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December 2014

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Chicago Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft Wedding- Jenna and Jim

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There is so much fun amazingness to show for Jenna and Jim’s Chicago Wedding that I can’t even handle it! Ok, so here it goes…

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Jenna and Jim planned their wedding from afar- having a long distance relationship, this was no sweat for them.  We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph their engagement session in New York City’s Gramercy Park last summer. (No fence jumping needed) Since living and working on the East Coast, Jenna and Jim moved to Germany together to follow Jim’s career in the Air Force. Which I say is pretty perfect, since Jenna’s dream would be to travel to unique and amazing places all over the world- what better than marrying a pilot?

They decided to have their wedding at Chicago’s Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft wedding, which was large enough to house all of their amazing family and friends. Also, just as important- it is large enough to hold a late night pasty food truck. Talk about awesome.  Before their cocktail hour and reception, they got married at the beautiful Holy Family Catholic Church on Roosevelt and spent some time going around the city with their decked out navy blue wedding party.

Oh! And check out Jenna and Jim’s decor choices!  They had friends trade place cards with Polaroid photos of the guests. Also, a huge thank you to Liven it Up Events for making the schedule and decor flow as smooth as possible. <3
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We took photos on the football field at St. Ignatius (which is right next to Holy Family Catholic Church). The field is named after Jim’s Uncle, who was a proud Wolfpack coach in his prime.Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0021 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0022 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0023 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0024 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0025 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0026 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0027 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0028 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0029 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0030 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0031 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0032 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0033 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0034 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0035 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0036 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0037 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0038 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0039 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0040 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0041
Eeee! The decor from Exquisite Designs and Liven it Up Events is amazing!!! Not to mention, I think I’m in love- if we got married again, I would want to to be a Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft Wedding. Vow Renewal anyone? Jason? Hint? 🙂Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0041b Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0042 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0043 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0044 Chicago Wedding Photographer Bridgeport Art Gallery Wedding Photography Studio Finch Best_0045
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Congrats again Jenna and Jim- you guys are so much fun! Have an amazing time in Germany.

And a big thank you to the Chicago Wedding Vendors  for Jenna and Jim’s Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft Wedding below:

Coordinator: Liven it Up Events– Linda
Getting Ready Location:  VRBO Condo on State St
Hair: Anasa Salon in Park Ridge
Makeup: Anjelica Bannos Artistry
Flowers: Exquisite Designs
Invitations: Checkerboard from Hill’s Hallmark in Park Ridge
Catering: Stefani Catering
Music: Toast and Jam– Carrie
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Shoes: Nina
Suit: Tommy Hilfiger
Ceremony: Holy Family Catholic Church Chicago
Reception: Bridgeport Art Center’s Skyline Loft

 

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December 2014

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St Ignatius Wedding Chicago- Carlee and Jeff at Tully Hall

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Not everyone can pull off a crazy beautiful wedding reception when the setting is where they went to high school- but then again, not everyone went to high school in an epic Harry Potter/Hogwarts/Marble Epicness/ landscape of amazment/jaw droppingly beautiful bit of architecture.  Phew. Yes- but Carlee did go to school on a beautiful Chicago campus. So hence, why Carlee and Jeff decided to have a St Ignatius Wedding, at  St. Ignatius’ Tully Hall in Chicago. Keep scrolling for beautiful green goodness.
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Carlee and Jeff had their wedding ceremony at St. Daniel the Prophet, officiated by a family friend. But now, onto everyone getting ready at the Hilton downtown- conveniently located next to a wonderful colorful tiled wall. 😉  Oh, and conviniently across the street from Michigan Ave is the park. Perfect location indeed!
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Ok, so there maybe a lot of photos of Carlee smiling from ear to ear- but that’s only because I’m kind of obsessed with her beautiful smile, oh- and it’s their wedding day, so smiles be had!St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0021 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0022 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0023 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0024 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0025 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0026 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0027 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0028 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0029 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0030 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0031 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0032 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0033 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0034 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0035 St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0036
Oh yes, the St. Ignatius Chicago Wedding was inside the building’s Tully Hall.  Sorry, I’m always bad with multiple names.St Ignatius Chicago Wedding Photographer Editorial Photography Studio Finch Best_0037
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A huge thank you to all of the vendors who made Carlee and Jeff’s amazing St. Ignatius Wedding day possible!

Getting Ready Location: Hilton Chicago S Michigan Ave
Ceremony Location: St Daniel the Prophet
Reception Location: St. Ignatius Wedding in Tully Hall
Catering: Kenmare Catering & Events
Cake: Westtown Bakery
Florist: The Floxglove Studio
Coordination: Clementine
DJ: Dreamhouse Productions
Hair: Variations in Hair Design
Makeup: Rena Freeman
Transport:  Chicago Trolly

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August 2014

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Chicago Engagement Session with Lily and John

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John and Lily had their Chicago engagement session with us the week of their wedding as they live in Sunny and Tropical Hawaii. They wanted to have their wedding in fabulous Chicago since family is based all over the US and Canada, and Chicago makes for a great meeting point (thank you O’hare airport, we couldn’t do it without you) 🙂

I always find it wonderful when families travel for important life events, the closeness and emotion is lovely.
John and Lily met through John’s sister, with whom Lily was fast friends with back in San Diego- and the love blossomed from there. In the midst of planning their own ‘destination’ wedding of sorts from Hawaii, John was also serving our country overseas. Our favorite question for them was when we asked if/where they plan on going on their honeymoon, they simply answered ‘No, we live in Hawaii.’ So true, so true.

By the way, John has quite an excellent fashion sense, between Lily’s wedding shoe hunt for the perfect color and John’s multi-print pocket square, I cannot wait for you to see their wedding. In the meantime, here is their Chicago Engagement Session.

 

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Classic Chicago Engagement Session? Gah, I love this last shot. You guys are amazing.

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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.

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August 2014

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A Cantigny Park Engagement Photography Session with Angela and Eric

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Ahh, Cantigny Park- you’re so picturesque I want to paint you! (Or at least have a gazillion more engagement sessions here)
Angela and Eric are getting married tomorrow! So naturally, I have to show these two lovelies off for their Cantigny Park engagement photography session. I am so excited that Angela chose Cantigny Park for the first half of her engagement session.  It’s located in Wheaton, IL which is close to both of their respective hometowns in the Chicago Suburbs. And the pops of florals along with Angela’s dresses are perfect. Angela wanted to have a taste of home along with a nod to Chicago itself for added variety and awesomeness.

Angela and Eric are getting married tomorrow at The Royal Melborne Country Club in Long Grove. Ahh Mature luscious trees are the best! Now, onto their Cantigny Park Engagement session. Can’t wait for tomorrow!
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A nod to Chicago and a Cantigny Park engagement session, it doesn’t get better than that!