Byzantine Country Club Wedding Shower

Hello, September! 

One thing that makes me happiest as an independent wedding photographer is a client with fresh ideas. When Brianna first asked if she could exchange the engagement session included with our wedding photography package for a mini engagement + photographs of their wedding shower at Medinah Country Club, I couldn't have been more excited!

This day is the best of both worlds here: a couple of wonderfully in-love, happy humans and a gorgeous, iconic country club setting. The Medinah Clubhouse, built in the 1920s,  is a blend of Byzantine, Oriental, Louis XIV and Italian architecture that continues to stand in style and elegance today. Its large windows and gorgeous pastel murals are a dream for fine art natural light wedding photography.

Jack and Brianna have set their wedding date for October, and we are thrilled to be photographing their big day! Be sure to check back for more!


Luminous University of Notre Dame Wedding

On June 24, 2013, the Blackhawks scored twice in 17 seconds to win the Stanley Cup and Chicago went hockey wild. On the very same memorable night, Beth and Mike met while out watching the game with friends and celebrated the big win together with drinks at The Beer Bistro in the West Loop.

When I met these two after their engagement in Maui, they already had the details of much of their big day sketched out. Beth and Mike know what they love and how to celebrate that love. Their wedding day on July 30, 2016, was a whirlwind of amazing moments at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart at University of Notre Dame and the Morris Performing Arts Center. 

Mike and Beth selected a delightful (and talented!) group of vendors who put together a flawless day. Beth found her wedding dress with Antonietta at Veiled by ChaCha of Glen Ellyn. Mike was careful to reserve the rarely available Basilica of the Sacred Heart for their wedding ceremony. The bride and her bridesmaids prepared for the day at the South Bend Doubletree Hotel. Leap Weddings of Chicago were present to create the videography. Cyndi Basker of Celebrated Events coordinated the entire day so that it flowed without a hitch. Special thanks to my assistant photographer for the day, Carla Stehman of Forever Incredible Photography.

This was a photographer's dream day. A happy, handsome couple and a number of bucket list incredible venues became a catalyst for thousands of snaps. Here are just a few of the highlights!