The Brookfield Zoo has a special place in our hearts as we take our boys there all the time. I was thrilled when Kirsten and Brad booked me to photograph their zoo wedding. We did a first look at the Dragonfly Marsh and then went around to a few different locations around the zoo for portraits. Their sweet ceremony took place with the scenic formal pool in the background. Every detail was gorgeous! Just look at the flowers by Steuber Florist and the custom artwork on the ceremony programs and name cards by the artist Fanny Moy Beube. It was such a perfect day!
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Sara and Simon had a beautiful outdoor wedding at the Morton Arboretum’s Thornhill Center. The Morton Arboretum is one of my favorite places to photograph as the scenery is just breathtaking anywhere you turn. We started with a first look at the Fragrance Garden, then made a stop at Meadow Lake, and then finished out portraits up at the Spruce Plot. It was a wonderful day! Congratulations to Sara and Simon!!
I had the joy of photographing Ashley and Apolonia's beautiful summer wedding a couple of weeks ago at Lake Katherine in Palos Heights. It was so awesome to capture the love these brides have for each other! Apolonia looked gorgeous in her gown and Ashley looked incredible in her blue suit. Their wedding was full of happy tears, laughter, and love. I am so grateful I was able to be a part of it all. Check out a few of my favorite photos from their day!
Natalie and Ryan got married a couple of weeks ago at one of our favorite Chicago wedding venues, Salvage One. It's a cool place to shop at but it's even cooler to have your wedding at! Their day started with a few getting ready shots and some portraits at a place called Publishing House Bed and Breakfast. From there we went over to Salvage One to finish up our portraits before their indoor ceremony. We absolutely love all the mismatched pews and chandeliers that make up the ceremony space not to mention the giant elephant statues flanking the aisle. After the ceremony Natalie and Ryan's bulldog Bodie made an appearance and stole the show for a bit. It was such a good day and I loved being a part of their wedding. Every detail was flawlessly coordinated by Kim Gapinski of Bride +Joy Events. She's amazing and if you are needing a coordinator you should check out her website!
List of vendors:
Coordination: Bride + Joy Events
Venue: Salvage One
Food and Beverage: Big Delicious Planet
Entertainment: Style Matters DJs
Ceremony and Cocktail Music: String Theory
Floral/Decor: Field & Florist
Videography: Al De La Pena
Makeup artist: To Have + To Glow, Kelsey Joelle
Hair Stylist: Sola Salon
Transportation: M&M Limousine
Katia and Mike were married on beautiful summer day a couple weeks ago in the English Garden at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Every detail of their day was perfectly coordinated by Melissa from Clementine Custom Events. They are an amazing company and if you're looking for a coordinator definitely check them out! The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of those places that wherever I turn it is just beautiful and can shoot at all day long. Katia looked stunning in her wedding gown and Mike looked handsome in his blue suit. They were such an awesome couple to work for!
Thank you to Jamie Engelhardt for second shooting with me! You can check out her amazing work here.