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Best of 2018: Nick Gerber

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Here we have Nick Gerber’s favorites of 2018! We are so lucky to have Nick as a part of the Gerber & Scarpelli team, with such an incredible eye for candid moments and a passion for creativity. 2019 is a big year for Nick as he welcomes another member to his family in March, and Gerber & Scarpelli welcomes another budding photographer to their crew. We can’t wait for all that is to come!

Chicago Wedding Photography: Anna + Jacob

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Anna + Jacob were married at St Patricks Church followed by a drive around the city to capture the beautiful couple and their wedding party! Their reception was nothing short of gorgeous located in the historical Harold Washington Library.

Best of 2018: Kurt Gerber

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Co-owner of Gerber & Scarpelli, Kurt Gerber, shares with us some of his favorite moments from 2018. What a wonderful year it was! Looking forward to another year of capturing cityscape proposals, wedding day popsicles, and moments of pure unedited joy.

Best of 2018: Belen Aquino

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Without further ado, Belen Aquino’s Best of 2018! When Belen isn’t taking photographs you can find her spending time with her family, cooking up incredible recipes for her friends, and traveling around the world! Belen has been a part of the G+S team for over seventeen years, and we couldn’t feel luckier to have her!

Chicago Styled Shoot: New Years Eve Tablescape

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Our final collaboration of 2018 with Clover Events and friends! Here is all of your sparkly New Years Eve dreams come true complete with a fabulous wall of balloons! We had so much fun doing a monthly tablescape with Clover Events and we can’t wait to show you what we have up our sleeve for 2019!

A final 2018 “thank you” to the fabulous vendors who contributed to this shoot..

Katherine Brown of Clover Events Chicago

Lindsey Campbell - Styling

Gromeza - Balloons

Chicago Wedding Photography: Mary + Nick

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Mary + Nick are the kind of couple that radiate joy and love! We couldn’t wipe the smiles off our faces all day. The celebration started at Hotel Arista in Naperville where both the groom and bride got ready. We spent the rest of the day at Noahs Event Venue where we watched Mary + Nick experience so many firsts as newlyweds. What an incredible day!

Chicago Floral Events for Florals

DeEtta’s Bakery for Cake

BM Hair & Makeup Design for Hair and Makeup

Chicago Styled Shoot: Celebrate with Movado and Kay Jewelers

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The third and final installment of our collaboration with Lakeshore in Love and Aisle Society for Movado and Kay Jewelers. What an absolute joy it was working with such a talented group of people to bring you all some sweet intimate elopement inspiration!

Event Production: Storyboard Wedding + Lakeshore in Love

Watches: Movado from Kay Jewelers

Photography: Belen Aquino of Gerber & Scarpelli Weddings

Event Planning: Clover Events Chicago

Venue: The Gwen Chicago

Floral: The Petal Chicago

Hair and Makeup: Bianca Sansosti Artistry

Videography: Nick Gerber of Gerber & Scarpelli Photography

Wedding Dress: Alyssa Kristin Bridal

Tuxedos: Formally Modern Chicago

Jewelry: Kay Jewelers

Shoes: Badgely Mischka Bridal

Chicago Engagement Photography: Tips For Your Winter Engagement!

Winter engagement sessions can be so magical and full of joy, especially during the holiday season when Chicago is experiencing those first few snow days. Here are a few of our suggestions to make your winter engagement a smashing success!

  1. Wait for snow

    There is nothing quite like fresh snowfall! It is so much fun to get silly with your partner-in-crime and it also makes for such dreamy romantic shots.

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2. Pull your cute coats, scarves, and boots out

While there’s always opportunities to use your everyday winter jacket in your engagement photos (or no coat at all if you’re really brave) we love to use engagement photos as an excuse to dress up a bit!

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3. Twinkling holiday lights make for a lovely and romantic background

We think this one speaks for itself, but just in case it doesn’t here’s one of our very favorite “twinkling lights” photos! Taking your engagement photos after the holidays? No problem! We love to use the Chicago sign to create that same *sparkling* effect!

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4. Warm up with a hot beverage

Taking engagement photos is hard work! Why not take a little break and warm up with a latte or some hot chocolate? If you aren’t feeling like a hot beverage, might we suggest grabbing something that could warm you from the inside out?

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5. Grab a blanket and get cozy

Do you even need an excuse to wrap yourself up in a blanket with your loved one? We think not!

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Stay tuned for five of our favorite places to take indoor engagement photos in Chicago!

Chicago Styled Shoot: Thanksgiving Tablescape

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If you’re looking for a little last minute Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration, then we’re here to deliver! We celebrated early with Clover Events and friends last week to bring you some fun tablescape content. The play on Fall colors and the fun West Elm dinnerware compliments each other perfectly, and don’t even get us started on how much we love the hanging flower chandelier!

We are so thankful for the fabulous vendors we get to collaborate with all year long.

Here are the vendors we collaborated with for this shoot!

Katherine Brown of Clover Events Chicago

Lindsay Campbell - Styling

Persephone Floral - Flowers

Simply Scripted Ink - Stationary

BBJ Linen - Linens