Ashley and Steve | Chicago Wedding

This summer has been amazing. Every weekend, the weather seems to be perfect. I got to see many familiar faces last saturday at Ashley and Steve's wedding, which is always so fun! For our wedding party photos, we headed over to Olive Park in Chicago which was surprisingly not super busy. We only saw 3 other weddings. haha. We got some gorgeous shots and then headed over to Ravenswood Events Center. That was my first time there and loved it! We got some more shots in the alley out back. Gotta love an old brick alley! And the exposed brick inside of the venue was amazing! Such a cool space. Ashley and Steve sure know how to have fun with one another and their friends are amazing as well. Thank you so much for having me capture such an important and exciting day. Enjoy your sneak peek!

Flowers by Anna Held

Flowers by Anna Held

Kate and Aron | Chicago Wedding

Well, I woke up to a downpour Saturday morning. Not what a photographer wants to see on a wedding day. So I did a little rain dance on facebook. Ta-dah!! By the time Rio and I arrived down in Chicago, it had stopped. And didn't rain again until we were all cozy inside at the reception. Kate and Aron had such a beautiful wedding. The ladies had champaign colored dresses with coral flowers and the men wore navy.  They said their I Dos at St. Vincent DePaul and had a gorgeous reception at the Saddle and Cycle Club. Once of my favorite Chicago venues. And never had I seen a crowd rush the dance floor as soon as it opened. Amazing!

The home Kate and the ladies prepped in was amazing and had the most perfect chandelier for hanging Kate's dress.

The home Kate and the ladies prepped in was amazing and had the most perfect chandelier for hanging Kate's dress.

A great shot of Kate walking up the aisle by Rio.

A great shot of Kate walking up the aisle by Rio.

Love this detail shot of Aron's attire.

Love this detail shot of Aron's attire.

Erin and John | Engaged

Another hot day! I met up with Erin and John yesterday in the Lincoln Park area for their engagement session. They had gotten engaged there so it was only fitting. We battled the remainder of the Pride crowd and found some space of our own. They did amazing. Beautiful colors and a beautiful couple. I can't wait for the wedding!