Happy weekend, friends!! I'm incredibly excited to soak up some sunshine this weekend (while it lasts) since it's the first Memorial Day weekend in years I haven't had a wedding. We're heading out in a bit for some tacos and a brewery tour at @cruzblancachi, which has been on my radar for awhile now. Getting in some miles, editing some pretty photos, decluttering our apartment, brunches + BBQ's are also on the docket. Rain or shine, it's seriously nice to have some down time. What about you? How are you spending the weekend? | Food by @vickimarquez_ + styling by @taanying
Happy Tuesday, friends! Can someone tell me what in the world is going on with this Chicago weather? ☀️☔️🤔I spent the last 2 weeks battling and recovering from the most ridiculous sinus infection, and I'm convinced it's been the shift from 80 degrees and sunshine to 50 degrees and rainy every other day! But if anything, it was a good reminder to take better care of myself: plenty of water, healthy eating, lots of vitamin C, and rest. As it turns out, sleep is kind of important. 🙃While I'm fortunate to be able to work from home on the days I'm not feeling 100%, I am even more grateful to have my energy back as I get into the swing of things again! There are so many exciting projects in the works, upcoming shoots + weddings, and gorgeous images to edit. And I was so honored to start the week as a featured wedding pro by my friends at @penandpetals. Casey and I went through our rebrands at the same time, and seeing the transformation and growth of their business has been beyond inspiring. Check it out in my profile link, spend some time on their site, and leave them some love! 🤗💗
Photographing friends is the absolute best, even when it's brutally cold! I was so glad to spend time with Kevin and @rebeccamarieart at Lyric Opera this winter in celebration of their engagement. Both have musical backgrounds, and it was the perfect place to get some cozy shots to document their commitment. These two are tying the knot in Italy next year, and I couldn't be happier for them! 💗
Raise your hand if you have a sweet tooth like me! 🙋🏽 It's pretty hard to resist a cake like this one from @elysiarootcakes. I am always amazed by her artistry and attention to detail. And did I mention everything she makes is just heavenly? I loved getting to photograph this sweet creation as part of the vignette designed by @lolaeventpros, @lolabossbabe, @hmrdesigns, and @blueplatechicago at @venuelogic's South Asian Inspired Open House.
I love being an auntie to sweet baby Jack and his big brother Henry. Last year I was part of Henry's baptism as his godmother and aunt, and I'm so excited to be there for Jack's baptism this weekend. He wasn't even 2 weeks old when I took this photo and now at almost 11 weeks, I can hardly believe how big he's gotten. I'll be on my way to Philly tomorrow, and I just cannot wait to snuggle the boys and have some family time!
A wedding day is full of so many beautiful moments. From the excitement of getting ready in the morning, to exchanging your vows, and partying late into the night with your family and friends, your wedding photos should be authentically YOU. Jill and Tim chose to do their wedding portraits at the Wrigley building downtown. Tim is an architect, and they wanted photos that featured classic Chicago buildings. I love how this image perfectly complements the gorgeous architecture of their first look at the Rookery. One of my favorite things is helping you strategize locations that express your relationship meaningfully. There are so many options, and we'll work together to make sure they are uniquely you!
This couldn't be more true!! 😂😂😂 I was always that girl who was making up the mile run at the end of the year because I skipped it the first time. Almost every year. Now I'm training for a half marathon in July with my girl, @mrsnice_0_o, and my middle school self would hardly recognize the me I am now. I love a challenge, though, and even though this is the hardest fitness goal I've made, I know it will feel amazing to cross the finish line in July! What exciting things are you working toward? | Graphic by @shape
Cheers to the weekend!!! 🥂 And cheers to it being a full week since the new site is live and it's off my plate! 😂 I'm excited to take on wedding season with full force now and focus on some exciting branding projects coming up...one of which I'm working on tomorrow with @whitequillcreative. This girl is so insanely talented (don't you LOVE this video loop?), and I am thrilled that we're both working with so many of the same clients this year. If you need video for your branding project or wedding, hire this gal immediately. She is magic. And so is rosé, so you might need to go pour some to kick off your weekend right. 💕xo!