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Incredible is the word I’d use to describe Amanda and Nick’s Chicago Wedding at Loft Lucia. This entire weekend reminded me why I love traveling in the Fall. When the air gets crisp, I always feel like an adventure is afoot. Which naturally is also the feeling of a wedding day. Add in that Chicago […]

Chicago Wedding at Loft Lucia | Amanda + Nick

chicago wedding photos

March 14, 2022

Travel, Weddings

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This is something near and dear to my heart, because I’ve realized as I grow older, I use traveling for something more than just to explore new cities. I mentioned it a bit on Lizzie’s podcast – but I’ll reiterate it here for you as well. (If you are here just for the Aruba pics […]

Self-Care while Traveling // Featuring: Aruba!

May 4, 2019

Personal, Travel

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Okay, first of all – no I didn’t just go to Scotland for Harry Potter landmarks (although that was my initial primary reason for the trip). OHH SHUSH (pics are below). Okay, okay, but yes I definitely plan all my excursions based upon books I love and movies I am obsessed with. There I said it. […]

Scotland Destination Engagement | Arthur’s Seat | (& Harry Potter)

October 10, 2018

Engagements, Personal, Travel

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So, you scheduled an engagement session? YAY! You should know off the bat, that I am SUPER excited! Engagements are my favorite. JUST SO YOU KNOW: I allow my couples to choose the location! This gives me a bit of insight into who you are. Do you want it at a baseball field? In the […]

How to Prepare for Your Engagement Session!

December 22, 2017


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The more I travel, the happier I am. But when I get to travel and meet up with couples like Emily & David?! Well, I’m as happy as a kid on Christmas day! They were absolute rockstars! It takes true New Yorkers to be completely comfortable with thousands of people around. They only have eyes […]

Emily & David’s New York City Engagement!

December 14, 2017

Engagements, Travel

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I have the BEST COUPLES in the entire world. Vicky & Will’s wedding next year is going to be as epic as their own love story. But can we just agree that their engagement was just as magical?! If I could have a couple that truly embodies my candid style, these two would be it! They […]

Vicky & Will Sunflower Field Engagement!!

November 16, 2017

Engagements, Travel

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If you are here to just see some pretty vaca pictures, then keep scrolling my friend! They are down there for ya, (even the food ones)! Before I get to them though, I just wanted chat! It has been a crazy year. Absolutely, insanely crazy! Even though most of it was a “good crazy”: I tripled […]

United Conference, Arizona

November 15, 2017

Creatives, Personal, Travel

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This is how the conversation went: “Mariss, can we hike somewhere after I finish Step 1?” “Sure Jen! Anywhere in particular?” “I want to see a National Park!”  Even though we have one in our own backyard, why not out west? So we researched & booked the necessities. My CF card quickly filled with more […]

Pacific Northwest!

June 20, 2017

Personal, Travel

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Bridgette + Mike were two people completely immune to jet lag. Well maybe not, but I am pretty certain getting off a plane at 4am and then doing a sunset anniversary session deserves some kind of award! (If it were me I would be useless the entire day!) But, nope! They were troopers! It’s beautiful […]

Bridgette + Mike’s Anniversary Session | Moraine State Park

June 13, 2017

Portraits, Travel, Weddings