Welcome to the NTCo. blog, where you’ll find advice for all things weddings, engagements and elopements. Read love stories from real Chicago / Central Illinois weddings & beyond.

HOW THEY MET Marissa + Dylan’s love story starts how many great modern day love stories do… on Instagram. They met on Instagram when Dylan slid into Marissa’s DMs. They talked on Instagram for a bit and then eventually hung out one day in August of 2019. Since that day they have been inseparable. During […]

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Marissa + Dylan

HOW WE MET I was initially reached out to by Lexi’s friend, Deena! She messaged me on Instagram in December of 2021 letting me know that her friend was getting married on September 24th, 2022 and asked if I had the date open. Thankfully I did so I asked for Lexi’s email to reach out […]

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Lexi + Jayden

- Emma & Skylar

She captured how Skyler looks at me when I don’t know it, she captured true laughter and happiness, and most importantly she captured the love that pours from our very being when we’re with each other.

"When I opened the gallery I started crying because Noelle captured everything"

- Molly + Brent

Noelle was AMAZING and exceeded any expectations I had for a photographer. Not only did her photos blow us away, but she went above and beyond helping us coordinate our wedding day schedule and itinerary (which was invaluable!). In addition to being easy to work with, she provided us with a sneak peak of our day in less than 24 hours! I could not recommend Noelle enough. You will not be disappointed if you book her for your special day.

"I could not recommend Noelle enough. You will not be disappointed if you book her"

- Fallyn + Justin

If you're getting married, hire Noelle as your photographer! Noelle is amazing to work with in every way imaginable. She's highly skilled, professional, the ultimate hype woman, and just an all around great person. My husband and I loved working with her on our wedding day and during the wedding planning process, and our photos are absolutely perfect! We can't say enough good things about Noelle and her work

"if you're getting married, hire noelle as your photographer!"

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