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Well hot damn, i'm excited you're here. I'm Emily - you can call me em. 

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I love taking adventures all over the world, photographing weddings. seniors, boudoir, and helping other photographers perfect their craft. When I have my shit together, I blog about them using way too many exclamation points. What can I say, I love my job! Grab a coffee and stay a while!

April 1, 2020

Sydney + Jared had been waiting for the perfect snowy day for their engagement session. Well folks…the waiting paid off!! The day we went out it wasn’t supposed to actually snow but it did and it made for the most perfect, romantic winter engagement session BUT damn it was COLD!!! Jared wore BOAT SHOES the […]

March 27, 2020

I’m pretty sick of the gloomy weather and am so ready for some sunshine! But I’ll be honest, I wasn’t mad at all at how this gloomy senior session turned out! Olivia and I had tried for a fall shoot, but after missing the mark we decided to shoot for spring, until they remembered there’s […]

March 25, 2020

Sheila + Scott are the CUTEST!! They are so friggin smitten with each other and I LOVE IT!!! Sheila + Scott were high school friends and found each other many years later on Facebook! Like how cool is that?!? I first met Sheila at Starbucks and we hit it off right away so I knew […]

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March 18, 2020

Summertime Wedding at Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, IL Cat + Kenny’s big day was one I was looking forward to because we have a family connection, so I was thrilled when they chose me as their photographer. But man was it hot – like realllly hot and humid. Brandon (my hubby) was my […]

March 11, 2020

Cold Winter Wedding at Circa on Seventh in Kenosha, MI Another second shooting wedding hitting the blog. This wedding was definitely a minute ago but I hated to leave it behind on the hard drive – so here it is! Kara Evans asked me to join her once again in Kenosha, Michigan for a winter […]

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February 26, 2020

Lavender Late Spring Wedding in Olivet, IL Brooke Kristine Photography asked me tag along for another wedding (make sure to check out this last one I blogged!) and I was thrilled to say YES! Emily + Jordan’s day was in late spring but it was hot!! It was my first time at Olivet Nazarene University […]

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April 1, 2020

Sydney + Jared had been waiting for the perfect snowy day for their engagement session. Well folks…the waiting paid off!! The day we went out it wasn’t supposed to actually snow but it did and it made for the most perfect, romantic winter engagement session BUT damn it was COLD!!! Jared wore BOAT SHOES the […]

March 25, 2020

Sheila + Scott are the CUTEST!! They are so friggin smitten with each other and I LOVE IT!!! Sheila + Scott were high school friends and found each other many years later on Facebook! Like how cool is that?!? I first met Sheila at Starbucks and we hit it off right away so I knew […]

March 4, 2020

Looking back on Sarah + Ed’s engagement session is getting me SO excited for summer and their wedding day. I met Sarah + Ed at Allerton Park this past summer for their engagement session and every time I go there I forget how gorgeous it is – especially in the summer! All the flowers are […]

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March 27, 2020

I’m pretty sick of the gloomy weather and am so ready for some sunshine! But I’ll be honest, I wasn’t mad at all at how this gloomy senior session turned out! Olivia and I had tried for a fall shoot, but after missing the mark we decided to shoot for spring, until they remembered there’s […]

March 13, 2020

YOU GUYS!!!! I’m so excited to post this blog because this is my FAV SPRING SENIOR SESSION TO DATE…..like ever and I truly mean it!! Originally we had a different date scheduled for Aubrey’s senior session but had to cancel due to spring rain…shocker in Illinois, I know – but dang am I glad we […]

February 12, 2020

I love a good senior sesh at the Japanese Gardens in Champaign, especially in summer when everything is in full bloom! It makes for such a perfect backdrop. Uliana, an Irquois West 2020 senior was the MOST chill senior ever so it made my job super easy!! Uli is what everyone calls her and I […]

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March 6, 2020

I can’t believe February has come and gone already! February was full of ups and downs, honestly. I spent all last week recovering from some nasty bug that ultimately resulted in severe ear infections in both ears, through which I had to work photographing our first round of Chicago boudoir mini sessions! I am SO […]

February 28, 2020

You guys…..I couldn’t leave this off the blog. It was simply too good!!! Brandon was taking a snooze and Bex was all about pulling one over on daddy. I of course being team prankster Bexley couldn’t resist!!! Bex was SO EXCITED to pull one over on daddy and I simply couldn’t let her do it […]

February 5, 2020

Happy February! As January came to a close, this first blog day is dedicated to the entire month! I talked a bit in my 2020 goals blog post that I wanted to keep things here on a bit of a personal level, and what better than to recap my entire month from the personal side?! […]

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