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Tracy + Lawrence | Wilder Mansion Wedding

Elmhurst Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a classic and beautiful wedding venue in the Chicago suburbs? If so, you really need to check out Wilder Mansion. Wilder Mansion is in Elmhurst, Illinois, and is a really pretty venue with lots of areas to take photos in. In fact, I would even call it a hidden gem.

There’s a garden for outdoor ceremonies with a hedge lined path to the ceremony site. In front of the mansion is a fountain surrounded by beautiful flowers. My favorite spot was the greenhouse! It came in super handy when it started to rain at the end of the ceremony. The light inside a greenhouse is absolutely beautiful. The greenhouse acts as a diffuser and makes the light super soft and pretty. Another reason greenhouses are so awesome is they give you the ability to shoot anywhere without worrying about where the sun is or harsh shadows. Basically, greenhouses are what photographers dream of!

I also have to say, this wedding had guests with some of the best dance moves I’ve seen! The dance floor was hoppin’ and full of energy all night.

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Congratulations to Tracy and Lawrence! Your wedding was beautiful! Thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer.

For another unique wedding venue, check out this fun and colorful wedding at Pinstripes!

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Jill & Kevin | Warehouse 109 Wedding in Plainfield, Illinois

This wedding was an absolute dream to photograph. Beautiful details, a gorgeous and bubbly bride, a beautiful but HOT day, a seriously amazing venue, and they brought in an ICE CREAM TRUCK! The bride and groom even served their guests the ice cream.

If you’re looking for a unique and very cool wedding venue in the Chicago suburbs, Warehouse 109 is it! There is an entire gallery wall full of antique motorcycles, a vintage bar, an Airstream lounge, string lights, and so many more cool elements that make it such a stunning venue! It is such a different and beautiful space, definitely a photographer’s dream.

Jill and Kevin’s wedding was a super fun day full of laughs and definitely one of my favorite weddings to date. Check out some of my favorites from their June wedding.

Venue // Warehouse 109 in Plainfield, Illinois

Makeup // Paula Heckenast of City Lights Makeup Artistry

Ice Cream Truck // Windy City Ice Cream

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Kaitlyn & Dan – Outdoor Fall Wedding at Starved Rock

This wedding was a very special one for me. I have been photographing part of the groom’s family for a few years now and to be asked to photograph his wedding based on that meant a lot to me to begin with. Then I found out that Kaitlyn and Dan were getting married in the very same place I got married and that took it to a whole new level. So this wedding was definitely sentimental to me for a few reasons.

Kaitlyn was absolutely stunning, and I especially loved the pops of colors in her bridesmaids dresses and her bouquets. Here are some of my favorites from their beautiful Fall wedding at Starved Rock.

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Congratulations Kaitlyn and Dan, it was an honor to photograph your wedding! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

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Julia & Danny – Whitetail Ridge Golf Club Wedding

Julia and Danny were married on a perfect Fall day at Whitetail Ridge Golf Club. The sun was shining, there were white puffy clouds in the blue sky, warm with a slight breeze. It was a beautiful day for an outdoor ceremony. In addition, I LOVED the color palette for this wedding. The colors were navy blue, pinks, and gold. The reception looked stunning! Also, I have a thing for photographing wedding details and this wedding did not disappoint! Every part of this wedding blended together so seamlessly, from the colors, to the table runners, even the cake.

Also, can we talk about First Looks? First Looks are so special, I am always so excited when I learn the couple will be having one. There’s nothing like capturing some private emotions when they see each other for the first time.

Congratulations Julia and Danny on a beautiful wedding! I was so honored to photograph one of the most important days of your lives.

Venue // Whitetail Ridge Golf Club, Yorkville, Illinois

Cake // Cakefections, Naperville, Illinois

Florist // Town and Country Gardens

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Katie & Tony – Summer Mesón Sabika Wedding

This was my first Meson Sabika wedding and I fell in love with this venue! Beautiful outside space for a ceremony complete with a fountain and flowers. Inside the reception area is just as beautiful and has romantic ambient lighting.

I have known Katie for many, many years so it was extra special for me to photograph her wedding. It’s completely clear when you spend any amount of time with Katie and Tony that they are madly in love. You can see it in the way they look at each other and feel it in the emotions they bring out in each other.

Venue // Mesón Sabika

Flowers // Jane’s Blue Iris

Hair // Christina Marie

Makeup // Brianna Camille Artistry

DJ // Your Night Productions

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They chose to have their First Look in their own backyard. I always love when couples choose to have a First Look because it feels like time stops for just a few minutes and it’s just the two of them in the moment of realizing they are about to be married. The emotions I capture in this privacy feel more pure, raw, and beautiful. This was one of the sweetest First Looks I have had the honor of photographing.2015-08-30_0022

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It was an absolutely beautiful wedding on a day that ended up being really beautiful as well, even with the small rain shower (downpour) we encountered on the way to Cantigny Park for some photos before the wedding.

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The ceremony and reception were at Mesón Sabika which is a beautiful venue in Naperville, Illinois.
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I absolutely LOVED the fabulous red heels she wore, especially to use as a background for a ring shot.

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Congratulations again to Mr. and Mrs. Navickas! <3 Your love is so sweet and I wish you a lifetime of happiness.

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