Journal

A blog of our current photography work.

Monika and Ron

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!

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

Sara and Ryan

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

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.