Claire & Jason | Chicago Room 1520 Wedding

It was a hot summer day but this Room 1520 wedding was amazing! A DIY wedding, Claire made everything from her invitations to her candle holders, along with picking out all the fabric for her bridesmaids dresses. Her vision for her wedding was classic. With the assistance of her wedding planners from Estera Events and the staff at Room 1520, Claire & Jason’s wedding was absolutely beautiful. Here are a few images from their wedding.

Congratulations Claire & Jason! It was a great way to end my 2012 season!

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Blair & Shanti | Garfield Park Conservatory Wedding

Last Spring I shot Blair & Shanti’s engagement session at Navy Pier. Their wedding, held at Garfield Park Conservatory, was a beautiful one! We started the day off at The Drury Lane Hilton in Oakbrook where they both got ready. It was a rainy day to start with, but thankfully the rain subsided by the time the ceremony started. The wedding was beautiful, my good friend Sharon from Simple Perfect Peace Events was the planner for the day and did an amazing job.

Here are just a few samples from Blair & Shanti’s beautiful wedding! Congratulations Blair & Shanti

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Vince & Sherryl | Cultural Center Civil Wedding

I was excited to shoot Vince & Sherryl’s civil wedding at the Cultural Center. Sherryl looked absolutely stunning, I absolutely loved her classic look with the birdcage veil. I loved how Sherryl coordinated her flowers with Vince’s tie and their dog, Maggie’s leash. Seriously cute family! Here are a few samples from their wedding.

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Sam & Lena | Wilder Park Wedding

I have been looking forward to Sam & Lena’s wedding since their engagement 2 years ago. They booked me soon after they got engaged, I was just excited to be the first person they met with for their wedding plans! Sam’s sister, Anne, is a really good friend of mine and I absolutely adore their family. So shooting this wedding was great since I was able to spend some time with all of them.

We started the day with Lena getting ready at her parent’s home in Wheaton while Sam and his guys were getting ready at the hotel. Lena was a sight to see, she was absolutely stunning! After a few portraits at the house we headed over to Wilder Mansion for some more pictures. What a beautiful venue!

Here are some photos from their amazing day. Congratulation Sam & Lena…it was truly an honor photographing your wedding. Really.

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Luke & Emma | Hoover Dam

I always look forward to my Las Vegas trips, mostly because I get to spend some time with these two awesome kids! Their mom Laurel and I met at design school (ILIA) and have been great friends ever since. For as often as I’ve been to Vegas, I’ve never made it to Hoover Dam. Why I chose to do this at 106 degree weather, I guess there’s no time like the present?

It was definitely a hot day, Luke & Emma were troopers and still smiled for me! Here are a few photos from their session that day.

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