give … you :: chicago boudoir marathon

I am SO excited to announce my first ever boudoir marathon. I’ve teamed up with Jen from  Suite 115 Salon & Spa to bring you a very sexy experience at a swanky, boutique hotel. If you are not sure what to get your guy for xmas or valentine’s day….this is it. I promise he won’t want to return this gift.

Limited spots available. Contact me at to reserve your session.

elk grove belvedere wedding :: despina + vito

If I could only have one word to describe Despina + Vito’s wedding, it would be fabulous. Yes. FABULOUS! Everything about their big day was beyond fabulous. From Despina’s gorgeous Demetrios dress to her glamourous bling bouquet to the dapper tuxes and bow ties, Despina + Vito’s wedding day was a truly elegant, modern affair.

Dee + Vito – Thank you so much for having me document everything about your day. It was such an honor to be there to see the joy, love and tears. I wish you and your family nothing short of happiness and tons of love in the years to follow.

I met Despina when I was 6-years-old at Wesley Elementary School together. She is and always has been kind-hearted, easy going and beyond sweet. Yet beneath all of that is a very strong, brave lady.Special thanks to Jill Tiongco for the next two photos below (and all the groom prep photos in the slideshow). You know you are good at your job when you can get 19 groomsmen to listen to you!It my short time with Despina + Vito, I could feel the love that these two share. It radiates from their eyes when they sneak little glances at each other. And when an outsider can see that, you know there that something special between the couple.Despina …. you are so gorgeous. Inside and out.

In lieu of favors, Despina and Vito made a donation in honor of Despina’s cousin, Louie, who recently passed away.I’ll leave you with one more that is just too sweet for words……

Want to see even more? Watch Despina + Vito’s wedding slideshow or simply watch it below:

Creative Team Love:

Wedding Venue + Catering: The Belvedere Banquets In Elk Grove, Illinois
Ceremony: Village Church of Bartlett
Floral Design: Cathy of Deptula in Schamburg
DJ: Geno Del Boccio
Wedding Videographer: Leap Weddings 
Wedding Cake: Sugar Hills Bakery
Uplighting: Simply Sound 
Centerpieces: Town & Country Gardens 
Wedding Dress: Demetrios 
Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden
Bride’s Jewelry: Nordstrom
Bride’s Hair: Tina Wurtz from Rocco & Rocco in Downers Grove
Makeup: Renee Beaton Samee Cosmetics
Tuxedo Rentals: Gentleman’s Quarters

boudoir :: miss j

I absolutely love when my clients take an active role in brainstorming ideas for their shoot. Miss J was all over this. When we met for her session, her and her boyfriend had thought up a bunch of amazing ideas for our session. And let me tell you, she was beyond stunning.

Here are some of the saucy photos from her session.

Chicago Boudoir Photography

Chicago Boudoir Photography

Dying to see more? View her boudoir slideshow here.