Journal

A blog of our current photography work.

Marie and Mike

Marie and Mike had such a beautiful wedding at Meson Sabika a few weeks ago. We were honored to be a part of their day, and truly enjoyed being around everyone present!

Jennifer and Marie both volunteer at Second City Canine Rescue, and we were thrilled that their SCCR Alum, Murph, stood up in their wedding as their ring bearer for their special day.

Marie and Mike’s laughter-filled ceremony was absolutely lovely, and I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye watching them say “I do”!

Please take a look through their gallery for a peek at their day.

All our best!

xo

Jake and Jennifer

Ceremony and Reception Venue - www.mesonsabika.com

Officiant - Rev. Lindsey Joyce

Band - Matt Stedman Ring of Music Orchestra

Bakery - www.caligirlcakes.com

Hair Stylist - https://jgstylist.com

Makeup Artist -https://www.beautybyjuliette.com/about

Dress - https://bellabianca.com/project/pronovias/

Flowers - discus.vps.ascfg.org/buyers_guide/info.php?id=1854

Stephanie and Sean

Stephanie and Sean had a beautiful Fall day for their wedding a few weeks ago. We were so happy to be a part of their sweet wedding, and really enjoyed being able to be swept up in all the fun of their celebration.

They were married at the St. Maria Goretti Church, in Dyer, IN and following their beautiful ceremony, they had a reception at the White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point. All of their flowers were designed by Stephanie’s uncle, and everything was absolutely stunning.

Please enjoy a few of our favorite images from their day!

xo

Jake and Jennifer

Erin and John

Erin and John got married this past February at the fabulous Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago.  Their ceremony and the reception were held upstairs in Skyline Loft.  We are obsessed with the lighting and drapery and that Art of Imagination put together and the flowers from Steve's Flower Market were gorgeous.  It was wonderful to work for the Kielty family again (I photographed Erin's sister's wedding 7 years ago) and I had a ton of fun capturing all the crazy dance floor shenanigans.  Check out some of my favorite photos from their day!

Here's a few of Erin and John's vendors: Craft beer/furniture/copper bathtub: Venue Logic Decor (lighting, draping): Art of Imagination Flowers: Steve's Flower Market Chalkboards/calligraphy : Me! Catering: Homestead on the roof Cake/Desserts: West Town bakery Rings: Bella Cosa Shoes: Bella Belle Dress: Wolsfelt Bridal Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaid Suits: Suit Supply Hair & Makeup: Buke's Salon & Spa

Samantha and Kyle

Samantha and Kyle got married this past fall at Morris Country Club. I met up with Samantha at her parent's home for some getting ready shots and the plan was to go to the venue for a first look and bunch of outdoor portraits but by the time we got to Morris Country Club it was pouring rain.  I quickly found a spot to do the first look in the entryway and Samantha and Kyle didn't miss a beat. We grabbed some umbrellas and went outside. We didn't last long out there but still had a grand old time!  The ceremony had to be switched to the reception space but by the time it was done the storm had passed and we were able to go outside and take advantage of the sun and the beautiful landscape! Throughout the day Samantha and Kyle had only smiles and laughter and it was such a joy to be able to capture everything. Take a look at a few of their photos! Here's some of their wonderful vendors:

LEAP Weddings - Videographer Beaute Bar - Hair/Makeup Morris Country Club - Ceremony/Reception/Catering/Bar DJ - Elite Entertainment Morris Bakery - Donuts

Katie and Jorge

Katie and Jorge got married on a beautiful fall day this past October.  Their ceremony was held in the gorgeous Baker Memorial Church and their reception was just a few blocks away in the Rainbow Room at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, IL  We did a bunch of bridal party portraits along the fox river and tried to get their puppy in on the action, too!  Jennifer and I had an amazing time working with Katie and Jorge and loved every bit of their wedding. Check out a few of our favorite photos from their day! Here's a list of some of Katie and Jorge's vendors:

Dress: Veiled In Elegance, Geneva Flowers: Floral Wonders, Geneva Music: Karl Knutson Boutique Entertainment, Naperville Cake: Sweet Dreams Desserts, Sycamore Photo Booth: Fotio, Chicago Linens: Elegant Presentations, St. Charles