The Safarik family, part two!

I love it when a family books me to photograph their family throughout the years. The last time I photographed the Safariks, B was a tiny 3 month old and they were living in the city. It was so much fun to see them again and to play around in their new backyard with them. 

Take a look!

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Barb & Flo

When somebody asks you to photograph them while they trash their wedding day clothes, you say "yes!"; no questions asked. These two were recently married on a beautiful beach in Cuba, but we met in Toronto for a little Trash the Dress session. Oh boy was it worth it.

We took a water taxi to Toronto's Centre Island and got started right away. Take a look

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And then it was time to get in the water. They have scuba'd all over the world, so jumping in Lake Ontario just made sense. They couldn't wait any longer.

Thanks for letting me photograph you two. Congrats!

Phil & Dana!

This one is close to my heart. You see, Phil is my little brother and while I wasn't the photographer of the wedding, I couldn't stand to leave my camera at home. No way! So, I was mindful and stayed out of the way, but acted as a second photographer this past August 8th. I love seeing him so happy with Dana. These two were meant for each other. 

We will start off with all of the amazing things Dana made. Holy cow has she been busy. Here are the handmade glasses that we used through the night for the homemade beer and wine.

The Drury Family, 2015

I photographed this family of five back when they were a family of three and months away from becoming a family of four. It was such a pleasure to chase these guys around Highland Park and to photograph them again. We started out at a park near their home and then headed down to the beach. I think that any session which ends at the beach is ok by me. Let's do more of it, shall we?

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And then we were off to the beach for some fun in the sun and suckers.

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The Sheets Family, 2015

I love when I am able to photograph a couple over time. For the Sheets family, I first photographed their wedding back in 2012. Now they have two little ones and it has been so much fun following along with them. A couple of weeks ago, we had a little family session at the beautiful Morton Arboretum. It is always a treat to shoot there and this time was no different.

Without further ado, here's the Sheets family!

The Strangs, Part Two.

On my drive to Southwest Michigan from Chicago, it was cloudy, rainy and foggy. I was worried! But things cleared up as I pulled in to beautiful Millcreek Barn. I really felt like everything just fell into place for these two and as the night went on, it was more and more obvious how perfect these two are for one another. It was chilly, but a perfect day for Katie and Steve. Here's Part Two of their wedding day. Enjoy!

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The Strangs, Part One.

Katie and Steve exchanged vows a few weekends back, in one of my favorite venues, Millcreek Barns. You may remember them from their engagement session last October, in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. Anyway, these two are the sweetest couple. Their love for one another showed up in the form of massive smiles. I loved every minute of it! 

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Congrats, you two!