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The Peninsula Chicago Wedding

Michelle and Clifford’s spring Peninsula Chicago wedding is one of our absolute favorite Chicago weddings that we’ve captured! From the classically elegant decor to the non-stop fun on the reception dance floor, it was a beautiful day from start to finish. Michelle and Clifford were an absolute joy to work with, and we’re so excited...

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    Chicago Botanic Garden Wedding

    Couple says vows at the Chicago Botanic Garden wedding ceremony

    The Chicago Botanic Garden is a breathtaking oasis with gorgeous gardens at every turn, and it makes for a dreamy Chicago wedding venue. As Chicago wedding photographers, we’ve captured quite a few weddings here over the past decade and a half. Keep reading to see what makes a Chicago Botanic Garden wedding so amazing! Here’s...

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      Garden Proposal in Chicago’s Lurie Garden

      Man and woman in a garden in Chicago

      Lurie Garden was coined Millennium Park’s “secret garden,” and it’s truly a one-of-a-kind place in the heart of downtown Chicago! The architecture and design of the space are super charming, and it’s so neat to escape the city a bit while there. Sunny planned the ultimate surprise for Dhara on this beautiful November day! She...

      Fourth Presbyterian Church Engagement Photos in Chicago

      Man and woman stand in front of wooden door during Chicago engagement photos

      Nicole and Mike are such a dream to work with! They are the most down-to-earth, kind-hearted souls. I love that we got to take engagement photos around their neighborhood, stopping at Fourth Presbyterian Church and Oak Street Beach. I didn’t think it would be possible for Nicole and Mike to be as kind as they...

      Fall North Avenue Beach Engagement Photos in Chicago

      Couple walks during fall North Avenue Beach engagement photos

      I had so much fun with Rachel and Eric on this early fall night! We had the best weather and sunlight for their fall North Avenue Beach engagement photos in Chicago. We started out exploring Lincoln Park and then made our way toward North Avenue Beach for some iconic skyline photos. We wish you all...

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      Christy & James are Chicago based but happily travel anywhere in the world that beautiful love stories take them!