Heather & Rob: Wedding Gallery

Heather & Rob were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chicago. Heather’s grandparents were actually married at the same church, how cool is that! Once again, Justin Edmonds was with me for the day. Justin started with Rob and his guys, while I started with Heather and the girls getting ready. The rain threatened all day, but slowed down just enough for Heather and Rob to see each other for the first time downstairs in front of the door …

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Kelli & Ryan: Wedding Gallery

Kelli & Ryan were married at Ravenswood Billboard Factory in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood. I started the morning with Kelli and the girls while they got ready at Renaissance Hotel downtown. My friend was in town to help me out again and Justin Edmonds was with Ryan while the guys got ready. Ryan and Kelli met on hotel’s terrace that overlooked the Chicago river. It was one of the most emotional first looks that I’ve seen. After a few quick …

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Jenny & Michael: Wedding Gallery

I traveled to Northern Michigan for Jenny and Michael’s Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club wedding in Boyne City. The Yacht Club is a great new venue that offers beautiful views of Lake Charlevoix. Jenny and her girls spent the morning getting ready in a beachside residence where she had her makeup done. Michael and the guys were just next door, so I was able to catch them getting ready as well. After the beach ceremony, we had some time to walk …

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Libby & Ryan: Wedding Gallery

Libby and Ryan chose The Redfield Estate at The Grove in Glenview for the wedding ceremony and reception. It’s been a few years since I last shot there and I was surprised at how much renovating they’ve done including adding a new outdoor pavilion space for receptions. The Redfield Estate is a great wedding venue for couples that want to have everything at a single location, including great portrait locations. The outdoor gazebo provided a nice backdrop for the ceremony, …

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Elly & Frank: Wedding Gallery

Elly & Frank were married at Loyola University in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. My friend and fellow photojournalist Candice Cusic shot alongside me once again. I started with Elly while she got ready and Candice hung out with Frank and the guys. Lake Michigan provided a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and Loyola’s campus offered some great spots for portraits before the reception started. Elly and Frank wowed their guests with a choerographed first dance! After some really sweet toasts, …

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Nancy & Jack: Wedding Gallery

I traveled to Madison, Wis. for Nancy and Jack’s wedding at the University Club on the University of Wisconsin campus. The venue was perfect for the intimate ceremony and celebration that Nancy & Jack planned. I loved the look on Nancy’s face when Jack surprised her with a necklace during the ceremony. After the ceremony, we were able to sneak outside for portraits in the courtyard next to the building. Then the reception kicked off with some really nice toasts, …

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