The Rookery Wedding

Photographing a wedding at The Rookery is an absolutely thrilling experience.  During the day it serves as home to commercial offices but for events the businesses are covered by draping which leaves only the beautiful architecture.  Read More

Chicago Congress Hotel Wedding // Nikki + Nick

This winter wonderland wedding at the Congress Hotel in Chicago could not have been any better. December is indeed a pretty cold month to get married, however if you’re planning your wedding at a great venue with lot’s of details and decor then you can stay inside for your portrait session. Read More

Hotel Baker St. Charles Wedding // Emily + Robert

A St. Charles wedding can be the perfect get away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago.  In just about an hour you can be walking the river garden of the property while sipping a cocktail of choice.

Emily began her day of getting ready at home with the girls and Robert and company was at Baker.  Rather than wait until the ceremony, we did the first look in the garden at the hotel.  Doing a first look before the ceremony is a great way to really get a good look at each other and have a moment alone before heading off to be with friends and family for the day.  I suggest to almost every couple to try and either do your portraits before the ceremony or at least have a first look.

We then headed off for the ceremony and formals.  The rest of the creative portraits with the bridal party were again at Hotel Baker.  It was then time for a fun and fantastically decorated wedding reception.  We absolutely had a blast.  If you’re thinking about having a St. Charles wedding, I absolutely love Hotel Baker as a venue.

My humans are getting married sign

Wedding dress with dog

Wedding shoes on piano

Wedding dress in window with sun flare

Full length bridal portrait

Bride and her dog portrait

Groom getting ready at Hotel Baker

First look in rose garden at Hotel Baker

Bride and groom at Hotel Baker

Dramatic bridal portrait at Hotel Baker

St. Charles Catholic wedding ceremony

Bridesmaids portrait at Hotel Baker

Dramatic bridal party at Hotel Baker

Wedding couple in lobby of Hotel Baker

Wedding cake featured at Hotel Baker

Hotel Baker wedding reception

Hotel Baker wedding grand entrance

Hotel Baker wedding first dance

St. Charles reception dancing

Chicagoland Wedding // Alex + Gene

For their engagement session, Alex and Gene did their photos in a number of their favorite city locations because we knew that on their wedding day it would not be possible to hit all the spots they wanted to. So on the day of the wedding we did a 180 and sought out the quaint and quiet feel of Long Grove, IL. Read More

Chicago Riverfront Wedding // Czarina + Maksym

Czarina and Maksym are one of those couples that still acts sometimes a bit reserved around one another even though they’ve been together for some time. Maksym will tell you that when he proposed to Czarina (with her family present) that he was mostly cool calm and collected. Czarina in turn will smile when she hears this and have her own point of view on the story.

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