Empress Banquets Wedding Photography with Christina and Kosta

Photographed by Jiho

Hotel: Sheraton O’Hare

Church: St. George Greek Orthodox Church

Floral Design: Northern Greenhouse Floral & Design

Wedding Planner: Michelle Durpretti Events

Reception: The Empress Banquets

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I’m excited to post Christina and Kosta’s beautiful Greek wedding on the blog. I love all of the cultural traditions from a Greek wedding. From the getting ready traditions, the ceremony, and the dancing with thousands of dollars being thrown on the dance floor, it is always an entertaining experience.  I’ve shot many in the past ten years and it never gets old. It was a beautiful day to be a part of, more so seeing how adorable and in love the bride and the groom are with each other. Christina will be moving to Toronto to start a new chapter in her life with Kosta. I hope to stay in touch despite geographical distance. I wish them a long life of happiness and many blessings as they go along their journey together. Here are some of the highlights from their special day.

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Naper Settlement and Mesón Sabika Wedding Photography with Schlyer and Kevin

Photographed by Jiho

Hotel: Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk

Ceremony: Naper Settlement

Reception: Mesón Sabika

Hair & Makeup: Bridal Brigade 

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It was so great to document a wedding where every venue was 5 minutes away from my home. With another 50 plus wedding season, I welcome any weddings that are near to where I live.

A few things I loved about Schyler and Kevin’s wedding:

1. Her wedding dress. The details of the lace straps.

2. The different colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses. Fun and very colorful.

3. The weather. It was fabulous!

4. Mother and daughter moment. I loved seeing mom’s reaction.

5. The food. Is there anything better than tapas?

6. Unplugged ceremony.

Thank you Schyler and Kevin for choosing me as your wedding photographer. Here are the highlights from your wedding day!

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Gallery 1028 Chicago Wedding Photography {Roel and Marcus}

Hotel: Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Reception: Gallery 1028

Wedding Planner: A Perfect Pair Event Boutique

Photographed by Jiho

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It was our great honor to photograph Roel and Marcus’s wedding at Gallery 1028 in Chicago last weekend. There was a lot of rain, a protest, an hour power outage at the reception, and one epic first dance….the best one I have ever seen thus far. There was tremendous support and love from everyone on the day of their wedding. Here are some of the highlights from their amazing day.

 

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Olive Park Engagement Session with Tony and Gina

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Chicago Wedding at The Ivy Room with Nate and Alex.

Photographed by Jiho

Ceremony & Reception: The Ivy Room

Hotel: Dana Hotel and Spa

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I’m just going to post a little part of what was read from Alex and Nate’s ceremony by Nate’s sister Anna. It was the remarks by president Obama at the LGBT reception. It was beautifully read and the exchanging of their vows was simply amazing.

“So every year, we set aside this month to celebrate the ways that so many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans have helped to make our union just a little more perfect.  We honor the countless nameless heroes who paved the way for progress:  The activists who marched.  The advocates who organized.  The lawyers who argued cases.  The families who stood by their loved ones, even when it was tough.  Every brave American who came out and spoke out, especially when it was tough.  Because of them, because of all of you, there’s a lot to be proud of today.” – President Obama

 

 

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Galleria Marchetti Wedding Photographs – Chicago Documentary Wedding Photography by Stephanie

Kate and Chad

Ceremony & Reception: Galleria Marchetti

Hotel: Westin River North

Wedding Planner: Big City Brides -Kayla

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We had a wonderful time capturing Katelind and Chad’s wedding. Their wedding was unique in that we got to spend some time with just the two of them creating portraits. It’s always extra special when a bride and groom can carve out some time alone on their wedding day. We went to Olive Park and were all smiles capturing them with the sun bouncing off the skyline and the lake. Another unique touch to their wedding day is they treated their wedding guest to champagne before the ceremony. That’s always an excellent way to get any party started. Katelind and Chad, your wedding was gorgeous and we are so thankful you chose us to be a part of your day!

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Wedding Photography at Jacob Henry Mansion with Kelli and Justin.

Photographed by Jiho

Ceremony and Reception: Jacob Henry Mansion

Make up & Hair: Bridal Brigade

Video: Kismet Video Production

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Every wedding I photograph, my goal is to tell the story of the wedding day, in such a way that the viewers feel an emotional connection with the subjects. I do this by looking for little moments that happen outside of the bride and groom. Always being three steps ahead in hopes of catching a smile or a memorable reaction is one of my photo ninja techniques.

We had a wonderful time documenting Kelli and Justin’s wedding day. They were amazing to work with and we had a blast hanging out with their crew. Here are some of the highlights.

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Bloomingdale Golf Course Wedding with Liz and Brian

Photographed by Kathleen

Ceremony & Reception: Bloomingdale Golf Club

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A gloomy rainy morning couldn’t dampen this wedding. This couple was the epitome of cool, calm and relaxed.  No nerves, just lots of love and adoration. This couple was happiest when they were wrapped up in each other’s arm: The joy in the first look, excitement walking out as Mr. and Mrs. and the delight of their first dance. This was a wonderful wedding to document. Enjoy these highlights of their wedding day.

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Old Saint Pat’s and Kenilworth Assembly Hall Wedding with Christina and Ian.

Photographed by Jiho

Church: Old St Pat’s

Hotel: Hilton Orrington Evanston

Venue: Kenilworth Club

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The day was cold, rainy, and very windy. A perfect day for Christina and Ian’s wedding in Chicago! Their ceremony service was held at Old St Pat’s church where they actually met. We had great time laughing and battling the cold with these two to capture many memorable moments from their special day. Here are some of the highlights.

 

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West Loop Fulton Market Engagement Pictures with Jenna and Ketan

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