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Wedding and Portrait Photography in Geneva, Illinois. Welcome to my blog!  This is my latest work.  Feel free to search (scroll to the bottom of the page to find the search bar) by venue, wedding colors, themes and vendors to see work related to those!

Brooke & Tom | Sneak Peek!

Brooke & Tom were married last Friday, the day of the big "hurricane" storms!  We had to stay indoors for the most part, but luckily we were in one of the most fabulous hotels around town!  When I met Brooke, I knew I was going to have fun shooting her wedding - we talked for almost two hours and we just clicked!  I was so excited about her wedding from day 1, because she shared a lot of the details with me as they fell into place -- I love weddings!  Brooke & Tom live out of state, so unfortunately, I didn't get to see them or meet Tom until a few days before the wedding -- however, we had so much fun (just a snag or two which we will not go into at the moment!) shooting an impromptu "engagement" session in downtown Naperville.  After the shoot, I just fell in love with the couple and could not wait for their wedding day!

Well, the rain did come, but that was OK -- we got so many awesome shots, and their ceremony (moved indoors because of downed trees!) and reception was at the most lovely Meson Sabika in Naperville - the BEST food and such a lovely venue too!  Also, Brooke & Tom opted to do a first look prior to the ceremony at the hotel, so we could take all of their posed photos beforehand - this is awesome when you have no time in between or your ceremony and reception venue is the same place.  They also wanted no traditional photos with their families or bridal party, which I was happy to oblige!  Normally, I would take a few traditional posed photos along with the creative ones, but it depends on the couple -- I love how everyone and every wedding is so different!  I just love what I do :)

I'm gonna start off with a few of the engagement photos to introduce you to this fabulous couple:

And now on to the wedding!

The dress & shoes...

The bride against the rain streaked window

I told Brooke I am highly influenced by the movies I watch, magazines I read and old records I collect.  She loved the idea of poses based on these ideas -

The Families...

Just the guys...

Just the girls...

The Bridal Party...

Stephanie took the badass shot on the left (its too bad these kids aren't in a band, this could be their first record cover!),

and then we ran upstairs in the awesome hallways to take the shots with B&T...

On their way to the ceremony!

Some awesome details by Beth Maxwell of Save The Date...

Getting married and afterwards, in the photo booth (not by us this time, so I snuck a shot!)...

First dance...

and the rings!  Congratulations and thank you for letting us be a part of your beautiful day!