Hello and welcome to the SKP Blog! My name is Sara and I am a Wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Chicago/Northwest Indiana. I've been blogging both professionally and personally since 2005. I get to tell love stories, share my own family's happenings and tell you more about planning weddings! Thanks for coming by and I look forward to connecting with you!

September 24, 2021

This day couldn’t have gone any more perfectly!  Weather that wasn’t too hot or too cold, not a rain cloud in sight and topped off at the end of the evening with a applaud-worthy sunset.    As I entered the room where Maddy was getting ready, I noticed that some were getting finishing touches on […]

July 29, 2021

I have been looking forward to this day for over a year now!!  With all that 2020 brought our way, it was such a delight to have things seemingly feel like they used to be pre-2020.  I met Emily in 2016 when I photographed her sister Lauras wedding.   (Kurt & Laura‘s wedding was one […]

May 25, 2021

In a way, they “grew up” together. Although, despite going to the same church and being in the same place for many years…they never really noticed each other. That was until Maddy was graduated and done with college and was over visiting with Mitch’s family.  His mom mentioned that Mitch was “single”.  I’m sure there were […]

October 28, 2020

In all these weird and strange times, it is so healing to just have a bit of normalcy to our lives!  Getting to spend an afternoon with these two did just that for me.  We met at a huge piece of property that Nicks uncle owns and took a warm-than-usual October Saturday to explore it […]

December 12, 2019

I think my most favorite way to be chosen to photograph a couples wedding is when they contact me because they have been guests, been part of the bridal party, or are a family member of a former SK Bride or Groom!  When Kelsi first contacted me, she explained that she was a bridesmaid in Devin […]

October 18, 2019

There is nothing better than waking up to sunshine on an Autumn morning and knowing I get to photograph a wedding for two very special people!  Oh but wait, I believe there IS something better. It’s even better when I arrive and walk into the Getting Ready Bridal Suite and see my bride and she […]

August 13, 2019

It was a day that was filled to the brim with friendship, emotion, connection and joy. When I arrived and pulled into the ceremony site (Dave’s parents cottage), I was greeted by Dave’s mom.  She led me onto their property and explained to me the history of it and how their family has enjoyed it […]

June 13, 2019

This day had been long waited for. When I first heard from Andi through my website, she explained that Logan had planned out an amazing proposal for her and she was so excited to marry him!   Their wedding was still a year and a half away, but we went ahead and planned their Engagement […]

November 12, 2018

When Sam emailed me and we started chatting all things wedding, she mentioned really wanting to do their Engagement Session soon to be able to capture the bold Fall colors at their most beautiful.  I thought for sure that we couldn’t possibly get the most beautiful colors in November.  But as luck would have it, […]

October 25, 2018

Patricia & Tony are the beautiful “caboose” to my busy end of Summer/Fall Wedding Season…and what a way to finish it off!  When I first met with Patricia (about a year ago!), we immediately clicked.  Our love for planning and organization was instantly evident 😉 We talked for quite a long time about how she […]


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