I love weddings that can honestly represent a couple’s relationship and style, and Jill and Phil’s day showed off their down to earth personalities and devotion to one another. With one of the largest storms to ever roll through while taking wedding portraits, they handled it like champs and even had fun with the muddy, rainy weather.

Jill and Phil enjoyed their barn reception on their very own property with their loved ones and friends. It was a magical day that was a perfect fit for what they envisioned when celebrating the start of a marriage. Congrats Jill and Phil! It was am absolute privilege getting caught in the rain with you two:)

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Being a twin myself, I really enjoyed capturing the bond between these two sisters!

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And then we got caught in this storm …

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  • Gorgeous work as always, Maggie! xo

  • Debi Bush

    I am Phil’s aunt, his mom Lynnette’s sister. I was unable to attend, just an absolute treat to see these photos. Your work is unique. You are excellent in capturing who they are. I’ve done over 100 weddings in Dallas, both in floral design and event planning, and I’ve just got to say you capture the small details, that make so special and memorable. Awesome job Maggie! Wished I could have met you!

My mom turned 50 this past July, and there was no way us kids could let it pass without planning something to remind her how much we love her. My mom is always going out of her way on our birthdays to make sure we enjoy a special day, so to be able to do the same for her had all of us overjoyed about a surprise birthday dinner.

My brother and sister-in-law were kind enough to cook and host the entire evening at their home, as well as many guests making quite a long drive to celebrate this special birthday girl. My mom, thinking she was heading out to dinner with my brother and his wife, walked into a kitchen filled with friends and family shouting, “SURPRISE!!!”:) I have to say, I my heart was beating so fast moments before the big moment, suddenly aware of how much love and joy she was going to embark on for the evening. It was such a wonderful night of celebrating my mom, and I am so happy to have been able to contribute to the night by photographing these fun memories!

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SURPRISE!:)Watching the look on my mom’s face was so much fun!

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Happy birthday, Mom! So happy you were surprised and surrounded by many people who love you:)

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Claire and Michael had a gorgeous, rustic wedding at my favorite venue in the suburbs of Chicago, Emerson Creek. After a long engagement, their hard work of wedding planning paid off, and they both enjoyed their dream wedding with their family and friends!

Enjoy highlights from their day!

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Killer shot my second setup! The bonfire next to them made this image pretty epic:)

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Ceremony and Reception Venue: Emerson Creek | Florist: Wallflower Designs | The Cakery | DJ: Music by Design | Bridesmaids Dress: BHLDN | Wedding Gown Designer: Essence by Australia | Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse

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  • Gorgeous wedding, Maggie. Your work is so beautiful and consistent.

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of photographing newborn photos for a family that means so much to me. My best friend of 19 years became an aunt, and her and I drove out to Indiana so I could photograph her brother and sister-in-law’s first child and son, Henry. Having stayed connected with this family a majority of my life, it has been beautiful to grow up along side them and witness their life changes — Kyle and Kelly’s first child being one of them!

Henry is beautiful baby! His features are absolutely stunning, and I cannot get enough of that little button nose:)He was the most calm newborn I have photographed too! It was such a neat experience to be present when he met his great grandfather and was surrounded by his new family. That little boy is going to be loved so well!

Kyle and Kelly, congrats on the start of your new family! You two are going to be fabulous parents, no doubt:)

Your photographer loves you lil’ Henry!

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