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Hi there! Welcome to the place where I write about stunning weddings, beautiful families, and my own journey. So glad you're here!

Hi, I'm Sherah!

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Every family session is different, and comes with its own set of surprises, and I’m finding LIFE as I shoot and create for my families. I miss weddings like crazy (and we’re shooting our FIRST ONE since Covid began, next weekend!!), but I’m grateful for this creative space, for families who trust me to capture their memories, for the chance to try new techniques and stretch my creativity, and for the ability to keep shooting, even when the world is a little topsy-turvy right now.

Inspired Family Sessions

Jul 10, 2020

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I first sat down with Christy over coffee last year, and her eyes lit up when she talked about Chris. “We’re just nuts together,” she laughed. “We have so much fun.” Christy is an avid runner, and told me how Chris proposed to her at the finish line of their very favorite Thanksgiving 10K, surrounded […]

Chris + Christy | Engaged

Jun 30, 2020

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Marty and I ran out of the church, breathless, ELATED. We had been married for about sixty seconds! He opened the door for me, we both climbed into the waiting limo, and as the driver pulled out of the parking lot, she called over her shoulder, through the divider window… “Hey! Where are we going?!” […]

On… Managing Your Wedding Day Expectations!

May 19, 2020

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This past weekend, Ali and I met up with Kayla and Cody for their engagement session in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and meeting them felt like catching up with good friends! We had such a fun time, playing around in all that beautiful golden light! May in Chicago is one of my favorite times […]

Kayla + Cody | Engaged

May 13, 2020

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Hello hello! I’m hiding in my room, eating chips and guac while my kids watch movies downstairs. This buys me twenty minutes, maybe. (Lily is absolutely relentless, and wants to play Barbies constantly. #help) Life has changed just a little bit for all of us, hasn’t it?! How are we all doing? Are you hanging […]

Covid-19 : a (lighthearted) update

Mar 23, 2020

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Alyssa and Jim!! What a wedding, what a couple!! They first met in the wintertime, they took a magical walk in the snow on their first date, and during a snowboarding trip, Jim proposed to Alyssa on the top of a mountain in Colorado!! When we first sat down to talk about their wedding last […]

Alyssa + Jim | A Pazzo’s Chicago Wedding

Mar 3, 2020

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I’m watching the snow melt in our backyard this afternoon, and I’m looking at the forecast — FIFTY-TWO degrees on Sunday! What?! I’ve missed all this bright, beautiful sunshine, and it makes me want to deep clean my house or go for a five-mile run or something bonkers like that. Lily has been crying because […]

Holding on to Winter

Feb 21, 2020

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Winter engagement sessions in the Midwest can be a challenge, because everything is dead and there isn’t much color to add a vibrant pop to photos! However, if you work hard and find the right locations, you can make anything look bright and dreamy… and that’s exactly what we did for Ripki and Bryan’s engagement […]

Ripki + Bryan | Engaged

Feb 20, 2020

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Most people hear the words “Family Photos!!” at a wedding and cringe. They might think of endless combinations of people, and lots of painful waiting around while the cocktail hour ticks away without them 😉 But wait! Family formal portrait time doesn’t have to take LONG, and it doesn’t have to be painful! Here are […]

How to Make Your Family Formals MAGICAL!

Feb 5, 2020

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Anna wore her sister’s veil, her grandmother’s earrings, and her great-grandmother’s necklace. Her wedding dress was covered in the most intricate needlework of delicate floral vines (she’s getting a PhD in horticulture after all!!). They shared traditional wedding vows, a gentle nod to the millions and millions of marriages that have gone before theirs. Anna […]

Evan + Anna | A Vintage Winter Wedding

Jan 17, 2020