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Todd James Associate Weddings | Introducing Josh

  I'm so excited to have Josh on the Todd James team. Josh has photographed over a dozen weddings with me over the last three years and I'm so confident in what he brings to the team. We have similar shooting styles but he obviously brings his own bearded creativity to the table. A recently newlywed himself, Josh says, Nothing has opened my eyes to t[...]

Jen + Jon Wedding | Hyatt Lodge of Oak Brook Wedding

Wedding season is getting rolling and I couldn't be more excited for the line up of couples that I get to work with this year. I had the privilege of shooting Jen and Jon's wedding last month at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook. The day was all-around incredible and Jen and Jon's love was such a joy to capture. It's couples like them that keep me energized in doing[...]

Ashley & Jeremiah Wedding | Union League | Chicago, IL

It's hard to describe how special it was to be a part of Ashley & Jeremiah's wedding. It was one of those weddings where everything that was supposed to matter mattered and that which can have the tendency to distract on a wedding day fell by the wayside. The true spirit of Jeremiah & Ashley started getting ready at the Union League of Chicago before he[...]

Mikayla & Ryan Engagement | Millennium Park | Chicago, IL

Shooting with these two last month in Chicago was so awesome. I loved getting the chance to get to know Mikayla & Ryan more as we bounced around the city. Having dated for eight years, they have such a fun and comfortable relationship with each other, which is always obviously so great for photography. Now splitting my time between San Diego and Chicago, I'[...]

Patricia & Samit Engagement | Lincoln Park | Chicago, IL

I loved getting the chance to spend some time with Patricia and Samit as we shot their engagement session around Chicago a few weeks back. Though winters in Chicago can be nothing short of brutal, I love winter engagement sessions... at least in winter's milder form. We had such a great time exploring some parts of the city that I've shot at a number of times in t[...]

Sarah & TJ's Wedding | University Club | Chicago, IL

I couldn't have asked for a better way to wrap up 2015 than Sarah & TJ's wedding. The University Club in Chicago has become one of my favorite Chicago city venues and their entire property provides such an overwhelmingly beautiful backdrop for any wedding. But beyond how beautiful the entire day was, Sarah and TJ were such a joy to work with. They're kind, con[...]

Amy & Nathan's Wedding | Heritage Prairie Farms | Elburn, IL

This season has ended on such an amazing note thanks so the amazing couples I've gotten the chance to work with, not only including but especially Amy & Nathan. They are an incredibly kind, gentle, and thoughtful couple and the love between the two of them is so evident, which made it so much fun to capture. Their wedding had so many moments that made it in[...]

Maggie & Zack Wedding | University Club of Chicago | Chicago, IL

Maggie & Zack picked one of those Fall days that Chicagoans live for for their wedding day. Everything about it was pretty near perfect. The crisp air, the colorful leaves, and the University Club of Chicago set the stage in the most beautiful way. Maggie & Zack and their friends and family were such a joy to work with throughout the day. And they had t[...]

Ashley & Matt Engagement | West Loop & Belmont Harbor | Chicago, IL

A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to shoot Ashley & Matt's engagement session. They came down from Madison, WI and we hopped around some of my favorite spots of Chicago, starting in Fulton Market and ending at Belmont Harbor. The love between Ashley & Matt is so evident and comes out so much in the fun that they have with each other. This always m[...]

Christine & Matt's Lake House Wedding | South Haven, MI

This was a special one. There's always something so unique and intimate about weddings that take place in backyards.  Put it in a beautiful location like a lake house at which it's backyard is cliffs that overlook Lake Michigan and you can't beat it. Christine & Matt's day was full of so much joy. As avid festival goers, they turned their wedding into a mus[...]