Jill + Mark | A Storybook Wedding at Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago

Jill + Mark | A Storybook Wedding at Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago

I know, I know, this wedding may seem like forever ago but it's all still so fresh in my mind and full of lovely things I can't help but share!

Jill contacted me interested in a documentary photographer for her wedding--that's music to my ears. As much as posed portraits are cool, my priority is always to capture the moment we're all living in, unscripted, and I always get really excited when my couples are looking for the exact same thing...

Maddie + Alec | Romantic Summer Wedding in Iowa

Maddie + Alec | Romantic Summer Wedding in Iowa

Alec + Maddie’s wedding was on a perfect and long awaited day. When I think about their wedding I think about warmth and bright and lots of happy tears. The two wed in Burlington, Iowa, the place they had met as kids when Alec was just the cute older guy who was friend’s with Maddie’s brother. Fast forward many years later, the two reconnected and have been....

Jessica + Nate | Missouri Summer Wedding

Jessica + Nate | Missouri Summer Wedding

Jessica + Nate’s big day was one of my favorite weddings of the year. Not because it was beautiful (which is was), had perfect weather (which it did) or had fun people all around (trust me, there were lots), but because when I think back on that day I just feel emotion. Left and right, there were just feelings manifested in hugs, laughter and....

Blake + Avalon | Intimate Door County Wedding

Blake + Avalon | Intimate Door County Wedding

The couple had planned a wedding for September in Burlington, Iowa. As the day approached, Blake and Avalon realized that the wedding they were planning was spiraling in a direction that simply wasn’t “them”. They decided they couldn’t wait to marry each other in their own way so they canceled their September plans, and, along with their close family and friends escaped to....

Kara + Jacob | Elegant Mount Pleasant Wedding

Kara + Jacob | Elegant Mount Pleasant Wedding

Kara and Jacob’s wedding day in early June was bright, warm, not crazy humid (what, is this Iowa?) and above all, happy.

Through getting to know this couple over the past year I knew that the most important things to them on their wedding day were family and friends having fun and lots of photos of that happening which is why their gallery is a candid mess of....