Coffee Shop Engagement Session

My big cousin Claire is getting married next summer and I could not be more excited for her and Gordon (her sweet and smart ecologist fiancé… soon to be DR. Smith!!). They met at the beginning of their freshman year in a neuroscience class at Williams College and then again during their senior year when…

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Downtown Chicago Elopement

Stacie and Phil were married on the perfect summer day last month (think: mid-70’s partly sunny with a cool breeze). At the risk of sounding cheesy, I will say that the only thing more perfect than the weather that day was the two of them. Surrounded by their immediate families, Stacie and Phil were beaming.…

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Homemade Lemony Sugar Doughnuts

Another edition of Baking with Baba! Krofne, or homemade Serbian yeast doughnuts, are a New Years Eve tradition in my family. This year when Matt and I hosted a New Years Eve party at our own apartment, Baba made fresh doughnuts at her house and walked them over on a giant platter- they went quickly.…

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Lake Geneva Wedding

Kate and Billy’s wintery Wisconsin wedding at Big Foot Country Club was a beautiful celebration and included so many personal touches that made the day uniquely their own. While getting ready, Billy made Smoke and Cinnamon Old Fashioneds for the wedding party – a process that involved every-so-slightly burning the cinnamon sticks in an upside down…

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Roscoe Village Session

Caroline and Jonny are the sweetest couple. I met them at their Roscoe Village apartment, which they have called home for the past few years. Caroline & Jonny are in the process of searching for their first house (so exciting!!!), so this session marks a special time in their relationship. It started snowing just as…

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Baking with Baba: Kolac

I learn something new every time that Baba and I bake together. She is an incredible baker. Everything is done by feel, and nothing is measured. I think that’s pretty wild, especially because baking is way more of a science than cooking is. Pretty much nothing can compare to Baba’s eight decades of experience in…

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