I love photographing with my bare feet in the warm sand. This session was so much fun. Sometimes it’s hard to stop photographing when you are having so much fun. This sweet little family met me at the Indiana Dunes State Park for a sunset photo session. They were so silly & giggly. At times it would be hard to shoot because I was also laughing! I usually start photographing in the trees & the dunes as the sun is higher in the sky. Once the sun starts to set behind the Chicago skyline, we move to the water. There is only a very short time where the sun is in the perfect spot but when it is, it’s magical.

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Michelle & Stephan were married at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens and then had their reception at The Radisson Hotel in Merillville, Indiana. These two were so much in love & had so much fun on their wedding day. Luckily the rain held off so we could capture some beautiful wedding photos in the private Japanese garden at Taltree. Scroll through to see some of my favorite images from their wedding day.

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I love all the colors in this session. It looks so summery with all the yellows & greens. This family is always great & this year they joined me over at the Lincoln Park Boardwalk for family photos. I love Lincoln Park for family photos because it is a mixture of greenery & city. It’s the best of both worlds! Scroll through to view more of my favorite images from this session.

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Lauren & Joe were married at Hotel Allegro in Chicago, Illinois on what was probably the nicest day in the month of June. It was the rainiest month! So many of my portrait sessions were rescheduled but luckily they got a beautiful sunny day. Some of my favorite photos from their wedding day are ones with their family. You can tell that both Lauren & Joe are close with their family and that they bonded over that importance to them. Scroll through to see some of my favorite images from their big day!

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