Mike + Rachel // Summer Evening Wedding at Silver Oaks Chateau

This was just the most delightfully perfect summer wedding. Somehow these two lucked out with what felt like Fall weather in July and it was the most pleasant surprise. Gosh, we love shooting at Silver Oaks Chateau. Being able to spend your entire day in one place makes all the difference in the world. Talk about stress reducer. And we never get tired of this picturesque setting in the woods.

ECLIPSE // Katie + Tyler's Engagement Session During the 2017 Solar Eclipse at Silver Oaks Chateau

What a rush!! We still can't believe that we just witnessed a full solar eclipse today!! Kyle and I were talking about it a few weeks ago and planning out what to do and he had the genius idea of trying to do a photo shoot during it to capture the interesting light. Katie and Tyler just happened to be over at our house a few days later to talk through wedding plans and when we brought up the idea they jumped on board. We actually live in the totality zone but Silver Oaks Chateau said we could come hang out at their place and even get on the roof... so of course we took them up on it! We wandered around the grounds for a bit when the eclipse first started and then made our way up top for a pretty killer view. I literally don't even have words for how eerie and amazing this thing was. We had a little over two minutes of totality and it was INCREDIBLE!!!

Drew + Emily // Intimate Sunrise Maternity Session

It felt so right getting to document this incredibly special season for Drew and Emily after being there to capture their engagement and marriage. We've come to love these two precious people like family so we are counting down the days and giddy with excitement to meet their little man. Also, holy cow, it's been hot here in the midwest!! It was the perfect excuse for a sunrise session, though!