Annie and John are married!

You may remember these two from their snowy engagement session from 2018 with their pup, but it is time to show off their gorgeous wedding now. Last month, Annie and John recently exchanged their vows at The Library at 190, here in Chicago. It was intimate and sweet and I loved every single second of it. This venue is in the heart of downtown, so we got to hit up some of my favorite locations for portraits and their pup was in the wedding.

Plus, can we talk about this venue with venues of all things Chicago? So good! Go ahead, take a look.

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Meanwhile, Annie was getting ready just down the hall.

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That is a wrap! Congratulations, Annie and John!

She said YES!

A couple of short weeks ago, Jimmy proposed to Sarah and she said ‘YES’! He picked Lincoln Park as a perfect backdrop to propose and I was there to document it all. The story was that they were taking their friend to go see this place with a great view of Chicago and it was so much fun to be in on the secret. The pure, raw happiness these two displayed was absolutely the best and I had a blast.

Without further ado, take a look. Here they are taking it in, just before the big moment.

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Congratulations on your engagement, Sarah and Jimmy! Happy wedding planning.

Casey and Tanveer are married: Part One

Last month, these two lovely people got married in the incredible Cuyahoga Valley National Park, just outside of Cleveland. They are big hikers and have made it a priority to visit all of the National Parks. Naturally, it only made sense that they would also get married in one. 

It was such a treat to document their day while exploring a new part of this country. I mean, who knew there was a National Park just outside of Cleveland, Ohio? I certainly didn't, but holy cow did it deliver. There were waterfalls, covered bridges, rivers and so much history to explore, so we set out a day early to scout this beautiful place that Casey and Tanveer chose to exchange their vows in. It was supposed to rain that day, but luckily the weather cooperated at just the right times and everything was absolutely perfect. Needless to say, I had a blast photographing it all and getting to know these two!

I started out with Tanveer and his part of the wedding party. 

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After a few portraits of the groom, I was off to see Casey and her bridesmaids. 

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First look time!

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And then we were off to take some portraits in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Luckily the rain held off because this was a dream!

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Then they were off to Happy Days Lodge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to get married. Luckily the evening's rain held off enough to take some portraits at sunset as well. We were greeted with the most incredible sunset. 

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The rest of their wedding will be in Part Two. Stay tuned, it is coming soon!

Congrats to Casey and Tanveer!

Emily and Bob are married, Part Two!

If you saw Part One of Emily and Bob's Kuipers Family Farm wedding, you already know that it was filled with some of the biggest smiles I have ever seen on a wedding day. It was lovely and incredibly contagious. 

Now it is time for Part Two. Take a look! 

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Then it was time for the dinner, speeches and dancing!

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Congratulations, Emily and Bob! <3

Emily and Bob are married, Part One!

Emily and Bob recently exchanged their vows in front of their closest family and friends at the beautiful Kuipers Family Farm, which is just a tad over an hour outside of Chicago. I hadn't been to Kuipers before so I got there a bit early to check it all out and take it all in. Let's just say that it was definitely love at first sight and so peaceful. After seeing the rolling hills covered in apple trees and all that the farm had to offer, I immediately got so excited for Emily and Bob's arrival. The wedding day was filled with sunshine for these two and seeing their giant smiles from the very start made it all that much better. 

I mean, does this even look like Illinois? What a beautiful place for a wedding! Take a look.

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That's a wrap for Part One! Stay tuned for Part Two.

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!