Chicago Wedding Photography -Katy and Chris

Every so often you come across a couple who meet and hit it off with each other right from the get go. Katy and Chris met online and then got together to meet each other face to face. It wasn’t long before they began dating and eventually got engaged and now we find ourselves sitting around and discussing their wedding plans! When you meet Chris he’s a mans man…cool calm and laid back. We got a chance to grab a drink together and as it turned out we had some mutual contacts in the business world! So hearing that he was just a wee bit nervous when proposing to Katy made me empathize since I had just gotten engaged myself around the same time as them.

The night they got engaged, Katy and Chris headed to The Green Door Chicago to celebrate with some friends and family. The Green Door is a speakeasy located in the downtown Chicago area and is quite literally an old school speakeasy. There’s a bar and restaurant upstairs, but then once you make your way downstairs and round a corner, behind a locked door is where you will find the speakeasy. While the lighting down there is dark and moody as you would expect, if you throw some strobes on the decor down there you will get some amazing color from the vintage furnishings. We will be staying in the city for their wedding as well coming up on August 31st at which time we will be photographing at the historic “Rookery”!

Venue: The Green Door Chicago

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Chicago Wedding Photography – Veronica and Matt

Location: Aurora, IL
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We got together with Veronica and Matt in Aurora for their Engagement Session and aside from a couple gusts of wind, we had a spectacular day. For the photos where we needed sun and when we were looking for some shade a cloud would roll through at just the right moment and shift the light to get the image just right…if only every wedding day had such versatility. We walked much of the downtown Aurora area and incorporated the various landmarks in their photographs. With the ever changing conditions of the day, it gave us the perfect opportunity to capture images with completely different feels. We had nice subtle shade that provided a number of warm images, some stronger sun to make the colors pop and then a bit of twilight to finish the day off with some more dramatic images. This was my first visit out there and was a great place for a photo shoot…and a beer after.

Veronica and Matt are having their wedding out in Riverside Receptions in Geneva, IL which, depending on the speed you choose to drive ends up being about an hour long drive. We will be capturing their wedding photography out in Geneva.

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Annie and Terry – Quizically Quirky

I think fun and smiley best describes Annie and Terry. You chat with them for a few minutes and you can’t help but smile as well. And to cheer us up even more, the weather down in Albuquerque, NM was perfect for their early March engagement session. We grabbed our gear, hopped in the car and drove (that’s right drove) down to New Mexico. I had never seen the Southwest from the car so I thought I would check it out from the road.

When we arrived in town, we knew that desert was the place to be so we started near the petroglyphs, which are rocks with very old drawings on them down by early settlers, to a plateau that overlooked the sunset. Of course what trip to the Southwest is complete if you don’t have some Tex-Mex style food when in the area after the shoot. The best part of the shoot was that the temperature stayed nice and mellow in the upper 60’s all day! We could have stayed out all night shooting in such a nice location, but alas it came time for some dinner so off we went!

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Katya and Frank – Love From The Northwestern

If there’s one time I enjoy going to school, it’s to capture photos. Katya and Frank both graduated from Northwestern University and while they currently reside up in warm and sunny Minnesota. When we discussed where to do their engagement images Northwestern was one of their suggestions because we would likely not be able to cover it on the day of their wedding. We met up on a somewhat cold yet warm, kind of cloudy, somewhat sunny, mildly mild, a little rainy, a little more downpour like, and then back to totally 100% sunny typical Chicago day. Wandering around campus there were tons of fantastic places to photograph!

To view Katya and Franks entire gallery click here: Katya and Frank!!!

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To view Katya and Franks entire gallery click here: Katya and Frank!!!


Joanne and John – Good morning!

If we lived in California, or even on the other side of Lake Michigan then getting those sunset images over the ocean or lake would all be done in the evening. However in Chicago, if you want to capture photos that appear with the sun nice and low over a body of water…then you’re going to be waking up nice and early to catch the sunrise at 5am. When I spoke with John and Joanne, about their engagement photos…one of the first things that came up was doing the shoot on the lakefront. So with a nice 4am alarm clock I was off to the beach! As soon as we started you would never know that we were all running on just a few hours of sleep each and they were posing in no time!

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