No matter how many times I photograph at a place (or two), something is always different - the main thing is every couple I photograph is completely different, in spite of their similarities. This uniqueness keeps me SUPER excited about my job, and I truly look forward to waking up on a wedding day and capturing these special things about each bride and groom and their families and friends. Jess & Jason are another beautiful couple that I just clicked with immediately. So easy to talk to and even easier to photograph - they have a natural ability to be comfortable in front of the camera, which makes my job even more fun and easy! Jess also LOVES Etsy (a girl after my own heart), and put so many wonderful details into the day. Jason added one important detail as well - his awesome love for his bride!
They had the swing that used to hang (and will again) in their backyard engraved - it was the spot Jason proposed!
Baker Church in St. Charles is still one of my all time favorite churches. Its beauty, lighting and staff can't be beat!
Unlike any wedding I've done at Baker Church/Hotel Baker before, me and Jason & Jess (along with the wicked awesome I Do Films crew), walked from the church to the hotel after the ceremony! We took some photos along the way.
Jess surprised Jason with a bagpiper! He played his way down the street with the guests, and we met up with him at the hotel.
Incredible details! I found out that I had worked with the florist (Elegant Petal) at Katie & Dave's wedding last year, also at Hotel Baker! Its such a small world!
Another surprise! Their mascot from Iowa University! He danced and entertained guests, as Jess and her girls cheered him on! He also stuck around for a few photo booth shots!
Jess loved the mod look of our new backdrop, and wanted to use it for her photo booth! We were happy to oblige!
A beautiful day for a great couple! Many more pics to come soon! xoxo
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