Pat & Rachel | Married - Chicago Fine Art Wedding Photography

From the moment we met up with Rachel this weekend, we knew this day was going to be the sweetest. We hadn't had the chance to meet in person with Rachel & Pat, as they had been planning their wedding from out of state, but we felt like friends instantly after we knocked on the door of her childhood home. Their families represent everything we love about down-to-earth Midwestern families and hospitality. Pat & Rachel were a dream. Kind, smart, light hearted, and so sweet with one another. Their wedding day happened to have a high of 97 degrees and even though their portraits happened to line up with the hottest part of the day, they were still all smiles. Their bridal party was a joy to capture and we couldn't have felt luckier.  We left with our hearts full after getting to spend the day with these two and their incredible tribe. Thank you Pat & Rachel, for letting us be the ones to capture this incredible day! And many thanks to the amazing staff at Ruth Lake Country Club for being so wonderful and making this celebration so perfect! 

Venue: Ruth Lake Country Club
Florals: Bella Foral
Cake: Toni Patisserie and Cafe - Hinsdale, IL
Hair & Makeup; Pin Me Up Chicago
Gown: La Sposa Bridal
Bridesmaid Gowns: Weddington Way
Tux: THE BLACK TUX
DJ: DJ Benny


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Baby Scarlett | Family - Chicago Fine Art Wedding Photography

We had the honor of capturing Stephanie & Zane's wedding day on a chilly November 4 years ago! It was the biggest honor getting to meet their first born daughter this summer and capturing their first portraits as a family of three. Scarlett couldn't look more like the both of them. These two are incredible parents already! We welcome you to the world, Scarlett! You are sweetness and peacefulness, and such a little beauty queen. Congratulations Stephanie & Zane! 


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Ryan & Natalie | Married - Chicago Fine Art Wedding Photography

FInd someone who looks at you the same way Ryan looked at Natalie on their wedding day. When Ryan saw Natalie walk down that aisle, the tears and smiles were contagious. These two were adorable together. If every married couple had as much fun together as these two do, the world would be a much happier place. Seriously, even when they were being eaten alive by mosquitos during portrait time, they were all smiles. And I have NEVER seen that many mosquitos. Their classic wedding day had a hint of a modern twist with the prettiest combination of metallics, a bit of sparkle, and just the right amount of whites and pastels. And their first dance gives us all the heart eyes. It's a must see! Three cheers to the incredible staff at the Midlothian Country Club for making their big day come together so beautifully! And thank you Natalie & Ryan for being so darn cute and for giving us the honor of capturing such a sweet celebration!


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Vas & Krista | Married - Chicago Fine Art Wedding Photography

As we rolled on up to the city on this June morning, we could only see half a skyline. The fog rolled on through the night before and we couldn't be more excited about it. Foggy, overcast days are our favorites when we shoot portraits in front of our pretty skyline. (And lots of Chicago wedding photogs agree with an Amen!) This was the kind of couple you can't help but want everything to go perfectly for. Vas & Krista are a dream. They had planned and prepared for so long that by this day, they were perfectly relaxed, confident, and able to bask in the beauty of their union with their closet family and friends. (These two are LOVED and it's easy to see why!) Their first look took place on the rooftop terrace of the Ambassador Hotel followed by bridal party photos in front of the skyline at Olive Lee Milton Park. And in perfect "cue the sunshine" request, the sky opened up to give them the most gorgeous and vibrant ceremony at the Chicago Illuminating Company. Just wait until you see the decor, especially the floral draped cross, that Revel Decor filled this already gorgeous venue with! Two families become one as Krista and Vas said "I do" before God and before their loved ones. And Revel Decor took this space to the next level with tables dripping in florals, greens, candlelight, pastel glassware, and gorgeous coordinating two tone tables. (It's insanely gorgeous. Just keep scrolling for all the pretty!) We're thrilled to share some of our favorite highlights of their day below and sing the highest praise of this entire team who came together to make this dream a reality: 

Planning - Lk Events LLC

Hotel - Ambassador Chicago 

Venue - Chicago Illuminating Company 

Florals & Decor - Revel Decor 

Hair - Erin Graham 

Makeup - Hannah Elisabeth 

Gown - Vera Wang 

Bridesmaid Gowns - Bella Bridesmaids 

Tux - The Black Tux 

Officiant - Reverand Tom

Cake - Limelight 

Food Truck - Firecakes 

Videography - Imagination Designers 


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Jeremy & Jackie | Married - Chicago Fine Art Wedding Photography

There are some days that stand out to us for a 1,000 reasons and this day was one of them. I could go on and on about Jackie & Jeremy's wedding day at the Monte Bello Estate. One of the very first things we noticed about Jackie & Jeremy is that they not only love each other, (the romantic lovely dovey love that no wedding is complete without) but, they're genuinely each other's best friend. Their laughs, the inside jokes, the way Jeremy looked at her the entire day, and the way Jackie was so calm, peaceful, and confident from the moment we met up with her; This day was so refreshing and a reminder that love, in its truest form is patient, kind, honoring, protects, and trusts. We started this day off with one of the most beautiful first looks and vow readings that we've ever witnessed. Jeremy waited for Jackie on the pier and his tears had us all tearing up. They promised themselves to one another privately on that dock and we were humbled to have been the witnesses. These two were so at ease. So calm. So ready to be married. I really could go on and on, but I'll let these sun-kissed images speak for themselves. Jackie & Jeremy, it was an honor and a privilege to document this day. We're humbled and we're so thankful! And many thanks go out to their entire team who made this day such a joy: 

Venue: The Monte Bello Estate 

Videography: Now and Forever Memories

Florals: Flowers by Steen Productions

Band: The Connexion Band

Hair & Makeup: Tamara Makeup and Hair Artistry

Gown: Made with Love Bridal

Bridesmaid Gowns: Show Me Your Mumu

Suits: GQ Formal

Ceremony Musicians- Ken Rothacker, April

Characterartistis: Barton McGee& Hurtado Arts & Design, Inc.


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