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Chicago Wedding Photography: Jessica+Casey

Every so often we get to photograph a small wedding that totally sweeps us off our feet! After eleven years together, Jessica+Casey made it official in a lovely ceremony beside the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool at the Lincoln Park Conservancy. Surrounded by close family and friends, their wedding day was absolutely perfect! We loved how photo-driven their day was -- we got to photograph them in so many amazing and iconic Chicago locations! Congrats, Jessica+Casey. We couldn't be happier for you!

Jessica+Casey's Vendors Include:

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool - Ceremony Location

The Ivy Room at Tree Studios - Reception Location

Dilly Lilly - Floral Design

Sprinkles - Wedding Cake

Natural Elements Salon - Makeup Artist

Vera Wang, David's Bridal - Bridal Gown

Zales and Manly Bands - Wedding Rings

Men's Warehouse - Groom's Attire

Chicago Engagement Photography: Vicki+Andy

When you find clients who are willing to get up early for a sunrise engagement session, you work the hell out of it! Vicki+Andy were great sports about an early morning shoot at North Ave Beach and Millennium Park, and as a reward we had the city to ourselves! These two are getting married next summer, but that doesn't make us any less excited for them! Congrats guys!

Chicago Style Shoot: Happy Fourth!

We got in the festive mood with our usual crew for another fabulous style shoot! We love the super cute details of this tablescape -- from the red, white, and blue florals to the star spangled napkins. Whatever your plans are for the holiday, we hope they're as fabulously designed as this array! From our G+S family to yours, Happy Independence Day! Be safe, and have fun!

 

Thanks to the vendors for this fabulous shoot:

Katherine Healy Brown, Clover Events - Decor Design/Stylist

Jeannie Zuehlke, Simply Scripted Ink - Calligraphy

Flowers For Dreams - Floral Elements

 

Chicago Engagement Photography: Lucy+Tim

Family is a big deal for this couple. After being introduced in college by Lucy's sister, Lucy+Tim found their perfect match! Fast forward to a very special walk with their dog on the Chicago Riverwalk, when Tim proposed -- but that was only the first part of the surprise. He had also arranged for three of her four sisters to be in town to help them celebrate their engagement! These two are getting married next February, and we couldn't be more excited! Congrats, Lucy+Tim!

Chicago Style Shoot: DL Studio

You may remember some of our previous style shoots with Debi Lilly, like this festive affair, or this springtime celebration... Well, we were really excited to join Debi at her new party space, DL Studio! As usual, the design and carefully curated decor were incredible. We had a fantastic time collaborating with her to commemorate her new venture! Congrats, Debi!

Thanks to Toni Patisserie for the desserts, and to our fabulous model, Willow Star!

Chicago Wedding Photography: Loren+John

Loren+John's Wedding Day was a beautiful, Chicago-centric celebration! Both the ceremony and reception were held in the heart of Lincoln Park, at A New Leaf, where guests enjoyed the gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces, surrounded by flowers. Though these two met in Ohio, they've made Chicago their home and were so excited to share classic Chicago foods with their out-of-town friends and family! The menu included Chicago-style popcorn, Mini-Italian Beef Sandwiches, and Mini Deep Dish Pizzas! Every detail was perfect! Congrats, Loren+John!

Loren+John's Vendors Include:

Hotel Lincoln - Getting Ready Location

A New Leaf - Ceremony and Reception Location

Kate Lerman, Chicago Vintage Weddings - Wedding Planner

Laurie Dunphy, A New Leaf - Floral Design

Fig Catering - Wedding Cake

Betty Nguyen, Fig Media - DJ

Branden, Pin Me Up Chicago - Makeup Artist

Jessica, Pin Me Up Chicago - Hair Stylist

BHLDN - Bridal Gown

Suit Supply - Groom's Tux

Fey & Co - Wedding Rings

Second City Stationery - Stationery

Chicago Wedding Photography: Dad's First Look

With Father's Day coming this weekend, we wanted to mention one of our favorite wedding day moments -- Dad's First Look. 

For many brides, the first part of the day is all about spending time with your girls. You get dressed with your mom, your sisters, and your girlfriends. Soon you’ll walk down the aisle toward the man (or woman) of your dreams. More and more we’re seeing lots of brides take the time to do a First Look with their Dads, and we love it! Dads are the original VIPs. Consider setting aside a few minutes for your Dad to see you in your dress. Catch a breath. Share a moment or two.  Give him a chance to get a little emotional. It will mean so much to him and become one more happy memory to hang on to!

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads in your lives and ours!

Chicago Event Photography: Thursday Therapy

We were so excited to join some fabulous Chicago wedding vendors for a Thursday Therapy networking event at Room 1520! We loved meeting and catching up with all the behind-the-scenes Chicago wedding superstars! This is one talented city! Thanks to Jennifer Henderson of A Fresh Event, Katherine Brown of Clover Events, and Bethany Fritz of Maypole Studios for planning an amazing evening!

This Thursday Therapy's Vendors Include:

Room 1520 - Event Venue

D’Absolute - Catering

Ceciel’s Flowers - Floral Design

Gussied Band - Musicians

Double Trip Press - Invitation Station