Welcome TO THE

LOVE STORY VAULT

You are the finest, loveliest, tenderist, and most beautiful person I have ever known - and even that is an understatement. 
-F. Scott. Fitzgerald

RECENT POSTS

Couple dancing

Blumen Garden just so happened to be the perfect third venue for Mary & Andy’s Intimate Wedding. Just like the life growing all around them in the garden they wed amongst, their life together is sure to bloom. I’ve seen a lot of changes to weddings this year. I’ve seen a lot of plans cancelled […]

OPEN

couple in window

This wedding. As I’m writing this, I’m still feeling the magic that was in the air as Amanda and Casey said I do in front of their closest family and friends during their intimate Publishing House Chicago wedding. Casey and Amanda were among so many couples this year that had their plans changed from a […]

OPEN

Emily and Nick’s intimate Wheaton Backyard wedding was my first full day wedding of 2020. My heart and soul really missed these celebrations so much. This year has thrown everyone for a bit of a loop but if there’s one thing that’s true and was more than evident during this joyful day, love is not […]

OPEN

When I think of the perfect soiree, this Burr Ridge Backyard Wedding takes the cake (pun totally intended). Like many other couples in 2020, Caroline and James had to change their original wedding plans. Their new wedding looked a bit different – a small ceremony followed by an intimate candle lit dinner and cocktails amongst […]

OPEN

The most important part of a wedding day, is a couple so madly in love, and ready to say I do under any circumstances, which is just what Gabby and Jimmy did for their intimate Trump Hotel Chicago wedding. Giddy. It’s the first word that comes to mind when I think of Gabby on her […]

OPEN

Chicago skyline

I’m sitting here in my office, it’s March (as I write this), currently quarantined with the rest of the world as we face Coronavirus, and I just can’t stop smiling staring at these photos from Sarah + Jim’s leap day Chicago City Hall elopement. I was so unbelievably honored to be a part of their […]

OPEN

I kicked off my 2020 Chicago wedding season this weekend celebrating Sarah & Jacob at the Bridgeport Art Center. If this Chicago wedding was any indication of how my 2020 season is going to go…it’s going to be one heck of a year! I have been looking forward to this wedding since 2018, and loved […]

OPEN

wedding couple

I ended my 2019 season with the biggest hug from my darling bride Cate, and the warmest heart at this incredible Bottom Lounge Chicago Wedding.⠀⁠⠀The entire day was just plain wonderful. I met Cate last year when I second shot a wedding she was a bridesmaid in. She was the LIFE of the party and […]

OPEN