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March 20, 2019

“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. We had hoped that our first wedding of 2019 in Austin, TX would provide us with a warm  start to the year, but the cold weather followed us all the way from Illinois and made for […]

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January 26, 2019

December was so beautiful and mild. The first week of January seemed so promising. And then January 12 came, and with it almost 12 inches of snow!!! Ross and I read all of the warnings about not traveling, the bad roads, etc. But we had made a commitment to other vendors and models. After double […]

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January 9, 2019

When a bride and groom change their wedding date for us, we are always so humbled. And that is how it all started with Michael and Danielle. And it continued going uphill from there! Further love for this couple continued in a fire station on a cold day in downtown Chicago where we met for […]

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January 4, 2019

I love France and all thing Parisian. The class, the style, the colors. So what do we do when we want a French feel without having to fly thousands of miles to get it? We find the perfect clothes, the perfect accessories, and that perfect french blue door. I wanted to try something new with […]

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December 24, 2018

Ross and I enrolled in a business course recently and have had ‘homework’ to be doing. One of my assignments was creating a style guide for our AMP couples. Ask people to get dressed up and take pictures of them… ummm YES PLEASE!!! I knew I wanted to shoot at Allerton, because seriously… just look […]

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December 20, 2018

Not to brag, but I have beautiful family members! 🙂 I needed a few couples to model for me for my style guide, so I absolutely had to ask my niece Kelly and her boyfriend Ryan. Kelly had modeled for me in August as a bride – and to be honest I kind of wanted […]

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November 17, 2018

Johnny and Suzanne are originally from Illinois, live in Waco, TX.  We emailed back and forth about their wedding photography and they became an official AMP couple!  Little did any of us know the adventures we would be in for together!! 🙂 We met in person the very first time at Starved Rock State Park […]

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November 5, 2018

This is as close as I will get to my dream wedding. And that’s totally okay, because I would much rather capture it than be in it!! 🙂  (I lie… I’d love to be behind the camera as well as in front of it if I had all of these vendors involved!!) After over 160 […]

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October 30, 2018

Arriving at Rod and Hannah’s wedding truly felt like reuniting with old friends. We had already had an amazing time with these two not only preparing for the wedding day, but trying new restaurants together, sharing stories and a lot of laughs along the way. White Oak Vineyards in Carlock, Illinois provided the perfect setting […]

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September 14, 2018

One of the very first questions we ask our couples is ‘will you do a first look?’  If they are uncertain, we can easily change their minds, and here’s why. First looks come with SOOOOOO MANY benefits!!!  The biggest one by far is that the wedding day is just a blur, why not have some […]