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January 2017

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Hyatt Lodge at Mcdonald’s Campus Wedding with Megan and Patrick

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And blogpost season begins!!!  I’ve been in the midst of working on Megan and Patrick’s album, so I couldn’t help but share some photos online from their awesome sauce wedding.  Megan and Patrick had a Hyatt Lodge at Mcdonald’s Campus wedding in Oakbrook. The scenery, guests, weather, details, overall vibe, and everything was picture perfect (zing!) And I was really digging Megan’s florals and bouquet- created by Ipomea Floral Design.

Before Megan and Patrick’s Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus wedding, the guys got ready at the hotel and Megan and her ladies got ready at Megan’s parents’ house, which was also the location of their post Chicago wedding ceremony/pre cocktail hour VIP cocktail hour. 😀

Oh oh! And they also had Irish Dancers from the school Megan and her friends danced at.  It was amazing to watch! I included some of those photos after the cocktail hour.

Ok, anyway- enough of my babbles. You can scroll and check out the loveliness that is Megan and Patrick’s Hyatt Lodge at Mcdonald’s Campus Wedding for yourselves.

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Here is the lovely backyard VIP wedding party I mentioned earlier. 🙂  Just before we headed off to their Hyatt Lodge at Mcdonald’s Campus Wedding location.
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And we are officially onsite for their Hyatt Lodge at Mcdonald’s Campus Wedding. Woo! Check out Megan and those dapper dudes.
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A big thank you to all of the vendors who participated:

Ceremony Location: Immaculate Conception Church
Reception Location: Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Wedding

Florist: Ipomea Floral Design
Invitations: Designed by Pat Dawson (Groom’s uncle)
Bride’s Shoes: Hitherto at BHLDN
Wedding Dress Designer: Watters Too
Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhullier for BHLDN
Trolley: Premier Trolly and Limo
Hair and MUA: Style on Site– Carrie and Jules
Wedding Cake: Lezza Spumoni & Desserts
Music: Matt Stedman Band
Groom’s Suit: Jos A. Bank
Groom’s Tie: The Tie Bar
Wedding Colors: Blush, Peach, Green <3

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August 2016

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A Blumen Gardens Wedding with Jordan and Justin in Sycamore

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We had the opportunity Jordan and Justin’s Blumen Gardens Wedding in Sycamore. Jordan and Justin are so incredibly sweet!  Ah! And Blumen Gardens has the most lovely outdoor wedding space.  We feel so blessed to have met these two. Even with Chicago’s unpredictable weather, this summer wedding season, we always are fans of outdoor wedding ceremonies. I love how personalized outdoor ceremonies are and hands down we love photographing wedding ceremonies outside.

Blumen Gardens has the most wonderful rustic and charming outdoor ceremony space, and it’s not too far from Chicago.  Jordan and Justin actually got ready in Naperville, before heading to Sycamore for their wedding.  Jordan chose to get ready at her parents’ house, because it’s close the her and Justin’s new apartment, and perfectly on the way to Sycamore. I love it when people get ready at their parents’ house because it adds a lovely personal touch to their wedding day. 🙂

Ok, more jabber later- here are the photos from their Blumen Gardens Wedding.
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Ah Jordan, you’re so lovely!!
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And on to Jordan and Justin’s first look!  We stopped by Herrick Lake Forest Preserve on our way to their Blumen Gardens Wedding.Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0014 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0015 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0016 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0017 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0018 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0019 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0020 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0021 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0022 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0023 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0024 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0025 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0026 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0027 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0028 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0029 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0030 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0031 Blumen Gardens Wedding Photography Chicago lifestyle photojournalist best wedding photography sycamore illinois reception studio finch photos_0032
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This shot that Jason took is my personal favorite from Jordan and Justin’s Blumen Gardens Wedding ceremony.  Jordan is a huge fan of Black and White photos, so we made sure to include extra and even shot a couple of rolls of film in black and white as well. <3
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Yay! When we are outside of Cook County, we actually get to experience the signing of a marriage license. 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illinois reception studio finch photos_0117Thank you you guys for having us a part of your wedding day.  I am so happy that the weather was amazing and that you got to have an outdoor ceremony with all of your friends and family.  It was like a fairytale!  (A fairy tale with a mesmerizing amount of photo ops).

Super congrats again! I hope that your honeymoon in Punta Cana was awesome! And a big thank you to all the vendors we got to work with to make Jordan and Justin’s Blumen Gardens Wedding possible:

Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Blumen Gardens Wedding in Sycamore
Getting Ready Locations: Naperville, IL
Florist: Jordan’s talented and wonderful friend Leah Hillman, boutonnieres were provided by Phillips Floral in Naperville
Hair: Tina at Mario Tricoci
Invitaions: Designed by Maid of Honor Nicole Irons
Shoes: Louise et Cie
Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal
Catering: Nats on Maple
Cake: Whole Foods
Music/DJ: Music By Design
Groom’s Suit: Pronto Uomo
Tie Brand: Kenneth Cole

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July 2016

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A Chicago Ravenswood Event Center Wedding with Kelsey and Dave

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Kelsey and Dave’s wedding is so incredibly refreshing and delightful.  I mean, one of their colors are Yellow- which I love!  They had a Ravenswood Event Center Wedding in Chicago, with their ceremony at St. Vincent DePaul Parish over on Sheffield.  Bear with me you guys, I have to post a gazillion photos from their wedding because it was hard to chose which wedding moments were my favorite.
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Kelsey and Dave met while attending DePaul- Dave actually worked at Kelly’s Pub, which is conveniently across the street from their St. Vincent DePaul ceremony. Dave was the bar tender and door guy, and Kelsey was smitten (as Dave would like to put it). Kelsey likes to think of it in the sense that they simply met at DePaul’s School of Education where Kelsey attended classes and Dave was the TA.

Speaking of smitten, Kelsey’s dad was smitten when he saw all of the beautiful cars for Ravenswood Event Center Wedding walk-through.  That space was officially meant to be! And how could it not be?! Every floor is beautiful in it’s own right- cars, timber frames, floor to ceiling glass space? Heck yes!

Okay, I’ll stop babbling now so you guys can see their Ravenswood Event Center Wedding.  The ladies got ready at the Westin Chicago River North.
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Kelsey and Dave’s neighborhood of Roscoe Village.  I didn’t know that this wonderful sign on the Metra existed until a month before their wedding when Kelsey asked if we can stop there on the way to their Ravenswood Event Center Wedding reception.Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0072 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0073 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0074 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0075 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0076 Chicago wedding photo ravenswood event center loft photography vsco contax645 lifestyle photojournalist studio finch_0077 Chicago wedding photo 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Ahh! Thank you so much you guys for having us apart of your big day.
And thank you to all of the vendors who helped make their Ravenswood Event Center Wedding oh so magical:

Getting Ready Location: Chicago Westin River North
Chicago Ceremony Location: St. Vincent DePaul Parish
Chicago wedding reception Location: Ravenswood Event Center Wedding
Flowers: Life in Bloom
Hair: Pink Beard Salon (Brittney Lingle)
Makeup: Shannon O’Brien
Invitations: designed by Christy Steinbrueck (best friend of maid of honor)
printed by VistaPrint
Wedding Shoes: Nina & Coach
Dress Designer: Allure
Caterer: Ravenswood Event Center
Cake/Baker: Sweet Mandy B’s
Music/DJ: Steve Hardy (Hardy Boii)
Ceremony Music: Robert Beatty (pianist) & Heather Boehm
Coordinator: Aly Szczek of Ravenswood Event Center
Suit Brand: Brooks Brothers
Tie Brand: Tie Bar

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A Film Family Session with Jennifer, Alex, and Baby M

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Oh man, be prepared with film family photography session adorableness with Jenn, Alex, and a little bundle of joy. We had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful new family. World, meet Baby M.

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Seriously guys- she’s going to be a model. <3 For Jennifer and Alex’s film family session, we met them at their beautiful house- which they are now the proud owners of. Ah!  It was a busy month for Alex- turning 30, becoming a dad, and closing on a house! Busy month indeed.

Jenn and Alex had their film family session when baby M was just a week old, and had 5 days of getting acclimated to her surroundings at home with mom and dad (and Lilah!  Baby M’s furry older and just as wiggly sister.)  Lilah stole the show for a bit too, the sweetest most well behaved doggie ever.

Jennier and Alex had simple, organic natural light photos for their film family session in Grand Rapids, MI. Their amazing plant filled sun-room had the most amazing light to photograph their baby girl.  We like to focus on the family themselves, keeping it simple and without props for family sessions. So that they can remember exactly how it was.  And with this adorable bundle of joy, it was so incredibly wonderful. Jennifer and Alex are some of the warmest hearted people I’ve met.

Super congrats on your growing family you two!  Thank you for letting us shoot your film family session, it was an honor.  I hope that the 3 of you (and Lilah too!) are having an awesome first summer together!

We like to shoot family mini-sessions primarily on film, and I want to thank The Find Lab for always being amazing at developing anything from our Contax 645.

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A Surprise Chicago Proposal at Hotel Lincoln with Evan and Pamela

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Ah!  This day warms my heart (which is good- because it was cold out!)  Evan planned an amazing surprise Chicago Proposal at Hotel Lincoln on the rooftop.  The surprise was in three stages.  (I know right!) Ah! Okay, sorry- I’m calming down.  It just all worked out so perfectly. Since it was cold out, there were not as many people on Hotel Lincoln Chicago proposal on the rooftop, which meant that we had a run of the place.

We met with Evan before the proposal day, and he explained his 3 stage plan to us.  First, the proposal. Second- a surprise visit from both sets of parents.  And! You’ll have to scroll down and wait for the 3rd one. 🙂

First, let’s begin their Hotel Lincoln Chicago proposal surprise on the rooftop. The rooftop is called J Parker.  A bit of history- J Parker was the unreliable cop on duty the night that Lincoln was assassinated. Much of Hotel Lincoln’s naming schemes have a ton of history involved- which is super cool!  Okay, off of that tangent, and on to Evan and Pamela’s proposal!!!
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AHHH!  She said Yes! Best Chicago proposal at Hotel Lincoln ever!

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And here’s the surprise from the parents. <3

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Hotel Lincoln Chicago Proposal Chicago Wedding photographer Studio Finch_0017Clever name time again!  The Booth that Pamela and Evan are sitting on is called The John Wilkes Booth. Clever indeed.

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Hotel Lincoln Chicago Proposal Chicago Wedding photographer Studio Finch_0021This is the exact spot at the bar where Pamela and Evan had their first date. 🙂

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And on to the last surprise!  A surprise engagement party!!!  With a bunch of Pamela’s sorority sisters who flew into town.  It was the most amazing top secret proposal mission success ever! Chicago proposal engagement photographer sunrise beach lifestyle photos wedding suprise_0028 Chicago proposal engagement photographer sunrise beach lifestyle photos wedding suprise_0029 Chicago proposal engagement photographer sunrise beach lifestyle photos wedding suprise_0030 Chicago proposal engagement photographer sunrise beach lifestyle photos wedding suprise_0031 Chicago proposal engagement photographer sunrise beach lifestyle photos wedding suprise_0032 Chicago proposal engagement photographer sunrise beach lifestyle photos wedding suprise_0033 Chicago proposal engagement photographer sunrise beach lifestyle photos wedding suprise_0034 Chicago proposal engagement photographer sunrise beach lifestyle photos wedding suprise_0035 Chicago proposal engagement photographer sunrise beach lifestyle photos wedding suprise_0036

Congrats you two! I hope that your first month of being engaged was amazing so far, and have a great engaged summer.  Thank you so much for having us a part of your surprise Chicago proposal at Hotel Lincoln.