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27

July 2014

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A Chicago Engagement Photography Session with Tracey and Chris

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Tracey and Chris are awesome.  We got to essentially just roam around Pilsen with them for the Chicago engagement photography session, joking about cheese and other bits of silly-ness for the first half of their session.
I can’t wait for their wedding! Their city affair is going to be held at the beautifully historic Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Chicago later this fall. Fitting? Yes. Tracey and Chris got engaged in Las Vegas as he swept her off of her feet and they stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas.
Now, on to the engagement session. Might I add- Tracey, your hair is AMAZING. That is all. <3

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Monday

5

May 2014

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Elmhurst Wilder Mansion Wedding- Alicia and Lukasz

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Alicia and Lukasz’s Elmhurst Wilder Mansion wedding day couldn’t have been more beautiful! Everyone knows I’m a huge fan out rustic outdoor ceremonies, and they couldn’t have picked a better location. They had their outdoor ceremony at the Churchill Woods complete with vintage wooden doors for Alicia’s grand entrance.

Alicia and Lukasz have had a relationship since middle school. These two have known each other since they were little kids. Their bond is amazing and sincere, and everyone who has ever met Alicia and Lukasz would tell you that their souls are bonded deep.  Gah, I just about cried at the ceremony myself. We felt so honored to photograph these two on their stunning day. elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0001 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0002
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elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0030The color pairings Alicia envisioned are amazing!  Some of you who have met me have heard me go on and on about my new fondness over the color purple- It photographs so well with the florals from Ipomea Floral.  Sheila, the owner and florist extraordinaire does an amazing job. elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0031 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0032 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0036 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0037 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0038 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0039 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0040 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0041 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0042 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0043 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0044 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0045 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0046 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0047 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0048 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0049 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0050 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0051 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0052 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0053 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0054 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0055 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0056 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0057 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0058 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0059 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0060 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0061 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0062 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0063 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0064 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0065 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0066 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0067 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0068 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0069 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0070 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0071 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0072 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0073 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0074 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0075 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0076 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0077 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0078 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0079 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0080 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0081 elmhurst mansion chicago wedding photographer outdoor ceremony photography_0082
A huge thank you to all of these amazing vendors and fashion touches.

Caterer:  Chow
Ceremony site: Dupage County’s Church Hill Woods in Lombard, IL
Reception site: Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, Il
Music: DJ Chicago
Tux: Perry Ellis

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

Monday

11

March 2013

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Elle and Tommy’s Detroit Belle Isle Casino Wedding

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Elle and Tommy were an absolute blast at their Detroit Belle Isle Casino Wedding, they got everyone up and dancing at the reception- with the help of the Larry Lee & the Back in the Day Band of course. 😉
Tommy, as a writer/actor extraordinaire, also provided with some of the most dashing groom smiles we’ve seen to date. Oh, speaking of Extraordinaire- did we mention that Elle is in a Marching Band?  They came along on the trolly after the ceremony.
Elle and Tommy had their ceremony at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tommy’s parents’ church, and is a beautiful open and light space. For the rest of the dancing festivities at Belle Isle, read on! <3

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Wedding Dress- Carol-Hannah 
Wedding Shoes- BHLDN– Elopement Pumps
Hotel- Roberts Riverwalk Hotel
Ceremony- Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Wedding Reception- Belle Isle Casino
Florist- Viviano
Makeup- Caitlin Youngblood
Wedding Catering: Marchiori– organic!
Marching Band- Detroit Party Marching Band– Elle’s friends!
Reception Band- Larry Lee & the Back in the Day Band (this wedding was really all about the music – getting everyone up and dancing and having fun) Amazing performers, and an AMAZING way to incorporate some local Detriot NFL love into your wedding, these guys are awesome!
Wedding Invitations- Senor & Senora

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