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month: November 2017

Our Lady of Pompeii catholic ceremony | Hilton Chicago Hotel wedding reception | Francesca & John

I have never seen a view like that from a Bridal suite, it was just stunning!! The getting ready and the reception took place at the gorgeous Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile.

Dress from Ultimate Bride, shoes from Badgley Mischka 

Flowers by Steuber/Mt Greenwood Florist & Greenhouses

The Bridesmaids reactions were priceless!!

Off to the Church!!

The ceremony was at the beautiful Our Lady of Pompeii

Reception time!! Hilton Chicago Grand Ballroom is breathtaking.

Cake made by the Hilton Cake topper lladro

Flowers by Steuber/Mt Greenwood Florist & Greenhouses

James Traut at Big Fish Music Productions packed the dance floor!

From the Bride…

Funny wedding memory me and my mother in law (crazy to say) were just talking about how we did almost have a ride to the mass and you were about to hail a cab haha

Cake was actually made by the Hilton which was great  Cake topper was a lladro
Best wedding memory was when of course being pronounced Mr and Mrs John Aye, but also my favorite was being on the balcony and seeing everybody there for us and that when it all hit me that we just got married 
Best advice I received before our wedding is that the day goes by so fast take time to take it all in and that’s exactly what we did! It was the best event we will ever throw .. and I loved every part and second of the day! 
Dj was James Traut big fish productions- he was absolutely great!”

Fall engagement session | Chicago-Park Ridge wedding and engagement photographer | Maja & Travis

 This beautiful engagement session took place right across the street from my studio, at Pioneer Park. I’m so lucky to have such a great location, there are several parks within a 3 block radius, and a beautiful waterfall too 🙂

 Yes, they look like models…yes they are just as sweet as they are gorgeous!! We lucked out with the most perfect fall day, look at those colors!  

My studio is located at 7132 N. Harlem in Chicago (#205) Niles and Park Ridge are within walking distance…send me an email to schedule your session 🙂

The Library Club | The Rookery Building | Chicago wedding & engagement photographer | Lilian & Steve

Lilian and Steve had the most epic locations for their engagement session. These amazing buildings are usually off limits unless you work there, but thanks to Steve we had spacial access. The first one is  called the  The Library Club.

“Forty floors above the hustle and bustle of the Loop, this 7,000-square-foot former law library has been transformed into the two-story private club known as the Library. The room features a custom-built mahogany bar and several alcoves and is furnished with richly upholstered sofas and leather chairs. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning views of Lake Michigan and the majestic statue of Ceres on top of the Chicago Board of Trade building.”

The other amazing building was The Rookery Building. If you’re looking for a unique venue for a wedding or other event venue, both these amazing locations are highly recommended.

“The Rookery Building is a historic landmark located at 209 South LaSalle Street in the Loop community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Completed by John Wellborn Root and Daniel Burnham of Burnham and Root in 1888, it is considered one of their masterpiece buildings, and was once the location of their office. The building measures 181ft, is twelve stories tall and is considered the oldest standing high-rise in Chicago. It has a unique style with exterior load-bearing walls and an interior steel frame, which provided a transition between accepted and new building techniques. The lobby was remodeled in 1905 by Frank Lloyd Wright. Beginning in 1989, the lobby was restored to the original Wright design.”

Cantigny Park engagement photos | Chicago wedding photographer | Courtney & James

One of the most beautiful parks in the Chicagoland area is Cantigny Park.  Cantigny is a 500-acre park in Winfield, Illinois, 30 miles west of Chicago. It is the former estate of Joseph Medill and his grandson Colonel Robert R. McCormick, publishers of the Chicago Tribune, and is open to the public.

Had a great time with Courtney & James, they are a gorgeous couple and incredibly sweet.  Also they are the perfect example on how to dress for engagement photos. Perfectly coordinated without being too matchy matchy  😉

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile wedding on Michigan ave | Colleen & Aaron | photo of the week

It rained the entire day, but we had a little 10 minute window and took advantage of it…I was especially excited about the fog 🙂

The wedding was at the beautiful and historic  InterContinental Chicago on Michigan ave…more photos coming soon!