A blog of our current photography work.

Nicole and Jouwon

Nicole and Jouwon got married this past October at The Haight in Elgin.  I love shooting at loft style venues and this place doesn't disappoint!  It was quite a chilly fall day but we braved the weather and got some great shots outside.  There were so many beautiful moments and I was honored to be there to capture it all.  Definitely check out the spread of desserts from Smallcakes Naperville. It was so good! Here's a few of my favorite photos from their day.

Here's a list of a few of their vendors:

The Haight
166 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL  60120

Cuisine America
Mary Catherine
407 Bluff City Drive
Elgin, IL  60120
847-888-2288     Cell:  847-340-1410

Chicago Beverage Catering
Vitaliy Rubin
2082 W. Wicklow
Round Lake, IL  60073

Town & Country Gardens
Jamie Lea Power
219 Douglas Avenue
Elgin, IL  60120

Music by Design
DJ: Charlie
3755 E. Main Street, Suite 185
St. Charles, IL 60174

Buho Studio – Wedding Videography
Alejandra Cabrera
1275 Countryside Drive
Elgin, IL  60123

Icon Video Photo Booth
Michael Frisini
900 Jorie Blvd #202
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Naperville Smallcakes
115 E. Ogden Avenue #119
Naperville, IL 60563

Courtyard Marriott Elgin/West Dundee
Katrice Thomas
2175 Marriott Drive
West Dundee, IL  60118
847-429-0300  X627

Spare Wheels
P.O. Box 3760
St. Charles, IL 60174

Taylor Oakland – Calligraphy

Eleganza Bridal Gallery
725 N. York Street
Elmhurst, IL  60126

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
131 West Jefferson Avenue
Naperville IL  60540

Chelsea and John

This past fall we had the pleasure of photographing Chelsea and John's wedding at the beautiful Dunham Woods Riding Club. It ended up being a rainy day but as I looked around and began scoping the location I knew that I wasn't going to have trouble finding places to shoot. It's an old building with lots of charm! Even though we did the majority of the photos inside that didn't stop Chelsea and John from braving the rain and going outdoors for a few shots. I'm glad they did, too, because they had a really cool red horse barn and some pretty scenery. We had a great time photographing their wedding and we hope we get to shoot at this place again sometime!

Their florist was Jamie from Town and Country, the cake from Sugar Path, and their DJ was Rachel with Toast and Jam.

Kathryn and Steve

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:

Alyssa and Adam

We have always had good intentions to keep our blog updated and showcase all the beautiful weddings that we photograph but between wrangling our three awesome boys, all the (MANY) photo shoots this past year, and the work we've done with animal rescue our blog has been neglected.  Over the next couple of weeks we are going to be posting a few of the weddings we photographed this past year and, hopefully, this coming wedding season we will be able to keep things updated a little better!  

Today's post is going to showcase some of our favorite photos from Alyssa and Adam's wedding at Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room in Oswego, IL. We love getting some fresh air and photographing weddings that are out in the country.  Emerson Creek is one of our favorite places to shoot as it has a cute bridal coop for getting ready shots, the tented reception area that backs up to a converted shed that's perfect for cocktails, and all the beautiful scenery to take portraits in front of. But more importantly we wanted to share this wedding because Alyssa and Adam are so in love with each other and it was such a joy to photograph their sunny September outdoor ceremony.

Emilie's Maternity Session

There is nothing more beautiful to me than a glowing pregnant lady.  So, naturally, I was thrilled when Emilie and I set up a time to do her maternity photos. Emilie is quite possibly the most adorable pregnant lady I have ever seen, and her

Her little one is due so, so soon and I cannot WAIT to meet him...or her...although let it be known I am predicting a boy.

I already did a few teasers of her photos, but here are a few more from the shoot: