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5 Tips on Picking the Best Bridesmaid Dresses for Photos

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Picking the best bridesmaid dress for your favorite ladies can be daunting. You want everyone to feel confident, comfortable and amazing, but you also want them to look the way you’ve been envisioning. Combine that with a variety of heights, body types and skin tones and how in the world is this going to work? You might also want to be sure each person feels like they can express their own personality and style in some way, which really complicates things when you want to be sure there’s a cohesive look. The continued trend of mismatched bridesmaid dresses is helping, …

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What Happens If…

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This could also be titled “Lucie & Sean’s Wedding” but as much as this is a clear example of “Clearly, these two were marrying the right person,” it’s also an even bigger story of the dreaded question every couple preparing for their wedding day thinks in the back of their head. “What happens if…” The popular questions: “What happens if it rains?” “What happens if you get sick?” “What happens if we need to change the date?” The not so popular questions: “What happens if our venue double books?” “What happens if our ceremony site floods?” “What happens if we …

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Heritage Prairie Farm Wedding – Jessie & Travis

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I keep struggling with trying to write this blog post. Not because there isn’t a lot to say (Jessie & Travis’ Heritage Prairie Farm Wedding couldn’t have been a more perfect reflection of the two of them). More so, because there is so much to say. I look at these photos, think about this family and couldn’t not feel a deeper sense of gratitude to have been given the gift (again!) of documenting their stories. Combine that with the visual excitement of 2 people who made outward, detail orientated choices that do nothing but reflect their personalities all that much more, …

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I Believe…

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I mentioned on our Instagram a couple of days ago I was putting the final touches on a post about who Kevin & I have chosen as our wedding photographers. And while that post is coming, in light of the ever escalating current events, and after all that has happened in Charlottesville, I felt the need to pause the wedding talk and address these very real issues. We’ll be back to our “regularly scheduled programming” soon because I do honestly believe that love and happiness are ultimately what will change the world, but first, I need you, my blog friends, …

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Baker Memorial Church & Hotel Baker, St Charles Wedding – Jenna & Matt

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There’s a moment during every wedding where I get choked up. It’s never the same moment every single time and always, even after 7 years, a bit unexpected. But for Jenna and Matt’s wedding day this was the first time ever it was when the two of them saw their reception room at Hotel Baker. Jenna’s overwhelming gratitude and her tear-filled hug to her dad, thanking him for giving them the perfect wedding day was nothing short of special. But before we get to that, there are a million little moments in between. From the absolutely gorgeous color of her …

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Chicago Hindu Wedding – Jessica & Viral – Part 2

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We’re back for Part 2 of Jessica & Viral’s wonderful wedding weekend celebration at the Oak Brook Hills Resort. If you didn’t see Part 1 yet, be sure to click over here first so you don’t miss a moment. As stunning as the start of their weekend was, it quickly was obvious that it was only that – the start. Jessica & Viral wrapped up their celebrations with holding onto their favorite outfits for last, and naturally, all the best dance moves for the end. In Part 2, we’ve got some of our favorite creative portraits spent with these two enjoying …

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Chicago Hindu Wedding – Jessica & Viral Part 1

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My friends, Jessica & Viral’s Chicago Hindu wedding celebration weekend was a “prove your photography skills” dream. If you’ve been following along here on the blog for any amount of time, you should know by now that I didn’t always know I wanted to be a photographer. I don’t get excited about this black box that freezes things for the sake of the trade skills and equipment. To be honest, if I wasn’t photographing weddings and people, I most likely, wouldn’t be a photographer. It’s because of the people and their stories that I get into giddy school-girl mode. But as …

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Chicago Wedding Day – Kelli & Adam

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Like anyone might choose for a destination wedding, Kelli & Adam took full use of the city at their fingertips to showcase as much as possible about the city they love so much. Their Chicago wedding day spanned from North to South. With a ceremony under the stunning stained glass of Alice Millar Chapel and a reception at the classic Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel Ballroom, they were able to take advantage of a huge variety of architectural styles and classic eras to treat their visiting guests to a uniquely Chicago experience.  Favorite! (But you might know that already if you are …