I'm a coffee loving, travel-obsessed, twenty-something based out of Central Illinois. I'm lucky enough to make a living doing what I love - photographing people! I specialize in weddings (destination + local), senior portraits, + boudoir.
Two days before their wedding, Jenna texted me about the possible rain in the forecast. It’s Illinois, so I literally never trust it until the day of. So when I saw 100% chance of rain for Saturday, I still didn’t believe it would happen. Spoiler alert. It fracking rained. And it rained and it rained and it rained. BUT – this is reason #348,593 why you hire a professional. Rain doesn’t scare me! I’ll find the light somewhere, and if I can’t find it then damnit I’ll make my own! I know, it sucked not getting to really get outside for the fall color, especially on a weekend right in the middle of fall, but I almost preferred what we ended up with over the standard fall shots! Because of the forecast we were pushed to new boundaries, explored different options, and came up with creative solutions resulting in some pretty badass photos!
The morning in the hotel was relaxing, and the photos of Jenna getting ready has my jaw on the floor. She’s. So. Pretty. Add a dress with lace sleeves and you have my heart. 🖤
I loved “working” with Tyler + Jenna because they trust me 100% to deliver. They’ll do whatever I ask with NO questions – including spending 15 minutes FREEZING in the middle of the dark parking lot at 9 o’clock at night. JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THOSE.
Thank you, both of you, and your families included, for trusting me with your big day. I know it didn’t all go according to plan but it was perfect anyways. Ask me to do it all over again and I’ll still welcome the rain. Congrats you guys, welcome to the married club! #thedriemteam
Check out Jenna’s custom wedding Vans! Aren’t those cool! And comfy!
Reception | NOAH’S EVENT VENUE
Ceremony | ST. MARGARET MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
Hair | CINDY
Makeup | HEATHER FRENCH
Dress Store | BRIDAL BOUTIQUE OF NAPERVILLE
Dress Designer | MAGGIE SOTTERO
Shoes | VANS
Men’s Attire | MEN’S WEARHOUSE
Caterer | FRIACO’S MEXICAN CANTINA