Journal

A blog of our current photography work.

Colleen and Nicholas

I had the pleasure of photographing Colleen and Nick’s wedding a few weeks ago on a gorgeous summer day! They had their sweet ceremony at the Holy Cross Church in Deerfield followed by a reception at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. Colleen and Nick found a beautiful forest preserve nearby called Ryerson Woods that we did all of our bridal party portraits at. Their day was absolutely perfect and I am so happy that I was able to be a part of it! -Jake

Kirsten and Brad

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!

DJ: MWES Weddings

Florist: Steuber Florist & Greenhouses

Ceremony guitarist: Jim Perona Guitar, Inc.

Hair and makeup: Rocco and Rocco Salon and Day Spa

Bridal dress: The Bridal Boutique of Naperville

Ceremony program and name card artwork: Artist: Fanny Moy Beube

Sara and Simon

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!!

List of vendors:

Beauty and Floral - Jasmine Galleria in Lombard

Catering - Gingko Catering (The Morton Arboretum's catering service)

Cake - The Cakery in North Aurora

Musicians - Moeller Musicians cello and guitar duo

DJ - The DJ Firm in Downers Grove

Bride's Dress - Maggie Sottero

Apolonia and Ashley

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!

List of vendors:

Catering: Catering by Diane

Flowers: Kennicott Brothers

Cake: Creative Cakes Bakery

Natalie and Ryan

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