Journal

A blog of our current photography work.

Sarah and Eric

I had the pleasure of photographing Sarah and Eric’s wedding the other week at one of coolest venues in Illinois, The Silver Fox. It was an old Masonic Temple that they turned into a swanky speakeasy feeling wedding venue. Seriously, everywhere you turn at this place is an opportunity to make great photos. The day started with one of the groomsmen combing through their extensive vinyl collection which set the mood of the day. Their ceremony was held upstairs in an old auditorium and the reception was downstairs in a refurbished community room. I had a wonderful time spending the day with Sarah and Eric and I can’t wait to show them all the photos!

Here’s a list of their vendors:

Venue: The Silver Fox
DJ: Shah Quaiyoom
Hair: Corpo Bello Salon
Makeup: Stef Krause
Caterer: Mark Allen’s in Peru, IL
Dessert: The Ottawa Bakery
Alcohol: Streator Drugs

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.

Emily and Eric's Wedding

Emily and Eric had the sweetest outdoor wedding at the Lighthouse Lodge in Indiana this summer.  We were thrilled to have been a part of it, and not ONLY because they had the world's cutest and sweetest French Bulldog, but because they were a genuine fun-time to be around!! Take a look at their amazing day, and feel free to gawk at all the gorgeousness and well-thought-out details!!

But really, though, that puppy!!

-Jake

Aleesha and David's Wedding

Aleesha and David were married at the beautiful Blumen Gardens in Sycamore, IL. We love this space, and could spend hours wandering the aisles of plants, succulents and trinkets.  It was the perfect setting for Aleesha and David's late summer ceremony!

These two were so fun to work with, and we absolutely loved all the personal and diy details that they incorporated into their wedding!

Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your day!

-Jake and Jennifer

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Bryan and Brook's Wedding

Brook and Bryan had a beautiful wedding at the Inn at St. John's in Michigan. I photographed Bryan's sister's wedding a few years ago and I was so excited when they invited me back for another one. It was great to hang out with the Genrich family again and to meet the Fillipps family! I loved all of the details of their day and Brook's Mom did an amazing job with all of the flowers! Here's a preview of some of my favorite photos from their day. -Jake

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