wandering eye

tree hugger, photojournalistic wedding photographer & professional retoucher

Kristen + Nick | 07.03.14 | Yorkville, IL

Megan + Bradley | 07.05.14 | Waterman, IL

Alison + David | 07.20.14 | Highland Park, IL

Angela + Joshua | 06.14.14 | Lansing, MI


Laura + Robert | 06.22.14 | Chicago, IL


Kristie + Kyle | 6.06.14 | Manteno, IL


Jackie + Brian | 6.07.14 | Lake Zurich, IL


Jaime + Mike | 5.31.14 | Dwight, IL


Stephanie + Alex | 5.17.14 | Des Plaines, IL


Anne + Chris | 5.11.14 | Chicago, IL

Being Green Is Easy

Being Green Is Easy

In honor of one of the most important days the world can ever have, I’ve compiled a list of 20 easy ways to be good to the planet (and to your wallet) on Earth Day – and every day. I’ve adopted all of these actions into my own life, and encourage you to try at least one idea on your own!Kermit-2011

  1. Recycle – everything. Cardboard, plastic food containers, water bottles, junk mail, aluminum foil, and more…

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Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

I started making my own dog cookies last summer when I found out exactly how easy and healthy it could be for my pups. The pre-made biscuits you can purchase at the store, like Milk-Bone brand, are full of chemicals and artificial preservatives. The ingredients from their website are as followed:

Wheat Flour, Wheat Bran, Meat and Bone Meal, Milk, Wheat Germ, Beef Fat (Preserved with BHA), Salt,…

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Shelia + Brian | 3.22.14 | Mundelein, IL

Chunky Vegan Chick’n Salad

One of the foods I missed most after becoming a vegetarian was chicken salad. I finally have a recipe that I love and takes under 20 minutes to make. All you need is:

Milo and I both like to pretend it’s real chicken

  • 1 package tempeh (I used flax)
  • Soy sauce (I used San-J Tamari)
  • 4 pickle spears
  • 1/2 cup grapes
  • 2 medium celery stalks
  • ground mustard, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste

I use tempeh…

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Crunchy Cashew Granola

Crunchy Cashew Granola

love granola, but packaged gluten free kinds are usually very expensive and aren’t very filling. I’m going to show you how to make your own granola (gluten free or not), and you’ll love it so much, you’ll never buy pre made again!

There are tons of recipes out there on how to make your own granola, but this is my favorite basic:

  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats, not instant (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten…

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