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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Jennifer & Jeremy: Olive Park Engagement Photos

Jennifer and Jeremy’s Olive Park engagement session technically started at Navy Pier. We met at Harry Caray’s Tavern for a drink before we started shooting. I always love to catch up with my couples for a bit and it’s a great way to relax before we get going. We were able to pack a little bit of everything into the shoot. We started with a walk along Oak Street beach. From there we headed out to Olive Park which I …

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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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Rachel & Adam: Kenosha Harbor Engagement Photos

I drove up to Wisconsin for a fall engagement session with Rachel and Adam. We met at the office that they both work at, which had a beautiful walking path on the surrounding land. I always encourage couples to pick places that are meaningful to the two of them, so their work was perfect. We also headed over to Kenosha Harbor for our second location. We had beautiful light all afternoon and the trees even gave us a little fall …

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