These are the unscripted moments of pure joy that you'll remember for a lifetime. As your wedding day unfolds, it will fly by. So whether it's the moment before you walk down that aisle, or the minutes following your vows, or those split seconds you can steal away together during the reception, take a moment to breathe. And savor. And really feel the beauty of the day and the love of your friends and family who surround and celebrate you.
When you meet Jenna at @avant_gardenia, you understand how everything she touches is infused with her passion, her care, and her impeccable eye for detail. We had worked together before, but collaborating on this romantic styled shoot with @curateplanstyle at @thompsonchicago was one of my favorites to date. She took the time to listen and understand our vision and the end results were beyond gorgeous and done with so much heart. I am so in love with this wild and dreamy bouquet she created, and I can't wait to share more!
Zach said it was the feeling he had of missing each other when apart, the “thereness” when together, and the constant source of reliability that made him realize Rico was the one. Rico shared that he felt Zach fulfilled a promise his mother always told him that he should have in a spouse: “Never settle for second best.” . . It’s a beautiful day in Milwaukee, and my heart is so full of joy to document them saying I Do at @milwaukeeart! So excited to have @jaclynsimpson with me and working with the amazing dream team @greatestexpectations assembled, including @poeticproductions and @hmrdesigns @xohellodarling! . .
Do you want to know what I love even more than photographing all of the pretty things? I love photographing the things that hold the most meaning to you as a couple and that you have chosen with intention for your wedding day. I love working with creative partners who are just invested in making sure your wedding day reflects who you are. I love the heart and soul behind it all. . . Katie at @bluebirdpapercompany is one of those people, too. She has an impeccable eye and an insane amount of talent, but it's how she pours her heart into her work that makes her stand out. She cares so much about the details of your story that she'll spend time sketching your historic venue for your invitation suite until it's just right. She'll find out what matters to you and makes your wedding unique, and she'll come up with the perfect way to incorporate that into your stationery. Katie doesn't just design invitations. She creates precious heirloom keepsakes, personalized design for you and your soul mate, small luxuries and special details that are an important part of your journey together. . . The new @bluebirdpapercompany site is live TODAY, and I am beyond thrilled to have photographed Katie, her sweet pup Wrigley, and the most beautiful invitation suites she's designed for her clients. She is the most vibrant soul, and not only will you audibly gasp when you see her work, but if you have the chance to meet and work with her, you'll feel like you've known her your whole life! . . Her site was designed by another one of my favorites, the AMAZING Britt of @launchyourdaydream. Everything Britt touches is magic, and this site is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. So stop what you're doing, click over to @bluebirdpapercompany, and soak in all of the layers of inspiration! . . Creative team tagged in photo. See more of Katie featured over at @jenniferkathrynbranding in the coming days.
As Katie pinned her father’s boutonnière before the ceremony, I could feel the tears in the corners of my eyes. It was such a simple act, full of so much love, and the beauty of their connection was indescribable. Her adoration for him, his heart bursting with pride toward her. . . It’s not just one moment, but a series of all of these moments that make your wedding day one of the most memorable experiences of your lives. It’s about the love you and your partner share, but it’s also about your family who adores you and your friends who support you. These are the moments that you will hold in your heart forever. . . Venue + Catering: @warwick_allerton_hotel Event Planner: @afresheventchicago Hair + Makeup: Milian for @bsansostiartistry Florals: @astemabovechicago Video: @whitequillcreative
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! May our tables be full of laughter and love, and may our hearts be full of generosity. Even when the gravy doesn't turn out quite right, or we get in a disagreement with family, or dinner isn't as cozy and magical as it looks on Instagram, when we choose gratitude and love, we have everything we need. . . . Planning + Styling: @curateplanstyle Floral Design: @avant_gardenia Venue: @thompsonchicago Calligraphy: @ejddesign Linen + Chargers: @bbjlinen . . . More to come soon with attire by @honey_bridal, makeup by @blood_sweat_and_glitter and hair by @diemangiebeautyteam
Jeff and Suzie were in overlapping circles in college, but it wasn’t until they met at a mutual friend’s Ivy Room wedding that they really started talking. Jeff knew the couple from their U of I days. The bride was Suzie’s childhood friend. She was a bridesmaid, and single, and one of her friends put the bug in Jeff’s ear to ask her to dance. Suzie was shy so the dance didn’t happen, but that didn’t stop Jeff from trying to charm her. It worked, they stayed in touch, and their love story began. It only made sense to take some of their wedding photos at the place where it all started! 😍 . . To me, your story is more than a formality to talk about in our first meeting. I live for every detail - how you met, what you first noticed about one another, why you clicked, and what made you choose to do life together. I am deeply sensitive to the things that make you who you are so I can more authentically capture your relationship. I’d love to hear your story! Reach out to find if I’m available on your date. 🗓
You can never go wrong with a neutral bouquet, and I am obsessed with this one from @xohellodarling @hmrdesigns! 😍 . . I’m convinced Chicago has the BEST wedding pros, and I’m so glad @sqnevents assembled a dream team for Morgan and Nick’s wedding. When we work together we’ll talk about your vendor team, and if you don’t already have a planner and floral designer you love, I can connect you with talented pros who will help bring your creative vision to life! Message me to learn more! 💖