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!

megan and andrew: married.

Megan and Andrew were one of the first weddings I booked for this year, and time just flew by – they got married labor day weekend and had a lovely wedding at fultons on the river. The day called for rain and it was cloudy and grey all day, but the rain stayed away. We took photos around chicago where we got to use our lovely city as a backdrop from all different kinds of angles….Somehow it miraculously stayed dry the whole day, even though dark clouds lingered over us most of the time! I had a great time at their wedding….Wishing the two of them all the best!

rebecca and ross: married.

Rebecca and Ross were so much fun to work with. They met here in chicago, but reside in Australia, where Ross is from. Rebecca made everything herself. And did a damn good job at it! The details were impeccable! All the flowers were from the green city market. So much eye candy. Their wedding took place at Kitchen, which is a great venue that fit Rebecca’s vision perfectly. All the best to the two of you…it was definitely an honor to be part of your special day!

christine and jake: married.

Christine and jake had a lovely wedding at architectural artifacts last week. They were so much fun to work with – they have a GREAT sense of humor! We did a very beautiful first look at montrose beach and then headed to the venue for photos and the ceremony. The night was alot of fun and I had a great time working with the two of them. Below is just a small snippet of the many photos from their beautiful wedding day!

amy and andres: married.

Amy and Andres were a JOY to work with in so many ways. First of all, they met abroad while Amy was studying in Chile…My day-job is a graphic designer for a non-profit which provides study abroad programs…The very same program that Amy was enrolled in when she met Andres! They are a beautiful, VERY MUCH in love, bilingual couple, with much love for their family and friends. They chose to recite the same vows as Amy’s parents, they had three of their best friends sing during the ceremony, and they made a point to make it to every table to take a photo with all their guests. They have spent much of their relationship apart due to distance, but now they will finally get to be together. They are off to Chile to live for the next year or so while Andres finishes up his program there – Can’t wait to see where the world takes them next. All the best to the two of you!

Right before the ceremony began, Amy and Andres shared a prayer together. They were divided by the wall, so they got a moment together without actually seeing eachother. It was beautiful and gave me goosebumps!

jen and larry: married.

Jen and Larry were so great to work with. Extremely laid back, happy, and dog lovers! We started the day at St. Kieran’s in Chicago Heights, headed to downtown Homewood to say hello to Jen’s dogs, then to Meyers Castle in Dyer, Indiana for the reception. One of my best friends from childhood lived in that subdivison, so I spent many of my high school days going to visit, so it was great to finally get to check out the venue. It was a beautiful location, complete with peacocks roaming the grounds. Their day was filled with lots of happiness – I was so honored to be there to capture it all!

jon and meg: married.

It such an honor to photograph the wedding of a couple like Jon and Meg. They are two very compassionate people who are working hard to leave their mark of good in this world. Extra bonus points from me: they are vegan! They had a very simple, non-traditional, traditional (yep!) wedding at Silver Lakes Country Club in Orland. The weather was a little unpredictable at times, but it ended up behaving just in time for us to run outside and take some photos. Wishing Jon and Meg all the best!

laura & ryan: married.

Laura and Ryan were married last saturday at Ridge Country Club. It was a hot, steamy summer day, but we made the most of it! Everyone was such a trooper. They live in milwaukee and have some of the sweetest friends and family I have ever encountered. The speeches were so touching I was tearing up! They were a great couple to work with and I wish them all the best! Thanks for letting me share your special day.

courtney & justin: married!

Courtney and Justin had a beautiful “old hollywood” style wedding, last saturday at A New Leaf. They are from the chicagoland area, but have started new lives in California. My day begat at Hotel Linoln, to snap some photos of Justin getting ready, then to Courtney’s parents condo to focus on Courtney. The couple had a first look at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, then it was off to a new leaf for the celebration. Their wedding was a blast. This couple was adored by all their friends and family….and damn, can that bride dance!

Congratulations to Courtney and Justin. Thanks so much for letting me be part of your day!

chris and courtney: married!

Very excited to start my first wedding of the year with Chris and Courtney! It has been an unseasonably warm winter, but not this day. It felt every little bit like february. Their reception was at Germania Place, in Old Town. I had a great night with these two -they know how to throw a party and their friends know how to dance! All the best Chris and Courtney! Love you guys!