Lorena and Blake’s Wisconsin Backyard Wedding

Guests throw confetti at a couple as they walk down the aisle at their Wisconsin backyard wedding.

Lorena and Blake live in Texas but decided to travel closer to their family and friends for their Wisconsin backyard wedding. They chose to have the event at a family home which made for an intimate day with close family, friends and loved ones. Everything took place at the house so the day was seamless from getting ready to the ceremony and reception. Here are some of my favorites from their summer wedding! Continue reading

Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge Wedding: Aly & Andy

Couple kisses after their Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge wedding

Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge and park is a beautiful venue in Hinsdale, IL and I was really excited to spend the entire day there with Aly and Andy for their wedding. I had such a blast with them on their engagement session so I knew it would be a fun-filled day. The couple met in high school and have been together for several years and their intimacy and love for one another really shined throughout the day.

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Hideout Chicago Wedding: Dallas & Joe

Couple shares their first look at the Aqua Building before their Hideout Chicago wedding

Dallas and Joe’s Hideout Chicago wedding was a dream to photograph. If you haven’t been to The Hideout, it’s a small, tucked away space nestled in an industrial park between the Chicago River and the highway. Normally the space hosts live music, comedy and concerts so I knew photographing a wedding there would be a whole lot of fun.
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Millennium Park Wedding Portraits: Mary & Tom

Wedding portrait in the rain at Millennium Park before a courthouse wedding

I have shot a few courthouse weddings before and I always love the immediacy and energy that goes along with the day. Mary and Tom hired me to take some wedding portraits of the two of them before they headed to the Chicago Cultural Center for their ceremony with a few family members. We decided that Millennium Park wedding portraits would work best and I loved all of the spring color that was everywhere. I’m also a big fan of the bridge that connects the park to the Art Institute across the street. Despite the fact that it rained a bit, we were able to get some great moments of the two of them before the ceremony.
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Room 1520 Wedding: Grace & Ben

Bride and groom after their ceremony at Room 1520

I love the industrial feel of the West Loop and was so excited to spend a day there for Grace and Ben’s Room 1520 wedding. The event was incredibly fun and Grace had the biggest smile across her face every time I looked at her. We started at the Public Hotel with the ladies and I had some time to get to know everyone before we left for portraits. One of the things that made the day so special was the fun vibe of the wedding party. Everyone was up for anything and we had so much fun joking around while we took photos throughout the day.
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