and do what you love for the sake of it. Last week, I did some wandering and exploring, which used to be the only thing I did regarding photography. I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who actually loves taking photos in the city of Belvidere, IL. I think it's so beautiful, especially going into the fall. For those of you not familiar, it is also known as the city of murals.Read More
Looking back through some old posts, and I came across this fall wedding at Galena Cellars Vineyard. I almost forgot how perfect it was! Um, a vineyard. On a cliff. Overlooking Galena. Wine? Stormy skies? Acoustic guitar player? Hydrangeas and vintage plates?
I mean. I'm Italian. So, I it's not my fault I was jealous of this whole scenario.Read More
This was a beautiful vow renewal between two of my friends, Chad and Melissa, in an orange grove in Escondido, California. You will notice as you scroll through, that they have three of the cutest children imaginable. And I know what you're thinking - that would make for some awesome family photos. And you're right. Unfortunately, the oldest came down with the flu in the middle of the ceremony, the middlest was quite preoccupied by donuts, and the littlest is still a baby so, ya know. All of that to say that we didn't get a family picture afterwards, but you can check out Chad and Melissa's couple's session here.Read More
Ohhhhhhh San Diego. Ohhhhh these two. I could tell a really, really long saga right now but I'll try to keep it short. Round about 2005, I met Chad through mutual friends. Since then, we were sort of joined at the hip for many tumultuous years of our twenties. I'll spare you the pictures because I like to keep this blog classy. Actually, Chad was the first person I ever "took pictures of" - back when all I had was a bulky, 1970s polaroid camera. Some years later, he met the love of his life, Melissa, out in California and now that's where he lives with their three beautiful children. My husband and I miss them terribly!Read More
What a beautiful, intimate wedding this was at the Church By The Side Of The Road. We met Jason and Rachel over a year ago and they are such an easy-going couple, which worked out realllllly well considering we had to take a couple detours!Read More
Oh Chad and Sarah.
Once a year, it seems that the universe feels I need a gentle reminder of how fortunate I am to have air conditioning. Chad and Sarah's wedding was that day. Holy hotness. Fortunately, photographers are used to being the only rough-looking, sweaty, basically dressed people in a sea of gorgeous wedding guests - but I felt pretty bad for the bridal party in their heavy suits and dresses. Thanks again to all of you for being such troopers during pictures!Read More
Before I get to these off the charts photos of Drew and Val's wedding on the dock in Fish Creek, Wisconsin - I need to give you some background info. Not to make this wedding post about me, but this story is important. And yes, it involves me. So yes, I did just make this wedding post about me. The bride in question (Valerie) and I met years ago on the blogosphere. We were single, pessimistic, quasi-bitter, unapologetically sarcastic twenty-somethings writing about our tumultuous relationships and post-college life confusion.Read More