Claire + Steve ~ Intimate Chicago Wedding

When we woke on the morning of Steve and Claire’s wedding – the skies were not looking too happy! It was so gray that it looked like nighttime, which is never a good sign! I texted Claire to see if our original plans were still on (to meet along the river walk for photos before their intimate family-only wedding at the Marriott)… and she said YES, we were going to roll with it even if there were a few sprinkles! Well, by the time we got downtown it was not even close to a few sprinkles – it was TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR. I’m talking so much rain coming from every direction!!

Thankfully Claire and Steven’s whole plan for their wedding day was just to get married with both of their families there to witness it – and that was their priority and their focus! So switching to all indoor photos at the Marriott instead didn’t even phase them! These two were just happy it was their wedding day and relieved to be staying dry! 😉

In the short time we had to get to know these two James and I immediately felt like they were old friends of ours! I found myself wishing their day was longer than just a couple hours of coverage because I wanted to hang out with them more! They are so sweet and so laid back … which just made for the best time (and photos) – because they are clearly crazy about each other and love to smile!

Claire & Steve – Thanks for trusting us with your perfectly intimate wedding day! We wish you two all the best and a lifetime of smiles to come!! All our love ~ Christy & James xo

Here are some of my favorites from their day!




Congratulations again you two!! xoxo


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