Journal

A blog of our current photography work.

Peter and Sarah

It's always a special honor to be included in the weddings of our family.  Jennifer's cousin Peter, and his stunning bride, Sarah, had the sweetest DIY wedding at the Farnsley Moremen Landing in Louisville, KY a few weeks ago.  Their beautiful, heartfelt ceremony was filled with laughter and love, and we couldn't be happier for the two of them.

We loved all their delicate and simple details, and the way Peter couldn't take his eyes off of his new wife - or the smile from his face.  Our kids loved the ice cream bar, and exploring the beautiful grounds of the property!

Many congratulations to this amazing couple as they start their life together.

We love you!

xo

Jake and Jennifer

Erin and John

Erin and John got married this past February at the fabulous Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago.  Their ceremony and the reception were held upstairs in Skyline Loft.  We are obsessed with the lighting and drapery and that Art of Imagination put together and the flowers from Steve's Flower Market were gorgeous.  It was wonderful to work for the Kielty family again (I photographed Erin's sister's wedding 7 years ago) and I had a ton of fun capturing all the crazy dance floor shenanigans.  Check out some of my favorite photos from their day!

Here's a few of Erin and John's vendors: Craft beer/furniture/copper bathtub: Venue Logic Decor (lighting, draping): Art of Imagination Flowers: Steve's Flower Market Chalkboards/calligraphy : Me! Catering: Homestead on the roof Cake/Desserts: West Town bakery Rings: Bella Cosa Shoes: Bella Belle Dress: Wolsfelt Bridal Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaid Suits: Suit Supply Hair & Makeup: Buke's Salon & Spa

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