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Tuesday

15

March 2016

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Chicago Cafe Brauer Wedding with Erica and John

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Eeek! I’m so excited to show you guys Erica and John’s Cafe Brauer wedding!

 

It was our first wedding of the 2016 season. We couldn’t have started our Chicago wedding photography year with a nicer couple for their Cafe Brauer wedding. Erica and John were/are awesome! We ventured were outside in March for their photos and they were such troopers to brave the chilly weather right on Lake Michigan.  I’m glad that the bridesmaids had long dresses on – thanks Jenny Yoo! We were all filled with warm thoughts, good vibes, and love, which helped keep us all warm.

Erica and John had their wedding festivities at the historic Cafe Brauer in Lincoln Park. It is an amazingly beautiful space made by Perkins & Hamilton in a Prairie Style architecture. It is one of our favorite spots in the Chicago to photography.

Erica’s bouquet, the bridesmaid’s dresses, and all of the other details mimicked the lavender and prairie green in Cafe Brauer Wedding’s space. We started the day off at Hotel Lincoln– which is conveniently close, FILLED with Mid Century Modern furniture and amazing antiques, which are all locally sourced.  Anything mid-century modern and vintage warms my heart. We also took a trip to the roof to Hotel Lincoln’s – The J. Parker.

Checkout the photos from their big day below.

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A huge thank you to all of the Vendors who were a part of Erica and John’s Cafe Brauer wedding, we couldn’t do it without you:

Flowers: Collette Clancy Flower Firm
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Dress Designer: Romona Keveza
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Caterer: John Calihan Catering
Cake: Calihan Catering
Music/DJ: Toast and Jam
Groom’s Tux: Men’s Warehouse
Coordinator: Bambi Rogers
Hair/Makeup: Kate Johnson Artistry
Getting Ready Location: Hotel Lincoln
Ceremony and Reception Location: Cafe Brauer

Saturday

2

August 2014

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A Chicago Beach Engagement Session with Meghan and Ben

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Chicago Beach Engagement Session

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Meghan and Ben were able to look so graceful on this blustery Chicago day. Seriously, the winds just wouldn’t let up- it was nuts.  But! Thanks to Meghan’s graceful step and vibrant maxi dress, the bustery day managed to look like it was all meant to be for their Chicago beach engagement session. Not to mention, the waves on the lake were huge!
We started off at a park in southern Chicago, and slowly worked our way over to the windy beach.  Naturally the beach was a great choice as Meghan and Ben are getting married in Cancun this fall.  With a plane full of guests headed down to Cancun for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We are so excited! Festivities on day 1 and portraits on day 2. Meghan and Ben have done a bit of traveling together, from the Caribbean to Italy and lovely places in between. Low key, breezy and fun, which is exactly what Meghan and Ben’s day will be.Studio Finch Chicago Cancun Destination Engagement Wedding Photography_0002 Studio Finch Chicago Cancun Destination Engagement Wedding Photography_0003 Studio Finch Chicago Cancun Destination Engagement Wedding Photography_0004 Studio Finch Chicago Cancun Destination Engagement Wedding Photography_0005 Studio Finch Chicago Cancun Destination Engagement Wedding Photography_0006 Studio Finch Chicago Cancun Destination Engagement Wedding Photography_0007 Studio Finch Chicago Cancun Destination Engagement Wedding Photography_0008 Studio Finch Chicago Cancun Destination Engagement Wedding Photography_0009 Studio Finch Chicago Cancun Destination Engagement Wedding Photography_0010 Studio Finch Chicago Cancun Destination Engagement Wedding Photography_0011 Studio Finch Chicago Cancun Destination Engagement Wedding Photography_0012 Studio Finch Chicago Cancun Destination Engagement Wedding Photography_0013 Studio Finch Chicago Cancun Destination Engagement Wedding Photography_0014 Studio Finch Chicago Cancun Destination Engagement Wedding Photography_0015
Last shot = my favorite.  Ahhh, love a Chicago beach engagement session.  Perfect wind for perfect waves.

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