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


Kelly and John

If you pick your wedding date at the end of April, you would probably anticipate freshly blooming flowers, and budding trees. Kelly and John did have that on their wedding day, and also a few inches of thick wet snow!

Kelly and John couldn’t have been more laid back about the unexpected weather, because they only had eyes for each other.

We had so much fun capturing this stunning day at Danada House in Wheaton. Everyone was so great to be around, the setting was absolutely beautiful, and to be honest, the snow was really pretty!

Thank you for letting us be a part of your day.

xo

Jake and Jennifer

Emily & Pat

Emily and Pat were such a joy to work with. Their early April wedding at Floating World Gallery was absolutely heartwarming and full of love and laughter.

We loved their first look, and how Pat absolutely lit up when he saw his bride walking toward him. Of course, we were thrilled that they included their dog, P, in their celebration!

Every last detail was so lovingly curated, and we appreciated their attention to every aspect of their day.

Emily and Pat, Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your day. Thanks also to Jamie Engelhardt for being my second photographer.

- Venue: Floating World Gallery
- Catering: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba and Molly’s Cupcakes
- Event Planner: Big City Bride
- Music: Monastero Entertainment
- Flowers: Dilly Lily

-Hair : Brenna Dull (Virtue Salon, Columbus, OH) 

David and Tayler

David and Tayler had a beautiful, Spring wedding in downtown Geneva, a couple of weeks back. Weather looked iffy leading up to their big day, but they ended up with an incredible March afternoon! David and Tayler got ready at the historic Herrington Inn, and had the sweetest first look. David couldn’t keep his eyes off of his stunning bride, and we loved the way his entire face lit up when he saw her walking toward him

We had so much fun doing portraits along the beautiful Fox River, and their bridal party was so fun to be around!

Their ceremony at Riverside Receptions was beautiful and heartfelt, and the florals by Kio Kreations that were along the aisle and draped the Chuppah, were stunning! We love that they had a friend act as their officiant, and the music they chose was spot-on!

Their reception was filled with laughter, great food, dancing and incredible music; provided by the lovely and talented Rachel of Toast & Jam!

David and Tayler, we are so glad you asked us to be a part of your beautiful day. It was truly an honor.

xo

Jake and Jennifer