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Congratulations Kevin & Cassandra!

Kevin & Cassandra’s wedding was very unique!  They held their ceremony and reception at The Onion Brewery in Lake Barrington, IL.

Please check out a few of my favorite photos and a slideshow.


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Congratulations Spencer & Taylor!

Spencer & Taylor held their wedding this past January.  I’d already spent some time with the couple shooting their Engagement Session last year, and I knew that the wedding was bound to be just as much fun!

The ceremony was held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with a reception at Cantigny.

A few words from Taylor…

Spencer and I met during our Freshman year of high school, I didn’t know it then
but he said he had always known that I was ‘The One’. Those four years of high
school we laughed together, cried together, and most importantly grew together
in love, our two separate families became one and I couldn’t imagine my life
without him. As our Senior year came to an end, the decision about where we were
going to college weighed heavily on us. We debated if we should go to the same
university or try a hand at spending time apart. After much consideration, we
found that fate was going to keep us together: Spencer received a scholarship to
play football at the University of New Mexico and I was awarded an academic
scholarship there as well. As the seasons passed,
year after year, we continued to grow in love.

November 2nd we were planning to spend the weekend in Chicago to celebrate my birthday a
little early, but mostly to just have a weekend away together before he left for the Navy.
With zero expectations for the whole weekend, I suddenly found myself at the top
of the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier being asked to spend the rest of my life with
my best friend. Without hesitation I told Spencer ‘Yes!’.
We were able to spend the next couple weeks together as an engaged couple,
feeling all of the love in the world from our friends and family. That time flew
by, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
I cannot wait to spend my life with my best friend!

As always, here are a few of my favorite photos and a slideshow.


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Officiant:  Pastor Greg Wenhold
Day of Coordinator:  Julie Caulfield
Flowers:  Andrew’s Garden
Music:  Admit One DJs
Cake:  Cocoa Bean

Congratulations Jason & Lauren!

Jason & Lauren were married back in December.  We lucked out in that the weather was bearable for a Chicago December wedding!

The ceremony was held at St. Alphonsus followed by an elegant reception at the Palmer House.

A few words from Lauren…

We both stood up in the same wedding (my cousin Jacquleyn’s wedding). I was a bridesmaid, Jason was a groomsmen. Jason noticed me on the wedding website and asked the groom to introduce us. We met and the rest is history!

He proposed at our apartment. Our dog Winnie came into the room with a sign around her neck, it read “Mom will you marry dad?” After, we went to dinner where we had our first date.

We had our engagement party at my parents home. The house was decorated for Christmas. It really got us excited that our wedding would take place during such a beautiful time of the year!

My mother and I did all the wedding planning. It’s something the two of us really enjoy doing!


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Gown:  Lanvin
Makeup:  Charles Singleton
Hair:  Renee Feldman
Flowers:  Belmonte Florist
Music:  Al Sofia Orchestra
Cake:  Cake Bakery

Congratulations Thomas & Teresa!

Thomas & Teresa’s held their ceremony and reception at the Intercontinental Hotel on Michigan Avenue.  Prior to the gorgeous ceremony we took some time making a few stops in the city to get some great Relaxed Portraits.  I had a wonderful time working with Thomas and Teresa and have done a few weddings over the past years in their family circle!

I asked Teresa to provide a little bit about how they met…

Tom and I met on a train in New York City. Tom was living in Chicago at the time, just visiting friends and I was living in New York. The train was headed for the Hamptons. We ran into each other later that evening at a bar. Tom ended up moving to NY for grad school. He ended up moving less than a block from me. We ran into each other again and started dating shortly after. We spent the following summer in the Hamptons, a very special place to us.

…and I guess the rest is history!

Please check out a few of my favorite photos and a slideshow.


*** Click to watch Web Slideshow ***


Officiant:  Jarrod Gaither
Day of Coordinator:  Bridget Allen from Shannon Gail Weddings
Gown:  B. Ella Bridal
Hair/Makeup:  Reiman Condron Beauty
Flowers:  Richard Remiard
Music:  The Chicago Catz
Cake:  Bittersweet Chicago

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For all my photographer friends out there looking for great USB drives for delivery of digital files, you definitely should take a look at USB Memory Direct.  I just received an order of drives as a test and they are really great!

There are a bunch of different styles available, and their prices are pretty competitive.

Anyway, just wanted to pass on the information as someone else out there might be looking for a supplier for these as well!


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