Chicago Prairie Production Wedding of Jen and Mikey

What a wonderful day this was! Jen and Mikey are such sweet people, I got to shoot in new areas, I adored their family and friends, and there was so much love around. I initially met Jen when she was the maid of honor at Kelly and Matt‘s wedding three years ago, then again as a bridesmaid at Carly and Dan‘s wedding last year. So many familiar faces at this wedding!

The beautiful Jen!
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I adore capturing a couple’s first look if they decide to do portraits before the ceremony.
Prairie Historie District Chicago wedding

Prairie Historie District Chicago wedding

I loved the lobby of their building.
Prairie Historie District Chicago wedding

The ladies!
Prairie Historie District Chicago wedding

Lots of joy throughout the day
Prairie Historie District Chicago wedding

We went to the Glessner House Museum for portraits; lots of great locations.
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Cute!
Glessner House Museum Portraits Chicago wedding

Glessner House Museum Portraits Chicago wedding

Glessner House Museum Portraits Chicago wedding

Glessner House Museum Portraits Chicago wedding

After portraits we headed to Prairie Production in the west loop for the ceremony and reception.

Mikey is happy to see his beautiful bride
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Husband and wife! I love Jen’s expression.
Prairie Productions Chicago wedding

Prairie Productions Chicago wedding

The toasts were fantastic. Here’s Kelly delivering hers.
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Great reactions to their best man, Chris.
Prairie Productions Chicago wedding

Such a sweet father-daughter dance, and then they invited Jen’s mother to join them. Even better!
Prairie Productions Chicago wedding

I love Jen and her parents in the background as Mikey dances with his mother.
Prairie Productions Chicago wedding

Let the party begin!
Prairie Productions Chicago wedding

Prairie Productions Chicago wedding

Prairie Productions Chicago wedding

Prairie Productions Chicago wedding

Prairie Productions Chicago wedding

Prairie Productions Chicago wedding

Slideshow!

Jen and Mike’s engagement

Just before I moved to NYC I spent a beautiful morning with Jen and Mike in downtown Chicago for their engagement portrait session.

I saw this bike rack and thought it would be cute to have them sit in it, not realizing exactly how super tiny each opening was. So this is them attempting to squeeze themselves in. Thanks for playing along!

sweet!

Awesome dinosaur sculpture in Millennium Park

Sarah and Bob

I love to do “just because” portrait sessions with couples. You don’t ever need a particular event to set up portraits! I spent time with Sarah and Bob at their house downtown, then explored Michigan Ave with them.

I love the lines of this shot

We roped their cat Annie into a few of the shots.

Bob’s expression is great here!

Carolyn and Jack’s engagement

I got to play in Union Station and outside downtown last week for Carolyn and Jack’s engagement session. I loved it!

Cute!

I adored their little nose squish

Emily and Jeff’s wedding reception

I had a great time with Emily and Jeff for their engagement session over the summer and I knew their wedding reception would also be awesome!

I walked into their house to see this adorable pair of bears

We then roamed around the city for some fun portraits

I love Jeff’s laugh here!

Gorgeous flowers by Scarlet Petal!

After portraits we headed over to Cafe Brauer for the party to start!

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Sara and Ryan’s engagement

I spent a great fall afternoon with this cute couple!

I enjoy making my couples climb things… don’t worry: he’s climbing up, not falling down here

to get here!

Chicago at night

I was photographing a benefit downtown last week and loved this view as I was about to head home.

Ashlee and Kevin’s engagement

Ashlee and Kevin were lots of fun to work with; we wandered around Michigan Ave for a bit just playing and laughing.

Keir

I while back my friend Keir and I scheduled a photo play-date downtown. I always love doing these with fellow photographers.

Rosalyn and John’s wedding

Roz and John had a beautiful wedding in downtown Chicago! We started at the University Club for some portraits, headed out into downtown for more portraits, Old St. Pat’s for the ceremony, then returned to the University Club for their reception. Many thanks to my lovely second photographer for the day, Shay Feeney.

I adored Roz’s blue bow on her gown.

On her way to see John!

What the guys were up to as the ladies were getting ready

Roz and John decided to see each other prior to the ceremony, which is always fun as they have some time to really enjoy each other’s company.

Every couple needs a portrait with a bear, right?

A good looking bunch!

One of my favorites locations to hit downtown

We were granted access to a tiny room above the main reception room for some photos

The slideshow! Please be patient while it loads.
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