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DIANE AND DAGAN

Posted on October 20, 2016    
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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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STEFANIE AND NICOLE

Posted on October 14, 2016    Tags: ,
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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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JOHN AND ALLISON

Posted on October 12, 2016    Tags: , , ,
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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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JOHN AND KRISTINE

Posted on May 1, 2016    
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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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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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PAT AND LIZ

Posted on September 4, 2015    
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Pat and Liz were married this summer and I was thrilled to photographer their huge day!  Our day started at The Acme Hotel in Downtown Chicago where the couple got ready for their first looks of each other; walking down the church aisle.   We headed down to Assumption Church and after a traditional Catholic Ceremony, Pat and Liz were married.     We all hoped aboard a trolly and cruised on over to one of my favorite venues, Salvage One.   The guests arrived and slurped down some good lookin’ signature cocktails.  The dining room was beautifully decorated and ready for guests to chow down on some delicious grub from Food Evolution.   Check out that cake that Liz’s grandmother lovingly baked!

After dinner, everybody was ready party and dance to some killer tunes that Toast and Jam  Provided.  After a while, we all took a little breather and stepped outside to play with some sparklers.  Congrats Pat and Liz!  Thanks for letting me be a part of it!

 

 

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ART AND LIZ

Posted on May 5, 2015    
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Art and Liz had a pretty sweet little wedding at Prairie Productions. First I met with Art at a nearby hotel as he finished getting all groomed up. Then I sprinted over to the venue as Liz was having her final touches of makeup applied. As the guests arrived, Liz hid out of sight. Art made his way to the front of the congregation and waited for his first glimpse of Liz. Our couple exchanged vows and sealed it with a kiss. Now it was time to wine dine and Party! Everybody twisted the night away as Emily, from Toast and Jam, kicked out the tunes. It was such a lovely wedding great group to photograph. Congrats Art and Liz!

 

 

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ALEX AND COURTNEY

Posted on November 23, 2014    Tags: , , ,
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Alex and Courtney got married this Fall and it was so much fun to photograph their wild and colorful day.  We started out at Hotel Allegro where Courtney and the bridesmaids were mixing mimosas and getting done up.  I jogged down the hall where the dudes were having a TV party and priming up for the big day that was ahead.  Our lovely couple caught their first glimpses of each other outside of the hotel and in front of the Cadillac Theater and then we jumped on a trolly and headed to the lakefront to catch a breeze and an eyeful of that endless Chicago Skyline.  Away we went to Carvivale, where the ceremony and the rest of  the evening’s festivities were about to begin.  After smiles, tears, cheers and a surprise Hall and Oates sing-a-long, the marriage was official.  Now it was time for everybody to wine, dine and dance.  Ruby, from Toast and Jam, provided the soundtrack to a nonstop dance party that worked the crowd in to a wilder and wilder frenzy as the night moved on.  I barely made it out in one piece!  Alex and Courtney’s wedding ruled!  I’m so glad to have been a part of it.

 

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FRANK AND KEVIN

Posted on November 21, 2014    
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Frank and Kevin’s wedding was off the hook!  I met up with them at their place, where they were helping each other tie ties and clip on cuff links.  Then, we strolled a few blocks to Grace Episcopal, where the ceremony was about to get underway.  After some heart melting words and a few cheerful serenades, our handsome couple were married.  With tears of cheer and ear-to-ear smiles, we made our way to the church’s lower level to eat, drink and party!  The cozy vibe of Frank and Kevin’s celebration shined like the television snack trays that they buffed, brought and dined from in lieu of a head table.  After the guests chomped through a mountain of Southern style comfort food, it was time to hit the dance floor.  The whole room shook, shouted, shimmied the rest of the night away.   It was an honer to shoot such a fun and cheerful day!

 

 

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MICHELLE AND ÅKE

Posted on September 4, 2014    
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Lilacia Park, in Lombard, is one of Michelle’s favorite haunts so she and Åke decided to have their wedding ceremony there.  Åke got all choked up as Michelle walked down the grass aisle.  Their friend, Brian Morgan, pulled a double duty as both officiant and florist.  After a short and sweet ceremony, we strolled around the park to take some portraits and then headed to the hotel bar where the guests were sipping some cocktails.  Meanwhile, the final touches were being made to Michelle’s sister’s backyard…where the party was about to blow up!  Åke’s family came in all the way from Sweden to attend the wedding and they brought some strong Swedish booze with them!  Everybody toasted in glasses that Åke engraved his and Michelle’s initials into and the cake was cut…..even stabbed!  The party moved on over to the dance floor where things got wild and a little bit wet (it was raining outside of the tent).  One hell of fun night and a great party to shoot!

 

 

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