Kathryn & Andrew: Morton Arboretum Wedding Photos

I didn’t expect Kathryn and Andrew’s wedding at Morton Arboretum to be a winter wedding. But when Chicago got an unusually early and heavy snow storm I was very excited to have be shooting in a space surrounded by trees. My morning started with Kathryn and her sisters all doing their makeup together in their mom’s bathroom. Meanwhile, Justin was with Andrew and his groomsmen getting ready at the Lisle Hyatt. Andrew and Kathryn braved the cold all day, starting …

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Christina & Brad: Bridgeport Sculpture Garden Wedding Photos

Christina & Brad held their wedding at Bridgeport Art Center’s Sculpture Garden. I’ve been fortunate to shoot at Bridgeport’s Skyline Loft several times now, but I hadn’t shot at their outdoor space until now. I started the morning with Christina and her ladies while they got ready at Westin River North. Justin and Brad met us outside on the patio for a first look. From there we spent some time walking along the riverfront and found several great portrait locations. …

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Greg & Ryan: Renaissance Chicago Hotel Wedding Photos

Greg and Ryan held their wedding at Renaissance Chicago Hotel in downtown Chicago. I’ve been fortunate to document more than 100 ceremonies with a wide variety of couples, but Greg & Ryan marked my first same-sex wedding. While I’m constantly inspired by couples celebrating their marriage and it’s always a privilege to be part of every couple’s wedding day, I was particularly honored when Greg & Ryan asked me to photograph their wedding. I spent the morning with Greg while …

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Shannon & David: Field of Dreams Wedding Photos

Shannon & David held just the second Field of Dreams wedding since the historic movie site officially started offering its venue this year. I have to say, after shooting in a few hundred different wedding venues I try not to get too excited about a specific venue. But when Shannon & David first contacted me about their Field of Dreams wedding, I couldn’t help but start imagining all the different photo possibilities. Justin and I drove to Iowa a day …

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Bridgeport Art Center Wedding Photos: Susan & Blake

Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft is one of my favorite wedding venues in the city. I love the exposed brick and timber loft style, and that’s also why Susan & Blake picked it. I started the morning with Susan while she got ready at her condo with her bridesmaids and mother. Justin started the morning with Blake and the guys at Westin River North. After everyone was finished getting ready and Susan was in her dress, Blake came upstairs to …

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Alison & Todd: Hyatt Chicago Mag Mile Wedding Photos

Alison & Todd were married at Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile. My morning started with Alison in one of the best bridal suites I’ve been in. I guess that’s the bonus when you’re getting married at the hotel! Since Todd was getting ready just a few floors away, I was able to bounce back and forth. After their first look, we headed a few blocks south near the Wrigley Building for portraits. We walked along the riverfront to a small park …

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