Happy NEW YEAR’S EVE, friends!!! Wow, what a year it’s been. Don’t worry, I won’t go on about the challenges of 2020 and how that completely transformed the wedding world. I will, however, share my favorite moments and images from the past 12 months… as is tradition! And just like every other year, it was NOT EASY to pick my faves.
Spoiler alert: if we photographed your wedding or engagement session this year, you are IN HERE!!
Highlights from 2020 include:
- Working with new venues as well as some favorites, including: Renaissance Chicago Downtown, Firehouse Chicago, Indian Hill Club, Loft Lucia, Starved Rock Lodge, Sunset Ridge Country Club, Boulder Ridge Country Club, Joliet Birdhaven Greenhouse, and Kenilworth Union Church
- My first Chicago City Hall wedding during COVID-19
- My first ever Michigan wedding at a dream house in Union Pier
- An adorable Valentine’s Day engagement session
- A Halloween elopement
- My first round of Mini Sessions for Positive Change! Participants helped raise over $2,000 for organizations Black Lives Matter, Equal Justice Initiative, Brave Space Alliance, and Color of Change. I’ve included a few photos from these sessions below 🙂
- Our first Behind-the-Scenes video!!! If you haven’t already, check it out!
- Expanding the team to include more talented Associate photographers and videographers
- Photographing the 2nd-ever wedding officiated by my guy, Jeremy
- My first visit to Soldier Field (don’t worry guys, I’m still a Packers fan…)
- My first WEDMKE show! (Pre-pandemic, of course)
- An insanely gorgeous styled shoot down the street from my studio
- Meeting some awesome new couples, and getting to work with familiar faces, too!
It’s been a challenging year for us all, that’s for certain. But even with the countless changes of plans and difficult decisions, couples are still getting married and having the time of their lives. I am so, so grateful for the opportunity to capture every moment and every memory. Cue my favorite phrase of this year, say it with me: LOVE ISN’T CANCELLED.