Before moving here to Chicago, my husband and I lived in a small town outside of Dayton, Ohio. Well, several years ago I met a couple at a bridal show there: Carrie and Doug. They were down to earth, so sweet, and joyful— an absolutely treat to be around. Well, they hired me to photograph their vow renewal at an iconic spot downtown and it was there I got to meet their daughter Calliope!

A few years pass and now Calliope is all grown up and engaged! Carrie reached out to see if I was available for Calliope's wedding and of course I said yes! We still have a lot of family in that area, so coming back for a wedding is just a fun excuse to get to come home and visit too! And we just love to travel for weddings no matter the destination.

I cannot say how much of an honor it is to be trusted with not just one but two weddings for this incredible family. And after my 15 years of wedding photography, this was actually a first! So cool. The wedding was incredible. Everyone was so kind and fun. And despite the weather being a bit wet, everyone dealt with it in strides— I'm so happy Ivory Meadows is such a beautiful venue, it made the pivot to photographing everything inside a breeze! Clean and modern. We love it!

Thank you, Calliope & Andrew! Sending you lots of love from the Windy City to the Gem City!


Fellow Vendor Friends

Venue: Ivory Meadows

Makeup/Hair: Pretty as a Peach

Cake: Ele Cakes

Caterer: Hudson's Edge

Florist: Oakwood Florist