2011 Bride’s Day ~ Beautiful Sessions ~ Chicago Wedding Photographer

As some of you may recall, back in May I posted a little behind the scenes sneak peek into my 2011 Bride’s Day. If you missed it – you should definitely go check it out HERE, and then pop back over here to read the rest of this post! 🙂

Basically – I invited all of my brides whose weddings I shot in 2011 over to our place for some brunch, bellinis, makeovers, and beautiful sessions! Eee!! 🙂 It was such a great excuse to see my girls again, catch up, sip on some bubbly drinks, and get all dolled up! We had such an amazing time hanging out – and it was the perfect little Sunday for them to just relax and get pampered! I was bummed that not all my ladies could make it – but understand that James & I shoot weddings all over the place – so for people not from the city traveling down to Chicago for a Sunday morning event isn’t always the easiest thing in the world! Anyway – I was so happy that some of my brides were able to make it – and from what I heard from all of them – they loved it (which makes me SO HAPPY)!

Anyway – you saw the behind the scenes photos before where Debbie and Pamela were dolling up the ladies. (These two are amazing! Definitely contact them if you’re looking for hair or makeup for your wedding, or any occasion for that matter!) And now, here are the resulting images from each of their shoots!! (At least the ones each were comfortable with me sharing with the world… haha.) Eee! 🙂 I’m so excited to share these with you guys!


First up – the gorgeous soon-to-be momma, Catie (who I forgot to get a “before” picture of… so we’ll just get rolling right into her after pics)! 🙂


Next up – the beautiful Eleanor, who drove all the way from St. Louis for Bride’s Day!

Before & After:


Then we have the gorgeous Julia!

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Next up – the stunning Gina!

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And last but not least, the striking new momma, Danielle!

Before & After:


Don’t I have some gorgeous brides?! Seriously. 🙂

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*Beautiful sessions are offered year-round and come with hair and makeup application!! No need to wait until you “lose that last ten pounds”, “get a tan”, or whatever other excuse you have – you are beautiful as you are – right now. Trust me.

You can book a session to surprise your partner, or for yourself! I offer solo rates, bring-a-friend packages, and group packages (similar to what I did here with my brides) geared for bachelorette parties (or just because)! Contact me for information!!


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