Kelsy and Spike are two absolutely wonderful people. Kelsy's contagious smile and kindness was evident when we first met for coffee at Panera. She brought with her mom who was also just as kind and excited. This whole day was filled with the close relationships of family and friends. I mean look at the beautiful bridal party!!! I loved how authentic Kelsy and Spike were throughout the entire day...even asking to jump in the air for a photo at the end. I love reliving in your wedding day. I hope these photos bring you as much joy as they bring me!
Don't we all want to be on a beach somewhere with our toes in the sand?!! I know I wouldn't mind.
All this vacation thinking made me want to share this incredible wedding of Niki and Casey. Niki and Casey met online. They both drove over 2 hours to met for the first time. Their connection was made in a little roadside restaurant that day. Since then they have moved across states to combine their life together. When they decided to get married, the chose to on vacation with their closest friends and family....making their wedding a week long celebration in paradise :) This wedding and this couple really left an impact on me. Everyone was waving to us throughout the week and inviting us to hangout by them on the beach. They included us in the reception diner and insisted we put the camera down and join the celebration. Their love and connection is so strong. They complement each other and proudly stand next to one another. I don't think I've ever cried so much during speeches or first dances. You two left a memorable impression on me. I will always be grateful for meeting you and being the lucky one to photograph your wedding day. Thank you again for your incredible hospitality.
How crazy is this? A pair of twin sisters met a pair of twin brothers at college. One pair of twins becomes friends and one pair of twins starts to date. The twins that started to date is Emily and Brad! They are two genuine, kind people whose love for each other is seen and felt in their presence. This was an emotional wedding day because the following day Emily and Brad were taking off for California to live. Emily is very close to her twin and her family so this was a particularly bittersweet day even though it was also the best day of her life. Faith, Family, Friendship and Love was exactly what this day was about. It was a blessing to witness and capture this all for them.
AWWW These two are awesome! When we talked over the phone, we barely talked "wedding business". We mostly talked BEER...listing off all our favorites breweries and how we BOTH have planned vacations around breweries we want to visit. Needless to say, we hit it off quickly. Amanda and Lindsey are genuine, kind people who deeply love their family. Their wedding day was a beautiful fall day in October where the sun was shining and the beer was flowing. Ha! But seriously, thank you for an incredible wedding day.
This was an absolutely wonderful wedding day! Veronica and Sarwan made their wedding day and celebration exactly what they wanted. They had a beautiful intimate wedding at The Loft of Elements Preserved in Elgin. 40 of their closest friends and family gathered on a chilly, wintry evening to watch Veronica and Sarwan say their vows. They then had a New Year's Eve Reception at Bowes Creek Country Club. The party was ALIVE and everyone was ready to kick-off the New Year with this fantastic couple!
I have been excited for this wedding since the first time we talked. We did Kelsey and Kyle's engagement session at Ashley Farms last year. It was a gorgeous day for their engagement session and it was an equally gorgeous day for their wedding. The weather couldn't have been more perfect for this rustic wedding with a whole lot of laughter, family and fantastic country music. Missy and I were in heaven shooting at the stunning and beautiful Ashley Farms Venue. Kelsey and Kyle were such a joy to be around. The first thing Kelsey said to us was; "wow! Can you sit on my side during the ceremony to make me look good?!" HA! Here Kelsey was looking stunning and she was complimenting Missy and I. That just kicked off the start to an amazing wedding with down-to-earth vendors. It was truly a magical and charming wedding day.
Ceremony and Reception: Ashley Farms
Hair and Makeup: Knockout Artistry
Music : Gussied A Band for Lovers
This wedding season has been incredible. Kristy and Leo's Wedding day was certainly one for the books. I don't think I saw two people smile SOO much on their wedding day or be SOO relaxed on their wedding day. This wedding was not shy on YETI tumblers, dogs, little kiddos or great family. It was a treat to capture their love story. Adam and I had a blast documenting their love story. It was Adam's first unofficial wedding as a second shooter and he nailed it!!!
Ceremony: Old Central Church