I met these two via Skpe. Yes — Skype. Shanta and Andy live in Florida and decided to have their wedding here in Chicago! A few months prior to their day, I had the chance to actually meet them for lunch when they came into town for some wedding planning. What I loved about our meeting was that we did not just talk about wedding details but got to know one another and laugh over a delicious pub meal:D

I loved every moment of this day. Shanta’s gown, hair style, makeup, and flowers came together flawlessly. And Guess what?! Her bouquet was made from Whole Foods. I flipped when I found that out! Through getting to know these two, I had the chance to hear more of their sweet story that led to their wedding day. I loved not only documenting them together but also seeing those special moments between them when they thought no one was looking — stolen kisses and grinning faces.

Enjoy a glimpse into their day.

Ceremony and Reception location: Holiday Mart Plaza | Flowers: Whole Foods | Videography : Doc Inc. Film | Cake: Alliance bakery | DJ: Spinning Discs | Bridesmaid Dress: J.Crew | Groom’s attire: Formally Modern Tuxedo | Bridal Gown: Solutions Bridal 

(A big thanks to, Robb Davidson, for helping me document this day!)

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Who says photographers cannot be awesome people AND stylish at the same time?:)

Being a wedding photographer, I always have to lug around a large camera bag to store all my gear. However, on shoots, that is not always necessary. I have been looking for a bag that would not only be practical on sessions, but also something I would like to carry around with me all the time. Kelly Moore makes the perfect bags for that! This bag is from her B Hobo line, and I love that it looks like a purse!

I was actually amazed with all that I can fit in this bag. Two lenses, a camera body, and a flash! It also have a compartment for an ipad or small laptop. With the traveling I will be doing over the next couple months, I know this will be the perfect travel buddy. I actually think I will take more photos on a daily basis because I will not have to lug around a large bag anymore:)

Go check out her beautiful collections. Available for both men and women!

(Images taken with 5D Mark II + 50mm 1.2L and 100mm 2.8L IS)

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  • Robb Davidson

    This totally has Maggtron all over the bag.

  • Katie

    LOVE those colors together! I have a bright mustard Epiphanie bag, and I’m totally jealous of the soft color combo of this bag… Might have to just have two bags for my gear!