Lauren and Bill’s relationship started like so many do… they met through mutual friends. When they both found themselves single, Bill became persistent on asking Lauren out. She was hesitant at first, but ultimately gave him a chance (with her mom’s advice!!) Just like any fairytale story you’d see in the movies, the rest was history. Lauren says that Bill stole her heart before she even had a chance to realize she was falling in love. Swoon!

When it came to planning their couples’ session, they knew the perfect setting was Bill’s family’s yacht. Lauren and Bill spend their summers making memories on Lake Michigan, so it was only fitting! The evening started out laidback and romantic… we popped champagne, listened to music, and cruised serenely down the lake. Mother Nature had other plans for us though! As an unexpected storm rolled in, Bill had to captain us through crazy high winds!

Lauren and Bill’s Chicago Yacht Session

Warm temps, gentle breeze, glowy light. Chicago was in rare form this October evening. Showing off, really!! I’ve lived here for going on eight years now, and still ooh and ahh at the beauty of this city. Lindsay and Bobby are Chicago residents moving to Nashville and before they embarked on a new journey, they wanted some sweet photos in the city where they fell in love.

Lindsay and Bobby’s Chicago Engagement Session

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

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

You know those shoots that are SO perfect that you can’t really find the right words?? That’s my struggle right now! Jennifer and Alec are getting married next fall at a real-life CASTLE in England (swoon!) Due to Covid they decided on engagement photos closer to home, and we lucked out on the most gorgeous […]

Jennifer and Alec’s Engagement Session

Fall is in full swing, and it’s my FAVORITE time of year for photo sessions for obvious reasons! The golden colors, the pretty sunsets, the slightly cooler temps… I could go on and on. To kick off the fall season, I met up with Jackie and David in Lincoln Park for some sweet couples’ photos […]

Jackie and David’s Lincoln Park Engagement Session