I grew up re-watching 50 first dates every weekend and La La Land is my FAVORITE movie. I'm fluent in Spanish, I'm a little obsessed with lavender, and I have never flown a kite before. I have a wanderer's spirit — I've been to 5 out of the 7 continents and I travel about once a month. Needless to say, I'm available worldwide and would follow you to the ends of the earth!

I'm all about connections, having fun, and creating lasting memories and experiences.

About

I know being in front of the camera isn't everyone's element BUT that's why I'm here.

I don't just snap and deliver pictures. I'm not here to just treat you like a 'client'. I'm all about connections and creating lasting memories and experiences. That's why I tailor each one of my shoots to fit YOU.

I don't think wedding planning needs to be stressful. And you don't have to do it alone. I GOT YOU! You want to enjoy your big day, so I make sure you have time for just the two of you alone and I try to get you back to your cocktail hour as soon as possible so you can enjoy your friends' company. More importantly, I promise through my mix of direction and “fly on the wall” style of photography, you will feel relaxed and excited in front of my lens!! All I ask of my couples is to be open-minded, open-hearted, respectful, and unapologetically YOU!! If you can categorize yourself as these things, I'm already obsessing over you.

Bottom line, be exactly who you are and I will do the rest.

Stay, Justin Bieber ft. The Kid LAROI
Middle Finger, Pheobe Ryan & Quinn XCII
You Right, Doja Cat & The Weekend
Give It To You, Julia Michaels
La Curiosidad, Jay Wheeler, DJ Nelson, & Myke Towers 

Weekend drinks

On repeat

constantly Binging

The Office
Friends
New Girl
Schitts Creek (eww David!)

Damen Tavern

Favorite late night snacks

Cheese and crackers, fries, and airheads sour strips

A Few Of My Favorite Things

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fave monday night activity

Watching The Bachelorette!

Purple Pig in River North
Orzo in Old town 
Parlor Pizza in Wicker Park
Beatnik in Ukrainian Village 
The Chicago Diner in Lakeview

Favorite Chicago Eats

I am obsessed with EVERYTHING lavender. Soaps, candles, cocktails, cookies, lattes, if it has lavender I’m all over it. 

Gin & Tonic is my go to drink,
(bonus if it has lavender in it!) I have 4 different gins on my bar cart at all times!

I grew up traveling! I’ve been to 5 out of the 7 continents and lived abroad in New Zealand for a semester! 

I listen to podcasts everywhere I drive, my favorite ones are usually business based but I love Girls Gotta Eat for a good laugh!

I've grown up with dogs my entire life. Please don’t think I’m rude if I B-line it over to a dog pet him and not even look up at the owner!

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Associate Photographer

My Right Hand lady!

Meet Ashley

Hi friends! I’m Ashley, a southern girl at heart but big city lover. The one thing I absolutely love about being a wedding photographer is knowing my photographs will grace your homes for a lifetime. Those memories will be cherished forever by your friends and family and that makes me so happy. A little about me, I love engagement sessions and meeting you for the first time. I prefer rose over whiskey although there is no substitute for a good old fashioned. I like chai tea over coffee and I really really love good company and laughter. I’ve been married for almost 7 years to my hubby who I met on the streets of downtown Chicago. My favorite time of year is Summer, but the Holidays are a close second. I look forward to this adventure together! Let’s do this thing.

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Associate Packages Starting at $1999

Kamil

Hey, I'm Kamil! I grew up in Chicago and I've always been drawn to documenting life's most authentic and natural moments. I have a background in film-making and storytelling. I love learning about your life and your story so that I can tell it through your images. I'm extremely easy going but pride myself on organization and structure so I always keep your wedding day moving along according to schedule! A little about me, I have always been drawn to big cities, I even lived in LA for 2 years! I also have a Shitzu-Yorki named Benny (after Benny the Bull, I'm a true Chicagoan) and he's attached at my hip always trying to protect me (he's only 10 lbs, good luck bud!) I'm looking forward to telling your story!

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