“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family”

Getting the Kupres kids to have fun in front of the camera was not a challenge at all. I found their smiles and goofiness absolutely contagious, and I left this session feeling completely inspired by their willingness to let their personalities shine though each frame. As if I was not lucky enough to work with this fun and energetic group, I also got to photograph in the most beautiful fall location. There is a reason family photos are so popular this time of year — the COLORS!

This family post is sure to bring a smile to your face:)Enjoy!


“For it was not in my ear you whispered, but into my heart.

It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”

So is everyone else in agreement that these two have award winning smiles? Jennifer and James have a sweetness about them that is completely heart warming. I loved that they were up for anything because they were so content being with one another. After being such troopers with 5 rained out sessions in a row (that is 100% truth), this couple earned one of the most gorgeous evenings to photograph in  :)There were so many moments of pure magic with these two. The light, love, and beautiful couple, made for a perfect engagement session. So wonderful working with you two!

  • That field is gorgeous!! These are beautiful!!

  • I love all of the purple and yellow. Beautiful, Maggie!

Vanessa could not stop smiling as she imagined walking down the isle to see her groom waiting for her. It was only a matter of time before that daydream turned into the real thing. Joe saw his bride on their wedding day and knew nothing else in that moment mattered. He was about to become the happiest man on earth. There was a crowd of people around them, but they only saw each other in that moment.

They were here. It was finally their day.

So much love filled the air at Joe and Vanessa’s wedding . The amount of support and excitement from everyone who attended really made this day that much more special. I love that I become friends throughout the process of getting to know them this past year and a half, and I am so excited to see where their journey together goes. Enjoy their wedding day story that I was lucky enough to capture with my second photographer, Gleam Photography.

Q. Most memorable moment of your wedding day?
A. Definitely walking down the aisle and seeing Joe standing at the end. I don’t think there is anyway we could have not been smiling at each other. I have imagined what that moment would be like for my entire life and it was such a surreal experience.
Q. What would you have done differently if you had to plan your wedding again? Advice for planning brides?
A. Well, if I would of had the money, I would of hired a wedding planner. I think every bride would say they want one! So, in my case, I would tell other brides to make sure that they use friends and family as resources. If someone says they want to help you – take them up on it! In the beginning, I stressed myself out by trying to plan every detail. When I finally delegated, I felt much more relaxed, plus others were able to take part and I think they really enjoyed it – people want to help!
Q. Where did you go for your honeymoon?
A. We went to Cabo San Lucas and stayed at the Dreams Resort.
Q. Any vendors you would recommend that you enjoyed working with?
A. DJ Masters Worldwide (Naperville) – DJ Skittles. He came through for us last minute when our original DJ cancelled and he played everything we asked for. We were literally dancing the entire reception!

  • Anna Roberts

    I really love this one…beautiful!

  • Robb Davidson

    I am loving your framing on your shots! Really creative and used well to tell their story accurately! Love it!

  • I’ve been waiting to see this one… so good! Nice work Maggie and Vanessa, you looked beautiful!