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Wedding Photos from The Grove! Creative & Colorful DIY Details! – Leeann & Rich!

Rich & Leeann are wedding photographers. They love photography and wanted to make sure their wedding photographer was up to the task of capturing their special day. Working with them was a lot of fun as they were on board with any creative ideas I had for their wedding photos. Their style and attention to details took me by surprise. The amazing part…they made most of the stuff by hand! Leeann is a DIY’er! You will see handmade bouquets, boutonnieres, and more in the images below- (made from buttons!)

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Their wedding was held The Grove in Glenview, IL. It is a National Historic Landmark that takes you back to the 1850s.

The wedding dress-

I love the colors in her shoes- and you gotta love the antique doorknob-

The bridesmaids showcased dresses from Anthropologie-

Rich and the groomsmen sported the Chucks- They told me I could wear mine too- =) The first time my All Stars made it to a wedding-

The hand made bouquets. DIY – made from paper, buttons, and wire-

I love this photo of Leeann-

Love the veil-

Again, handmade boutonnieres – made from buttons and I love the tie too!


Again, The Grove – fabulous –

In keeping with the 1850s feel of the place, I decided to process some of their images with a more ‘vintage’ feel to them-

More buttons held together by wire- and yea, the rings are there too-

She loved her animals- I love way she is looking and hugging her animals not to mention the hue palatte and patterns in this photo-

After the The Grove, we headed down to Chicago for some urban – industrial photos!

You’ve gotta love the West Loop – River West area for the urban feel

The Chicago Sun Times building in the background- with the iron beams-

Paying homage to the photographers- and yes, that is a toy camera on the left- =)

Thanks you guys for having me as your wedding photographer! It means a lot to me that two creative people would have me as their wedding photographer! Thanks for being willing to try so many different shots- I look forward to seeing your photos in the future and see where He leads you both as you live faithfully to His calling-

with love,

Kenny Nakai


Chicago Wedding Photographer


3334 N Avers Ave #2

Chicago, IL 60618