Chris and Kayla | Chicago Engagement

Thank god we took these photos before the negative temperatures and snow moved in. Chris and Kayla had some specific spots in the city they wanted photos… Chicago Theater, Kinzie St. bridge, and even the corner pub where they got engaged. I can’t wait for the wedding! They are getting married at Stan Mansion…. one of the first venues I ever shot a wedding in and haven’t been back since.

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Kerry and Mirel in Punta Mita | Part Two

Happy New Year Everyone!! I hope everyone has had an amazing Christmas and New Years, and continues to have the best 2018. I've already got around 17 weddings booked for 2018 and can't wait to hear from those of you who've gotten engaged over the holidays! First post of 2018 is part 2 of Kerry and Mirel's wedding in Punta Mita, Mexico. After the most amazing sunset ceremony, we were able to get a few wedding party photos in before our sunlight was gone. I have to say, the floral arrangements not only for the ceremony, but the reception were just jaw-dropping. The head table was probably 30' long and there were flowers from one end to the other covering all of the food, plates, glasses, etc on the table which is usually unsightly for your speech photos. As a surprise, Kerry's brother flew in Danielle Caesar to preform their first dance live! Whaaaaat?!?! They also had parent dances that were the most fun I've had. Everyone packed the dance floor until last call (including Chance the Rapper!) My description really does no justice to this wedding. Check it out. 
Wedding Venue: Four Seasons, Puta Mita. Rentals: Rocco and Grupo Trendy. Florist: Francisco Salazar from VODAX. Huppa: Mobva. Hair and Makeup: Franc Gole and Jesus Avelar. Video and Second Shooter: Maxiko Media and Eder Acevedo. Wedding Planners: Chic Concepts Wedding Gown: Vera Wang.

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Rachel and Ryan, pt 1 | Lake Geneva Wedding

So I'm blogging this wedding in parts... because there are so many photo I want to share. Rachel is a good friend and has been through the wringer the past year with the passing of her mother Karen. Rachel did an amazing job of keeping her mother with us throughout the entire day. We laughed. We cried. But mostly we celebrated the way Karen would have. We start with some getting ready shots, the first look and wedding party photos.. 
Location: Horticultural Hall, Lake Geneva WI

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Meredith and McCartney | Libertyville Farm

It was a little humid... and there were some mosquitoes... but these two rocked their session last night! Meredith has been leasing this horse for the past 2 years, and sadly, their time to part ways comes in August. Meredith will be headed off to college. What better way to celebrate her graduation and the bond these two have formed than with gorgeous sunset photos. Good luck at Balmoral this week!!

Ashley and Mitch | Joliet Wedding

Ashley and Mitch were married on Saturday over the holiday weekend. There were storms in the forecast, and with the wedding being in Joliet, I thought for sure we'd get hit. Seems like Joliet gets hit pretty hard with storms usually. But we didn't! Not a drop of rain! So thankful because the photos and reception were held at the Patrick C. Haley Mansion. LOVE that place. So beautiful and so perfect for Ashley's wedding. Have a look!