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Melissa and Kris’ wedding has finally happened! After rescheduling from last year due to the pandemic, they were able to finally tie the knot this past month. We’ve been talking for quite a bit and helping Melissa with her plans, timelines etc. And I’m so glad everything finally came into fruition! Peggy Notebaert museum was […]

Weddings

August 13, 2021

Peggy Notebaert and Loft 21 Wedding: Melissa & Kris

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All smiles despite the outpouring rain! That’s what I remembered the most from this eventful day. It all started at the Harrah’s Casino in Joliet where Jon and Shannon got ready.  They decided against having a wedding party so it was a truly intimate time spent with their immediate families. We headed out to the […]

Weddings

June 21, 2021

Joliet Union Station Wedding: Shannon and Jon

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The day is finally here! Ryan and Jeanne got hitched! This will go down as one of the most memorable weddings I covered in the history of my photography business. Why? Because it’s my Coochikoo’s wedding! That’s an inside joke by the way. Ryan and I go way back, like since before we both JUST […]

Weddings

November 10, 2019

Dragonridge Country Club Wedding: Ryan & Jeanne

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One of my favorite families are back for a fall family session! I’ve photographed little Noah’s newborn session and I can’t believe how big he is now! It was such a perfect time to take fall photos with all the colorful leaves in the background. We had so much fun throwing leaves around and that […]

Family, Portraits

October 30, 2019

Busse Woods Fall Family Portraits: Estrada Family

Family Playing with Fall leaves
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We’re in Las Vegas once more! We love this city. Not for the casinos and not-so-wholesome shows. There’s just always something to do – shows, food, clubs, bars, canyons, fancy hotels and many more. For every year that we visit, there’s almost always something new that we do. We’re in Vegas for Ryan & Jeanne’s […]

Engagements

October 27, 2019

Nelson Ghost Town Engagement: Ryan & Jeanne

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As I’ve mentioned time and time again, I LOVE my repeat clients! I’ve been photographing this family way before Joe and Vinvia got married. They were one of my “practice couples” that I shot when I was still building my portfolio. I’ve photographed their engagement session, maternity session and newborn session. Technically, I also had […]

Family, Portraits

October 23, 2019

Navy Pier Family Portraits: Xaypharath Family

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WE LOVE THIS FAMILY. Like, we wish we’re part of it, literally. My husband, Erick, went to church at Faith Alliance Bible Church (FABC) with both Jason and Pola. Erick and Jason had so much history together. Jason’s parents are actually our Ninong and Ninang (Sponsors) at our wedding. Although they both went separate ways, […]

Family, Portraits

October 20, 2019

San Tan Regional Park Family Portraits: Manguba Family

Family posing on a log
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We decided to stop by and visit some friends in Phoenix, Arizona for a few days before heading out to cover our last wedding of 2019 in Las Vegas. Meet the Livin Family! I met Kristy in pharmacy school. Although we didn’t interact much the 1st three years, we really got to know each other […]

Family, Portraits

October 14, 2019

Riparian Preserve Mini-Session: Livin Family

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Faith & Francis’ paths have crossed a long time ago in the Philippines. They even walked together on their 6th grade graduation ceremony. No, they weren’t even friends. But somehow, they have photographs together. Several years later, they were living separate lives in the US – Faith in Illinois and Francis in California. Through the […]

Engagements

October 5, 2019

Downtown Chicago Engagement: Faith & Francis

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There’s always a special place in my heart for Chicago Botanic Garden. I used to frequent this place when I was younger. Moreover, I had always enjoyed taking photos here whether it was with me and Erick or with my cousins. When Edelissa, one of our Spring clients (Blog Post HERE), inquired another time for […]

Family

September 29, 2019

Chicago Botanic Garden Family Portraits