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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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Summer Wedding with Vintage Details at Warehouse 109 by Joanna Smith Photography

This Warehouse 109 Wedding was an absolute dream to photograph. Beautiful details, a gorgeous and bubbly bride, a beautiful but HOT day, and a seriously amazing venue. Oh, 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 rustic and vintage details and big belly laughs. It will definitely go down as 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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Lisa + Susan | Monastero’s Wedding in Chicago, Illinois

I absolutely love photographing a same sex wedding!! There’s two of everything I love photographing – brides, bouquets, sparkly rings. But I especially love the support, emotion, and LOVE that surrounds same sex couples.

Lisa and Susan are some of the sweetest and most genuine people I have met. These two definitely made an impression on me in the short time I’ve known them. The entire day was packed full of emotions, sweet moments, and love.

They were married on a beautiful August day at Monastero’s in Chicago, Illinois. After a quick first look, we headed to Legion Park before the ceremony for some quick pictures outside then headed back to the Botticelli room at Monastero’s for the ceremony. This Sicilian restaurant is a unique and gorgeous setting for a wedding!

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Congratulations again to Lisa and Susan!

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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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Jeff & Alyssa | Rolling Meadows Wedding | Meridian Banquets

This wedding will always be memorable to me. The day started off gloomy during preparation photos and poured down rain during the ceremony. Immediately after their ceremony ended and all the indoor portraits were finished, the clouds broke and the sun came out. It was the most perfect timing. Since the weather had been so gloomy, the Prairie Center for the Arts was almost empty when we arrived which gave us free reign over any area we wanted to use for photographs. I was able to capture some fun surprises throughout the day from the bridal party and some co-workers which was a first for me. Above all, I was able to capture some really beautiful moments between Jeff and Alyssa which is really what makes this wedding so memorable to me. Check out some of my favorites from their June wedding.

Venue // Prairie Center for the Arts & Merdian Banquets

Cake // Baking Institute

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2016-08-12_0009Congratulations to Jeff and Alyssa! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

 

 

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