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callie & mikey. the wedding.

things have been NUTS around here! good NUTS, but NUTS none the less! my apologies for not posting this SOONER!!!

where to even begin with this amazing wedding?!

callie and mikey were married in south bend, indiana at the BEAUTIFUL basilica of the sacred heart on the campus of the university of notre dame. it was a lovely sunny day and they were surrounded by tons of friends and two of about the nicest families we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! callie attended st. mary’s college and mikey attended the university of notre dame, so we had so many great & amazing options for photos! lots of fun moments, lots & lots of laughing,ย  all topped off with a gorgeous reception…what could be better?!

callie & mikey…thanks so much for allowing us to document your day…we had a BLAST…we wish you nothing but love and happiness now & always!



l. & r.

the krisiloff family.

you guys might remember this cute family from another session they did with us…you know, the one with with white bedroom and the amazing light?

well, we met up with them again and this time they have a NEW family member…rufus the boxer puppy!

hanging out with them was just as fun as we remembered it, lots of laughing and silly jokes being told by dax & van.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

and can we all just take a quick second to appreciate how stylish they all are?!

thanks again to the krisiloff’s, it was so great to see you all, to meet sweet rufus and get some FUN images for you guys!!



l. & r.

kayla & matt. the wedding.

kayla & matt tied the knot, had a BIG PARTY and danced the night away!

these two picked the perfect day to celebrate their love.

they opted for a first look, which you know we LOVE photographing, and we had such a great time photographing them with their bridal party & friends!

good music, happy people, yummy food and a sparkler send-off, it doesn’t get much better than that!

congrats again to kayla & matt…we wish you guys love & happiness!

here are a few of our favorites from their FUN day!



l. & r.

how fun is kayla? she was smiling and laughing the entire day. ๐Ÿ™‚

their rings. matt surprised kayla with a ring for her right hand…it’s the bottom left one…oh my GOSH, it’s SO PRETTY. what a lovely surprise!

meanwhile, the guys getting all dapper.

kayla also did a first look with her dad…we’ve had a few this year, both robbie and i are fans of this. it’s such a cool & special moment to witness.

and then it was time for kayla & matt to see each other!!


kayla & matt both looked SO phenomenal on their wedding day!!

kayla’s one request for portraits? “can you get matt and his guys looking all cool?”

moments before the ceremony started! she’s still got a HUGE smile on her face!! ๐Ÿ™‚

uh, this little man, he was the cutest. he’s matt’s nephew. don’t let that face fool you though, he was a HAM and was cracking guests up all night long!

mr. & mrs. ๐Ÿ™‚

callie & mikey.

these two. we kinda like them. ๐Ÿ™‚

we had the GREAT pleasure of meeting up with callie & mikey just a few weeks ago and get some FUN images of them in the city they love and call home…CHICAGO!

these two know how to laugh and get each other to laugh…what’s better than that?!

these are some of our favorites from our time with them. YAY!


l. & r.

we were lucky to find some pretty fun little spots while exploring with them…

i loved this space, right across from the lincoln park zoo.

the chicago historical society

we also made our way to the waterfront…it’s close to where mikey proposed to callie, so it’s all the more special to them! these images of them are some of our favorites from the day…the city, the blue water, them laughing…such a happy vibe.

these two tied the knot last weekend, what a PARTY they had! stay tuned for their wedding images soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

abby & alex. the wedding.

oh…this is good one you guys. get comfy, there are a lot of images.


may we present to you all the absolutely fantastic and LOVELY abby & alex.

they got married and then had a BIG OL’ party at her parents’ house.

i say “party”, but it was really about the prettiest reception party we’ve ever seen. no detail was overlooked and it didn’t feel like we were even under a tent, but rather, in a wonderfully beautiful garden filled with flowers and twinkling lights.

their friends were fun, their families were fun, the band that played was fun, the list goes on and on.

abby & alex, we wish nothing but love and happiness…thanks for allowing us to be a part of your day!


l. & r.

abby and her girls started the day at her parents house…a little coffee and some fancy hair.

smile, ladies!

the boys ate some chipotle and hung out before they headed over to the church.

i love getting ready shots like this…hands all up in the air. it’s really an “all hands” on deck situation most times. ๐Ÿ™‚

moments like these are why i love being a photographer so much. t-minus 1 minute.

yay! mr. & mrs. ๐Ÿ™‚

all of this portrait magic took place only a few hundred feet from the reception on her parents’ beautiful property. the light was pretty great.

look at how CUTE these two are?! i love these two portraits of each of them so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

fun. their last name is berry.

here are just a few of the amazing details that were part of the day. the tables, the fern leaves and twine…everything was so pretty.


how great is his smile?! ๐Ÿ™‚

i think everyone also found out a little something about the new mrs. that they might not have known before…this girl can SING. and when i say sing, i mean sing every word to r. kelly’s “ignition (remix). every word.