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29

July 2014

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A Chicago Engagement Session with John and Jane

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Jane and John had their Chicago engagement session with us shortly after arriving in town from Australia, where they live. It was an around the world affair for them as John is originally from Ireland and Jane from Chicago.  They met while both working abroad in Australia and never looked back.
They held their festivities at the Rookery later that week, as well as  in Ireland later- finishing off their around the world tickets to Japan before heading home to the amazing down under in Australia.
And the details! THE CAKE!!!!! Holy tomatoes, I can’t wait to show you all of the crazy epic details (balloons! Giant confetti balloons!) from their wedding day.

It was awesome having a chance to step outside of the world of Skype and meet John in person for the first time at this engagement session.

 

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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

Monday

21

April 2014

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A Chicago Winter Engagement Photography Session- Voni and Clivens

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A nice throwback in case any of you forgot how crazy this winter was.  And Voni & Clivens are amazing  in their Chicago winter engagement photography session – for bearing that crazy cold during their engagement session.  And thank you guys so much for doing it! You are rockstars.

There is a certain crisp wonderfulness in the feel and colors of winter.  When the sky is big and blue, it gives all of the earthy tones a warm vibe- and we can use all of the warm we could get! Enough of all of this, now for checking these two rock out a crisp and ‘breezy’ winter engagement.

 

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Purple is growing in my favorite colors.  Voni- if there is ever anyone who can rock a white coat with a warm purple hat, it’s you. (Step aside Olivia Pope)

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And the fact that these two were willing to take a couple of photos without their coats on? Awesome.  One of my favorite winter engagement sessions ever.

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Just a little insert of the crazy ice we had this year, in case any of you forgot.  Yikes!

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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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