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month: August 2016




The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy, night time wedding photo | Photo of the week

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing the most magnetic, beautiful couple…their love is just contagious. Can’t wait to share all the photos, but here’s a quick preview from their wedding at the  Armour House.

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I had the great pleasure of working with NightOwls Media, whom I very highly recommend for video.





Stan Mansion unique BYOB Chicago wedding venue | Holy Name Cathedral ceremony | Yana & Steve

When I first met Steve and Yana two things were obvious to me…they were passionate about life and each other. I just knew this was going to be a fun and beautiful wedding…my expectations were shattered. I almost hyperventilated when I walked into the Stan Mansion, it was absolutely the most beautiful setup, from the lighting to the flowers it was truly breathtaking. I love how the couples jobs were incorporated into the reception. The groom is an area manager for The Patron Spirits Company (plenty of great booze!!) The Bride is a project manager for United Airlines (check out the awesome ice sculpture) Man I wish I could go back to this wedding as a guest and partake of the 10 different appetizers and the best open bar ever 😉

Florist: Juliet Tan

Juliet Tan floral design Chicago

Bride’s hair/makeup: Brides by Enrique

Brides by Enrique Enriqez, Best Chicago hair and make up artist (3)

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Wedding dress- Augusta Jones, Anita mermaid,

Augusta Jones Anita mermaid, Chicago wedding dress ,unique wedding photographer , (4)

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Brides by Enrique Enriqez, Best Chicago hair and make up artist (1)

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Augusta Jones Anita mermaid, Chicago wedding dress ,unique wedding photographer , (5)

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Augusta Jones Anita mermaid, Chicago wedding dress ,unique wedding photographer , (8)

Augusta Jones Anita mermaid, Chicago wedding dress ,unique wedding photographer , (10)

Groom getting ready wedding photographer (1)

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Ceremony: Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago

Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago wedding ceremony photos (1)

Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago wedding ceremony photos (2)

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Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago wedding ceremony photos (4)

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Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago wedding ceremony photos (5)

Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago wedding ceremony photos (7)

Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago wedding ceremony photos (8)

Party bus wedding photos

Photos at Chicago’s Grant Park.

Augusta Jones Anita mermaid, Chicago wedding dress ,unique wedding photographer , (1)

Bridesmaid’s dresses: David’s Bridal

Augusta Jones Anita mermaid, Chicago wedding dress ,unique wedding photographer , (3)

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Augusta Jones Anita mermaid, Chicago wedding dress ,unique wedding photographer , (14)

Augusta Jones Anita mermaid, Chicago wedding dress ,unique wedding photographer , (13)

Groom’s & Groomsmen attire: Black by Vera Wang, Men’s Warehouse

Grant Park wedding photos, Bridal party fun pictures

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Augusta Jones Anita mermaid, Chicago wedding dress ,unique wedding photographer , (12)

Reception: Stan Mansion

Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (2)

Food/catering: LaMirage, Rolling Meadows

Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (3)

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Florist: Juliet Tan

Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (4)

Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (5)

Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (1)

Nadeau’s Ice Sculptures

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Stan Mansion reception wedding photos (2)

Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (6)

Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (7)

Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (13)

Décor: Art of Imagination

Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (8)

Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (9)

Cake – Lana’s Dazzling Desserts, Wheeling

Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (11)

Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (10)

The Patron Spirits Company, Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (12)

Nadeau’s Ice Sculptures

Nadeau's Ice Sculptures for weddings in Chicago

Dance fuel by The Patron Spirits Company 

The Patron Spirits Company, Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (13)

The Patron Spirits Company, Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (16)

The Patron Spirits Company, Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (15)

Best wedding bartender, The Patron Spirits Company

The Patron Spirits Company, Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (14)

The Patron Spirits Company, Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (17)

DJ Steve – Chicagoland DJ Services

Stan Mansion reception wedding photos (1)

Stan Mansion reception wedding photos (3)

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Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (20)

Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (19)

Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago wedding ceremony photos (6)

From the Bride…

“Favorite purchase– my wedding gown. It took me 3 minutes to say yes to this dress. It was perfect and it made me feel absolutely beautiful.

Wedding memory – I was very worried that people won’t be able to stay around till 2am since we had an extended, late reception. When the DJ told us that we had one more song, he let us pick what we wanted to hear. We decided to replay our walk in song and at that moment I looked around and realized that I had my closest friends and family dancing and having a blast. Seeing people closest to me have a good time made me have a great time. Everything was perfect to me.

I want to tell the brides to find some time to completely remove yourself from all the chaos and planning the night before the wedding. Take that time to look back on your relationship with your fiancé and realize how lucky you are to be in the position to marry your best friend in less than 24 hours :)”

Stan Mansion Chicago wedding venue, photos, Art of Imagination, Chicago wedding photographer (21)





Meson Sabika outdoor wedding ceremony | Naperville wedding reception | Stacey & Ed

This beautiful and intimate wedding had many things that make my heart happy, amongst them a cute puppy and my favorite flowers! The ceremony and the reception were at  Meson Sabika in Naperville.

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Dress – David’s Bridal

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Flowers – Celidan creations

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Venue – Meson Sabika

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Meson Sabika outdoor wedding ceremony, Naperville wedding reception (15)

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Suit – Jo A Bank

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Naperville Wedding photos (1)

Naperville Wedding photos (2)

Unique ring shot

Sandals – Vionic

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I’m so happy we took the time to stop by their house to take photos with their baby Lini 🙂

Bride and Groom with puppy (1)

Bride and Groom with puppy (2)

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Meson Sabika outdoor wedding ceremony, Naperville wedding reception (9)

From the Bride….

‘Favorite wedding purchase – handmade glass picture from our honeymoon in Aruba. Done differently- planned something for guests between ceremony and dinner while we were having pictures done Advice – don’t let the small things bother you too much Additional – So glad we had pictures taken with our puppy!’

Meson Sabika outdoor wedding ceremony, Naperville wedding reception (21)