Alexa + Nick's Anniversary Session at The Morton Arboretum

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It rained (poured, actually) on Nick and Alexa’s wedding day last October, so we had a little re-do last weekend with some anniversary photos at The Morton Arboretum. The weather was puuuurfect, and Alexa killed it in that beautiful dress from Lulu’s. My favorite moment of the day was when I told Nick to whisper in Lex’s ear what his favorite part of the last year was and he whispered “getting a Costco membership” — I’m not married but my boyfriend and I made our first Costco trip yesterday and I can confirm that buying butter in bulk with your partner (and getting treated with a bulk bouquet of roses after a tough week 😭) is amazing. Nick is my second cousin, so I’m not going to act like we didn’t have a family party to attend and eat pasta at after this, but I love when my clients come back to me after their wedding and can’t wait to continue documenting their lives with each passing year. 💞

Head’s up! All of my weekends in October are booked, but you can click here to book a session for one of my remaining dates of 2019. I’ll likely be opening one or two days for mini sessions in the Northwest Suburbs soon— follow me on social to stay up to date.

Abby + Teddy's Dreamy Bluff Spring Engagement Session | Elgin, IL

When I pulled up next to them in the parking lot with my windows down and Teddy said “is that Bon Iver?” I knew we were in for a good session. We trekked into the Bluff Spring Nature Preserve during glow hour and the weather was that perfect taste of early fall we (by we I mean… me) have been longing for after a hot, hot summer. (Side note: i never knew this place existed until I googled “wild flower fields near me” while searching for the perfect spot in the suburbs for this shoot and it’s… 15 minutes from my house. Facepalm.) We listened to, you guessed it, Bon Iver and some other romantic portrait jams while I documented the love between these two, and if I said “sooo cute” while shooting once I said it 100 times. Abby is an absolute stunner and it’s so obvious how much Teddy adores her. Their love + soft summer light glowing on them made for a gallery of so many favorites that I had to share some of them here. I cannot wait to shoot their wedding next May!