I already know I will have too many favorites to share from this wedding, so I am breaking it into two blog posts! Here is part one of the morning and first look:)

Chris and Anna kicked off my wedding season for 2015, and these two made it an incredible start! I met Anna when she was a bridesmaid in Kevin and Ashley’s wedding last August. She was a joy to work with that day, so when she connected with me when she was engaged I could not have been more thrilled! 

Chris and Anna have such a deep, beautiful bond. It is a love that is founded in Christ and true friendship. They both are two of the most kind people, who think of others first before they ever think of themselves. How precious that is to find in two people in love! Their joy radiates through them, and it is even more apparent when they are together. Anna and Chris were so calm and content on their wedding day, and I loved seeing them spend time together and soak up the moments they knew would be most precious to them forever. 

Enjoy part one of their wedding day story!

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Part two coming soon! Excited to show off their wedding venue at Salvage One!

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Congrats to Catherine and Jarred on their new engagement! Jarred contacted me a few weeks ago to capture him proposing to the love of his life, and I am so touched to have witnessed this incredible moment. It was raining pretty hard, but we ventured outside anyway to photograph this newly engaged couple together. I hear proposal stories whenever I meet with couples, but to photograph one meant so much to me! It was wonderful meeting you both! Congrats!

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It’s hard to believe I was in North Carolina yesterday and now back in Chicago! I was privileged enough to have an entire day to spend with Adam and April, enjoying the simple life of a small town and their company. Here are some quick highlights from my day spent with them!

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I am so thrilled to share so much floral, bridal goodness on my blog today! A few months ago, I reached out to a handful of talented artists that I have had the opportunity to build relationships with over the last few years in the wedding industry. Each year I try to do a handful of creative sessions to inspire my artistic eye and create some art, and this time I took the opportunity to focus more on a bridal session.

A favorite portion of the wedding day that I get to photograph is bridal portraits. However, usually with the hustle and bustle of the day, I do not get the opportunity to spend the amount of time that I desire when photographing the bride. Concetta, a previous bride of mine and dress designer, was the first person I immediately thought of when starting the process of planning. The space, florist, model, and hair and makeup artist all fell into place so easily afterward. I was amazed at how just one email allowed me to create the images you will see below. Hopefully this is an encouragement to other artists to try and open doors when following your passions. You never know what will happen!

I absolutely love the soft, romantic feel to the how everything came together, and I truly hope the images are enjoyed, but I also hope this is helpful for planning brides when choosing wedding looks! Be sure to stick around after viewing the images and learn more about the vision from each artist involved in this bridal session:)Thanks for hosting us, Workshop Chicago!

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 Artist vision: For this styled shoot, I wanted to create a wedding gown that was very delicate and romantic. I wanted to keep the silhouette very classic while giving the dress that feminine touch with an open back and hand sewn lace appliqué. I also love interesting color combinations, and so for the other two dresses, I really liked the way the color marsala and the pale blue unexpectedly compliment each other along.

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Artist vision: After learning some details about the style and color of the dresses and the space in which the shoot was taking place, I knew that I wanted the florals to have a romantic, natural look and feel. Everyone on the team requested that I make a floral crown, which I was really excited about, so I ended up making two! I am loving the current trend that I keep seeing of lush, flowing, oversized bouquets incorporating lots of draping greenery, so for the bridal gown I designed a bouquet inspired by this trend, incorporating some Juliet garden roses, succulents and Silver Dollar eucalyptus. I kept the colors for this look soft and neutral and the floral hairpiece was a bit more subtle so that it looked as if the model had a few flowers tucked behind her ear. As for the marsala colored bridesmaid’s dress, I incorporated some deeper tones of burgundy with accents of pink, peach, champagne, blue and lavender along with a fun mix of flowers including Pink Ice protea, Clooney ranunculus, blue thistle, some mini lotus pods painted gold and other textural blooms. I wanted to add some drama with the floral hairpiece for this look, so it was more of an oversized floral crown made from fully opened garden rose and ranunculus blooms!

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Artist vision: Sara (the model) was already a natural beauty. I focused on enhancing her already amazing features & drawing attention to them without overdoing the look or style. I also made attention the colors, textures, florals & all of the other details that went into the look. For example – for the marsala color, I added a little more lash & bolder lip color to go with the moody & artsy feel of the shoot, whereas with the ivory dress I kept everything very soft, fresh and romantic.

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  • Lovely! This is flawless.

  • Oh my word, the florals on this shoot are out of this world!!! Beautiful work!