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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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Love this shot of you two! We had such a blast doing their Venice Beach engagement photography session.Venice Beach Engagement Photography Green Wall Venice Beach Engagement Photography Green Wall Venice Beach Graffiti Engagement Photography Venice Beach Engagement Reflection Venice Beach Engagement Rainbow Wall Venice Beach Engagement Rainbow Wall Venice Beach Engagement Rainbow Wall Venice Beach Engagement Cowboy boots and chuck taylors Venice Beach Engagement Nature Photography Venice Beach Engagement Colorful Garage Doors Venice Beach Engagement Nature Photography Venice Canals Engagement Photography Venice Canals Engagement Photography Venice Beach Engagement Photography Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photography California Sunset Engagement Photography Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photography California Sunset Engagement Photography California Sunset Engagement Photography Running into the water Venice Beach Engagement Photography

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Monday

6

May 2013

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A Sunny Arizona Engagement Photography Session- Tim and Brittany

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Arizona has the most amazing sunshine.  With that, rocks, succulents, and sunshine are like my photography playground.  Especially when paired with Brittany’s AMAZING vintage alpaca wool poncho find in Phoenix. We had a blast with Tim and Brittany’s Arizona engagement photography session!

Arizona Desert Engagement Photography Skull Arizona Engagement Desert Mountain PhotographyWe started the afternoon off by the train tracks, near a delightfully blue and yellow warehouse and a winky face used car lot.  I don’t know about you, but there was something amusing about a wink logo associated with… well.. a used car lot. 😉
Tim and Brittany met when Tim was traveling back to Arizona for to teach, study and have an artist reception. In case you didn’t know, he’s an amazing painter- check out his stuff! AND! Brittany is a fine art model, which pairs them quite perfectly.

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Sunday

5

May 2013

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Leah and Shrad- California Engagement Session Ventura Beach Engagement Photography

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! We got back from our trip to Colorado and found it only fitting to share our happy engagement sessions from our trip to Arizona and Ventura Beach engagement photography in January. With that, meet Leah and Shrad for their Ventura Beach engagement photography session. 🙂

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Leah and Shrad are incredibly sweet, and the perfect blend of two cultures. Leah and Shrad had their Indian Wedding ceremony last month in India, where Shrad is from.  We wern’t there, but I got to peek at Leah’s wedding photos on facebook, and Your dresses were GORGEOUS! They are having their Jewish wedding ceremony this summer in Chicago, so mixing the hometowns with the ceremonies.  Love it.  Leah and Shrad live in Santa Monica, CA and we met halfway between there and Los Angeles for engagement photos in Ventura Beach.  Which is a perfect spot, because we knew of a few nooks and crannies in the town from photographing Jennifer and David’s wedding there two years ago.

We cannot wait to see both of you in Chicago this summer for your big wedding day at Cafe Brauer.
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