Katie & Chris: Bottom Lounge Wedding Photos

Katie & Chris were married under the stage lights at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge. I started with Katie and her ladies while they got ready at the River North Marriott while Justin was in Logan Square with Chris and his groomsmen. Chris met us on the Marriott rooftop patio for a first look. From there we walked toward the river through the green space between Trump Tower and the Wrigley building. I’ve shot their before, but we always find something new. …

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Johnna & Bryce: Lincoln Park Engagement Photos

Johnna and Bryce suggested Wilde Bar & Restaurant as the first stop for their Lincoln Park engagement session. After cocktails at Wilde, we headed to the pond near Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The trees had just started to come back to life, and things in the park are actually green. I’ve shot all over Lincoln Park but we managed to find a small hill with some nice light. We made it to North Avenue Beach for dusk before finally finishing …

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Kate & Dan: North Pond Wedding Photos

My 2016 wedding season kicked off with Kate and Dan’s celebration at North Pond Restaurant in Lincoln Park. Kate’s sister, Karin, hosted the morning prep activities at her family’s beautiful home (which was only a few blocks walk away from my place!) While the ladies were getting ready on the Northside, Dan and his crew were hanging out at the Residence Inn Downtown, where Lauren M. Anderson started her day with Dan. Once everyone arrived at North Pond, we started …

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Parry & Michael: Cafe Brauer Wedding Photos

Parry and Michael were married at St. Clement Catholic Church in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, one of the most iconic cathedrals in the city. I started with Parry with at her parent’s condo downtown while all the ladies got ready. Michael came down to see his bride for a low-key first look. My friend and second shooter for the day, Amanda Schwengel, joined us there as well. We were able to sneak in some portrait time downstairs and when we …

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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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