B & M | Chicago Wedding Photographer | Part 2

B & M | Chicago Wedding Photographer | Part 1

What a wedding! It was a gorgeous day in July for an outdoor wedding! A first look is pretty much always a great idea and the expressions that came from this particular one are just priceless. Stay tuned for the ceremony and reception next week but for now, enjoy!

Shot with Kara Schultz

Wise Words

I needed to read this this weekend! Therefore, I am reposting it! Because we tend to forget!

I needed this trip more than I or anyone else can realize. In part, to learn what I really want in life, to learn how to be comfortable with my thoughts, to know my decisions are mine alone and I should not let other people influence those decisions. I have learned one of the biggest lessions I think once could possibly learn — quit taking people for granted. Call people to see how they are. This does not make you fake, it makes you a caring person. I am still not comfortable in my own skin. I have a lot of confidence in myself, I just don’t have enough self-esteem. I have learned that some of the most stressful things and situations in life turn out to be some of the biggest blessings. I have discovered that I do not need cable TV so that I can just mindlessly waste away several hours at a time. Therefore, I will never have cable again after my Comcast contract ends. I have discovered that I need to ask the hard questions in life; but I also need to ask the random questions…like, “If you were allowed to eat only one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?” These things help you understand people…their likes & dislikes…where they are in life. And that is all people really want, is to be loved and understood. The people in your life and the things you experience with them, can and will be one of the greatest things that will ever happen to you. When it is a beautiful day outside, go for a walk, or at least open the windows and breathe in the fresh air…and then go for a walk. By the way, walk places that are nearby and maybe even some that are not. Exercise does the mind and body and soul some good. Eat good food…and then go walk it off. Drink fabulous wine and cocktails…get tipsy, get drunk, but don’t be stupid. Don’t be afraid to forgive, to dream, to have passions, to talk to random strangers, to love. Most of all, do not EVER be afraid to LIVE…for life is entirely to short to do otherwise. Do not be afraid to express your opinion, even if others disagree with you. That is how people learn what you are passionate about. Above all, love others, stop finding faults in people.”

From Munich with love-Europe 2012,


A & T | Christmas 2012 | Denver Portrait Photographer

Good Monday Morning! It’s ridiculously cold here in Denver this weekend so I’ve camped out in the house all weekend! And I even got into watching the very exciting Broncos game that ended in an upset. For those of you who know me, know that it’s a big deal that I actually watched it.

I’ve known A for years and years. We used to play together and we even painted my brothers finger nails during a crazy game of Pretty Pretty Princess.

A & T got married last summer and I was super excited when she contacted me for Christmas Card pictures! We got incredibly lucky with the December weather and it ended up being a gorgeous Denver morning!

B & R | 5 Year Anniversary | Denver Married Photographer

Y’all, these 2 were such a pleasure to photograph! And let’s talk about how photogenic they are. It was so much fun to chat with them and hang out at Starbucks afterwards to warm up!

Anniversary pictures are so so important. Not only to see how much you’ve changed since getting married but to see how much your love has grown! This year, they celebrated their 5th anniversary. And not only are they are celebrating a milestone anniversary, they are expecting a baby boy in April!

Hope you all love these as much as I do!