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We’re back with another Real Weddings feature, and this week we are talking to Calli, a destination bride who had her wedding at the beautiful Dreams Natura in Cancun, Mexico. She shares real advice from a bride’s perspective on why she picked her venue, as well as whether or not to do a first look […]
We’re back with another real life look into an actual wedding day and an interview with the bride behind the day! This time, we’re chatting with Michelle, who planned her elegant blue and white wedding at Chicago’s Swissotel. Let’s dive in! How long have you and your spouse been together, and how did you meet? […]
An interview with a Disney bride who planned an Italian-inspired magenta and blue wedding with lush florals This year, I am so excited to launch into a new way of presenting my real weddings with you all on the blog by interviewing the couples about their wedding days. The interview format is perfect because it […]
When I first met with Savana about photographing her destination wedding, I had no idea she would turn into such a wonderful friend and colleague in the wedding industry (she owns the fabulous Savy’s Chic Bridal and Prom Boutique in Dixon, Il) – but I am so thankful to have met her! I am so […]
This beautiful wedding at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, IL was a joy to photograph! I can’t say thank you enough to Kim & Andrew for trusting me to document their stunning wedding day. Special thanks goes out to the entire creative team, including Conway Farms Golf Club and my second shooter, Brittany Meeker.
I first met Paige (the bride) when I photographed her sister Taylor’s wedding a few years ago. Since then, I have just fallen in love with her family and friends, and I could not have been more delighted when she asked me to photograph her wedding to Cal. Paige wore her mother’s wedding dress and […]
Adler Planetarium Wedding Carley and Cody’s Adler Planetarium Wedding in Chicago was a dream come true to photograph. Special thanks goes out to the entire creative team, including: Second Shooter: Danielle Marie Photography // Hair & Makeup: Carly Does Makeup, Hair by Spair // Venue:Adler Planetarium // Bride’s Dress: BHLDN …& many more Shot hybrid […]
I’m long overdo in sharing these images from Liz and Jimmy’s beautiful winter wedding at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. Shot on a Canon 5DMIII & Canon L-series lenses. Special thanks goes out to the entire creative team, including: Second Shooter: Danielle Marie Photography // Event Planner: Everlasting Elegant Weddings // Venue: Hotel Baker […]
Thank you so much to Lisa and Matthew for having me be a part of their beautiful wedding day at the Abbey Resort and Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. I am so honored I got to be a part of your lovely day! Special thanks to the entire creative team, including… Photography // Rachael […]