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Black and White Sneaks- Alicia and Lukasz’ Elmhurst Wilder Mansion Wedding

We had an amazing time photographing Alicia and lukasz’ Elmhurst Wilder Mansion Wedding. This shot Ela captured of Alicia’s Dad walking her down the aisle in the woods just as the sun parted made me want to post a bit of dramatic Black and Whites that I’m a big fan of.
Everything from the ceremony space to the florals, dress and emotion from Alicia and Lukasz’ day was awe inspiring. Take a sneak peek below.

Elmhurst Wilder Mansion Wedding

Click here to see the photo above on a larger scale better demonstrating the sheer enormity of the surrounding forest. Elmhurst Wilder Mansion Wedding Elmhurst Wilder Mansion Wedding Elmhurst Wilder Mansion Wedding Elmhurst Wilder Mansion Wedding Elmhurst Wilder Mansion Wedding

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Victoria and John’s Philadelphia Engagement Session

We met John and Victoria at Matt and Millie’s Bethany Beach wedding back in 2011. We cooed with joy when we found out that they’d fly us out to Philadelphia for their wedding and Philadelphia engagement photography session. (Yes indeed, Jason can Coo, and don’t let him tell you otherwise)
Victoria and John have the classic boy meets girl- through mutual friends, and once they met, they never left each other’s side. You’ll have to meet their friends, they’re a pretty great group.  Laid back, and the perfect audience for a Brewery reception.
For Victoria and John’s engagement session, we met up for coffee on a rainy Philadelphia day, caught up with some warm drinks and played ‘hide and go seek’ with the rain clouds for the rest of the afternoon.
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I love the John’s yellow Colorado shirt matches the Stumptown Cold Brew coffee(beer) bottle in the photo below. 🙂 2013-04-01_0025 2013-04-01_0026 2013-04-01_0027 2013-04-01_0028
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In the midst of exploring the neighborhoods of Philadelphia throughout the engagement session, we stumbled upon this historic warehouse. I love how everything has history on the east coast!2013-04-01_0031 2013-04-01_0032 2013-04-01_0033 2013-04-01_0034 2013-04-01_0035 2013-04-01_0036

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  • Benny - I don’t live in Phili, but now want to after seeing this session!! How were the cheese steaks??ReplyCancel

  • Crissy - Loooove the colors!! Vintage goodness yay!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet - LOVE LOVE LOVE the coffee shop!!! Great looking couple and photos 🙂ReplyCancel

Elle and Tommy’s Detroit Belle Isle Casino Wedding

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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Detroit’s Belle Isle Casino is an amazing space filled with history.  The ceilings make you look up in awe, I’m so incredibly glad that the space is open for weddings.2013-04-01_114Round DIY wedding paper fans? Elles hard work.
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That’s right- Larry Lee signs his own guitar. 🙂2013-04-01_129b 2013-04-01_130 2013-04-01_131 2013-04-01_132 2013-04-01_133 2013-04-01_134 2013-04-01_135 2013-04-01_136

As a wedding gift, Tommy’s Dad’s friend- the owner of the original Detroit Coney Dogs gifted them with a delicious midnight snack for the guests.2013-04-01_139 2013-04-01_140 2013-04-01_141

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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  • Wendy - Soooo beautiful, great shoes, amazing venue and wonderful photos! What a great night it was 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Charlene - Had a fantastic time!!Had a fantastic time Studio Finch did a GREAT JOB!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Elle. Is. Gorgeous!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gabby - Wow what great pics!! Elle and Tommy are ADORBZ!!!ReplyCancel

Chicago Engagement Photography – Tammy and Chris

2013-04-01_141b At first, Chris wasn’t a fan of the idea of getting a photo taken for his Chicago engagement photography session, but he was on board when he found out he could bring his bike. Bikes+Grunge? We love. It’s the perfect ying and yang with Tammy’s cheery yellow outfit, and adorable doggy.  Plus, Tammy is a veterinarian (Charlie’s Vet actually!) so they had to bring their dog. 🙂
Tammy and Chris wanted to have their engagement session in Chicago, since it’ll be a nice offset with their Lake Michigan wedding near Tammy’s parent’s Blueberry Farm.
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  • Clarice - Tammy + Chris + Studio Finch = WONDERFUL PHOTOS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - Ah-dor-rable!!! Love everything!! (:ReplyCancel

  • Sami - These are gorgeous!!!!!!! LUV the doggie!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Love the hog!ReplyCancel