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MaryRuth and I have been friends since 8th grade. We’ve been through everything together, PCOS, Infertility, job loss, cancer, the death of our moms, and many, many other struggles along the way. We talk to each other about EVERYTHING and we’ve been there for each other through some of the worst days of our lives. […]

I’m getting a NEW sister-in-law!!!!!! (and if you can’t tell, I’m SUPER EXCITED!!!) Skylar and Avery came to visit me in Chicago and while they were here we decided to take some engagement pictures. They weren’t “officially” engaged, but they were talking about wedding plans and picking dates {close enough, right?}. The only day we […]

It was fate that brought them together. Fate, and an empty seat at church. When their friendship kept turning into “I can’t wait to tell Alex this” they knew they had something special. It was an honor to be a part of Alexis Holman and Alex Bennett’s wedding day. I met “Boy Alex” many, many […]

You drive 9 hours to take pictures with your photo obsessed friends!! Two of my photography friends, Emily Broadbent Photography and Stephanie Marie Photography mentioned on Facebook that they were organizing a styled shoot in St. Louis the following week. I casually commented that I wanted to come…..and of course, they both agreed that I […]

I woke up the morning after Thanksgiving to a text that said “So, this happened last night” and a picture of an engagement ring. To say I was shocked would be an understatement. I had just been with Andy and Chris the night before and I did not get the feeling that this was going […]

Many of you know that my sister-in-law Jennifer passed away in May of 2017. As you can imagine, being a single dad to 4 little kids has been REALLY, REALLY hard for my brother Ryan. In July of 2017, he met an amazing woman, Jamie, and they started dating. In October, I went home for Skylar’s […]

I had the best time with Kahlid and Shoshanna last night at the Deer Grove Forest Preserve in Palatine. We met a little early to scope it out and started taking pictures right away. There were at least two parties going on {with lots of music and fun!} and we made the best of finding […]