December 5, 2013 § Leave a Comment
All we can say is Sue and Anthony have style.
It’s not just the clothes they put on, it’s in everything they do. The way they dance together, look at each other, and yes, the way their clothing coordinates when they get dressed up for their wedding day. These two have a stylish love.
Our day began meeting Sue in her hotel room. Seven sisters buzzed around getting ready and caring for the lovely silk dress that Sue was to wear. As she put on her dress, each sister held part of the dress as she slipped it on.
They were married at St. Michaels in Old Town and had their reception at the uber cool Lincoln Hall. After the ceremony, we traveled to Lincoln Park to go for a walk and make some portraits. Sue and Anthony had fun dancing, gazing in each other’s eyes and looking beautiful for our cameras.
We arrived at Lincoln Hall to do some photos with the guys in the alley to harken back to Dillinger’s day. Then it was inside for the reception. The couple was found dancing in a hallway as they waited to be announced. It was amazing how these two could become so engrossed in each other, they were dancing on clouds the whole evening, no matter where they were.
The night ended with lots of dancing, family fun and a good night kiss under the marquee.
Best wishes to Sue and Anthony!
November 14, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Ellen and Rob are charming together.
The way he grins at her, and the way she gently smiles back. We were so proud to be a part of their wedding at the Ritz Carlton Chicago.
The day started in Ellen’s getting ready room. Surrounded by her closest friends and family she beamed as she prepared for the day. Typically, photographers photograph the dress hanging alone, but lately we love the juxtaposition of the brides in their casual clothes posed with the dress.
As we went to meet Rob in his preparation room, we were greeted with big smiles and laughs. We knew this was going to be a fun filled day! This is the room where Ellen and Rob shared their first look and where we did all of the bridal party pictures. We couldn’t have asked for nicer light and a more glamorous group of people.
The ceremony and reception was held downstairs, and was arranged flawlessly by the team at the Ritz. As the night went on, we stole a moment with the bride and groom on the terrace as the sun was setting, photographers like to call this time of day magic hour. The stunning light of the evening was only outshone by Ellen’s lovely smile. A week after the event, we prepared this image for the Ritz, who had the wonderful idea of having a framed print ready in the couples’ bridal suite at the Ritz Carlton in Hawaii for their honeymoon. We were proud to be a part of this thoughtful gift.
Congratulations Ellen and Rob!
November 6, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Meredith and Ryan tied the knot.
Their eclectic styles and personalities radiated in all of their choices for their wedding celebration. Meredith’s glamorous gown, Ryan’s bright bow tie, the bridal party’s air brushed t-shirts, and the early ’90′s dance soundtrack all combined for a super fun and dazzling wedding. The Beverly Arts Center was our home for the day. We photographed Meredith and Ryan getting ready there, we photographed them inside, outside and in the adjoining alley. The ceremony was lit by a lovely setting sun and as the party moved inside, the center was aglow with a fun group tearing up the dance floor. On this night, we made lots of new friends and can’t wait to see what their next adventure will be!
Congratulations and best of luck to Meredith and Ryan!
October 28, 2013 § 2 Comments
Laura and Ryan fell in love.
They were married at the Chicago History Museum on a glorious September afternoon. The ceremony was outdoors and the light was warm and the guests were smiling. The day began at the Sheraton Towers in a suite with 180 degree views of the city. We gasped at the light and all the wonderful props the room had to offer for still life photos. We gasped with joy once again when we realized we were working with both of our studio mates LOLA Event Productions and Cornelia McNamara florist.
Laura and Ryan walked the river walk and around the Caldwell Lily Pool for portraits. The day was luminous, the couple was stunning and their bridal party kept the laughs coming. While we were out, the Chicago History Museum was being made beautiful by the creative crew. The ceremony space was gorgeous with the view extending into Lincoln Park, the dining room was filled with flowers and so many wonderful details to regard. A perfect day for a wonderfully perfect loving couple.
Congratulations Laura and Ryan!
October 22, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Aneta and Ralph were married on a lovely summer day.
The day began with the men playing a round of volleyball at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. While the ladies were having their hair made just right and their makeup perfect.
We decided to meet for first look and photos on the golf course. At this location, old train cars are made into bridges, which made a perfect spot for Aneta and Ralph to see each other for the first time and photos with their fun bridal party. The ceremony took place outside by the water and laughter and tears were shared by all.
The reception was held in a tent on the campus filled with pink accents. As the evening came on, guests ate, drank and spoke. Yazz Jazz Entertainment got everybody dancing until late. We staged a cute goodnight photo in front of a topiary where the couple just couldn’t resist a dramatic kiss!
Congratulations and best of luck to Aneta and Ralph!
October 7, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Kate and Greg’s beautiful wedding
is featured on Style Me Pretty today! See the post here.