Loft on Lake Wedding Photos: Johnna + Bryce

I love photographing weddings in loft spaces. What can I say, I’m a sucker for exposed brick! Johnna and Bryce’s Loft on Lake wedding photos are some of my favorites! I started the morning with Johnna and her ladies at the W Chicago – City Center hotel for hair and makeup. Bryce and his groomsmen got ready at the same hotel and Justin documented the guys. After everyone was ready Johnna met Bryce around the corner on La Salle Street …

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Rachel & Nish: Millennium Park Engagement Photos

Adler Planetarium Night Engagement Photos

It’s been a while since I shot Millennium Park engagement photos, so I was excited when Rachel and Nish suggested that as our first location. We met up at Miller’s Pub for beers before we started shooting. I always like to start off with drinks, but especially when I’m meeting a couple for the first time as Rachel and Nish were in from Milwaukee. We started at Millennium Park’s Cloudgate sculpture (aka The Bean) before moving through the park into …

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Sam & Bill: Ivanhoe Country Club Wedding Photos

Ivanhoe Country Club Wedding Photos

Sam & Bill were married at Ivanhoe Country Club in Mundelein, Illinois. My morning started with Sam and her bridesmaids all getting their hair and makeup done upstairs at the club. We had great window light and all the ladies were having so much fun. A perfect combination for my style of photography. A special thanks to bridesmaid Bridget for holding my light on some dress shots and the rest of the crew for helping to rearrange the furniture..a few …

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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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