Jillian & Jake: Chicago Theatre Engagement Photos

Chicago Theatre Engagement Photos

I was so excited when Jillian and Jake contacted me about their wedding. Jillian’s sister Celina, (and her husband Eddie) were one of my all-time favorite couples to work with and they continue to send me more awesome couples. I met Jillian & Jake for lunch and beers at their South Loop home before we started shooting. Our first stop was the Chicago Riverwalk. It’s a go-to spot for weddings, but I always enjoy trying to find a way to …

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Rachel & Adam: Carnivale Wedding Photos

Carnivale Chicago Wedding Photos

Rachel and Adam were married at Carnivale Restaurant near Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. I started with Rachel at Westin River North Hotel with the ladies getting ready. Justin started with Adam and the guys while they got ready at Carnivale. We had just enough time for a quick first look before the ceremony. Carnivale is an explosion of color, which for photographers is always fun! Rachel’s entrance down the grand staircase was pretty epic. I think it’s also really special …

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Caitlin & Matt: Willow Harbor Vineyards Wedding Photos

Willow Harbor Vineyards Wedding Photos

Caitlin and Matt’s Willow Harbor Vineyards wedding in Three Oaks, Mich. came at the end of an eight-week stretch where I shot eight weddings in four states. Couples like Caitlin and Matt and their families remind me why I love doing this every weekend! I met Caitlin and her bridesmaids at Spa Blu salon at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Ind. From there we traveled to her family’s home to put on the dress. While I was hanging …

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Kim & Avram: Hard Rock Hotel Wedding Photos

Downtown Chicago Riverwalk Wedding Photos

Kim and Avram were married at St. Joseph Church in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood with a reception at Hard Rock Hotel. We actually started and finished at the Hard Rock. I met Kim and the ladies in their suite for hair and makeup. Meanwhile, Justin documented Avram’s morning with the guys. Kim & Avram opted to not see each other before the ceremony, so I’m sure when Avram saw Kim walk down the aisle it was even more special. I …

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Katie & Kevin: Montrose Beach Engagement Photos

Montrose Beach Skyline Engagement Photos

I met Katie & Kevin at Montrose Beach for their engagement session. It’s one of the more underrated Chicago engagement locations, with a good mix of green space and skyline views. After drinks at The Dock we started on our walking tour, beginning with the bird sanctuary area. We continued out onto the pier and then made our way back to the other side for the skyline view. After an outfit change, we walked back to a large hill that …

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Crystal & David: City View Loft Wedding Photos

City View Loft Chicago Wedding Photos

Crystal and David were married at City View Loft in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. I’m always a fan of brick and timber spaces so I was excited to shoot in City View Loft’s new space. Both Crystal and David got ready at their home near the venue – the two-flat design was perfect with separate floors for each. I started with Crystal and the ladies upstairs. While I was looking for unique angles from the second-story loft, Candice was downstairs …

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