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First dance song: “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes

I have been looking forward to sharing this wedding since the day I shot it. Jami & Kerri- amazing couple, so gorgeous and in love. So much fun to be with and get to know. Some of my favorite shots of the year came from this Chicago, IL wedding day.

Their wedding took place on October 7th at Firehouse Chicago, one of my all time favorite U.S. wedding venues in quaint Andersonville (an old Chicago neighborhood of mine) with superwoman Michelle Marchisotta. Jami’s pale blue and lace wedding dress was handmade and found on Etsy through Ca’Rousel with alterations by Craft Broads. Kerri wore a dapper suit from J. Crew with a handsome bow tie and boutonnière from eco-friendly florist Fab Flora who also provided an incredible bridal bouquet and flowers for the reception. They wore amazing shoes and Jami’s socks were a cute addition to her wedding attire. After their sweet first look with Jami’s Mom looking on, we headed off in my car to drive around the city and take portraits in some seriously cool locations.

Hillary Bullock officiated their outdoor ceremony under the ivy where Jami walked down the staircase to meet Kerri and a knot tying ceremony was included to signify their union. Afterwards cocktails by Binny’s and a beautiful naked cake accented with succulents by Big Delicious Planet were both enjoyed outside where speeches took place and Moscow Mules were served in copper mugs. Jami & Kerri had guests take Polaroids and add them to their guest book for a keepsake.

Cage and Aquarium were the DJs for their indoor reception catered by Big Delicious Planet. Their reception tables with pops of yellow, grey and white flowers from Fab Flora were gorgeous. After an amazing dance party J&K had a sparkler exit and left in a Tesla from Windy City Limousine. Thank you for having me photograph your amazing Fall wedding day Jami & Kerri! Some of my faves-

 

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When I met Amy & Bekah I knew how in love they were and couldn’t wait for their early Fall lakeside wedding day in East Tennessee. I loved shooting with them in the park and sunflower fields for their adventurous Southern engagement session. I knew they wanted to have a fun, relaxed back yard wedding and after meeting their friends and family I knew it was going to be perfect. Bonus- they were married on Happy Ending Lane!

Some of my favorite photos from the day are from their incredibly sweet first look. We then set off for photos around the area including a dugout and a fort constructed in 1797. Amy & Bekah’s bridesmaids wore some seriously cool and original wedding party attire- girl’s tuxedos with suspenders and heels. Amazing! The ceremony took place by the lake at sunset and the brides walked down an aisle scattered with colorful Fall leaves. The reception with food lovingly made by friends and family was held under a tent on the property. A&B and guests released lanterns into the sky at the end of the night symbolizing good luck and prosperity with well wishes and prayers. It was a beautiful way to end a personal intimate wedding. I’m so glad I got to witness it. Thank you Amy & Bekah! Enjoy these Knoxville wedding photos-

 

  • teresa widing - these are such great pictures! i’m wishing for a enchanted love and life for these beautiful ladies!ReplyCancel

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I enjoyed meeting and photographing new Knoxville resident Diana recently. We spent the day downtown discussing the best places to eat in the city and enjoying the sunshine. A few of my favorites- thankful for strong beautiful women!

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I’m so excited to share Yesenia & Matt’s wedding weekend at Paradisus Playa del Carmen! I photographed their good friends Betty & Pat’s wedding in Chicago and I was thrilled to spend the weekend with this group, documenting everyone enjoying the resort and having Betty & Pat in the wedding party. Yesenia & Matt had a beautiful night for an outdoor rehearsal dinner on Thursday. I had the opportunity to photograph them around the resort and get familiar with all of the cool spots to hang out and shoot portraits. Friday was a day for everyone to enjoy the all inclusive paradise tucked away on a stunning private bay. Some of the most memorable things I saw and obviously photographed were the architectural details, gelato and espresso bars, iguana sanctuary, ocean views and dry ice magic tricks at the end of one of many on property fine dining restaurant meals.

Saturday I met up with Matt and his groomsmen in a beautiful suite (most of which you can swim up to from the pool). We walked around the property and got some shots with insane ocean views and took advantage of the architecture and shadows. I loved this group of guys and enjoyed spending time with them. Matt’s last name is Green and you’ll notice all of their cool green wedding details including Yesenia’s emerald Manolo Blahnik shoes, the bridemaid’s dresses, ties and pocket squares. I went to the bridal suite afterwards to document all of the ladies getting ready and as you can see, they were STUNNING. The evening ceremony took place oceanside on a large wooden bridge. Yesenia’s son walked her down the aisle and Matt’s reaction to seeing her for the first time is priceless. I love his proud brother looking on just as surprised and happy. It was so cool to capture Matt kissing and dancing with Yesenia after they were married. The resort did a fabulous job with the flowers and all of the wedding decor. I loved working with their expert planners and would highly recommend this resort to any couple considering a destination wedding!

Matt and Yesenia and I walked around Paradisus for portraits at a few cool places I found while wandering around the resort before they were introduced as husband and wife. Yesenia changed into a super sexy reception dress and everyone had a great time during dinner and dancing. After a friend performed a surprise song, I stole them for some night shots at the end of the night and walked back to my beautiful room, wishing I could stay another week. Thanks for having me Y&M! I absolutely love your crew. Enjoy the photos from this Mexico destination wedding-

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