Modern Meets Vintage Intimate Wedding | Brittany + Forrest

Have you ever stood in a place so filled with love you could feel it pouring off of everyone?

It's warm, happy, and cozy. Time slows down while simultaneously flying right by. 

And no, it wasn't the Texas heat making me loopy. Brittany and Forrest got married on an uncharacteristically rainy, sometimes chilly, sometimes humid summer day.  We had to call on our photo location back-up plans a few times but that couldn't put a damper on the love. It was everywhere. 

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Like That: Good Times with Makeup

Bright blue eyeshadow, bold red lipstick – this was the first makeup combo I ever wore. 

It wasn't by choice, but I didn't necessarily mind it either. In fact, I probably thought I made it look good. When you grow up studying dance and eventually theatre too, it means a few weeks or weekends of the year you go into performance mode and wear whatever makeup was assigned you.

Because of this, I never was one of those kids who runs to play in someone else's makeup when no one was looking. I never argued with my mom about when I could start wearing it or how much was too much. (Stage makeup is always too much makeup – at least for everyday wear.) 

When I started wearing makeup off-stage, I tried various brands before eventually being introduced to the Jane Iredale makeup line by my mother. It's hypoallergenic. It's dermatologist-tested. And in some ways (like sunscreen), it actually benefits your skin.

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Limited Edition Chicago Photo Prints

Figuring out the best place to sell my travel and nature photography prints is easier said than done. So I'm in a trial phase. Right now I have a pop-up shop on Etsy – or rather, I guess  a digital pop-up since pop-ups are usually brick-and-mortar retail locations. Either way I thought I'd give the concept usually reserved for fashion a go.

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Chicagoland Engagement Session | Cheryl & Phil

These two love spending time outside no matter the season. Walks, snowmobiling, fishing, cycling, boating, off-roading, motorcycle riding – they're pretty much up for anything. So before the last leaves fell off the trees we had a photo session outdoors incorporating some of the ways they love to spend time with each other.  

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