Cantigny Maternity Photography Session with Michele and Sergio.

I photographed their winter wonderland wedding a couple of years ago, and I’m so happy for their new arrival this fall.

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Lincoln Park Lily Pond Engagement Photography in Chicago with Jill and Zach.

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Artifact Events Chicago Documentary Wedding Photography with Jenny and Tim

Photographed by Jiho

Video: Plan A Studios

Hotel: Hotel Lincoln Chicago

Ceremony & Reception: Artifact Events Chicago

Wedding Coordinator: Rachael Steacy Event

Catering and Linens:  Hearty Boys

Hair: Lisa Murphy

Makeup: Cara Morkes

Photobooth: Photique

Transportation: Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company

Music:  Matt Lewis & The Union

Flowers:  Belles & Thistles

Cake: Sugar Fixe

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I had the great opportunity to come back to Artifact Events to document the wedding of Jenny and Tim. This venue space is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to photograph. I feel I need more time to really explore to take advantage of the space. Very versatile space with high ceilings, beautiful natural light, exposed beams, and brick. Everything a photographer drools over. It was absolutely the perfect setting for Jenny and Tim’s celebration. As I was editing the pictures, I noticed everyone was so damn pretty. They perfectly complemented the beautiful couple. Tim and Jenny were great to work with from the day I met them for their engagement session. They were both very laid back and trusted all their wedding vendors to do their thang. Here are some of the results from doing my thang!

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Immaculate Conception Wedding of Dara and Nick

Photographed by Jiho

Video: Parklife Films

Hair: Reflektion Salon in Naperville, IL
Makeup: Abigail Marie Artistry
Flowers: Phillip’s Flowers
Cake: Oak Mill Bakery
Wedding Gown: Lazaro is the designer
Church: Immaculate Conception Parish
Venue: Drury Lane
DJ: Hot Mix Entertainment
Bridesmaid and flower girl dresses: Jasmine Galleria
Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse

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I’m very excited to post pictures from Dara and Nick’s romantic wedding from a few weeks ago.  The day was absolutely perfect and their wedding party was a blast to work with. One of my favorite highlight of the day was when Dara and Nick exchanged cards and their gifts for one another. It was difficult for both of them to hold back the tears and Dara lost it when she found out her gift was Linkin Park concert tickets. Yea, I was a little jealous myself. Another great moment for me was watching Nick’s reaction as he first saw Dara walking down the aisle. He kept clearing the tears away from his eyes. It was perfect! It was very obvious these two are meant to be. Thank you for having me as your wedding photographer and I wish you guys the very best. Here are a few highlights from your day!

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Chicago Wedding Photography – Salvatore’s with Nicole and Jordan.

Photographed by Stephanie

Hair: Pin Me Up
Makeup: Lindsay Sobinsky
Ceremony &Reception: Salvatore’s
Pianist: Jeremy Kahn
Dress: Sarah Janks @ Bella Blue Bridal
Jordan and Nicole’s wedding day was one of those special days where everything just kept working out better than you could have imagined. It reinforced the vibe that everyone had that they were just meant to be. We did their first look on a busy corner downtown Chicago, but you would never know it was a busy corner on a holiday weekend because everyone around just cleared out and gave them space. It was so fun to hear all the people gasp and say, ” Oh my goodness, she is so pretty” as Nicole made her way to meet Jordan. As expected, she took his breath away. We headed to Lincoln Park Zoo for more pictures, the weather was perfect and everyone there was just happy to be in the sunshine. Everyone was cracking up during the toasts, and I think there wasn’t a dry eye in the house after Nicole’s mom’s beautiful toast. It was a perfect day. Congratulations Nicole and Jordan!
-Stephanie
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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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