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This blog post has been a long time comin’! I’ve finally decided to put everything you need to know about scheduling an engagement session all in one place!! It’s my hope this will both educate + put my brides at ease once you know what to expect when it comes to your engagement session. Below […]

March 21, 2019

Engagement Session Scheduling

One of the first things a newly engaged bride has to do (after selecting the venue and photographer) is send out Save the Dates. This is no easy feat, especially since it will involve getting at least a preemptive guest list nailed down first. And while you’ve probably received save the dates for other people’s […]

March 15, 2019

Basic Invite | Wood Save the Dates

Oh, timelines! Without a doubt, this is the #1 thing that inquiring brides need help with when they are in the process of booking. If you don’t have even a rough timeline in your head, it can be hard to make sure you are getting enough photography coverage. I get it: a lot of times, […]

March 5, 2019

How to Build Your Wedding Day Timeline

Happy Wednesday everyone! To me, today isn’t just any Wednesday, it’s my golden birthday! I am 27 and officially in my late twenties… for better or for worse (haha!). To celebrate, I’m letting you in on 10 things you probably didn’t know about me. Enjoy- and treat yourself to something special for me today, okay?! […]

February 27, 2019

10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

The summer before I started my first year of teaching, I worked in retail— at Anthropologie, to be exact. And as most Anthro-lovers reading this are currently thinking, yes– I mostly did it for the discounts! If you’ve set foot inside Anthropologie before, you know that there’s many things about its ambiance that really inspire […]

February 27, 2019

Why Scent is So Important on Your Wedding Day

I get it. If you’re not a “picture person” (or if your fiance isn’t a picture person), then getting engagement photos taken might feel unnecessary, daunting, or at worst- terrifying. Kissing while a stranger takes your photo probably isn’t at the top of your list of how to spend your free Thursday night! However– I […]

February 18, 2019

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip an Engagement Session

I am SO excited to introduce to you Miss Emersen Joy. She arrived just hours before her actual due date, and Mom said that labor wasn’t that bad- that it was pretty much how she expected it to be (what a champ!!). Emersen is just 2 weeks old and was so good as I took […]

February 12, 2019

Introducing Emersen | Newborn Session

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so in this case I am saving you about 40,000 words about our wedding with pictures instead 🙂 Domenick and I got married in Chicago at the St. James Chapel where I attended mass frequently while I was still a student at Loyola and lived downtown. […]

February 11, 2019

The Story of Us | Part VIII

I last left off when I had moved to Kenosha and was really starting to find my groove there- I started my teaching job, had a cute apartment, and spent so much quality time getting to know Domenick more deeply in the context of our relationship. It became more and more apparent to me that […]

February 4, 2019

The Story of Us | Part VII

It’s that time of year again- you think you *just* survived the holidays and then BOOM. Valentine’s Day comes out of nowhere and you’re desperate for a non-generic gift for your man. For this post, I’ve enlisted the help of my wonderful hubby, Domenick. I wish I could take credit for coming up with these […]

January 31, 2019

What to Get Your Man for Valentine’s Day!