Jane and Kevin are married, Part 2!

Oh hey, here is Part 2 of Jane and Kevin's super fun wedding. In case you missed it, here is Part One. Once we got to Oak Brook Bath and Tennis, it was time to have some fun. All of their guests were waiting for them and it was an absolute blast to photograph. The band, Hey Jimmy, really got people moving on the dance floor to the point that there was almost no room to take photos, but Karina and I prevailed!

But first, let's look at the details. I mean, aren't they incredible? Fleur Couture did an amazing job!

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This next shot is exactly why I love Karina. I mean, how amazing is this?

Again, this one from Karina was too amazing not to share!

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Congrats, you two! 

Event Planner: Events by Grace
Ceremony location: St. Francis Xavier Parish 
Venue: OakBrook Bath and Tennis
Second Shooter: Karina Metts of Metts Photo
Florist: Fleur Couture
Makeup: Patricia Fahey
Hair: Angelo Juliano
Band: Hey Jimmy

Jane and Kevin are married, Part 1!

These two now live in California, but knew they wanted to get married in the Chicagoland area. They exchanged their vows at my favorite suburban church, St. Francis Xavier. And, while I didn't get the chance to meet them before the wedding day, I immediately knew it was going to be a great day as soon as I met them. These two were the sweetest and at the end of the day, my second shooter and I didn't want to leave because the band was that good! It was that amazing! 

Jane got ready in the home she grew up in, which is always my favorite thing to document. I started out with the ladies while my amazing second shooter, Karina started out photographing the guys. I don't always bring a second shooter with me, but I always love when I do have one. Karina was fantastic and we had a blast documenting the day for Jane and Kevin.

Take a look!

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Meanwhile, Karina is photographing Kevin and the guys over at the Hyatt McDonald's Campus. 

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After a couple of portraits outside the church, we headed to Fullersburg Woods.

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Part two is coming soon and it is filled to the brim with more sweetness! Definitely keep an eye out for it. Cheers!

Event Planner: Events by Grace
Ceremony location: St. Francis Xavier Parish 
Venue: OakBrook Bath and Tennis
Second Shooter: Karina Metts of Metts Photo
Florist: Fleur Couture
Makeup: Patricia Fahey
Hair: Angelo Juliano
Band: Hey Jimmy

Portraits of a musician

This summer has brought me more of a variety of photography work and I am honestly loving it. That means a fewer weddings and a few more smaller shoots than normal. Don't worry though, next year is ramping up to be one of my busiest yet! 

This shoot was one of the smaller sessions and I really enjoyed it. Please meet Matt of Trauer. He needed some promotional shots of him in action, so we started off at his place where most of the magic happens. Then headed out to explore Ravenswood and Andersonville.

Here are some of my favorites.

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Casey & Tanveer are engaged!

These two are getting married next summer in Ohio's Cuyahoga National Park, but they wanted to take a few photos in Chicago. We had so much fun touring the city and stopping in at some places a bit off the beaten path. I love it when my clients have fun ideas.

Also, what is that saying about a couple that laughs together? They stay together! Their laughter is infectious. 

Take a look. 

Then we were off to see about a couple of bridges with some views. 

And, that is a wrap! I can't wait for June 23, 2018! 

Elisabeth and Danny's Civil Ceremony

Last month I got to photograph these two while they exchanged vows in front of their closest friends and family at one of the most beautiful buildings in Chicago, the Cultural Center. It was pretty wonderful and I loved every second of it. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Then it was almost time for the ceremony so we headed over to gorgeous GAR Hall and met up with their family.

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Congratulations, you two! 

A new family of three!

I recently met this sweet family of three and loved every minute of photographing them. Their love for their two-week-old little lady was so clear and I was so happy to document this time for them. I hope our paths cross again, but for now, take a look!


Then we headed to a local park to get a few more. It was a gorgeous morning for this! 

Congrats on your new addition, you two!