Amy & Rob: New Year’s Eve Wedding

bride and groom portrait outside Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Chicago at sunset with lens flare

Amy & Rob’s wedding at Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort was officially my first New Year’s Eve wedding and what a great way to cap my 2017 wedding season. There were so many great moments during the day, from the bridesmaid reactions to Amy in her dress, to flower granny and even a few surprise musical performances. I started with Amy at her family home in Norwood Park where the ladies were stationed. They were a blast all morning, I’m not …

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Christie & Garrett’s Montgomery Club Wedding in Chicago

lit portrait of bride and groom with Chicago skyline and river in the background

I’ve been looking forward to Christie and Garrett’s Montgomery Club wedding since their Riverwalk engagement session earlier this year. We got a lot done during the engagement session, but their wedding day was even more action-packed. It totally flew by! The morning started with Christie and the ladies getting ready at Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North. Justin started the morning with Garrett and the guys at Godfrey Hotel. Once they were dressed, Garrett and the guys spent the …

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Lyric Opera House Wedding Photos: Kelly & Elliott

bride and groom pose for Civic Opera Building wedding portraits in Chicago

Kelly and Elliott’s Lyric Opera House wedding was classic, elegant and so much fun! The Civic Opera Building is truly one of Chicago’s most beautiful spaces. I shot an engagement session in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer a few years back, and had been hoping to get a chance to photograph a wedding in the space ever since then. Kelly & Elliott (and their pup Athena) “rocked” their engagement session earlier this year so I knew …

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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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