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22

April 2014

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Royal Fox Country Club Wedding – Jenna and Matt

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Typically brides get really stressed out about the possibility of rain on their wedding day.  Not Jenna though, she was beaming the whole day.  Gah, and the emotional smiles and happy tears from everyone made it hard to not get a good shot at this Royal Fox Country Club Wedding.  Seriously Jenna, your friends and family are amazing!

So, back to the rain- a thing we love about rain? The color of the trees and grass that go along with it. All of our wedding photos seem to get more vibrant after the rain.  A huge thank you to Jenna and Matt for being willing to go out on the Green of the Royal Fox Country Club when the clouds still looked like they were going to burst.

Now… to start with the perfect wedding ballerina shoes for today.

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My Favorite shot of the day.  Thanks Jason for being the perfect photojournalist I can count on.

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Jenna with all of her radiance.  While Matt- learned to drive stick shift quicker than anyone I ever met.

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The hill at the Royal Fox Country club is one of my favorite spots on all of their grounds.

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Love the concentration- but! It was so awesome, lets do the whole wedding bouquet toss montage… Yes!

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Monday

3

June 2013

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Owen and Matt’s Chicago Cozy Noodle Engagement

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Growing up, I was surrounded by nostalgia. Tin and wooden toys are a few of my favorite things- so when we went to Cozy Noodle for Owen and Matt’s Chicago engagement photography session, we had a plethora of amazingness. Added in with that, the interior of the space paired with the autumn backdrop colors quite well. Fall in Illinois is downright breathtaking. So when Owen and Matt said they had a blanket- well, we had a field. 🙂
They are getting married at Architectural Artifacts later this summer, so speaking of being surrounded by nostalgia- it couldn’t be at a better wedding venue. Can’t wait!
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Sunday

19

May 2013

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Amanda and Tom’s Chicago Promontory Point Wedding

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Amanda and Tom are the most amazing smiley people that we’ve ever shot. Seriously, every picture looks like absolute joy at their Promontory Point wedding.  I mean, you remember their engagement session at Indiana Dunes State Park with the dune jumping? Indeed.
Amanda and Tom got ready in West Town, to make sure to have the chance to have a few shots where they originally met- at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, before the wedding. With their ceremony and reception at the lovely Promontory Point on Chicago’s South Side, they simply moved the ceremony indoors and opened up the hall’s French doors, while enjoying cocktail hour outside.
It was the most perfect weather for a lakeside wedding! The sky was so clear, you could see the cityscape along the shore, which allowed for the perfect bike-ride on their new tandem bike. The perfect dress for the perfect bike!
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Wednesday

15

May 2013

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Chicago Maxim’s Lincoln Park Wedding- Mary Beth and Sam

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Mary Beth and Sam’s Chicago Maxim’s Lincoln Park wedding was an absolute blast. We love outdoor park weddings in Chicago. I mean, look at the amazing greenery?!  And with Mary Beth’s vintage wedding dress paired with flowers from Asrai Garden, it’s a guaranteed day of non-stop lovely. And Sam’s suit was quite amazing as well.  This wedding had some of my most favorite dance shots of all time. Maxim’s made it quite easy though, it’s such an intimate reception space, and was perfect for their theme. Congrats with everything in Colorado you two! Downtown Chicago Wedding Photo Asrai Garden Bouquets Champaigne Grapes in the bouquet? Yes! Asrai Garden Boutineers Wedding Jewlery Wedding Invitation Asrai Garden Bouquets Asrai Garden Bridal Bouquet Flower Girls Bride and Flower Girls Bridesmaids and Bride Now Panic and Freak Out Napkin Abraham Lincoln Statue in Chicago's Lincoln Park Abraham Lincoln Statue in Chicago's Lincoln Park Wedding Abraham Lincoln Statue in Chicago's Lincoln Park Wedding Abraham Lincoln Statue in Chicago's Lincoln Park Wedding Abraham Lincoln Statue in Chicago's Lincoln Park Wedding Abraham Lincoln Statue in Chicago's Lincoln Park Wedding Abraham Lincoln Statue in Chicago's Lincoln Park Wedding Abraham Lincoln Statue in Chicago's Lincoln Park Wedding Abraham Lincoln Statue in Chicago's Lincoln Park Wedding Abraham Lincoln Statue in Chicago's Lincoln Park Wedding Celebrating in Limo after wedding Bride and Groom Chicago Art Museum Chicago Wedding Party Photo Bride and Groom Chicago Art Institute Garden Bride and Groom Chicago Art Institute Garden Groom Chicago Art Institute Garden Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Botanicals Wedding Details Botanicals Wedding Details Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Bride and Groom Toasting Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Bride and Groom Toasting Bride and Groom First Dance Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Bride and Groom First Dance Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Bride and Groom Cutting the Cake Dance Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Dancing Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Dancing Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Dancing Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Dancing Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Kid Dancing Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Bride Dancing Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Groom Awesome Dancing Maxim's Restaurant Wedding Final Toast

Tuesday

7

May 2013

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Travels to Los Angeles- A Venice Beach Engagement Photography Session- Emily and Ben

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First off, Emily has some killer taste in clothes, which made their Venice beach engagement photography session all the more awesome. And we asked the owners of this garage to paint it to match their outfits. (Of course!) I am a HUGE fan of Venice Beach and the Venice Canals. There are SO many photo op spots around every nook and cranny. Gah, I could just stay in the sunny sunshine of LA forever. Indeed, remember it was January and I’m not really a winter person. Brrr.

While we were strolling around Abbott Kinney Blvd, our Venice Beach engagement photography session was also interrupted with the crazy clicks of paparazzi (Yup, they too, couldn’t handle Emily’s gorgeousness) It was actually just Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer getting bombarded by paparazzi while doing their weekend shopping.


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Emily and Ben are having their wedding this summer at The Redfield Estate near where Emily grew up.

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