Chloe + Christian {Engaged}

Hands down some of my favorite people on the planet to photograph! If only if they would give me more than 10 minutes every time we take pictures tho. :))) This is my youngest daughter, Chloe, and her future husband, Christian Sagum. Just a super short engagement session because it was cold, windy, and light was dropping quickly on this 28th day of December. But they obviously kept each other warm and the whole thing was very sweet. These two are having a super quick engagement and the wedding is just around the corner!

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#SayYesToSaygum #Clotion

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Ashlee + Lou {Wedding}

2016 will be etched in my memory as the year where God blessed me with the most amazing clients…and Lou & Ashlee are among them! From our very first meeting, to this very day, they have been the sweetest, most patient, humble, and appreciative human beings! I am beyond blessed to be chosen as their wedding photographer! Lou and Ashlee…here is your story I’ve been working on!  I hope going through these photos will always bring back the most honest and joyful feelings from your wedding day! You two are perfectly matched from heaven and I hope you know how thankful I am that you are in my life…first as clients…and now as loyal friends. Enjoy! xoxo

Venue: Riverside Golf Club (18th Hole), Riverside, IL

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Why would you want to marry me for, anyhow?
So I can kiss you anytime I want.

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Reese Family {Maternity}

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of being hired by the Reese Family for their first maternity shoot and newborn photos of their baby girl; I was even wearing two hats as their doula and birth photographer too! Lots going on in a short amount of time! And now we are on the brink of another delivery and the family is multiplying beautifully. I am so excited for them and meeting the new family member! I am so in love with my job and my clients.

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Intense love does not measure, it just gives. ~ Mother Teresa

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Jackie + William {Wedding}

Jackie and Will have a special place in my heart.  I’ve known them for a few short years and they’ve been on the other side of my camera three times, and this fourth being their wedding.  They have been such wonderful clients and I’m blessed to have them in my life.

Venue: The Morton Arboretum

“Thanks, Jackie+Will, for having me as your photographer on this unforgettable day!”

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY