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Yes, Your Dog can Participate in Your Wedding

Yes, Your Dog can Participate in Your Wedding

Anyone who knows me is aware that I’m a sucker for a dog. A dog of any shape and size will do. I just want their attention and want to give them mine. In fact, my wife and I have a little, 6-year-old Malshi (Maltese and Shih tzu) named Ellie who is...

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3 Ways to Keep You Sane During Quarantine

3 Ways to Keep You Sane During Quarantine

As we round out week 2 of the quarantine, I wanted to get some thoughts down to reflect on how life in Chicago has been. I’m used to working from home so my day to day isn’t radically different. Spending a lot of time at home is not something I...

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It’s Worth Rising Early for Your Engagement Session

It’s Worth Rising Early for Your Engagement Session

Chicago is a bustling city. There aren’t too many public spaces that are empty during regular business hours, especially during the warmer months. I think it’s important to choose locations for engagement sessions that allow us to have a little bit...

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Looking Back on 2019: Weddings

Looking Back on 2019: Weddings

Another year in the books! I’m truly humbled that couples continue to trust me to capture their big day. I’ve been photographing weddings for over a decade now and it’s still not something I take lightly. Each wedding day still starts with...

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Looking back on 2019: Families

Looking back on 2019: Families

In addition to capturing couples, I also do a lot of family photography. Long before anyone hired me for their weddings, parents were finding me on Craigslist to photograph their children. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about how to get kids to...

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Tips for Stress-free Family Photos at Your Wedding

Tips for Stress-free Family Photos at Your Wedding

I’ve seen it over and over: the ceremony has just ended and the only thing standing between you and the party are the obligatory family shots or “formals” (as they are sometimes called). This can be a stressful part of your wedding day. These...

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Why You Want a Wedding Album

Why You Want a Wedding Album

I think printing is an essential part of photography. I get an enormous amount of satisfaction in printing and displaying my photos in my home. They are constant reminders of the people I love and the places I’ve been. I understand that it is far...

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24mm f/1.4 is Super Unique for Portraits

24mm f/1.4 is Super Unique for Portraits

Recently I purchased a 24mm Sigma Art Lens for Nikon to add to my gear bag. This is considered a wide lens and I find it to be especially great for portraits. When I first acquired it, I thought it would be useful for covering reception rooms and...

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