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month: October 2013




Highland Park Community House Wedding | Compliments from a happy couple-

Recently I received this lovely thank you card from Michelle and Jamie, which made me extremely happy!  Thanks for the kind words Michelle & Jamie!!

Hilda & Carol: What can I say? Thank you doesn’t seem nearly enough for the exceptional service & phenomenal photos you took on our wedding day. From the very beginning we put all decisions in your hands and we knew by only seeing 5 photos so far that we were right.

The photos on Facebook are stunning and we can’t wait to see more! Please post more soon! It was so refreshing to work with the both of you! From your friendliness to your customer service, we couldn’t have wanted anything more.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos, our album, and hopefully working with you in the future.

Happily Ever After. Jamie & Michelle Wild”

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And of course blog post are boring without photos so here are a few more teasers to hold you guys over while I’m working on the rest of the photos 🙂

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The Highland Park Community House was an amazing venue, with the most delicious food, I cannot wait to work there again!

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Love!

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Jamie’s 3 little nephews were the sweetest  and well behaved little boys ever!!  Thanks for helping with this photo guys!!!

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More photos on Facebook  🙂





Naperville engagement photos | Naperville photographer | Shannon and Steve-

Anita Vaughn (Anita Weds) recommended me to Shannon and Steve, and I am so happy she did. They are so fun and funny, but the best part is they laugh at my jokes!! Can’t wait to photograph their wedding this November. We did the session on the beautiful river walk in Naperville.

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Love this one!

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 I go from funny….

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….to hysterical in 1.5 seconds 😉

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Shannon you’re gorgeous.

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Steve,  thank you for not falling in the river 😉

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Love her ring!

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Mission Hills Country Club | Northbrook IL wedding | Amanda and Nick-

 Amanda and Nick are the perfect example on what it is like to have grace under pressure! With 24 hours notice (due to circumstances out of their control) they had to change venues. One day! Let me repeat that…they only had *one day* to move everything and everyone to a brand new venue. They didn’t actually see the new venue till they got there the day of their wedding.

Despite the stress and the chaos everything went off without a hitch. They were happy and in the moment the entire day. I always tell my couples something will go wrong, it’s all in how you deal with it. Thank you Nick and Amanda for being such a great couple.

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Hair by Maggie Bujak from Lamaris Salon in Niles.

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Bride and Groom first look black and white photo

Groom yellow flowers paisley tie

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yellow bridesmaid flowers

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Amanda is a teacher so she had that theme going in her decorations.

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 First dance.

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 From the Bride…’Venue: Mission Hills Country Club (Northbrook), it was however supposed to be at Independence Grove in Libertyville.

Thoughts: Independence Grove was shut down 72 hours prior to our wedding and at 3PM on Thursday -less than 24 hours notice, we found out where our wedding would be. Allyson our wedding coordinator did a great job with figuring out the details, but it was extremely stressful since neither Nick nor myself had ever seen the Mission Hills venue until we arrived for the wedding ceremony. Overall beautiful venue and they really did a wonderful job hosting our big day.

  Jewelry: Necklace and bracelet from Ann Taylor and earnings were my something old (from my aunt)

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 Dress: Bought it from the website “Recycled Bride” (now Tradesy). It was made by David Tutera (well, not personally 🙂 ) and the style is called “Molly.” I saw it on his show years ago and knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, the dress makers were no longer cutting the cloth for it so I happened to find it in my size on the website with the tags still on (originally from Nordstroms). I bought the dress for around $400 which was such a steal because it really is two dresses in one!

 Flowers: Polly Klein the owner of Polly’s Petals and Particulars did the flowers. She knew my theme was “teaching” so her mother donated a TON of books for our centerpieces…so sweet!
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DJ: Spinnin Discs was the FABULOUS company we used. Our DJ was Keith, but due to the last minute venue change, the owner of Spinnin Discs, Ron, gave us two DJs. We so appreciated their kindness and the care they took to ensure their customers would be happy. They are also really reasonably priced!

 Cake: From Oak Mill Bakery in Niles. The design was based on the style of my dress. The cake was delicious, it was filled with passion fruit mousse

 Tux: Made by Kenneth Cole and bought at Suits 20/20 (Unfortunately, they were slim fit pants and at least three of the men’s suit pants split!)

 Shoes: Nina blue Forbes pumps.        Hair: Done by Maggie Bujak from Lamaris Salon in Niles.

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Favorite wedding related purchase…Finding the dress I had wanted for so long for such a great price!!!

Favorite wedding memory…Besides seeing everything come together, sharing the vows that Nick and I wrote for each other.

 Advice for Brides-to-be…Go with the flow…some things are out of your control and you just have to remember the big picture (it’s about getting married not all the other details-aka-venue shutting down at the last minute)

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The Arts Club of Chicago wedding | Fun Bridal Party photo | Jenny & Gabe, photo of the week-

I loved working with this Bridal Party, they were up for anything. The one jumping highest is the Groom, impressive! Taken at The Arts Club of Chicago .

I love a fun group!

I love a fun group!

Facebook has more photos 🙂