Erin + Andrew | Yacht Club Wedding

Ok, so it love it when I get to connect with couples that truly make my heart sing.  And Erin and Andrew happen to be one of those couples:)  Not only did we have an amazing day at the Waukegan Yacht Club, but we also happen to share a love for cast iron cookware.  Ha!  And what a lovely surprise when I was seated with their relatives from St. Louis (my hometown).  The true highlight of the night was their amazing and inspiring first dance.  Hope you enjoy this sneak peek!

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Michele + Ryan | Venuti’s Chicago Wedding | Sneak Peek

Congratulations Michele and Ryan!  We had such a great time photographing your magical day.   Though the couple lives in Seattle they came back home to exchange vows with their closet family and friends watching.  Michele was stunning in her wedding gown and we are so grateful to be a part of the day.  Enjoy the Sneak Peek!

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Linsey + Toru | Salvatore’s Ristorante Wedding | Sneak Peek

Linsey and Toru met during grad school at Stanford and while the both of them traveled the world for work and pleasure these two moved to the Chicago area last year and now call this great city home.   We started the day with a First Look and portraits on Northwestern’s campus in Evanston before heading to Lincoln Park.  Thankfully the rain stayed away most of the day as we shot around town before heading to Salvatore’s for the wedding.  We had a blast with everyone and are happy to share some highlights from the day!

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Jia + Matt | Assumption Church Chicago Wedding

The rain stayed away on Saturday and we had an amazing day with Jia and Matt.  After a ceremony at Assumption Catholic Church we went to Millennium Park for a few photos before making our way to the epic Garfield Park Conservatory for a little portrait time.  We wrapped up the day at Minghin Cuisine in Chinatown for a traditional Chinese feast and the couple celebrated with their closest friends and family.

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Chinye + Brian | Ovation Chicago Wedding

A little rain didn’t stop us from having an amazing day and capturing some great wedding day images.  Chinye was absolutely stunning on her wedding day and we had a blast working with this gorgeous couple!  Ovation was the perfect location for the ceremony and celebration and the rain even stopped so the couple got to take a spin in the Rolls Royce.  Congratulations Chinye and Brian!

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Gaby + Marty | Salvatore’s Ristorante Wedding | Sneak Peek

 

Gaby and Marty looked spectacular on their wedding day and this couple and their bridal crew know how to have a good time!  Our team had a blast with everyone and it was a memorable day indeed!  The sun was out and it was a beautiful day for photos in Lincoln Park before this couple officially tied the knot at Salvatore’s Ristorante.  Congratulations Gaby and Marty!

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Steve + Elias | Intimate Chicago Brunch Wedding | Sneak Peek

We had an early start to our day with these two lovers.  The day began at The Virgin Hotel as the couple got ready together in their suite.  We walked around the city capturing these two at their finest before meeting up with family at the Wrigley building for a few shots with the Chicago river view.  The couple had an intimate and heartfelt ceremony at Sable Kitchen, followed by a brunch reception with their closest family and friends.  It was a beautiful morning and we are grateful Steve and Elias has us along to capture such a special day in their lives!

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Allyson + Charles | Hilton Santa Barbara Beach Wedding | Sneak Peek

Ally and Chuck chose the gorgeous Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort as the perfect location for their destination wedding.  The day was picture perfect as we set out for the iconic Santa Barbara Courthouse for the couple’s first look.  We climbed the clock tower to get a view of the city before heading back to the resort to meet up with the bridal party.  After a sunny ceremony with the beach in the background we took the couple to the water for a few sunset photos before heading to the party.  And what a party it was!  The Sambista dancers got the party going and the couple had a Hora dance to remember.  Congratulations you two!!

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Adrianna + Dean | Chicago Classic Winter Wedding | Sneak Peek

We had a blast with Adrianna and Dean on their wedding day.  And what a beautiful day it was!  We started the day at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church and went to a few classic Chicago locations for photos before heading to Salvatore’s Ristorante for the gorgeous reception.  Blumgarten created magic with the florals as always and the dessert table was stunning!  Enjoy the sneak peak and congratulations to this wonderful couple!

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