Journal

A blog of our current photography work.

Alicia and Pete

Alicia and Pete got married a couple of weeks ago on a gorgeous September Saturday! They had a lovely Catholic wedding ceremony at the Holy Family Parish in Invernesse. You could tell how much in love they are just by watching their expressions at the ceremony. It was also a real treat to see how excited they were to see all of their months of planning come together at the reception when they walked into Bloomingdale Golf Club. Their details were perfect! We had absolutely beautiful late afternoon sunlight and scenery to use for their bridal party portraits and just can’t wait to share them all!

Kirsten and Brad

The Brookfield Zoo has a special place in our hearts as we take our boys there all the time. I was thrilled when Kirsten and Brad booked me to photograph their zoo wedding. We did a first look at the Dragonfly Marsh and then went around to a few different locations around the zoo for portraits. Their sweet ceremony took place with the scenic formal pool in the background. Every detail was gorgeous! Just look at the flowers by Steuber Florist and the custom artwork on the ceremony programs and name cards by the artist Fanny Moy Beube. It was such a perfect day!

DJ: MWES Weddings

Florist: Steuber Florist & Greenhouses

Ceremony guitarist: Jim Perona Guitar, Inc.

Hair and makeup: Rocco and Rocco Salon and Day Spa

Bridal dress: The Bridal Boutique of Naperville

Ceremony program and name card artwork: Artist: Fanny Moy Beube

Sara and Simon

Sara and Simon had a beautiful outdoor wedding at the Morton Arboretum’s Thornhill Center. The Morton Arboretum is one of my favorite places to photograph as the scenery is just breathtaking anywhere you turn. We started with a first look at the Fragrance Garden, then made a stop at Meadow Lake, and then finished out portraits up at the Spruce Plot. It was a wonderful day! Congratulations to Sara and Simon!!

List of vendors:

Beauty and Floral - Jasmine Galleria in Lombard

Catering - Gingko Catering (The Morton Arboretum's catering service)

Cake - The Cakery in North Aurora

Musicians - Moeller Musicians cello and guitar duo

DJ - The DJ Firm in Downers Grove

Bride's Dress - Maggie Sottero

Anna and Matt

Anna and Matt had such a sweet wedding, and we had so much fun being a part of their day. Fortunately the rain held off for their ceremony at the Winnetka Community House, and we were able to do everything outdoors, as planned!

Anna had the sweetest first-look with her grandfather, and we love that he walked her down the aisle. There were so many sentimental moments and intimate details throughout their day. Anna and Matt are so head over heels for each other, and couldn’t stop smiling the whole day through.

We loved being able to be there to capture Anna and Matt’s sweet wedding, and wish them nothing but the best.

xo

Jake and Jennifer

Akshali and Shubang

Akshali and Shubang had a beautiful day for their wedding ceremony, and it was a joy to take part in their celebration! The colors and vibrancy of their day was reflected in the love they have for each other. We loved spending the day with these two, and couldn’t be happier for them as they start their lives together.

Please enjoy a few of our favorite images from Akshali and Shubang’s day!

xo

Jake and Jennifer