A spring engagement session in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.
Kathleen and Brad were married on Halloween right outside of Chicago. Their wedding was a classy, perfectly autumnal day which was such a treat to photograph. They are a lovely pair with generous spirits, and their classic wedding was nothing less than our expectations. They choose not to see one another before the ceremony, so when Kathleen and her father walked down the long aisle at the Alice Miller Chapel on Northwestern's Campus, the anticipation and love filled the grand space. Brad choked back a few tears as he saw his stunning bride and Kathleen beamed with admiration. It was such a sweet moment! After the ceremony we took some photos on the beautiful campus grounds with their wedding party and boarded a trolley to cruise around Evanston a bit before heading to the venue. Since it was Halloween, one of the wedding party attendants suggested we stop at a house to do a group trick'or'treat stop. The driver happily obliged and the whole crew got out of the trolley and made a stop at a very gracious family's house (they were strangers) who dolled out candy for everyone. It was equal parts hilarious and awesome. The party continued at the grand Michigan Shore Club where the gothic architecture style of the building suited the celebration to a T. Think: 'classy dinner party meets Hogwarts.' The reception continued at an easy and celebratory pace with a small surprise: Brad happens to be a talented guitar player and joined the band up on stage for a few songs! The crowd went crazy and everyone loved it. It was a fantastic day, and we were glad to be a part of it. Special thanks to Mike Fan who joined Summer Street for the day as our talented second photographer. Congratulations to the newlyweds!
There are some weddings that we leave with more energy than when we started. Ryann and Ted's big day was definitely one of them. These two are full of life, love and laughter - and anyone who knows them knows this is not a cliche for this pair. Working in new environments always makes us excited to be doing what we're doing, so when Ryann gave us her vision with some of Chicago's prettiest landmarks as spots she wanted incorporated into her wedding photos we were all in. From start to finish Ryann and Ted were emotionally present and enjoying their day which makes the whole experience more relaxed and fun. We had a blast photographing this one and hope you can see that in their wedding story. Congratulations to the newlyweds!