Journal

A blog of our current photography work.

Rachael and Mike

Rachael and Mike got married a couple of weeks ago at St. Chrysostom’s Church in Chicago. One great thing about church weddings in Chicago is that they are all gorgeous old buildings with interesting architecture and character. St. Chrysostom’s fits that description! Before their sweet ceremony we went around the city to do some portraits with the bridal party. We started at Newberry Library/Washington park, then over to North Ave beach for a few skyline shots, and finished up at the Chicago History Museum steps. Their reception was held at one of my favorite venues in Chicago: Galleria Marchetti. Everything went smoothly and I had such a pleasure being a part of Rachael and Mike’s wedding. Thank you to Nicholas Holstein for helping me as second photographer for the day!

Here’s a list of their wedding vendors:

  • St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church

  • Galleria Marchetti

  • Kinzie Hotel

  • Twigs & Blooms

  • Total Image Hair & Makeup

  • Bluewater Kings Band

  • Bijou Bridal (bride's dress)

  • The Dessy Group (bridesmaid dresses)

  • The Black Tux (groomsmen outfits)

  • An Affair to Remember (Jena & Audra)

  • Sugar Bliss Cakes

  • Sweet Ali's Bakery


Charlene and her daughter Gigi

I had so much fun doing a photo session with Charlene and Gigi a few weeks ago. These two ladies volunteer at Second City Canine Rescue with Jennifer and I, and they bid on and won a photo session with us during last year’s annual Cocktails for Canines Gala!

Char and Gigi do so much for the pups in their care, and give so much with smiles on their faces.

It was so much fun to work with them during their session, and I’m excited to share their photos!