While I love a huge party, an smaller celebration always has such a feeling of warmth, and intimacy that makes it such a joy to shoot. Joelle and Stephen were such a special couple, selecting the St. Clair ballroom for their Ritz-Carlton wedding reception, but hosting the celebration on the more relaxed day of Friday and making the list full of just their closest family and friends to ensure the i ...
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My favorite weddings are ones that incorporate the couples' personality, elements of family tradition and legacy, and a focus on having the absolute best time. This wedding knocked all of these elements out of the park, and it was such a treat to capture all that unfolded on this September day. The bride got ready at her childhood home in Lake Forest, with her beloved pup looking on. I suggested w ...
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When I was a child, my favorite movie was Sabrina (the remake version starring Julia Ormond and Harrison Ford). I loved all the images of Paris, and especially, the fabulous backyard parties that the Larrabee family held in their yard, with live music, dancing and beautiful dresses. At Kelly and Anthony's wedding, I truly felt like I was transported to one of those only-in-movies celebrations, wit ...
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I first met Eric about ten years ago in a kickball league that I played in for six years. A few years into the league, Eric met Michael through another kickball friend, Maggie, who would later officiate their wedding. Many years of flip cup games, kickball, and various Chicago apartments later, Eric proposed to Michael, and they decided to have a Chicago wedding at the height of fall. Michael's f ...
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Oh, I love this sweet couple. Abigail and Chris are so cute and just radiated joy and happiness all day, and both of their families were so fun. They were married on a spring day in April, on Earth Day in fact. This holiday influenced some of their color choices, with lots of blues and greens incorporated into their day. They held their entire event in the Gold Coast room at the historic Drake Hot ...
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