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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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Gold Coast Engagement Session


Hey friends! I’m so thrilled to be sharing Julia and Mike’s stunning Gold Coast Engagement Session!  This was such a beautiful night where I was able to hang out with one of my sweet-sweet couples.

People ask me all the time why engagement session are important.  One of the biggest reasons I always list is that it allows me to get to know my couples more.  This is so important because it allows my couples to feel comfortable in front of my camera, which allows for more natural and authentic photos!

This session was exactly fulfilled that goal.  Throughout the session, in-between photographs, we talked about the University of Iowa, Chicago restaurants, dogs, and our favorite tv shows!  Seriously, my couples always recommend the best Netflix binge worthy shows!

City Views

When planning Julia and Mike’s engagement session, Julie and I exchanged emails regarding the planning.  I loved that she already had such an amazing vision about her session. And, I loved the city cool vibe she was looking for.  Part of this idea was to head up to the rooftop of one of my favorite hotels, the Ambassador Hotel.  Views from this rooftop are spectacular (see photos below).  To get up to the rooftop, Julia called ahead to reserve our spot.  AMAZING and so worth the call!! Note: there is a fee involved with using this space.

Julia and Mike, it is such an honor to be your engagement and wedding photographer!  You guys are honestly the sweetest and I am so thankful to have clients like you two. I can’t wait for your wedding day this June!  It is going to be GORGEOUS!

Stay safe and healthy!  Hugs!



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