Hello Friends! You may have seen this in your inbox, but I wanted extend an invitation to an exciting event next Thursday, September 28th, at Rebecca Minkoff Chicago from 6pm-8pm. My friend and colleague, Karianne Wardell, will be hosting her official launch event for @getlofti, a marketing and brand strategy company that offers workshops and one-on-one coaching for small businesses. . . As my branding work has expanded in the last few years, I've continued to look for strategic partnerships with other creative entrepreneurs who are doing complementary work. When I met Karianne, I knew our visions were similarly aligned. We began working on several projects together, and the ideas kept flowing. She recently launched her signature workshop in London, and will be offering several more workshops in Chicago this fall. I'm so excited to be a part of her creative team as Lofti's brand photographer and as a speaker! . . I'd love if you joined us to celebrate the launch of Lofti, meet the team, and get some tips to elevate your personal and professional brand! @bsansostiartistry will be doing lips and brows to make you look gorgeous, and @cochicstyling will be giving styling advice - and maybe even help you find that perfect fall piece. I'll be offering a mini head shot bar, so you can have some pro photos of yourself looking fabulous, while @katiebasilphotography captures all of the fun! And as a special bonus, @rebeccaminkoff is offering 20% off everything in the store the night of the event! There will be giveaways, great music, treats- and bubbly, of course! I'd love to see you there! You can RSVP via the link in my profile. xo
I may not know a lot of things, but I know that we're surefire. -John Legend . . Their obsession with John Legend brought these two together, and they quickly discovered a love that made them inseparable. I first met Elinor through various events she catered through @blueplatechicago. She always has a smile on her face and is both incredibly sweet and awesome at what she does. I always love working with her, so when she and Chris asked me to capture their wedding, I was beyond thrilled! . . We did their engagement session in Olive Park and then hopped around to some of our favorite spots in the West Loop. To see more images from their session, click through to the latest from the JKP blog via the link in my profile. . . Now their wedding weekend is upon us, and I could not be more excited to document Chris and Elinor's day at @chicagoilluminatingcompany with an absolute dream team- @theidealdaychicago, @lifeinbloom, @joannabartistry, @debrapetrielli.team, @billpollackmusic, and of course @blueplatechicago. Cheers to these two lovebirds and a lifetime of dance parties together!! 🥂 . . Engagement hair + makeup by @joannabartistry #HereComeTheHartons
A few weeks ago I did a branding session with the beautiful and talented Katie of @bluebirdpapercompany, and I am just swooning over her gorgeous stationery collections that she paired with rings from @diamondgallerynaperville and @the_mrs_box. So excited to share more soon! Stay tuned here and on my new branding channel @jenniferkathrynbranding!!
I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes. ❤️ // Dress: @annamaier1874
Pre-ceremony champagne is ALWAYS a good idea. 🥂💕
You captured a look in Mark's face that always lasts only a breath; I never even knew how much I loved it until I saw that picture. I am very grateful to have that moment captured and to see with my own eyes just how much he makes me light up. -Jessika . . These are the moments you will cherish forever. THIS is why I do what I do. To capture you and your love, unscripted, soaking in this precious season together. To give you images you can look back on that will remind you of your journey together. To provide photos that are authentic and powerful anchor points for your love and commitment. . . I find that an engagement session is such a foundational part of your photography experience. I almost always include it in your wedding coverage, because getting to know you and your partner helps me tune into what matters most to you on the wedding day. I'd love to talk with you if you want to learn more about the process. Click through to my site to see more imagery and contact me.
A gown should always highlight a bride's personality as well as her style, and we think this shimmering look was just perfect for @sydneylouisecross. She had a sparkle of her own in this STUNNING rose gold and ivory Colette gown by @akristinbridal for our shoot with @zeneventschicago at @chicagomuseumevents.
Jill and Tim had Better Together inscribed on their wedding bands, a sentiment that was part of their vows, and how they live their lives with one another. Within a few months of dating, it was clear they had found their partner. “I wish I could say there was a specific moment when I knew I loved Tim or wanted to be his wife, but it’s really just a mix of so many moments, in both good times and bad, when we have been there to support each other,” says Jill. . Stories help us remember what’s most important in life, and photographs have the power to bring us back to those moments. When you invite me to capture your wedding day, I’m doing more than photographing the beautiful memories unfold; I’m also telling the story of your relationship. Through every element you’ve included in your celebration, to the friends and family you choose to have there supporting you, to the sweet moments you share together, I’m deeply sensitive to telling the bigger narrative. These are critical moments - ones that should be captured, celebrated, cherished. I would be so honored to tell your love story. . Wedding planning by @clementinechicago // Hair and makeup by @nikavaughanbridalartists // Dress by @davidtutera // Cinematography by @poeticproductions