Christina + Matt Brookfield Zoo Wedding

Christina and Matt, both being animal lovers picked the perfect place to host their wedding, Brookfield Zoo.  We started at the discovery center , then a first look at the Dragon Fly Marsh.  Diane (event manager/expert golf cart navigator) then took us a personal photo safari around the Zoo visiting some favorite sites.  Swan Lake was the perfect setting for their ceremony.  Cocktail hour proceeded at the Great Bear Wilderness and the reception followed at Bocaditos.  Congratulations Christina and Matt !   Thanks for choosing me as your photographer.

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Springfield Wedding

Chrissy and Andrew decided to plan a first look.  The weather was great although about 5 degrees warmer than Chicago, just about 90.   I hear that St Louis is typically 5 degrees warmer than Springfield, but the day went smoothly and everyone enjoyed the day.  I really enjoy a change of scenery and especially working with a fun lively group.  Thanks again for choosing me as your photographer.  Cheers !0001DSC_8012 0002DSC_8014 0003JFK_9302 0004JFK_9323 0005JFK_9324 0006DSC_8026 0007JFK_9340 0008DSC_8050 0009DSC_8078 0010DSC_8104 0011DSC_8110 0012JFK_9489 0013DSC_8120 0014JFK_9496 0015DSC_8123 0016DSC_8132 0017DSC_8133 0018DSC_8153 0019JFK_9543 0020DSC_8179 0021DSC_8186 0022JFK_9572They make a good team !   0023JFK_9573 0024DSC_8218 0025JFK_9582 0026DSC_8245 0027JFK_9604 0028JFK_9611 0029JFK_9665 0030JFK_9700 0031JFK_9703 0032JFK_9888 0033JFK_9900 0034JFK_0036

Custom Albums

We just completed Molly and Chris’s album, The custom image box is a new product we just started to offer.   The finishing details and craftsmanship really shine when viewing the actual product in hand.   Hours of post production work in editing , design, retouching occurs before the actual printing and archiving.  This 12×12 album features a acrylic cover photo which give a nice fine art look and feel.  Handing off the final product always adds a lot of personal satisfaction.

 

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Trinity Episcopal Chapel Wheaton

Congratulations to Natalie and Randy.  Natalie braved the cold weather for some festive portraits in downtown Wheaton.  Randy posed for a quick portrait with their dogs Dash and Daisy before leaving for the church.  A small intimate reception followed at Emmett’s Brewing Co.   Thanks again for choosing me as your photographer.DSC_9692DSC_9396

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Kuipers Family Farm, Maple Park

Erin and James picked a great location to get married and celebrate their wedding day.   Kuipers apple orchard is a fun place to visit, it was my first time there.   The rustic and relaxed setting seemed to give off a welcoming vibe to all guests.   The owner of the farm arranged a fireworks display which added a nice memory that evening.  Here’s just a few of my favorite images from the day.  Thanks again for choosing me as your photographer.  Cheers!

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East Peoria Holiday Inn

Kristen and Mark planned a simple elegant wedding in their home town of East Peoria.  I think it was the first time their kids wore a tux.  The kids seemed a big shy for about a couple of minutes but quickly let loose and enjoyed the day along with the other guests.  Here’s a few of my favorite images from the day.  Congratulations Kristen and Mark!FineArtWeddings0003

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Brookfield Zoo Wedding

Sarah and Jeff celebrated their wedding at Brookfield Zoo.  Their wedding was at Seven Seas, which was a nice setting for an intimate gathering.   We then proceed to Tropic World for Cocktail Hour.  The weather was a bit cold but that did’nt stop anyone from enjoying the day.   It snowed that Monday so we were’nt sure what to expect.  There are so many great places to shoot at the Zoo that I always discover a new location every time I’m there.  Sarah and Jeff, Thanks again for choosing me as your photographer.  I enjoyed photographing your wedding.

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