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Road Trip to Charleston and Savannah

Friday afternoon at 2pm - Taz asks Kamil, "what will we do this weekend?" Kamil shrugs. How about we go to South Carolina? One hour later, we are packed and on the road. After realizing that it will be the last free weekend we have before the wedding season begins, we decided to use it

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Wedding

I love having the opportunity to second shoot. In this post, I'm presenting images from a wedding that I had the pleasure of second shooting along with Rebecca Marie Photography & Design.  It was a beautiful wedding with the reception taking place at the The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. This wedding happened on a warm

Seth Turns Two! – Birthday party

My dear friends from Tandang Garimot martial arts studio have asked me to photographer a birthday party for their now 2 year old boy. I, of course, agreed -- I love this kid! Just moments prior to the birthday boy's arrival, his refusal to take a nap earlier had finally caught up to him. When

The Rookery Wedding

I had the pleasure of working alongside another professional photographer, Rebecca Marie Photography. We shot a beautiful wedding that took place in the Rookery, Chicago. Rebecca hired me as her second shooter which means while she was with the Bride taking getting ready shots, I was with the Groom, taking his getting ready pictures. I would

Omari’s Newborn Session

I would like to welcome Omari to the world! When my friend Camille told me that she finally gave birth to her first child, I couldn't wait to visit her in Champaign and see him. I finally got chance to head over last week and how exciting my visit was! We hung out at Camille's

27th Annual Snowball Fundraising Event for Lurie Children’s Hosptial

On February 7th, the Union Station's Great Hall was filled with 2,000 young professionals, delicious food from multiple restaurants, great drinks, and live music. This is how Chicago and the Junior Council celebrate and raise funds for helping adolescent kids fight HIV. We were there to capture this remarkable event and believe us when we

Wedding ceremony at Alice Millar Chapel

20 years have passed since two beautiful ladies received a symbolical wedding to commemorate their love. After those 20 years, they have officially married in the state of Illinois and we had the opportunity to capture that wonderful moment in their life! The ceremony took place in Alice Millar Chapel in Evanston. Having been with

Linkedin Head Shot Session

Just this past weekend, my husband and I went over to the lake to take some head shots for his Linkedin profile and new website - Luto Consulting. Isn't he handsome! Winter time doesn't need to be slow for a photographer! There is always someone who needs professional pictures, whether it's for a party, a

Paws Fundraising Event at Tandang Garimot

PAWS Chicago Fundraiser - Pictures. You gotta love animals. PAWS Chicago was founded in 1999 with the mission of reducing the number of pets euthanized in the City of Chicago. On PAWS's Mission & Values page you can see a graph showing how the number of euthanized pets has drastically reduced since the founding of the charity.

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights – Engagement Session

When you're in love, nothing else matters as long as you're with the person that you love. On a cold day, like the ones that Chicago treats us with during winter, only the warmth of your beloved can keep you warm enough to still enjoy the evening. We experienced this recently, while shooting Berna and

50th Birthday Party

I first met Lino and Clea at wedding industry's networking event a couple years ago. They, too, are a husband and wife team, established since 1999 as Ultrasound DJ. I had the pleasure of working with Lino and Clea a year ago for their mom's 75th birthday party. I was really happy when they recently

Art Revolution Wedding

Genuinely magnificent was the wedding of Samuel and Heather. It took place at Art Revolution, a beautiful art gallery. But let's take a step back and introduce the Bride and the Groom. They have met shortly after Heather moved to Chicago for a job she'd gotten there. Their feelings have definitely sparked quickly as their

Darek + Karolina Wedding in Poland

Darek and Karolina each come from small Polish towns located hours away from each other. Each having graduated from high school and eager to further pursue education and to develop further, they knew that it was time to move to the big city. Their ambitions and courage led them both to Warsaw where, after years

Sam + Heather – Sneak Peek

Yesterday was a memorable day for Heather and Sam. We are happy that we could capture beautiful moments during that day. Heather and Sam, here is a little preview of our photos from your wedding: Everyone looked happy and excited last night. We're looking forward to sharing all images with you soon. In the meantime,

Mike + Karla – East Bank Club Wedding

Taz has know Karla for some time already so we were happy to hear that Karla and Mike were getting married. When they asked us to photograph their wedding at East Bank Club, we of course said YES! The East Bank club was a perfect location to get some great shots of the Chicago downtown bridges

A Chicago Engagement Session

 I absolutely adore these two. They were so nervous about having their pictures taken but as you can see below they absolutely rocked the session. I loved taking these engagement photos. With the wedding less than a month away they decided to show off some moves for their first dance. I loved how he made

Union Station Engagement Session

When they were choosing a location for the engagement session, Union Station was a no brainier for them. They live in different cities and frequently travel back and forth to one another. Finding time to be together has been difficult since she is a doctor and and he is in medical school but they enjoy

Mike + Karla – Sneak Peek

Here is a little teaser of what's to come from a wedding we recently shot! You both were fantastic. We can not wait to share the rest with you. Thank you both for choosing us to  capture your special day! Congratulations Mike and Karla!

Gary + Kasia New Jersey Wedding

It was like a dream: handsome groom and gorgeous bride in the land of wild forests, stunning mountains, clear blue lakes; sun light shining onto them and family and friends toasting for their happiness. It was Gary and Kasia marrying in New Jersey. While Gary was preparing in his mom's house near New Jersey City,

Gary, Kasia, New Jersey – Sneak Peek

 This past weekend we had the honor to travel to New Jersey to shoot Gary and Kasia's wedding. Here is a little sneak peak. You both looked absolutely stunning! We can not wait to share the rest with you. Congratulations!

Marcin and Estefania Wedding

These two had a difficult task to accomplish while planning their day. That task was to combine two different traditions in one event. Marcin is Polish and Estefania is Mexican. And believe us when we say that they captured the real spirits of both cultures perfectly. While their wedding was a smaller one, it was

P + C – Sneak Peek

This was a truly historical day on which Pat and Colleen have married. It was on this day, July 5th 20 years ago, that they had decided to marry and spend rest of their life together. Pat and Colleen, we are extremely happy for you and wish you the best! Thank you for letting us

Marcin + Estefania – Sneak Peek

I am so excited to share this little sneak peek! You both looked stunning and can not wait to share the rest with you. Congratulations! We were so happy to share this day with you and capture some beautiful moments.

Engagement Session at Olive Park

I loved how he made her smile.   You can tell he adores her. We ended the session with sweet moment of them just enjoying the city view. Congratulations to you both!

A Blackstone Hotel Wedding

Wedding at the Blackstone Hotel The details I love capturing candid moments like this. The reaction from the girls as the bride talks to them is priceless. The dance with the parents was moment to cherish. They all definitely knew how to party. Everyone was on the dance floor. One of my absolute favorite pictures

A Spiaggia Wedding

  A Spiaggia Wedding Started off with the groom and his brothers, who were also his groomsmen. The morning of the wedding the groom was singing the Beatles love song,  so we had some fun with re-creating the abbey road cover. The ceremony was beautiful, full of emotion and love. I do not think there was

Chicago History Museum Wedding

The day started off with a beautiful gift exchange. Engraved cuff links, a wonderful gift from the bride. The ceremony took place at the Chicago Sinai Congregation.   First stop was at the Lasalle Street bridge.   Made our way to the Art Institute, South Gardens. Final stop was in Lincoln Park before the reception

Mitoholi & Jonathan’s Wedding at the Birchwood Kitchen

We had the wonderful pleasure to work with Mitoholi and Jonathan. Mitoholi has a beautiful smile and a laugh that is contagious. A beautiful ceremony in the back patio at the Birchwood Kitchen. They were absolute naturals in front of the camera. Thank you so much for choosing us to capture your wedding day.

Tuesday & Jordan’s Wedding at the Starline Factory

 We had the honor to photograph Tuesday and Jordan's wedding. We loved the fantastic look of the Starline Factory which is where Tuesday and Jordan decided to hold their ceremony and reception. They booked a hotel nearby, just over the border with Wisconsin, called The Abbey Resort. It was only minutes away from the factory which worked out perfectly

One Year Anniversary Session in Lincoln Park

  Tina and Jorge were celebrating there one year anniversary session. We were able to to escape the cold and work with a beautiful backdrop.    Made our way to enjoy the view of the skyline while Jorge was adoring his beautiful wife. Congratulations on your one year anniversary!