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

Romantic Summer Naperville Wedding | Mario & Maria

Oh, Mario & Maria, you two are a picture of true JOY! From the minute I met these two I felt completely at ease and like I was among friends. They are sweet, so smart, quick-witted, and head over heels in love. Their wedding day was laughter and butterflies all day long!

I ended their day with that feeling of excited energy that reminded me why I love this work so much. It’s about capturing the moments of the couple’s loved ones surrounding them and cheering them on. It’s about the nervous smiles, the first kiss, and the amazing feeling of becoming husband and wife. It is always a privilege to be included in the stories. Mario & Maria, thank you for including me in yours! May you grow in love every day of your lives.

Alyssa & Tyler | Summer Wedding at Northfork Farm

Oh, Alyssa & Tyler, where do I even begin? From our very first emails I kept telling Justin: "I really REALLY hope they choose me." We met & talked & shot your engagement session with sweet little Wyatt and I was smitten.

We planned timelines and family portraits and suddenly the wedding day was here! And, even though it was possibly the hottest wedding day I've been a part of (I have a picture of a groomsman's phone that reads "feels like 112°!"), it was, without a doubt, a breathtakingly beautiful celebration of two people starting their lives together, surrounded by so much joy and love and emotion from every single person in attendance. 

The day was a testimony to the sweet, compassionate people you are and friends and family who have all been part of the journey to get here. From your easy going attitudes with the crazy weather, to the story shared during toasts of your love and patience with training Wyatt, every detail revealed the heart of who you are together. 

It was an absolute honor to witness the start of your marriage! Enjoy looking through these photos & I hope you treasure all the sweet little moments from the day you became husband and wife.