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2020 Best of Weddings

12 details to have on hand the morning of your wedding

6 tips for choosing your portrait session outfits

Three years ago, my new year’s resolution was to read 12 books in a year (I figured finishing one book/ month was a good goal for me). The past two years I’ve done well in the first months of the year, yet by May I get off track, never to finish anywhere near 12 by […]

December 30, 2020

Books I Read in 2020

My close family and friends know my love for Rifle Paper Co. runs deep, so it was no surprise to them that I chose it to be the theme for Anastasia’s second birthday party! I had so much fun watching the theme come to life, and on a budget to boot! There were many little […]

December 20, 2019

A Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Birthday Party

One of my favorite posts of the year is here: a behind the scenes peek at Christi Elizabeth Photography on a wedding day! I love sharing a *different* look than my usual curated posts. Today, I’m peeling back the curtain and showing you all the shots that aren’t necessarily perfectly composed or edited. But you […]

December 2, 2019

2019 Behind the Scenes

I don’t normally blog many personal events in my life, but in this case I had my good camera with me and thought why not!! Fall is my favorite season (even if I was a little flat-footed in welcoming it this year since our summer was so long awaited!) and our yearly trip to Basse’s is […]

October 12, 2019

Anastasia’s Fall Trip to Pumpkin Fest | 2019

It’s finally October! Fall is my favorite season, and it seems like it’s officially here now that it’s October. Though I love most everything about this month, that’s not why October 1st is important to me. The real reason behind the significance of this day? October 1st is St. Therese’s feast day. There are so […]

October 1, 2019

Why October 1 is Important to Me

One of the questions I get asked the most (by strangers I chat with at the store, by clients, by really any new person I’m introducing myself to!) is: Wow! A wedding photographer? How did you get into that?! And when I get asked that question (even though I should be expecting it by now), […]

September 5, 2019

My Journey to Full-Time Photographer

This past June, I had the privilege of volunteering behind the scenes for Creative at Heart’s Round 9 Conference. It was held at WinMock in Bermuda Run, NC and was five days of jam-packed action! I’ve been wanting to share pictures/ stories from my time there since I got back, but since I was busy […]

August 2, 2019

Creative at Heart Round 9 Recap

It’s not very often that I’m front and center on the blog, but how could I not share these beautiful photos?! I am so grateful to my friend and fellow photog Katie for snapping these for us 🙂 Months ago, Katie and I got together and talked about doing these cherry blossom sessions, but you […]

May 6, 2019

Our Family Cherry Blossom Session

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

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