I remember meeting Hannah & Jason for our first wedding consultation. It was so obvious to me…Hannah made Jason happy. I’ve known Jason through the years, and I had never seen him smile so much! It was something special to witness and I was thankful when they asked me to be apart of their wedding celebration! I got to learn more about their relationship when we traveled together to New Orleans for their destination engagement photo session. In case you missed it…check out the photos at this blog post!
We started the wedding day at the Hyatt in Northbrook. The groomsmen and bridesmaids each getting ready on the same floor. This allowed for easy access for me to pop in and out to take photos of both parties getting ready! But to be honest, all the action was happening with the bride. =)
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A photos of the wedding shoes and wedding dress in the background-
Her wedding jewelry and button made and worn for the bachelorette party earlier in the week! Vote for Hannah!
I love this portrait of the groom- almost belongs in an GQ magazine for an article on the executive of the year! =)
And as I mentioned, getting Jason’s real smile on camera can be a challenge…another reason why I love authentic photos of people! Especially on their wedding day!
Hannah look stunning in her wedding dress. I adore this photo of her. So simple. So classy. So beautiful.
ummm….another stunning picture. For all you future brides, Hannah’s wedding dress was tailored at Ms. Couture in Chicago! Just a couple blocks from my photography studio! They did a great job! And a thanks for the crew at Sonia Roselli Esthetique – Great work as always ladies!
Some details of the wedding dress
A black and white photo. And I already mentioned Ms. Couture…but they deserve another shout out for a beautiful veil! They made it!
For our creative photo session, we headed out to the Chicago Botanic Gardens. As spring had taken it’s time in arriving, we really had to look for flowers! I found this spot where we had some budding tulips in the foreground and daffodils in the background! A perfect spot for photos!
Love this photo! What a moment! =)
We found a spot for some cool groomsmen photos
The same spot with photos of the bride and groom
A bridal party photo – the first of many. This is an example of a photo that just comes alive in black and white
I found another patch of daffodils- and we definitely had to take advantage. Nothing says spring like daffodils!
I normally don’t do too much photoshop to my imagery – but with this photo of the bridal party…it just felt right. A more classic and traditional pose w/a modern vibe. =)
The bridesmaids getting their own photo-
I love these next three photos. A gorgeous bride + amazing light = phenomenal photography! That’s one of things I do well…the ability to see natural light and how it allows for different photos-
This was a conceptual photograph at first…and when I took it…I wasn’t too thrilled about it. But after converting it to black and white…and massaging it in Photoshop a little. I really like it! It comes close to the concept in my mind! I love it when I can trust my photography intuition! =)
A photo of the ladies=
We dismissed the bridal party and took a few more photos of the bride and groom before heading out to the ceremony-
Love the water, the reflection, and the daffodils in the background!
Probably one of my second favorite moments during a wedding…and as the wedding photographer, I almost always get to see their faces during this moment! =)
A prayer time-
The reception was held at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer, IL.
And true Jason’s interests…the bridal party huddled up on the dance floor! Game on! Totally impromptu and soooo much fun!
First dance- I really like incorporating the ambient light in my dancing photos. It helps make the imagery feel more ‘real’ as if you were really there witnessing the first dance.
And to close…a photo of their rings!
Thanks Hannah and Jason for a great time! I wish the best and my prayers go with you as you grow in your relationship together! And thank you for allocating so much time on your day for wedding photography! I think your investment really paid off! =)