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


Katie and Mark

Katie and Mark got married in Chicago a few weeks ago at the gorgeous Assumption Catholic Church and had their reception at the amazing Ignite Glass Studio. The weather was slightly on the erratic side with lots of wind and a bit of hail but that didn’t stop Katie and Mark (and party!). After they got married we hit up a few spots around the city for portraits. We went to the Kinzie Street Bridge, Chicago Board of Trade, and finished up at Ignite. They were such a great crew to hang out with! The reception and all the details were coordinated by the exceptional Kim Weinberg of Liven it up Events. Huge thanks to Nicholas Holstein for photographing with me. Enjoy a few of my favorite pictures from their day!

Russell and Valerie

I had the pleasure of photographing Russell and Valerie's wedding ceremony at the Unitarian Church in Hinsdale.  It was an intimate event and I felt very honored to be a part of it.  Usually I'm photographing for an entire day on the weekend but their wedding took only a couple of hours on weekday so it was nice to switch things up!  I still got to do a few portraits of them just outside the church before their dinner at Vie in Western Springs. I loved working with Valerie and Russell and spending time with their family and friends for the afternoon. Here's a few of my favorite photos from their wedding.

Lauren and Mark's Wedding

Lauren and Mark had their wedding ceremony at the beautiful All Saints Episcopal Church in Chicago and their reception was held at Morton's Steakhouse downtown. They had just their immediate families with them so we got to do a full family group shot with the skyline in the background. Lauren and Mark were a fun and laid back couple and I got some great candid shots out of them.  Also, we LOVE her pink shoes! -Jake