szymon + margaret: married.

Margaret and Szymon were married this past weekend at a quaint church in Lemont, and had a reception at Cog Hill. The church was up on a hill, overlooking a cemetery, right as the sun was setting. We could not have asked for a better fall day. I had a great time photographing this lovely couple and wish them the very best!






jessica + joe: married.

I worked with Jessica and Joe last winter at their engagement shoot last winter at the Chistkingle market. It was hard to believe that it was time for their wedding day! It was the first really cold day of the year, but everyone braved it and we got some great shots.  They were married at Christ Church in Lake Forest, then over to Elawa Farms for the reception. So much of their personalities were sprinkled throughout their event – Jessica diy’d so many of the elements, and there was a magician there to entertain us all. Those types of things make the day that much more special. It was a blast hanging out with them all day, and I wish the two of them the best!

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kate and jeff: married.

I knew this was going to be a great day when I met jeff someone asked him, “how are you doing?” He replied “I’m really excited.” Kate and Jeff had an afternoon wedding at the Danada House last sunday. They are very much in love – they were two of the sweetest people I have worked with. I got a little choked up when Jeff danced to the Muppets version of the “rainbow connection” with his mom. Too adorable. Wishing these two all the best as they start their life together in Texas.

lexie and dan: married.

Lexi and Dan got married last weekend, when it rained…the entire weekend. BUT, the rain stayed away for a tiny bit, so we can grab some quick photos outside using the beautiful fall foilage as our backdrop. They had a lovely ceremony in glen ellyn, complete with a scottish bag piper. We headed to a Hilton golf resort in Bloomingdale to celebrate the marriage of the happy couple. Wishing Lexi and Dan all the best! Thanks for letting me part of your day!

emily and chris: married!

I took photos of emily and chris last year around the same time at the Morton Arboretum.  It was a beauitful fall day, much like their actual wedding day! They could not have picked a prettier time of year to get married. Fall was at its finest. It was a bit chilly, but we made do….They had quite the wedding party, and emily’s niece and nephew did a fantastic job as ring bearer and flower girl! Check out the smile on Emily…no doubts of true happiness there!  All the best to the two of you!

madilynn and alan: married.

Madilynn and alan chose a beautiful fall day to get married! We started at Hotel Sax, where we did a first look and walked around to take photos. We headed to the Zhou B art Center in Bridgeport and the couple married in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by lots of friends and family. Madilynn and Alan wanted to have fun at their wedding….and fun was had by all. I was so thrilled to be part of this day, it really was a blast!

Check out Madilynn’s fabulous shoes…SHE MADE THEM!