I think that getting to know the person who will spend so much time with you on your wedding day is important because you don’t want to feel like a stranger is documenting your love story! Here are some random facts about me (AND A SWEET VIDEO)!
Well, sort of.
I had just gotten out of a long-term relationship and was very resistant to dating anyone. After a couple months of “dating,” my parents were visiting Chicago. Jon’s way of winning me over was telling me he wouldn’t meet my parents unless he was my “boyfriend”. I said, “Ok, fine, you are,” and that was it.
Ever since I was 12, I wanted to live in Chicago. My brother Derek had a liver transplant at the U of C and it was there we solidified our family bond. We stuck together. Somehow my parents managed to keep balance, even with the stress they were under. I chased that time together and made Chicago my home.
My experiences in life have given photographs infinite value. I take capturing YOUR moments to heart.
I enjoy painting, cooking, and throwing on the potter’s wheel. I LOVE pop culture, E Entertainment, and Fashion. I always buy cosmetics even though I don’t usually wear much makeup. I live for trashy magazines like Us Weekly and Life and Style. I love shopping for new clothes and interior decor. I volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House as a Front Desk volunteer and donate to the Make-A-Wish foundation. I’m an organ donor. I love the beach and wearing flips flops. We’re embarking on a crazy European adventure and I’m excited and scared at the same time! My friends call me Dr. Rau (My maiden name) because I always have meds if they need them.
I shoot a limited number of weddings each year to maintain a more personal experience and this allows me to insure all my clients are well taken care of. I love what I do and I’m lucky that so many amazing couples have given me the opportunity to capture their love on such an important day!!
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