Chicago Engagement Photography: Brittany+Phil

After three fabulous years together, Brittany+Phil are ready to make it official! We recently enjoyed an excellent engagement shoot with them in some of their favorite Chicago haunts. We're so excited for their big day, and with their wedding scheduled for December 28th, it'll be an epic New Year to remember! Congrats guys!

Chicago Wedding Photography: Lindsay+Jon

You might remember these two from their Engagement Session -- we revisited the site of their proposal, Sweet Mandy B's. We've been looking forward to their wedding for awhile and it was better than we could have imagined! Lindsay+Jon tied the knot on a beautiful day at Chicago's Fairmont Hotel. Every detail was perfect and every moment was filled with love and happiness! Congrats Lindsay+Jon!

Lindsay+Jon's Vendors Include:

The Fairmont Hotel - Getting Ready, Ceremony, and Reception Location

Jennifer Duczak - Wedding Planner

Steve's Flower Market - Floral Design

Alliance Bakery - Wedding Cake

Gold Coast All Stars - Wedding Band

Leesi B Cosmetics - Makeup Artist

Rhona, Blowout Junkie Chicago - Hair Stylist

Monique Lhullier, Ultimate Bride - Bridal Gown

Bashert Diamonds - Wedding Rings


Chicago Wedding Photography: Molly+Brad

For Molly+Brad, an ordinary walk through Lincoln Park one Wednesday night became extraordinary when Brad proposed! These two are a super sweet couple. You can tell at a glance just how in love they are! We were so excited to photograph their gorgeous wedding day this spring! Congrats Molly+Brad! We wish you nothing but the best in your future together!

Molly+Brad's Vendors Include:

Ascension Catholic Church - Ceremony Location

Hinsdale Golf Club - Reception Location

Patty Kudlacz, Events by Fairy Godmothers - Floral and Event Design

Molly's Cupcakes - Wedding Cake

Indigo - Wedding Band

Bianca Sansosti Artistry - Makeup Artist

Maria Traversa - Hair Stylist

Rachel Avail - Bridal Gown


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 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 Wedding Photography: Emily+Peter

Emily+Peter met at a wedding, so it seems destined that they would fall in love and get married themselves! After all the big milestones, dating, moving in together, and merging their lives, Peter proposed with the help of their dog, who was dressed up in a tuxedo! These two form one of the sweetest couples we've had the pleasure of knowing. Their wedding day was beautiful, fun, and touchingly emotional. We loved every minute! Congrats, Emily+Peter! Thank you for inviting us to share your special day!

Emily+Peter's Vendors Include:

The Ace Hotel - Getting Ready Location

Morgan Manufacturing - Ceremony and Reception Location

Michelle Kurinec, LOLA Event Productions - Wedding Planner

Rachel Wyffels, Life in Bloom - Floral Design

The Chicago Players - Wedding Band

Honey Bridal - Bride's Gown


Chicago Wedding Photography: Colleen+Brendan

For Colleen+Brendan, Friday the 13th was a very lucky day! Colleen spotted her future husband during a night out at a pub in Lincoln Park, found an excuse to talk to him, and the rest is history! They tied the knot on a gorgeous Spring day last month, and we're so excited to get to share some of our favorite moments! Colleen+Brendan are such a fun and sweet couple. Their day was absolute magic and we wish them nothing but the best as they start their lives as Mr. and Mrs.!

Colleen+Brendan's Vendors Include:

JW Marriott - Getting Ready Location

Old St. Pat's Church - Ceremony Location

Galleria Marchetti - Reception Location

Stephanie Cook, The Creative Planners - Wedding Planner

Anthony Gowder Designs - Floral Design

Ferrara Bakery - Desserts

Chris Sarlas Orchestra - Wedding Musicians

Kelly Marie and Kaedi, Pin Me Up Chicago - Makeup and Hair Styling

Paloma Blanca, Mira Couture - Bridal Gown

New York Jewelers - Wedding Rings

Minted - Stationery

Dessy, Bella Bridesmaid - Bridesmaid's Gowns

Men's Warehouse - Men's Attire

Chicago Wedding Photography: Gianna+Tony

When Gianna+Tony decided to have a winter wedding, there was no way of knowing if they'd be lucky enough to get fresh white snow for their big day. Fortunately every aspect of their wedding day was perfect -- including a beautiful clean blanket of snow to make things even more magical! We loved working with this gorgeous, happy couple and their incredible family and friends. This was definitely one for the books! Congrats, Gianna+Tony! 

Gianna+Tony's Vendors Include:

Marriott Suites Downers Grove - Groom's Getting Ready Location

St. Giles Church, Oak Park - Ceremony Location

Carlisle Banquets - Reception Location

Michelle Durpetti Events - Wedding Planner

Yanni Design Studio - Floral Design

The Baking Institute - Wedding Cake

Gentlemen of Leisure - Wedding Musicians

Michal Medina, Dimitra's Bridal - Bridal Gown

Oak Park Jewelers - Wedding Rings

Priority Print - Stationery

Black Tie Formal - Men's Attire