And then there were three!  :) My beautiful friend has done it again, welcoming another daughter with her husband Jon.  It was special to watch the girls love on their new sister at home, and capture some shots of the newest Learman lady.  Jamie, you will forever have one of the most lovely new mama smiles I’ve photographed.  Thank you for letting me document just how blessed you are, with sleepless nights and future fights over the bathroom mirror for sure, but with now THREE silly, sweet girls to brighten your lives.  Welcome home, Lydia!


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Grandma and Grandpa flew all the way to Wisconsin from China, to spend a cold winter with their only child’s new baby boy.  Such quiet happiness in this little house, aside from Barry making sure everyone knows what he wants and that he wants it NOW.  :)Welcome, sweet boy.


the long way to you is still tied to me    but it brought me to you

I keep wanting to give you     what is already yours

it is the morning     of the mornings together

breath of summer,    oh my found one.

the sleep in the same current

and each morning waking to you

when I open my eyes    you are what I wanted to see

-W. S. Merwin

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Yesterday was a fairy tale beginning to Linnea and Andrew’s happily ever after.  There were tons of ear-to-ear grins, one rock star wedding party, lots of great music, and more than a little Disney worked into the celebration.  Needless to say narrowing down just a few of these kept me up late last night!  Enjoy this preview for now, and happy honeymooning at the Magic Castle, Mr. and Mrs. Booher!

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Leave the happy couple some love in the comments!  If they receive 20 comments they’ll receive a free 8×10 of their favorite preview post image.  Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs!

  • September 11, 2016 - 3:59 pm

    Bryan Michaels - Such great pictures! It was a beautiful wedding.ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2016 - 4:40 pm

    Rachel Pierson - Congratulations, Linnea and Andrew! Your preview pictures look amazing and make me miss singing with all of you!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2016 - 4:50 pm

    Amanda Sturm - Love the pictures!! Always love your photography and it’s so neat that you photograph so many people I know! ?ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2016 - 5:07 pm

    Katrina - GORGEOUS photos! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2016 - 5:24 pm

    Natalie - BEAUTIFUL WORK! The shot of the church was stunning! Can’t wait to see the rest of these memories :)ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2016 - 5:27 pm

    Karen Robison - Many, many congratulations! Stunningly beautiful bride, handsome groom, great smiles. Linnea, I am so happy for you. Sending all best wishes from John and me.
    – Karen RobisonReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2016 - 7:35 pm

    Mike - Great work, Sarah!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2016 - 8:30 pm

    Rachel Hillery - Love the photos! Can’t wait to see our awkward elbow photo:)ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2016 - 9:51 pm

    Sarah Sierszyn - Thank you for this sneak peak! What a beautiful celebration. Wishing you all the love and happiness. *hugs*ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2016 - 11:58 pm

    Andrew Booher - These are all amazing! We can’t wait to see the rest! Thank you for your incredible work.ReplyCancel

  • September 15, 2016 - 5:11 pm

    Scott Falk - Fantastic photos! Linnea finally has the best Useful tool in the house 😀ReplyCancel

  • September 15, 2016 - 5:47 pm

    Uncle Milton - Simply fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • September 15, 2016 - 7:03 pm

    April Marquardt - With such a gorgeous bride, I knew the pics were going to be amazing. So much fun that you were able to capture! Can’t wait to see the rest!ReplyCancel

  • September 15, 2016 - 7:40 pm

    Ellen R - These pictures are the best! Congrats you two!ReplyCancel

  • September 15, 2016 - 8:35 pm

    Carol Gronholz - Linnea you are a beautiful bride and Andrew a handsome groom. So enjoyed seeing all the pictures. God bless you both.ReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2016 - 9:36 pm

    Linnea - Thank you so much. You guys are great!! I can’t wait to see the rest.ReplyCancel

Wendy & Vineet are a thoughtful, professional couple who made a gorgeous summer night even better as we strolled the University of Chicago campus.  So much history here, not only in the buildings/architecture but also for this couple whose May wedding I’ve been looking forward to since the first night we spoke!  I loved the faint skyline views from our second location: the south side’s shore, and lucked out with a vibrant sunset as backdrop for their more elegant suit/sari look.

Wendy & Vineet, your friendship is obvious & the best foundation for marriage.  :)Thank you for showing me around your corner of the Windy City.  See you on the lake again, in Milwaukee this time, come spring!

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