Your Ultimate Guide To Your Perfect Wedding Day Timeline!

Having a perfect wedding day timeline is crucial to having a smooth running wedding. Are you wanting to have a carefree wedding day? Then let’s get to it!

Step #1) Pick a venue that you are IN LOVE WITH so you don’t have to travel to take great photos!

There are a lot of venues, hundreds in your local area. They might range from the super fancy to the small and cute cottages. Not putting off your venue search will help TONS with getting the timeline and photos you want. Otherwise, you’ll settle for a venue that you’re not in love with and time will get eaten up driving to locations. Find a venue and find it early.

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3 Things To Consider When Hiring Your Wedding Photographer

The search for your wedding photographer is not one to take lightly. No doubt you've already started scouring the internet and asking friends who you should hire! It's a big deal. After talking with my brides and many more, I've come up with three things you may want to know or ask your potential wedding photographer. 

Once you've decided that you want to sit down and meet with a photographer for the first time, the first thing you should know is.

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Amanda + Adhnan's Chicago Wedding

This wedding was literally magical. Everything from the bride and groom to their families. The day was filled with laughter, a ton of laughter and super fun memories. Adhnan's family flew in from all over the world. It really was a world-wide affair! We found ourselves in downtown Chicago at the Whyndam Hotel and Resort, it's right by the riverwalk across from the Trump Tower. there truly wasn't a bad spot to photograph this couple. 

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Emily + Tyler's Indiana Wedding | Sand Creek Country Club

It was just days before NWI (Northwest Indiana) was going to reach temperatures that would make it colder, if only for 3 days, then Mount Everest. You read that right, NWI was colder than Mount Everest. At least for this day it was cold but not record breaking cold. I start every wedding the same, I arrive early and start working on the details. I use to hate shooting details. Now, they’re some of my most anticipated photos. I love them! After I connected with Emily I grabbed the wedding rings and began to shoot them as they were people themselves.

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A Barbershop Engagement | All Off Camera Flash

Mazie and Brett recently got engaged, I was honored when they came to me to do their engagement session. After being able to hear their story of how they met at a barbershop, it only felt fitting to do my first ever Barbershop Engagement session. Classic Cuts is an homage to the old school. Brick walls, great textures and great space. All I had to do was bring some lighting and we had ourselves our own makeshift studio.

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The Wedding Of Steve + Jessica

It was a Mid-September day. Clear skies and eighty degree weather, the humidity was in full force. the venue was Ogden Gardens, a beautiful place to get married. The day started at the bride’s Grandmother’s house, lushes backyard with bright greenery, and a super cool garage with a corvette! I began to get my detail shots of the dress, rings, shoes and the day went of from there.

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DJ + Jenelle's Michigan Engagement

They're young, on purpose and so in love. Jenelle's smile could light literally light up the sky. DJ, so calm, subtle and reserved. Anytime Jenelle would whisper in his ear his body and face would melt with love. A smile would begin to crack and soon I couldn't contain these two, not that I would...

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Jared + Valerie's Forest Lake Engagement

There are couples and then there are couples. It was an absolute pleasure and joy to photograph Jared & Valerie. There love was so evident, it was hard to not see it ooze out of them. Jared a police officer and Val a teacher, both have a heart of gold and love serving. The location was Forest Park College ending up at a local beach in the city of Forest Park.

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Engagement Session Chicago | Kevin + Laura

When I met Kevin & Laura I instantly fell in love with this couple. Fun, loving, and a story that could be turned into a movie script. To hear the background of how they got together, how they stuck it out through impossible odds and now share success is truly inspiring!

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Love Captured On The Beach

They laughed and they loved. As the sun drew closer to the horizon our magical night was coming to a close. As Cinderella's coach would quickly turn to a pumpkin at the chime of midnight, so did our evening once our friend the sun got lost beyond the horizon. So many memories, so many pictures, so many moments captured on this amazing beach. With the sunset fading and the lake waving, two lovers kissed as their moment ended. 

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