We celebrated a busy summer season with our fellow Chicago wedding industry family a few weeks ago at DL studio! It was so wonderful to show our friends how much we appreciate them especially during our busiest time of year. We sipped champagne & cocktails, feasted on a six foot charcuterie board, enjoyed the latest trends in tablescapes, and cooled off with delicious gelato. This event wouldn’t have been possible without our lovely collaborators: Festive Frog, Bubbly Truck, Black Dog Gelato, Leap Weddings, and of course our host Debi Lily. We also wanted to give a special thank you to Modern Luxury Weddings, Union Horse, and Val Smeshko for their contributions.
Summertime in Chicago, is there a more beautiful season to capture your family? We think not, and the Leone family agrees.
What a stunning summer morning for an engagement session! We brought Kelsey and Joe to some of our favorite spots in Chicago to capture their sweet love.
A beautiful day spent with a beautiful couple! These two just radiated so much love for one another, and we couldnt have had more fun capturing it along with all of their friends! Bridget and Adam were married at Old St Patricks Church followed by a reception at Morgan’s Manufacturing. Florals are by Life in Bloom.
A boudoir shoot with one of our very favorite models Willow Star. This is such a fun way for a bride to celebrate their engagement or for you to celebrate yourself! It is so important to us that you feel comfortable with your photographer and comfortable with the setting. We highly suggest meeting with one of our photographers beforehand to discuss how we can best accommodate you and to make sure you have found the right match! Then it is time to let the magic begin!
A few weeks ago we had the absolute joy of capturing local Chicago artist Anna Murphy in action as she worked on a mural outside of Soho House Chicago in the West Loop. Her attention to detail is absolutely breathtaking, and it was fascinating to watch her work. Then we got to tour her studio and snap a few shots of her in her element. Needless to say we have loved getting to know Anna as a person and as an artist. Go follow her on instagram to see what she is working on @annapmurphy
Spring has arrived, and with it Spring engagement sessions! With it comes a level of excitement for Chicagoans anticipating warm weather. We have waded through negative temperatures and feet of snow, and now we are ready to embrace flower buds, green trees, and drinks on the patio.
Still a little chilly outside? No problem. Sneak into a sweet wine bar or your favorite neighborhood pub to warm up! We love visiting your favorite places because we can really capture your story as authentically as possible!
Chicago provides so many memorable spots to capture a sweet moment! If you’re feeling especially brave climb up on the LaSalle St bridge so we can capture you framed by the gorgeous Chicago skyline.
The most important part of any engagement session is having fun! As cheesy as it sounds your friends and family don’t want to see you stiff as a board. You’re in love! Get silly and let your personalities jump off an image. That way when you send out those Holiday cards and engagement announcements those who know you best can say “Oh that is so you!”
Spring is here, and we’re reminiscing on this gorgeous April wedding from last year! Maureen and Dave had the sweetest Spring wedding! This couple and their crew was so adventurous and fun. We absolutely adored their willingness to adventure outside in the rain to get some amazing shots on Kinzie Street Bridge.
The proof is in the photographs. A couple in love is such a magical thing. We couldnt be more thrilled with how Kaitlyn + Nathans photos turned out. Their love is magnetic and we were lucky enough to capture every sweet moment!
Who runs the world? That’s right! Girls. We had a blast putting together some sweet ideas for a Galentines Day brunch. We had charcuterie boards galore, gorgeous heart shaped sugar cookies, and chocolate covered strawberries. What more could you ask for? Mimosas, duh! We hope you all celebrate the love you have for your friends just as much as you celebrate with your boo this year!