Midwest Born and Bred – From Toledo to Chicago

Ok, Internet. I have huge news!!!!

We took the plunge, and have relocated to the Windy City!! I’m so excited to see what the next year brings. It’s quite the dream come true, and I’m just beside myself with ideas and inspirations.

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So this week, I’ve spent some time getting to know my neighborhood, and finding out where’s good to eat (andΒ park). And holy cow, my apartment complex is located on a street with FREE PARKING! Except on Tuesdays…. Street cleaning.. That was an expensive lesson learned..

Did I mention that the entrance to my apartment building also happens to be a coffee shop?!!? Talk about matches made in Heaven, amiright?

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I am so excited to be living in these gorgeous, cozy, and super sleek apartments. I’ve never lived in such a small place, and I’M NOT EVEN COMPLAINING! I adore our cozy little home. More pictures to come as we decorate further, and get a couch. πŸ˜‰

The view from my rooftop, folks..

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I mean, I am seriously dying. I. Love. This. Place. Sooooo much.

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Baker & Nosh

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And let’s not forget my newest favorite place to smash, Mash. Those shrimp, and that drink!! Insert all of the ‘praise Jesus, happy face’ emojis here. (Get with the program, WordPress. Girl’s gotta express herself!) And did I mention? Ask for Anica (sp?). She may be my new favorite bartender, and she’s new(ish) to the city too! Which makes her kindred. <3

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Book Cellar

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Oh. And meet Caleb and his friends. They work with Environment Illinois, and are trying to save the state. He got me good too – I donated $10 to the cause. You should too! Check it out here.

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And here I’ll say goodnight. Stay posted to see what else I discover in my new city.

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Cheers and love,

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|Fostoria Wedding| Natalie + Erik

On October 18, I had the pleasure of capturing the wedding celebration of Natalie and Erik. It has been such a pleasure getting to know this amazing couple, from their engagement photos till their wedding day. The have a love that radiates from their very centers. I hope you enjoy their photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

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Her dress, and her shoes, were just GORGEOUS. Loove the lace detail of her gown.

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A little help from mom, getting into her dress and jewels. <3

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A little prayer before the big moment..

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Erik and his mama, sharing a moment.

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Aannndd a little pre-gaming. =)

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The cutest ring bearer!

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And moments before he saw his future walking towards him down the aisle.

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Magical..

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Natalie and Erik, may your love for each other and your faith keep you strong, and your marriage strong, for the rest of your lives. Thank you so much for including us in your big day!

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(see more of this wedding here..)

Happy Birthday Little One

I’m a day late, but I had to wish my beautiful niece a very happy 2nd birthday.

This little girl has become my world. She’s got Tia wrapped around her pinky, and I’m pretty sure she knows it. πŸ˜‰ I swear, she’s got the biggest personality too!!

Happy birthday, baby girl. Tia loves you!

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