Olive Park Chicago Engagement Session | Sam & Kevin

After last week’s Polar Vortex craziness, I couldn’t stop longing for SUMMER, so I thought it’d be the perfect time to blog Sam & Kevin’s summer Chicago engagement session!

These two are amazing - both teachers AND gymnastic coaches & their love and kindness toward the people around them is clear to see. They’re also SO MUCH fun (I can’t wait for you to see their wedding pictures!), and so sweet & laid back. We ran into a few roadblocks, including some surprise rain, during this session & they were still chill and happy the whole time. I hope you all enjoy their pictures as much as I do!!

Elegant Summer Wedding at Itasca Country Club | Krissy & Joe

I have been so excited to share this beautiful wedding day!! Krissy & Joe were married this past June in Itasca & their day was absolutely dreamy. Every detail was classic & chosen with care, and their families and wedding party were so happy and emotional the entire day. Krissy & Joe’s personalities were really reflected in their wedding day and seeing how much their people love them & have been impacted by their presence in their lives was so touching to witness.

Thank you both so much for allowing me to be part of your day! I smile every time I see these pictures. :)

Ceremony: St. Theresa Parish
Reception: Itasca Country Club
Florals: A Perfect Petal

Dreamy Summer Wedding at Ashley Farms | Emily & Michael

Emily & Michael (and their sweet dog, Sadie) said “I do” on a beautiful summer day this August at Ashley Farms in Yorkville! I met these two last fall and they were so excited about all the details planned for their day. As I’ve gotten to know them this past year, it’s been so clear to me how they are happiest when they are together & with Sadie. It doesn’t matter what they’re doing - just being together is enough. They warmed my heart all day long at their wedding & it was clear they are surrounded by people who love them are so excited to watch them build their lives together.

Congratulations, you two! It was such an honor being your wedding photographer and being part of these big moments (and getting all the puppy snuggles from Sadie!).

Classic Summer Wedding at Dunham Woods Riding Club | Scott & Kathy

Kathy and Scott are something special; they have been together for TEN YEARS! The time together has built up such a meaningful relationship between them and their families, and they deep love they share for each other is beautiful.

I’ve been looking forward to their wedding day for over a year! Kathy is very organized and knows exactly what her vision is, which always results in a lovely, well thought out wedding day. From the beginning, she was so excited to get celebrate the day at the Dunham Woods Riding Club. An avid animal lover, she planned to include a horse in their wedding day portraits and it felt like such a magical moment when the horse walked out with his wreath!

Scott and Kathy are world travelers and adventurers and have so much ahead of them to explore. It was an honor to be included in their story and I’m so excited to share it with you here! Congratulations you two!

Videography: RG Film/Photo
Music: Kidron Music