Lincoln Square Engagement Session

April 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

Bryan and Rusty are adorable!

And they are to be married in a month! I’m sure they are both getting excited, and maybe just a little bit nervous. Much like they felt before we did the engagement session. But within a few minutes of walking around their Lincoln Square neighborhood, they found that being photographed together can be a blast! We chatted, they held hands, smooched a bit for the camera and we found some very sweet and secluded spots within the noise of the city where they could enjoy a little time together.

We can’t wait to hear them say their vows next month!!!

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University of Chicago Love

April 2, 2014 § Leave a comment

Mara and AJ spent the morning of their wedding day getting ready at the beautiful Palmer House.

Their first meeting took place in the great lobby then we were off! To one of our favorite locations, the University of Chicago

The location serves as a perfect backdrop for photographs, We walked around campus on what could only be described as a perfect fall day. The ceremony itself took place in the Rockefeller Chapel, the light in there…. Let’s just say we could have just taken pictures in there all day and would have been two happy photographers. From the ceremony the guests and the bridal party walked over to Hutchinson Commons. The commons typically serve as the Uof C student union, but on this night it was transformed by the very talented girls of SweetChic Events. Harry Potter’s dining hall has NOTHING on this space. To cap it off Alex from Exquisite Designs had each table outshining the next.

Thank you AJ and Mara for letting us be a part of your wonderful wedding day!

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Italian Amercan Sports Hall of Fame Super Fun Wedding

March 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

Megan and Ben are the most fun couple ever.

Seriously. It was the type of wedding that, as a vendor, you wish you could just stop working and have fun with everyone else! We are so proud to have been chosen to document their day.

Our favorite moments, in no particular order:
1. Recreating scenes from The Sound of Music in the park.
2. Any time spent with their dog Didier.
3. Boxing robes for the bridal party!
4. Guests singing along to Eidelweiss for the Father Daughter dance. (we cried)
5. Kickball team photo.
6. The most rocking-est dance floor ever.
7. Bride in a blue dress.
8. Megan and Ben welcoming all to have the most fun possible.

It was a rainy day, but who could possibly remember that with all the fun everyone had? The plan for the rooftop ceremony was out… but, with that much love in the room, who noticed? The plan for outdoor photos was out.. temporarily, we traveled to Union Station with adorable umbrellas and then the sun came out right as we arrived at the The Italian American Hall of Fame, who could resist the adorable park across the street? Thanks must go to Lola Event Productions for keeping the party going all day and all night.

With a love for life that this couple has, we have no doubt they have an awesome future ahead of them. Congratulations to Megan & Ben!

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The Murphy Wedding

March 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

A true match.

Their wedding was superbly planned by So Dressed Up and set at The Murphy where they had their ceremony and reception. The beauty of the building exterior and neighborhood made perfect backdrops for portraits of this couple. We loved the stone of the buildings, the romantic archways and doorways. The bride twirled like she floated in her wedding gown. The groom’s eyes lit up when she was close to him.

The Murphy is a large space and can pose some difficulty for photographs. With the vaulted ceiling, mixed lighting and overall low light, we flexed all of our location lighting muscles. With skillful use of camera and lighting, we made photographs like the romantic place that appears to the eye. We were so pleased to be a part of their wedding day and so thrilled with the images we created.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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University of Chicago Lettered Wedding

March 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

Sarah and Tyler met in college.

They fell in love amongst the books, the discussions and the beauty of the University of Chicago campus. They decided there was no better place to tie the knot than Bond Chapel and to have the reception at the Quadrangle Club.

The wedding was filled with personal and university themed touches. From the ceremony and reception details of card catalogs, books & flowers all made stunning by Lola Event Productions. We couldn’t ask for better surroundings and a more adorable couple to photograph. Our favorite part was exploring the campus with a wedding party who really knew their way around. We made pictures by a wall of ivy, walls of the English Gothic style architecture and of course, in a classroom.

Congratulations and best of luck to Sarah and Tyler!

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Style Me Pretty Chicago History Museum Wedding

February 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

Laura and Ryan’s wedding was gorgeous!

We are so excited to see it featured on Style Me Pretty today. Please click the badge on the right to see all of our weddings featured on their blog. See the story by clicking here.

Thanks to the Chicago History Museum, LOLA Event Productions, and Corneila McNamara for making the day gorgeous.

Gallery 1028 Wedding

February 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Lisa and Scott tied the knot.

Lisa chose bright blue for her bridesmaids to wear and the cutest floral robes for them to get ready in. Scott’s love of design showed in his shoes and classic attire for the guys. Everyone got ready at the W Lakeshore and because it was a gorgeous summer day, we walked over to Olive Park for their first look and group photos. Then it was on to Michigan Avenue to have the couple photographed with a beautiful stretch of Chicago architecture. When we arrived at Gallery 1028, we found a space made beautiful by Soirée, lovely flowers by Exquisite Designs, sweeties by Molly’s Cupcakes and music filled the room by High Society Orchestra. It was a fun night full of dance, edibles, cocktails and lots of laughter!

Congratulations Lisa and Scott!

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