Cheney Mansion Wedding Photos: Lily & Steve

bride and groom pose for a wedding portrait on the staircase at Cheney Mansion in Oak Park

Lily and Steve were married at St Luke Roman Catholic Church in River Forest with a Cheney Mansion wedding reception in Oak Park. Chicago has thrown more rainy wedding days at us this year than I think I’ve had in the past five years. Lily and Steve’s Cheney Mansion wedding was no exception. Other than a 10 minute break during cocktail hour (which we maximized), I think it literally rained all day. Luckily. Cheney Mansion and it’s gorgeous staircase also …

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Room 1520 Wedding Photos: Chelsea & Ori

bride and groom pose for a wide angle chicago skyline rainbow wedding photo under an umbrella on the rooftop of Room 1520

As you probably know by now, Chicago loft weddings are my favorite venues to work at in the city and I’m always excited for a new location in that genre. Chelsea and Ori’s Room 1520 wedding photos were my first chance to shoot at this beautiful, chic white loft space. The morning started with both Chelsea and Ori getting ready at Raffaello Hotel. I started with the ladies while Justin was with the guys. Raffaello Hotel is a great choice …

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Palos Country Club Wedding Photos: Jacqueline & Maxwell

bride and groom kiss during a wedding portrait with the sunset behind them at Worth Waterfalls

Jacqueline and Maxwell were were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palos Hills with a Palos Country Club wedding reception. The couple each got ready at DoubleTree Inn in Alsip. I started the morning with Jacqueline and her bridesmaids while Justin was with Maxwell and the groomsmen. It was a pretty big wedding party and we both had a lot of fun all morning. Jacqueline and Maxwell chose not to see each other until she walked down the aisle …

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Lombard Westin Hotel Wedding Photos: Carna & Don

bride and groom pose for morton arboretum wedding photos in front of pine tree grove forest

Carna and Don’s Lombard Westin Hotel wedding was amazing and so much fun! The hotel provided not only a great location for the ceremony and reception, but also had great rooms for getting ready with beautiful window light. When it comes to getting the best “getting ready” photos, that’s a huge factor. I had a great time hanging out with Carna and the ladies while Justin was with Don and the guys. Once Carna and Don finished getting ready, we …

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Chicago Riverwalk Engagement Photos: Christie & Garrett

chicago riverwalk engagement photos couple laughs during Olive Park engagement photos with Chicago skyline in background

I met up with Christie and Garrett in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood for their downtown Chicago engagement session. Our shoot began with a stop at Mariano Park, which is a place that they both enjoy. The park is a small triangle patch where Rush street meets State Street. From there we walked south down Michigan Avenue toward the River. Chicago Riverwalk engagement photos are one of the most popular locations in the city for a Chicago engagement session. We were …

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Downtown Lynn Massachusetts Engagement Photos: Brianne & Jon

couple sits on the ground during outdoor engagement photos at Spalenza at the Mansion in Peabody, Massachusettes while overlooking Suntaug Lake

Anytime I work with a couple living outside the Chicago area I always like to suggest a destination engagement session in their neck of the woods. So when Brianne and Jon flew me to Boston for engagement photos in downtown Lynn I was eager to find some new shooting locations. Whenever I’m flying in for a destination engagement session I try to give us an extra shooting day (in case of bad weather). In our case, we had great weather …

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