I LOVE this time of year. Late August comes with less humidity, cooler temps, + the return of the Starbucks fall menu. But most of all, I love this time of year because it’s SUNFLOWER SEASON!!! Christina + Jack had a blast frolicking through the sunflower fields at their engagement session, sharing lots of smiles […]

Christina + Jack’s Engagement Sesssion

One of the things I love about photography is that no two shoots are ever the same. Even here in Chicago, where I work most often, my couples are always bringing me to new and fun places. Amber + Ryan’s engagement session was no exception!

Amber and Ryan’s North Ave Beach Engagement Session

Allow me to introduce one of the kindest + most fun-loving couples I’ve met… Lily and Cody!! These two met at a party in college while both attending Purdue University, and were inseparable ever since. Even through long distance when Lily moved to Austin, they always found ways to balance work, responsibilities, and most importantly – time together.

Lily and Cody’s Olive Park Engagement Session

Alexis first met James when he opened the door for her at a church meeting. James noticed Alexis over a year later, when he saw her wearing a festive red dress serving as a reader at Christmas Eve mass. He came up with a reason to talk to Alexis and was surprised when she remembered everything about him from the first time they met over a year before!

Alexis + James Sarasota Engagement Session

Lilly and Nathan met at a movie night with mutual friends. They quickly bonded over their shared affection of snacks and climbing. Their love was a slow burn… both resisted romantic feelings because they were “just friends”. They couldn’t deny all the things they had in common though – music, food, and a love for the outdoors. Lilly said she realized her feelings for Nathan when she couldn’t stop smiling when talking about him, and finally told him that she had a crush on him. They were officially dating less than a week later, and the rest is history!!!

Lilly and Nathan at the Golden Gate Bridge

Love at first sight is real, and Ashlyn and Connor’s story is proof. These two met while waiting in line to pay parking citations, of all things! They didn’t exchange more than a few words that day, but both were students at Georgia Southern and kept crossing paths. Finally they decided to get to know […]

Ashlyn and Connor’s Tybee Island Engagement Session

There are benefits to braving the Chicago cold… it’s photos like these!! Cassidy and Luke are my actual heroes for rolling in the snow and frolicking along the lake in negative degree temps. Our fingers and toes may have gone numb, but the pictures were definitely worth it!! These two always knew they were each […]

Cassidy and Luke’s Chicago Engagement Session

Sydney + Nick had just moved to Chicago from Texas. It was their first snowy winter ever, and to document the occasion we met up to frolic + freeze our butts off for photos!!! Their puppers Jax + Miller certainly had fun (see their happy faces below!) WELCOME to the Midwest, Walden fam!! I’m thankful […]

Sydney and Nick’s Snow Session

Meg and Nick!! These lovers met in spring of 2014 while waiting in line outside a Chicago bar. Meg’s first thought was that Nick was the most beautiful person she’d ever seen, and she immediately turned to her friends and told them she loved him!! When Nick gave Meg his number several weeks later, it took […]

Meg and Nick’s Couples Session

Ashley contacted me a few months back with plans for an epic surprise proposal to her girlfriend Kari. They have been in each others’ lives for years after meeting in vet school (they bonded as cat lovers… these are my kind of girls!!) and in September Ashley knew the time was right to pop the […]

Ashley and Kari’s Proposal