Stephanie and Sean’s luxurious wedding took place on Valentine’s Day–how fitting, to celebrate their new life together and the love of their friends and families attending! After a beautiful service at St. James and a frigid romp in the park (we’re talking below zero Fahrenheit, folks–Stephanie and Sean are SUCH TROOPERS), the blush and gold reception and glittering, candlelit ambiance set the mood for a romantic evening of laughter and dancing.
One of the things I noticed throughout the day is how Sean is constantly looking at Stephanie. Whether it was while embracing her father at the altar, during the wonderful mass, or the heartfelt reception speeches, I was so thrilled to catch all of these little split-second glances at his beautiful bride. Sean and Stephanie, I can’t say enough how much I loved working with you and how honored I was to capture your day… I wish you many more joyful years!
Friends and family, stay tuned–Stephanie and Sean’s full gallery with over 1,000 photos from their gorgeous wedding is coming TOMORROW!! You won’t want to miss it!
High atop a hill in northern Kentucky, overlooking the bustling city below, a 19th-Century Bavarian Mansion proudly sits, swathed in winter spirit for Lauren and Matt’s big day. The Wiedemann Hill Mansion holds personal meaning to Lauren and Matt, so it’s hard to imagine a more perfect place for their classic, bespoke wedding. A neutral palette and tasteful details glisten among the intricate historic woodwork, while golden January light streams through the giant stained glass windows to illuminate this elegant affair.
Matt and Lauren are two of the most kind and genuine souls I’ve met, and their wedding definitely goes down in my book as one of my personal favorites ever. I can’t get over how adorable they are together, and I eagerly await to see what adventures their new life together brings them!
Friends and family–be sure to head over to Lauren and Matt’s personal wedding site to see photos from the engagement, the rehearsal dinner, and more from the wedding!
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Last spring, when I first photographed Cory and Beth for their engagement session, there was no doubt in my mind that their wedding was going to be awesome. These two made sure that their big day was truly, completely, unequivocally them. You’ve gotta see their reversed ‘traditional’ colors (Beth wore black, Cory wore white), Beth’s incredible spiked heels (can you say FIERCE?!), and the hops and barley in the bouquet and boutonnieres to represent their love of craft beer! (Speaking of which… that Madtree selection at the reception… be still, my heart!)
Beth and Cory are 100% the bee’s knees, and it’s obvious that they’re made for each other–if ever there were a couple who were perfect puzzle pieces, it’s them.
Beth and Cory, I can’t wait for our craft beer and Wario Ware shindig tomorrow night. ;) And friends and family–be sure to check out Cory and Beth’s full gallery by clicking here!
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Some photographers may complain about it, but I just love photographing outdoors on chilly overcast days! There’s a certain magic to the air when it smells like bonfire, and feels like it could start snowing any second. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to play with a wintery, muted, ‘outdoorsy’ palette in my editing.
Ashley’s parents’ farm in Morrow was the perfect setting for her engagement photos with Mike (and their lab-boxer mix, Rue!). I was having a photographer’s field day–tall trees, frozen creek, horses, and even a teepee?! You gotta be kiddin’ me!
Ashley and Mike are such a blast to hang out with. Our afternoon together was totally relaxed and filled with enjoyment, laughter, and good conversation. (And did I mention the teepee?!?) I can already tell that this will be the perfect spot for Ashley and Mike’s wedding–it is completely and totally “them.” I can hardly wait!
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Oh man. I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this engagement session was. We began the morning (yes, morning–don’t you judge us!) with a bloody mary and pizza slice in hand on the awesome patio at Homeslice. The setting was perfect, the weather was warm, and the light was just begging to be captured!
Then, we moseyed over to St. Michael’s in Old Town, where Doug and Queena took a romantic bicycle ride around the church they’ll be married at next year. St. Michael’s itself is absolutely gorgeous, but the area around it is also lovely–with its tall trees, changing leaves, and quiet streets, it was perfect for these two lovebirds and their bikes!
We finished the day at the beach, and one of my favorite spots overlooking the Chicago skyline–a lovely patch of grass and trees with the most magnificent view of the city peeking through! Sunlight and water and low clouds hovering around the building… oh my!!
Queena and Doug are a delight to be around–they’re both so fun and easygoing, and completely head-over-heels for each other. I cannot WAIT for their wedding next May!!
Friends and family, you can see more photos from Queena and Doug’s engagement, share your favorites, and order prints over at their gallery. Enjoy!
Ohhhh my goodness. Jimmy and Sydney. This amazing couple. This AMAZING wedding. I don’t know where to begin!!
The first thing I noticed back in February while doing Sydney and Jimmy’s engagement session is the way they look at each other. I mean, they really look at each other. You can just see the love when they interact–whether it’s laughing, or sharing an emotional moment, or just a fleeting glance, the connection is obvious. These are two people who truly feel complete together.
And their family and friends! Such an amazing, supportive, loving group of people. The house was absolutely packed at their reception at the Carlisle, but it still felt like an intimate and familiar gathering. And everyone’s dancing shoes kept grooving late into the night!
Jimmy and Sydney, I feel so lucky to have been part of such a beautiful and happy celebration, and to capture a love like yours. From the mist lingering on the Chicago skyline as Sydney got ready in the morning, to the light filling the cathedral at St. Paul of the Cross, to the perfect warm fall evening at Cantigny, and the fairytale-level of pretty at the reception… it’s hard to imagine a more perfect day.
Family and friends–don’t forget you can view, share, and print all of the photos from Sydney and Jimmy’s big day right over here!
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I knew Tricia and Mike were special from the moment I met them in person–seven months ago–for their engagement session. Adventurously braving the snow and equally as die-hard about Arrested Development as I, it was love at first sight and I was in total bliss knowing I would live happily ever after with both of them and their adorable wiener dogs Ozzie and Desmond. (Juuuust kidding. Oh geez this post is already getting weird and we’re only four sentences in. #BOUNDARIES, LAURA.)
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, there is some seriously awesome love going on between these two, as clearly illustrated by the photo evidence below. Tricia and Mike are hopelessly, undeniably, completely perfect for each other, and all I can say is that I’m eternally glad they found me and hired me as their photographer! It’s such a fantastic feeling to be so personally compatible with my subjects, and nothing makes me happier than to bring them joy through their photos.
Congratulations, Tricia and Mike! I know you two are currently in a private beach hut in the middle of paradise (jealous? me? what makes you say that?). But in the meantime, friends and family–head over here to check out more photos from Tricia and Mike’s big day, order prints, and share your favorites!