Sarah & Jason Twin Lakes Country Club Wedding 9 September 2016

I know ..it's not Fall...but I'm catching up on 2016 weddings and this was one of my favorites from last year ! Sarah & Jason chose Twin Lakes Country Club in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin as the backdrop of their beautiful fall wedding . Her dress by Maggie Sottero Londyn-made from exquisite floral lace,  the epitome of romance. Complete with a scalloped lace neckline and illusion lace back. Finished with covered button over zipper back closure. wow ..breathtaking and was the perfect choice for Sarah !!  Their colors were a mixture of gorgeous earth tones with stunning golden hue pashmina's for the bridemaids. The Groom and his groomsmen wore complementary earth tones matching the bridesmaid dresses & adorned with boutonniere's with mini sunflowers and berries . The decor in the barn was simple and yet elegant at the same time ! Rustic touches complemented the entire room . All in all it was a very well planned wedding with so many beautiful moments !! We loved what we captured and we know Jason and Sarah loved them as well !! Many Happy Years to you two !!!

First LOOK !!!

First LOOK !!!

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Holly & Matt's Spring Engagement Session !!

Shooting this Engagement Session was so much fun and I'm back working with this family for the second time . In 2014 we photographed Holly's sister's wedding !!!!  When Holly called me for her 2018 wedding we just knew we were a match to work together!! I can't help but love what we captured on a beautiful spring evening in a gorgeous place that is one of my favorite locations to shoot ! Thank you Holly & Matt !! Looking so forward to your May 27, 2018 wedding !!! Hope you love this sneak peek from that fun evening !!!

April 23, 2016 John and Michele

Our first spring wedding of the year was in Chicago with John and Michele ....bright blue sunny skies dominated all day and warm temps filled the air ...we started at the Wit for prep photos and after a first look on The Hangover we ventured down to Wacker Drive for some great images ...then we hopped on the trolley and headed to the most beautiful church !!  John and Michele were married at Assumption Church which is one of the most beautiful churches we have been in ! After some fun altar pix of the family we headed back to the Wit for more pix and Cocktails ! As the night progressed it was a fun party and everyone had a great time ! Congratulations John & Michele!!

Leesa & Ryan 6.4.16

Acquaviva Winery in Maple Park , IL was the perfect backdrop for this adorable and fun spirited couple!! Leesa and Ryan are high school sweethearts from Sycamore, Illinois . They tied the knot on June 4th on the patio of this amazing venue ! The day started out stormy and wet but by afternoon the skies cleared making way for some really picture perfect moments ! Leesa incorporated some really cute Pinterest ideas into the day which added special touches to their Wedding Story!!  From the "Wait till you see her " signs to the Mom & Dad hankies ( which were personalized ) and given as gifts...to the vintage door used in the reception for the seat arrangement . Then there was the vintage sign for seating of the ceremony coupled with tin pots with burlap and florals bursting with bright sunflowers. Everything melded together in a beautiful way as all of their wedding wishes and dreams came true   ....the topper was being able to photograph them in the winery ...how gorgeous !!! Congratulations Leesa and Ryan and Thank you for having us !!

 

Photography by justpix,inc.com

Flowers by Hy-Vee of Sycamore

Cupcakes , cake pops and cake by Sweet Dreams Sycamore

Sherriff Wedding 5.28.16

Couldn't have been a more perfect day on May 28th for Cody and Elizabeth !! What started out as a torrential rain in the morning gave way to a beautiful blue sky and cool breeze in the afternoon ! Cody and Elizabeth were married at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Crystal Lake and a quick stop to the Woodstock Square for pix . Then on to The Gardens of Woodstock for the reception activities ! Photography by Justpix,inc , Flowers by Kimberose and Cupcakes by Kiera's confections !!

We have some catching up to do !

Loving someone is a leap of faith ....
You are giving them your heart and trusting them not to break it ...No matter what happens I will never regret making that leap for you !
— Author unknown

Sam & Casey enjoyed a beautiful wedding in Crystal Lake , IL on August 8th with a ton of friends and family . The Wedding took place at St Thomas Catholic Church and the reception was held at the Holiday Inn. Beautiful classic touches were bountiful in their theme and Samantha was a classic bride ..beautiful in her gown and cathedral veil ! The reception was elegantly planned out with the classic touches of gold and cream with greens such as hydrangeas and elegant topiaries adorned the tables . Their day was filled with a lot of love and laughter that was evident as we documented their day !! Congratulations Sam & Casey !!! We wish you many more happy years together!!!

Kristin & Matt's Pregnancy Lifestyle session

Kristin & Matt...entering such a sweet exciting time in their lives !! Their little one almost here! We loved creating these images for them for their Maternity Lifestyle session on what was such a gorgeous evening!! Best wishes to you when you finally get to meet your little newborn boy or girl !! XO

 

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Sadowski Chicago Lifestyle Session !!!

We had so much fun last week sharing some time on a gorgeous day on the Chicago Lakefront with the Sadowski Family ! This is our 3rd lifestyle session with them!!!  We met at Milton Olive Park and caught some special images of this adorable family and the amazing Chicago Skyline!! Thank you Sadowski Family !!!

We had so much fun last week sharing some time on a gorgeous day on the Chicago Lakefront with the Sadowski Family ! This is our 3rd lifestyle session with them!!!  We met at Milton Olive Park and caught some special images of this adorable family and the amazing Chicago Skyline!! Thank you Sadowski Family !!!

We had so much fun last week sharing some time on a gorgeous day on the Chicago Lakefront with the Sadowski Family ! This is our 3rd lifestyle session with them!!!  We met at Milton Olive Park and caught some special images of this adorable family and the amazing Chicago Skyline!! Thank you Sadowski Family !!!

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Loving our Summer Lifestyle Sessions!!

We are full steam ahead into our summer sessions from Seniors to Weddings to Families and Newborns!! One of our favorite things we offer is our Lifestyle sessions! These are affordable 1 hour sessions that are fun , relaxed and sure to bring lots of smiles when you see what we capture !!

Welcome to the Sadowski Family !! Neely found us online and booked her session for early summer!! We had such a great time with her ,  husband Joe and son Xander!! Couldn't have been happier on the results ..but how hard can it be when a family is this adorable?

The Sadowski Family !!

The Sadowski Family !!

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Denise and Brian...what can I say ? They have been with us now for several years...How can you not appreciate such a loyal family ? We were lucky to document their Engagement Session, Wedding, Newborn and years 1, 2 and now 3 of Gianna ...plus awaiting the arrival of Baby #2 .....Brooklyn .  They decided this was the time to document their growing family ! After a torrential downpour ..we hung in there and captured so many adorable images. Just can't say enough about this family . Thank you so much for having me again !

 

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Bill and Laura have been with us for several years ...Wedding pix ...Londyn's newborn session , One year session and now their family lifestyle session....Londyn was not too sure about me but we got some really cute images and documented just a great time in their lives! Thank you Watling Family !!

Jaclyn and John's Gorgeous Fall Wedding!

I love this couple..Jackie and John ..we found a pretty spectacular area for their  "first look" and got some amazing images even though it was a chilly November day  ! Look at the foliage at its peak in Northern Illinois!!! Here is their sneek peek of a pretty special couple on their wedding day!! Ohhhh..how hard it was just to pick a few!!!!  Best wishes to Jaclyn and John  for a long and happy life together!  

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You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip.  ~Jonathan Carroll

Jacob & Libby's Wedding Day ! October 26. 2013

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Join us on a sneek peek of Jacob & Libby's beautiful wedding day in Geneva, IL . The fall colors were at their peak..the day could not have been more perfect! We love what we captured and hope you do too!!

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HAPPY TRAILS JACOB & LIBBY

Kerry Wedding October 19, 2013

Saturday , October 19th Sycamore, IL A beautiful country wedding...Andrea & Brady tied the knot !!  An amazing day filled with laughter and friendships and a whole lotta LOVE !!

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Where your treasure is , there will be your heart also ..”
— Matthew 6:21
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Made with Love !  

Made with Love !  

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I LOVE YOU ...Right up to the MOON and back.........Sam McBrantney

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Nolan Grey turns One!! Happy 1st Birthday !!

We had the privilege to photograph Kelly & Ryan's beautiful wedding over 8 Years ago and we are so happy to be capturing the milestone of their adorable baby boy, NOLAN GREY, who is turning ONE this week!!! Happy Birthday , Nolan!!!  

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                                                                                HOW IT ALL BEGAN!!

                                                                                HOW IT ALL BEGAN!!

Natalie & Nico

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It started out like any other wedding day ...but soon became clear  to us that Nat & Nico put a lot of time in the planning of their amazing love story !! So many sweet details made this day what it was...we just loved it!! Join us on a mini visual journey of their day !! Congratulations Nat & Nico!!

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