Hello Gorgeous! I’m so glad you’re here!
My name is Jenn, and I’m a Classic Documentary Chicago Wedding Photographer!
The first time I photographed a Wedding, I fell in LOVE with everything. The moment I stepped through the door, the emotion hanging in the air just washed over me and I was obsessed!
The beauty, the LOVE, the dreams come true, the amazing future that was beginning….
And from that moment on, there was no turning back! That first day fueled a passion in me that I never even knew was there, and over the years it has only transformed into something that I am truly BLESSED to call my job!
My dream for every couple that I get to work with is that one day, maybe 20 years from now, maybe 50… they’ll be looking through their Wedding Album and not just looking at photos, but FEELING the emotions all over again; the joy, the tears, the laughter, the love.
I love getting to tell the stories. YOUR stories.
This experience is SO PERSONAL, and I love getting to know you, what you love about each other, what makes you laugh, the special moments together that you enjoy the most.
Does she lay her head on your shoulder while you watch TV? Does he bring you coffee on Saturday mornings? Are there love notes on mirrors, or flowers in vases just because?
These are the moments that combine to tell your unique story, and getting to know the details helps me create a truly unique Wedding Experience that you will fall in love with and cherish for the rest of your life, just as you cherish each other.
Things you might want to know about me
1.) I never had a wedding. We were married in a little courthouse, with two friends, and a handful of sprinkles. Back then, we didn’t have the luxury of family support, the funds for a beautiful dress, or the time to plan! It was still a day that is one of my best memories, and I will cherish it forever.
I think that’s what fuels my passion for capturing the special moments of the day! I live vicariously through all of my couples! The beauty of the moment, the pure raw emotion, and the promise of everything the future holds is something I love seeing each and every time!
2.) I’m going to cry. At some point during your wedding, emotion is going to consume me, and a tear or two will fall. Usually the ceremony passes by and I’m so busy I don’t even have time to let it get to me, but during your reception, all bets are off.
It’s PROBABLY going to be during you father daughter dance… or your toasts. I just can’t help it… it’s too beautiful! And if someone is giving a speech and gets choked up?? That’s all she wrote. Now, don’t worry. I won’t ugly cry, but if you see me holding a tissue just know that I’ll be all right.
3.) I’m a DIE HARD Steelers fan. Born in Pittsburgh and raised with black and gold in my veins. I grew up watching the games every Sunday, waving my Terrible Towel and crying when we won the Super Bowl…. TWICE…
We travel to Pittsburgh every chance we get, and catch as many games at Heinz Field as possible! In Chicago, you can find up flying the BIGGEST Steelers Flag we can find, just so there’s no confusion about who we’ll be rooting for on game day!
4.) I love to cook. My Grandma used to make the most delicious meals, and I always remember coming back inside and smelling something delicious that she had been working on! It gave me a passion for following recipes and putting my heart and soul into what I feed my family!
On Thanksgiving, I’m one of those crazy people who start cooking 5 days ahead of time and makes everything from scratch! It’s something I’m trying to instill in my tiny human. She already loves to crack eggs, mix cookies, and lick the spatula! My spice collection is starting to get so large that it barely fits in my spice cabinet, and I have so many gadgets (which Wendy isn’t really convinced I NEED) that every other cabinet is filled.
5.) I’m an extremely happily married 30-something with a love for all things romantic! Most of my days are spent simultaneously sorting through BEAUTIFUL wedding images and the latest cartoon obsession that our two year old, Adeline, MUST watch over and over and over.
6.) I haven’t always been a Wedding Photographer. In fact, I wasn’t always a PHOTOGRAPHER at all! I’m a University of Colorado Graduate with a degree in History and Secondary Education! I wasn’t until my mom bought me my first camera that I even realized how much I loved capturing moments!