I am excited to share a couple of images from my cousin Jacob’s senior session at the lake. I am so proud of him!
Janet & Greg married in Janet’s home town and had an amazing idea to have an after party at home in Chicago. They decided on Revolution Brewing and a stay nearby at The Robey. I love live bands at weddings and it was so cool to run into groom Ryan’s brother playing with ‘Stache at the brewery! I’m so glad this couple asked me to document their super fun party and wanted to share a few favorites!
The way Reid looked at Marlee on their wedding day made my heart melt. Their wedding at Spence Cabin was planned as an intimate wedding day with close friends and family celebrating in the Smoky Mountains. Marlee visited the Smoky Mountains throughout her life and knew it was a perfect place to get married, adding to her memories in this beautiful part of the country.
Marlee & Reid and I took some time to explore the area around Spence Cabin and the Appalachian Club for portraits and a peaceful walk in the mountains on their wedding day after a first look. I loved the moments I captured by the Little River when Reid brushed Marlee’s hair from her face and held her in adoration before their outdoor ceremony at Spence Cabin.
The Spence Cabin ceremony area is one of the area’s most beautiful. Made with natural stone, it overlooks the Little River with a canopy of trees overhead. This ceremony space in a beautiful natural environment is perfect for up to 40 guests. If couples are interested in this option for a ceremony space, you can access more information here. I have the permit necessary for photographers working in the National Park and can help plan a Smoky Mountain wedding or elopement. There are lots of incredible places for photography and I love location scouting and exploring new places in the Park for my couples.
Marlee & Reid were so kind and so much fun to work with. Some of the images of them and the couple with their families are among my most favorite. I loved spending time with them throughout the day, capturing those quiet loving moments and their party afterwards at the Appalachian Club. Thank you so much for having me Marlee & Reid!
I’m always excited to share a Firehouse Chicago wedding! After getting to know them during their engagement session in Wicker Park and hearing their story I couldn’t wait to document Briseyda & Chris’ wedding day. P.S. online dating works.
We started the day at Covenant Presbyterian Church with family helping each other get ready in a whirlwind of chaos and fun. Bri & Chris were married by their minister in this incredibly beautiful church with readings from their fathers and songs from a friend. At the end of the ceremony they greeted each guest, thanking them for being a part of their ceremony and marriage. After family portraits outside in some gorgeous light we sped off for portraits in a nearby park and ended up at Firehouse Chicago for their reception.
Firehouse Chicago has lots of character, beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, historical details and is perfect for intimate weddings with up to 100 guests. Bri & Chris planned a night full of good food from Big Delicious Planet including an ice cream sundae bar, beautiful speeches, Polish traditions and Latin dancing. Thank you for having me Bri & Chris. I’m so thankful to know you and hope your honeymoon in Portugal was perfection!
I absolutely loved working with this group of wedding pros on a bohemian styled wedding shoot created by Team Wedding at Honey Creek Farms. I photographed Polly & Jay, the owners’ wedding a few years ago and have been in love with this family and venue since. In their own words, “Honey Creek Farms is a family owned and operated farm and special events venue nestled on 25 acres of picturesque rolling hills that include a rustic cabin surrounded by a lovely creek, numerous outdoor ceremony sites, a remodeled elegant barn, a sophisticated bridal suite, charming groom’s room, a luxurious screened porch, a stately farmhouse, and much more!” You can see how special this venue is below. I’ve included a few favorite images from our beautiful summer shoot. Some of my favorite details are Ginger’s short wedding dress from The Gilded Gown, unique alternative bouquet with glass vessels, floral arm band and pampas grass ceremony space Melissa Timm Designs created, colorful goblets and eclectic bohemian table decor from Team Wedding and All Occasions Party Rentals and nature inspired cookies from Sassy Pants Sweets and Treats. With models Ginger and Hayden, hair by Christi Piontkowski, makeup by Glam Studio and lighting by Bright Event Productions.