A couple of weeks ago I met up with Monika and Ron in Chicago for their engagement session. Since it was the beginning of March we decided on the Lincoln Park Conservatory for warmth. But it ended up being a pretty warm and sunny day so we ended up going outside for a bunch of photos at the nature boardwalk. Monika and Ron are a great couple and easy to work with. I am so excited to photograph their wedding this coming May!
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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 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
In December I photographed Sara and Ryan’s wedding at Bottom Lounge in Chicago. It was the perfect venue for two music lovers to get married at! I loved the loft style atmosphere of the reception space and the backdrop of the ‘L’ on Lake. They got ready at the Wit downtown Chicago before heading over the Bottom Lounge for their ceremony. Even though it was a little chilly Sara and Ryan were willing to walk a couple of blocks to do some portraits in front of some nearby street art. I loved working with them and I hope you enjoy looking at a few of my favorite photos from their day! Here’s a list of their wedding vendors:
Venue: Bottom Lounge Rings: Ethan Lord Pies: Hoosier Mama Dress: Jenny Yoo Suit: Calvin Klein Makeup: Carla Duca Hair: BloHaute Sara’s shoes: Jimmy Choo DJ: John Simmons Officiant: Chicago wedding officiant services Floral: Flowers by Christine Photography: Two Birds Photography Invitations: Zazzle Transportation for guests: Reggie’s Bus
Kathryn and Steve had a beautiful November wedding, and we were so honored to have been a part of it. Kathryn's smile lights up the room, her style is incredible, and her sweet husband couldn't take his eyes off her the entire day. Kathryn's bouquet and their florals by The English Garden were simply stunning! We loved every perfect detail. Kathryn and Steve were married in a sweet and heartfelt ceremony at their church before heading to Warehouse 109 in Plainfield. This reception venue is absolutely amazing, and we love shooting there! The walls are lined with vintage motorcycles, and stunning tablescapes were set up throughout. Also, any newlyweds that serve pie and BBQ are our kind of people! The day was seamlessly held together by Kim Gapinski of Bride and Joy Events. She kept the day flowing smoothly and managed every detail flawlessly! We can't say enough great things about working with Kim, but for any couple that books her event planning services alongside ours, we will offer you a free Engagement Session!
Here are just a few of our favorite images from Kathryn and Steve's wedding: