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Sarah and Will had their big day in Mexico, and made it official by tying the knot in Chicago this July. It was super moving to see them read their vows in such an intimate setting (personal, self-written wedding vows are the best). I also had a ton of fun chasing the two of them around Millennium Park; being rule-breakers, and getting in trouble from security was so worth it!

Best of wishes on your future together, Sarah and Will.



Florist – Pollen
Hair and Makeup – Emily Wolf 
Dress – Nha Khanh, Rent the Runway
Hair piece – BHLDN
Sarah’s wedding band – Erin Gallagher
Engagement ring, and Will’s wedding band – Bryn Mawr Jewelry

I’ve never been one to put my wishes out to the universe but, I realize that friends/clients — you wonderful people who are the foundation of my business — need to truly know me to fully support, and get the most from me.

Therefore, I want to tell you all the places that I would like to take my wedding photography business!

Before I start, I feel the need to say that although I have gone to plenty of cool locations for weddings, I don’t view weddings as my passport to the world.

In fact, I’ve already been to many of the places on my wedding wish list, and I’ve been deeply inspired by them, and that’s why I want to shoot your wedding at any of these fantastic locations — because I believe inspiration, and vision are key to good photography, and I want to share mine with you.

Now for the lists!

Places that I have shot weddings:

Portsmouth, NH
Winnetka, IL
Lake Geneva, WI

Places where I would like to shoot weddings (this list is by no means conclusive):


  • Toronto
  • Ontario — At a vineyard, in your backyard, in the woods, wherever!
  • Anywhere on Georgian Bay (childhood memories!)
  • Quebec
  • Canmore and Banff, Alberta/anywhere in the rockies
  • Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, Tofino
  • Squamish and Whistler
  • Nova Scotia
  • Anywhere you want to get married! Canada is a beautiful country, and let’s be honest, I will not pass up an opportunity to come back to the motherland.



  • Chicago, of course
  • More in Vermont, NH, and Maine! Especially mountainside, or oceanside.
  • Colorado
  • Anywhere with mountains
  • On a beach
  • Hawaii
  • Painted Desert (Arizona), or any desert for that matter!
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • New Orleans
  • Louisiana


  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Brazil
  • Cuba (bonus points for a shoot in Old Havana)
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Wherever you are getting married!


Dream locations

  • Ireland — All I could think of when I was in Ireland was how great it would be to shoot a wedding there. So fresh. So many shades of green!
  • Iceland
  • Portugal — extra love if it’s in a tiny town where pastries and coffee are a local priority
  • France
  • Italy


Thank you for checking out my long list. If you, or anyone you know is planning a wedding at my any of my wish list locations, I would absolutely love to hear from you! And, of course, keep in mind that special rates and custom collections are available for all destination weddings. :D



Over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of participating in a phenomenal art project put together by Mental Health America of Illinois.

I feel so honored to have had my work exhibited with the creations of so many other talented artists, and I wanted to make a post to highlight some of the pieces that displayed at the Gold Bell Gala, and to say a very emphatic thank you to everyone who contributed.

I have met so many big-hearted and compassionate artists, authors, mental health workers, and even city representatives while working on this project. The Manifesting Healthy Futures project managed to bring people together who otherwise may never have had a reason to meet, and share their stories.

It renewed my hope. It showed me that people care. It provided me with a real way to honor my brother Shelby’s memory. It accepted my ongoing grief, and gave me a positive outlet for it. I’m so grateful.

I am in awe of the amazing Mary Ruth Coffey, Brooks, Dave, and all the people at MHAI for bringing this project into the world and giving us all a place to put our massive amounts of feelings and creations.

Thank you also, to Senator Michael Hastings, Representative Greg Harris, and Alderman Matthew O’Shea for their continued commitment.

Everyone involved has inspired me in some way — thank you for your work, and your dedication to promoting mental health awareness, and suicide prevention.

One of my photos, “Light.”


To the woman in this photo: Thank you for bidding on my piece! I was happy to hear you say you intended to put it in a white frame — that is exactly what I would have suggested.

A live painting.

The amazing Mary Ruth:


And, here are the .jpg versions of both of my pieces, for anyone who hasn’t already seen them.




A big thank you to the authors whose stories inspired my photos, Shasha Porter, and Sue Barizon.

You can check out all of the artworks and short stories here, and you can also preorder the book that the fine folks at MHAI are currently in the process of publishing.




When you’re in love, it doesn’t matter where in the world you are; as long as you’re with that special someone, you’re home. Lindsey and Chris, you two have definitely found your homes in each other — that’s how I know your upcoming relocation is going to be great!

Thank you so much for a wonderful session! I loved laughing with you, and watching you slowly turn blue from hypothermia. ;)


Oops! How did this hilarious gif get in here?




Location: Loyola University, Roger’s Park Chicago

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