Journal

A blog of our current photography work.

Kristin and Andrew

Kristin and Andrew were married the other week at a unique venue in Chicago called Chez. To me it was a perfect studio space and it was made for me to photograph in! The day started with some getting ready shots at the Sheraton nearby where I got some great doggie portraits, too. Kristin and Andrew had a first look along the Riverfront and we were able to get some skyline shots in at Olive Park before it started raining on us. Once it started raining we dashed back to the bus and hit up Union Station as our back up plan. Thank you to Kristin and Andrew for having me capture their wedding day!

List of vendors:

Venue – Chez

Florist – Trablume

Coordinator –  Erika, Plum and Ivy Events

Make up/Hair Co. – Rare Bird Beauties

Videographer – Newlyweds Cinema

DJ/Band- DJ D Jones

Stan’s donuts

Catering - Jewell Events Catering

Sarah and Eric

I had the pleasure of photographing Sarah and Eric’s wedding the other week at one of coolest venues in Illinois, The Silver Fox. It was an old Masonic Temple that they turned into a swanky speakeasy feeling wedding venue. Seriously, everywhere you turn at this place is an opportunity to make great photos. The day started with one of the groomsmen combing through their extensive vinyl collection which set the mood of the day. Their ceremony was held upstairs in an old auditorium and the reception was downstairs in a refurbished community room. I had a wonderful time spending the day with Sarah and Eric and I can’t wait to show them all the photos!

Here’s a list of their vendors:

Venue: The Silver Fox
DJ: Shah Quaiyoom
Hair: Corpo Bello Salon
Makeup: Stef Krause
Caterer: Mark Allen’s in Peru, IL
Dessert: The Ottawa Bakery
Alcohol: Streator Drugs

Kira and Yaniv

We were thrilled to do some portraits of Kira and Yaniv, with their sweet rescue pups Kaya and Pru! We are so looking forward to their wedding in September, and can’t wait to work with Kate of Chicago Vintage Weddings to make some wedding magic!

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Kira and Yaniv took advantage of the free engagement session we offer when you hire us, along with the services of CVW for their wedding!

Kaya and Pru were so social and a breeze to photograph! We had so much fun working with Kira and Yaniv to create these images!

Can’t wait for their big day!

-Jake

Melissa and Andrew

It’s always such a humbling, and amazing experience to be asked to shoot the weddings of our friends. Melissa and Andrew were married a few weeks ago in a beautiful ceremony at Independence Grove. Melissa and I (Jennifer) work together at Second City Canine Rescue, and it was so fun to see these worlds collide. Melissa’s pup, King, was mentioned throughout the day, and even made an appearance on their signature cocktails, in their vows, and in speeches throughout the night!

Fun fact: every time someone books us for their wedding, we make a donation in their honor to Second City Canine Rescue!

Jake and I loved getting to know Melissa and Andrew’s families, their fun group of friends, and to be a part of their day.

We were so glad the rain held off so that we could do all of our portraits outside, before the skies opened up and stormed!!

Melissa, you were absolutely stunning. Andrew, you are a lucky man!

Cheers, you two!

xo

Jennifer and Jake