Are you still trying to find a local Chicago photographer that understands your tiny wedding plans?

When my husband, Erich, and I were planning our wedding (more than a couple years ago!), we had a dream of a very small wedding. But every vendor I approached had no idea what that even meant, and they all gave me the same basic answer: we only have big wedding minimums. Minimum time, minimum spend. And it made zero sense to me that if I really only needed a few hours of photography because our plans were so small, that I had to pay for 8+ hours of photography (not to mention the venue minimums, floral minimums…you get the picture!).

When I became a wedding photographer, it became my driving goal to create a wedding experience that I wish we had when we got married. So everything you’ll find here is created for couples just like you.

this is where it ends!

Just like you, I’m soooo over the wedding industry’s hyper-focus on big weddings.

...said no one ever.

“If I got married again,
I’d have a bigger wedding.”

of married survey participants from all age demographics said they wished they had eloped or had a small wedding.


in fact

A guide (me!) to help you all along the way

Curated vendors referrals that serve tiny weddings

Excellent communication & service

Perfect options for the tiniest of weddings

Hourly pricing instead of full day minimums

A local Chicago expert in tiny weddings & elopements

big experience

tiny weddings

How I'm different...

I'm the only Chicago area photographer who’s all in on offering boutique tiny wedding experiences for couples just like you.

You’ll get a sneak peek slideshow to share with family & friends — and about 8 weeks later you’ll get a full gallery of beautiful images to download!

After the Wedding

Of course I’ll be capturing your day, but I’m also there to help in any way I can — I’m your tiny wedding BFF!

The Wedding Day!

I’ll create a full timeline of your photography so we stay on schedule!

Wedding Day Photo Timeline

I have lots of great ideas for your photos, and we’ll work together on a final plan. 

Photo Location Scouting

You’ll get my curated list of vendors that serve couples planning tiny weddings (and I’ll source more if you need them!)

Curated Vendors

We'll hop on Zoom and find out if we’re a good fit!

Connection Call

included with every wedding

— Lennifer & Yannick

Not only was she our wedding photographer but she also gave us vendor recommendations, day-of scheduling, and helped calm my nerves, and was a personal therapist to me as the day got closer. Most importantly, the photos came out perfect. My husband and I are both awkward posers but she managed to keep us relaxed and laughing which made our photos look very natural. I also love her editing style and how timeless it is. I know that we'll be looking back fondly at our photos for the rest of our lives."

There are not enough words to describe how amazing Lisa is! 


photo + location + officiant

Every wedding day is custom:
We consider the time of year, activities in the city, your vision, and the number of guests (if any) when choosing the location for your ceremony.

SIMPLY WED is for elopements only with no guests — just the two of you!

— 2 hours photography —


just the two of you

Introducing the boutique tiny wedding service for couples traveling to Chicago to be married
(it’s great for locals, too!)

Need some help with finding a location for your ceremony and small guest list?
(and maybe a bit of hand-holding, too?)

We’ve spent the last few years scouting great venues are the city for small weddings just like yours.

photo + location + officiant


Every wedding day is custom:
We consider the time of year, activities in the city, your vision, and the number of guests (if any) when choosing the location for your ceremony.

SIMPLY WEDplus is for couples with up to 25 guests


— 3 hours photography —

Getting married at City Hall? A JUST MARRIED sesssion might be perfect for you

We’ll meet up at the location of your choice in the city for about 1 hour — fresh from your ceremony at City Hall, of course — and capture all your just-wed bliss.


Let’s create a photography plan that doesn't include your ceremony, but DOES include all the love.


You’re planning a wedding with more than 25 guests, you want photos with a super-specific style that you don’t see on my website, you’re looking for a cheap or budget photographer, or you want a photographer to capture your City Hall ceremony.

on the other hand, we might not be a good fit if…

You’re planning a wedding with 0-25 guests

You’re hoping for wedding photos that are unposed, fun, and not too traditional, but look true-to-life.

You’re flexible and like to think outside the box (planning a small wedding throws a few curves sometimes!)

You’re looking for a photographer who offers a boutique experience

You want a tiny wedding, but not a tiny experience. 

We might just be a perfect fit if…

You’re on the right track, you just need a friend who can help you with the tiny wedding of your dreams!

Gen Z's are spending far less on weddings than previous generations

40% of the world is introverted and would prefer a tiny wedding to a large event

91% of Millennials said they would seriously consider a tiny wedding or elopement

Your tiny wedding plans are more normal than you think.