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Lisa + Susan | Monastero’s Wedding in Chicago, Illinois

Lisa and Susan are some of the sweetest and most genuine people I have met. These two definitely made an impression on me in the short time I’ve known them. The entire day was packed full of emotions, sweet moments, and love.

They were married on a beautiful August day at Monastero’s in Chicago, Illinois. After a quick first look, we headed to Legion Park before the ceremony for some quick pictures outside then headed back to the Botticelli room at Monastero’s for the ceremony. This Sicilian restaurant is a unique and gorgeous setting for a wedding!

Here are some of my favorites from their wedding.

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Congratulations again to Lisa and Susan!

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Jill & Kevin | Warehouse 109 Wedding in Plainfield, Illinois

This wedding was an absolute dream to photograph. Beautiful details, a gorgeous and bubbly bride, a beautiful but HOT day, a seriously amazing venue, and they brought in an ICE CREAM TRUCK! The bride and groom even served their guests the ice cream.

If you’re looking for a unique and very cool wedding venue in the Chicago suburbs, Warehouse 109 is it! There is an entire gallery wall full of antique motorcycles, a vintage bar, an Airstream lounge, string lights, and so many more cool elements that make it such a stunning venue! It is such a different and beautiful space, definitely a photographer’s dream.

Jill and Kevin’s wedding was a super fun day full of laughs and definitely one of my favorite weddings to date. Check out some of my favorites from their June wedding.

Venue // Warehouse 109 in Plainfield, Illinois

Makeup // Paula Heckenast of City Lights Makeup Artistry

Ice Cream Truck // Windy City Ice Cream

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Jeff & Alyssa | Rolling Meadows Wedding | Meridian Banquets

This wedding will always be memorable to me. The day started off gloomy during preparation photos and poured down rain during the ceremony. Immediately after their ceremony ended and all the indoor portraits were finished, the clouds broke and the sun came out. It was the most perfect timing. Since the weather had been so gloomy, the Prairie Center for the Arts was almost empty when we arrived which gave us free reign over any area we wanted to use for photographs. I was able to capture some fun surprises throughout the day from the bridal party and some co-workers which was a first for me. Above all, I was able to capture some really beautiful moments between Jeff and Alyssa which is really what makes this wedding so memorable to me. Check out some of my favorites from their June wedding.

Venue // Prairie Center for the Arts & Merdian Banquets

Cake // Baking Institute

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Cari and John | Cooper’s Hawk Winery | Arlington Heights, Illinois Wedding Photography

There were so many special things about Cari and John’s wedding day that made it unique to me. They decided to have a First Look, which is something I always love photographing. Cari kept a wedding journal and presented it to John after their First Look which was very sweet and sentimental.  They were married in a winery and toasted with wine glasses during their ceremony. Her bouquet was wrapped with lace from her mother’s wedding gown. The ring box was made in the town they were engaged in. The list goes on and on but topping the list was the fact that Cari and John are both super sweet people and so much fun to be around. They were married on an absolutely beautiful October day full of Fall colors.

Cake // Jarosch Bakery

Florist // The Flower Studio

Venue // Busse Woods & Cooper’s Hawk Winery

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Amy & Jacob | Grace Lutheran Church Wedding | Fitzgerald’s Nightclub Wedding Photography

I instantly knew I would love Amy and Jacob when they suggested we meet at Chinatown for a wedding consultation. I absolutely love Chinese food and knew immediately that these two people would be amazing. My instincts proved true, as Amy and Jacob are two of the kindest people I have ever met. I was incredibly honored to photograph their wedding last October.

I loved the vibrant colors of the bouquets which complemented the beautiful blue bridesmaid dresses. The bridal party was a lot of fun, up for a bunch of silly poses, which always makes for some great candid photos afterwards.

Amy and Jacob opted for a First Look before the ceremony, which was done right outside their venue, Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, Illinois. The church was a beautiful backdrop for photos, inside and out, and we lucked out with some amazing Fall colors and weather. The famous venue Fitzgerald’s Nightclub was their reception choice – a Bon Jovi music video was filmed there as well as a scene from A League of Their Own. Here are a few of my favorites from Amy and Jacob’s wedding!

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Reception // Fitzgerald’s

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