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Welcome, I'm Lisa! Wedding and portrait photographer, wife, mama, and J.Crew's biggest fan. I'm here to make sure your photos are oh-so classic with a pop of emotion. Photography aside, I'm a Chicago girl through and through. I love shopping, live in flats, and believe a manicure is always a good idea. On the blog, you'll find recent sessions, tips for brides, and life/studio updates. Grab a mug of coffee and stay awhile! I'm so glad you're here.




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Colorful Blumen Gardens Wedding


Hello friends! Get ready for some gorgeous photos from Madeline and Adam’s colorful Blumen Gardens wedding in Sycamore, Illinois!  This perfect summertime wedding day was filled with vibrant color, vintage touches and beautiful lush floral! I can’t wait to share with you the photos! But first, a little more about Madeline and Adam and their special day.

One of the couple’s favorite moments from their wedding day was walking down the aisle after they said their I do’s!  Madeline and Adam were so excited to FINALLY be married!  The newlyweds shared a sweet kiss on the walk down the aisle and held hands as they soaked up the feeling of being newly husband and wife!  Check out how happy they look during this moment in the highlights below.

Madeline’s gorgeous wedding day was infused with details that represented her style and honored her family.  Her custom made wedding invitations and name cards were designed by her sister who owns a local paper goods shop called Cake & Flower Paper.  Her pearl necklace was borrowed from her Grandma.  This necklace was a gift to her Grandma from her Grandpa who bought it in Japan when he was stationed there in WWII.  I love it when a bride has so many special details on their wedding day.

Some advice that Madeline shared for future brides is: “Make sure you have lots of help for planning your wedding day and people to help on the day of! We would never have had such a beautiful and stress free wedding if it wasn’t for all of our family that helped out!”

Madeline and Adam, thank you so much for trusting me to capture the special moments on your wedding day!  It was such a privilege to get to meet you both and your sweet family! I loved spending the day with you and seeing all the love your family shares.  You both are so kind, caring and were truly a joy to work with.  I wish you a lifetime of happiness with you and your little family!  I hope you LOVE the photos!!



Madeline and Adam’s Colorful Blumen Gardens Wedding

Special thanks to all the vendors that made this day so amazing.

Venue: Blumen Gardens

Invitations:  Cake & Flower Paper

Floral: Town & Country Gardens

Cake: The Sugar Path

Hand-Lettering and Place Cards:  Erin German Designs

Dress: Veiled in Elegance

Dress Designer: Pronovias

Ring Box: Zina Box

More from my blog:

Check out my Top Tips for Wedding Day Timelines here

How I Planned My Own Wedding here.

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  1. This makes me so happy! Such a lovely wedding day and you captured it so well, Lisa! xo

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