Category Archives: Summer 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
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.
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.
The ceremony and reception were at Mesón Sabika which is a beautiful venue in Naperville, Illinois.
I absolutely LOVED the fabulous red heels she wore, especially to use as a background for a ring shot.
Congratulations again to Mr. and Mrs. Navickas! <3 Your love is so sweet and I wish you a lifetime of happiness.
When I first met Meagan, we instantly became friends. She’s just that kind of person who makes you instantly love her. Her smile makes you smile, her laugh makes you laugh, and she is a beautiful person inside and out. I met Austin for the first time at their wedding and just loved watching them together. They are so clearly perfect for each other and their wedding was filled with fun, laughter, and emotions.
The bride and groom exchanged letters to read before leaving for the ceremony.
The bride chose to do a First Look with her bridesmaids which was really fun!
My favorite part of the day was definitely her First Look with her Dad. Such sweet moments.
The bridal party stopped at Roundheads in Lombard, Illinois for some delicious pizza, drinks, and fun photos before heading over to the reception.
Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace is such a beautiful venue! Just look at those chandeliers.
The dance floor was absolutely packed all night long. Definitely a fun group!
Meagan and Austin, I wish you so many years of happiness together. Thank you so much for the honor of photographing your wedding.
Amy and Mark really wanted an element of “creating” in their wedding. They desired to incorporate handmade, vintage, and everyday life items with a personal touch. They, along with some of their closest friends, built, designed, and created every item. This wedding had so many awesome handmade little details, due in part to the groom being a graphic designer and amazingly talented artist. He has a contract design business called Eddy Mumbles and specializes in brand development, custom lettering, and illustration. The wood signage and cupcake trays were done freehand with a wood burner, the aisle sign was done freehand on cardstock. The super cute cake topper was made from chopsticks, yute, and brush pen on card-stock. He even made the chalkboard sign freehand in the hour before the ceremony started.
The flower arrangements were made the morning of from bulk flowers by a friend who started her own floral business called “Dream in Flowers”. The vases for the centerpieces were hand carved/made by their friends. Since the groom doesn’t really like cake, they opted for cupcakes (not much different right??) by a local cupcake business named Molly’s that makes the best cupcake in Chicago. The arch in the ceremony was made from trees discovered by their friends, they were the “perfect” shape and simply woven together. Dried flowers were thrown for the bride and groom’s escape, these were collected and saved by the bride from flowers the groom had given her during their dating years. The guestbook table was made from a door the couple owned that was a part of a Frank Lloyd Wright house. The bride’s ceremony dress was a vintage dress that still had the tags attached when she discovered it and was the perfect fit! The musicians, also whom were friends of friends, played some of the couples favorite songs. The result was a beautiful celebration with a relaxed, rustic feel.
Amy and Mark, your wedding was beautiful and so much fun to photograph. I wish you the best as you start your lives together. Thank you for choosing me to photograph such an important day in your lives.
Erin first found me after their original photographer fell through only weeks before their wedding. Luckily, that date was open on my calendar and I’m so glad she reached out to me. Even I could tell that Erin and Jeff are the perfect balance to each other and it has been so fun getting to know them and their families. I especially loved learning how Erin and Jeff met – through Twitter! Definitely the first time I’ve heard of anyone meeting their spouse on Twitter 🙂
Their wedding day originally called for storms but they lucked out on the storms and ended up with a HUMID but beautiful day. Here are a few of my favorites from their wedding, hope you enjoy!
The obligatory selfie 🙂
Erin and Jeff, congratulations again! Thank you for choosing me to be your photographer and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.