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Hilja and Zach

Hilja and Zach are getting married in a few weeks! We met up in The West Loop, where the temp was about 15 degree and we quickly began to freeze. We had to seek warmth and shelter and we found it at Chicago’s smokiest bar, Richards. That’s where Zach and Hilja first met. Zach and Hilja were so much fun to hang around and photograph. I can’t wait to shoot them again early next month!
 

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Written on February 16, 2017 at 8:20 pm, by

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DIANE AND DAGAN

Diane and Dagan were in town, from Vermont, to get married and they asked me to catch the day with my trusty camera.  We started out with a first look at Westin River North and then grabbed the bridal party, strolled around The River Walk and hung around on the Lasalle Street Bridge.  We headed to Gallery 1028 where Diane and Dagan caught up with family and friends and then came the ceremony.  They were married,  everybody dined, and Tim from Toast & Jam got everybody dancing.  Another smash hit of wedding!  Thanks, Diane and Dagan, for asking me to be a part of it!

 

 

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Written on October 20, 2016 at 11:22 pm, by

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STEFANIE AND NICOLE

Stefanie and Nicole were married on a steamy August afternoon at the lovely Redfield Estate.  Their wedding was so much fun to shoot and it so cool to be a part of it! Nicole’s brother even busted into a killer Pee Wee Herman Dance at the reception.  What a night!  Thanks for asking me to photograph your wedding!

 

 

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Written on October 14, 2016 at 2:16 am, by

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JOHN AND ALLISON

John and Allison were married at Honky Tonk’s Secret Garden in Pilsen and I was the lucky dude that photographed it.  We started out at their place, where they had their first looks of each other and then we paraded on down to the Garden where the guests were already waiting to witness this union.  It was great!  They kissed under an explosion of confetti, dined and danced into a sweaty frenzy.  This was such a cool and unique wedding and I’m honored to have been a part.  Way to go John and Allison!  Thanks for having me!

 

 

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Written on October 12, 2016 at 8:06 pm, by

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AMBER AND JONATHAN

Amber and Jon had a fun lil’ Sunday afternoon  wedding at Maggiano’s and I got to shoot it.  We strolled around the block for a few photos, they got married and everybody partied partied hard.
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Written on July 1, 2016 at 7:36 am, by

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JOHN AND KRISTINE

John and Kristine are an awesome couple who were married at Salvage One this spring. I was the lucky guy that got to photograph their wedding day. Thanks so much, John and Kristine. You rule!

 

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Written on May 1, 2016 at 12:12 am, by

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AMBER AND JON

Amber and Jon are getting married in May! We recently met for a fun engagement shoot that started at their apartment.   We tried to work their skittish little cat, Butters, into the pics and managed to get just  a few before little Butters slipped away.  Good job Butters!  Then we took a stroll over to Winnemac Park for some shots in the autumnal sunset.  Amber has a background in improv and was not afraid to get a little silly.  I love when that happens!  I can’t wait to shoot Amber and Jon’s wedding in a few months!

 

 

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Written on December 10, 2015 at 6:01 pm, by

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KRAMPUSNACHT 2015

This past weekend marked the 3rd annual Krampusnact celebration in Chicago.  The party started with a costumed procession from Maria’s Packaged Goods to  The Co-Prosperity Sphere, a couple blocks away.  The place was packed with Krampus related art, games and costumed monsters artists like  EC Brown, Stephanie Burke, Justine Harlan, Angela Lopez, Celeste Neuhaus, Kevin Jennings, Frank Pollard and Catie Olson, a photo booth by Rebecca Hinsdale.  There was plenty of glogg, beer and sausages for everybody’s face.  The partying and dancing went on until late into the night and I can’t wait to do it again next year!  Go Here to view the full gallery.

 

 

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Written on December 8, 2015 at 8:43 pm, by

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JEFF AND LINDSAY

Jeff and Lindsay are getting married in June and they asked me to meet up with them and their adorable dog Jasper at the Lincoln Park Nature Walk to take some “save the date” pics. We met a few months earlier when Jeff surprised Lindsay with a ring and a proposal while I hid in the bushes and documented the action. Congrats Jeff and Lindsay!

 

 

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Written on November 8, 2015 at 10:43 pm, by

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BILLY AND MADDIE

Billy and Maddie threw an awesome wedding party and it was so much fun top photograph! After shooting some engagement pics their favorite grocery store a few months ago, I knew this wedding would be out of the ordinary. Once they got themselves looking real sharp, Billy and Maddie caught their first looks of each other at Mary Bartelme Park, a favorite lunchtime spot of Maddie’s. We hung around the park’s urban landscape for a bit and then headed over to Prairie Production for the ceremony.  They kept the ceremony real short and got right down to business……ceremonial shots of Malort and a great big kiss!  After the ceremony everybody  filed inside to feast, drink up (on Billy’s homebrew) and party down.  Just before sunset, I snuck Billy and Maddie outside for a stroll around the block.  When we returned, everybody was ready to tear up the dance floor….and so they did.  This wedding was such a ripper!  Thanks for letting me be a part of it!

 

 

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Written on October 1, 2015 at 8:09 pm, by

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