Linda + James – Chicago Ovation Wedding – Chicago Wedding Photographer

Traditionally, couples choose a weekend date to celebrate their nuptials, unless the majority of their close friends work in the restaurant industry. When asking your guests to request off on one of the busiest nights of the week isn’t an option, you choose a Tuesday to get married. Because, really, it wouldn’t be a proper celebration without them. It’s not surprising that Linda + James chose this route. In the short amount of time I’ve had to get to know them, it’s very apparent they are incredibly kind-hearted and always looking out for everyone around them.

Their wedding day was no different than a weekend wedding celebration. Guests arrived and were greeted with a glass of champagne to toast the soon-to-be married couple, while enjoying the gorgeous industrial space at Ovation. Cocktail hour brought everyone together and filled the space with laughter, guests sipped on margaritas and enjoyed some of the tastiest Mexican fare served by Big Star.

Linda + James, your wedding day was filled with so much love and happiness. It was an honor to document your celebration and I’m so grateful to have had the chance to get to know the two of you. Best wishes and big hugs to you both, and to Buckley, too.

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY – JEN SEXTON PHOTOGRAPHY, SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER – NICOLE LENDER, DRESS DESIGNER – BHLDN, BRIDESMAID DRESSES – BHLDN, BRIDAL ACCESSORIES – BHLDN, HAIR PIN – SILVER MOON VINTAGE, HAIR STYLIST + MAKEUP ARTIST – LIA RIVETTE (NIKA VAUGHN), TUX – J CREW, PAPER GOODS – BOTANICAL PAPER WORKS, FLORIST – STEMS , CATERER – BIG STAR, VENUE – OVATION, CAKE BAKERY, MOLLY’S CUPCAKES, BAKER FOR SWEETS TABLE – STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING COMPANY,

Linda + James – Lake Michigan Engagement – Chicago Engagement Photographer

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Linda and James met over half of a decade ago while working in the restaurant business in Chicago. While their relationship was just a friendship at the beginning, today they’re madly in love and call the windy city home, with their lovable (and freaking adorable) pup, Buckley. It’s likely you’ll find these two enjoying a refreshing cocktail on a nearby patio or dinning at one of their favorite restaurants in the city, whenever they get the chance. Meeting up with Linda and James in Chicago for the day was such a joy. I’m so thankful we were able to get to know each other on more of a personal level, enjoy a cocktail or two together and wander around their city, including their favorite neighborhood, Logan Square.

Check back for their gorgeous wedding photos in the next couple of weeks!

Melissa + Chris – Romantic Wisconsin Club Wedding – Milwaukee Wedding Photographer

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Chris and Melissa are the type of people you meet and instantly fall in love with. Melissa is beautiful and incredibly kind-hearted. Every time Chris is mentioned, her face lights up and she’ll tell you everything she loves about this man. Chris always has a smile on his face. He’s laid back and goes with the flow. His wedding day was no different. I could see the amount of love he has for Melissa by the way he looked at her, over and over. Their wedding day was stunning and flawless. I don’t believe any mishaps could have brought down their spirits. The only thing that mattered to these two was that they were celebrating their love with their family and closest friends at the elegant Wisconsin Club in downtown Milwaukee. And at the end of the day, they’d get to dance the night away as Mr. + Mrs.

Melissa & Chris, thank you from the bottom of my heart for inviting me into your lives and allowing me to document your wedding day. You two are amazing and I’m incredibly grateful for having the chance to get to know you and your families. I wish the two of you nothing but the best. XO

A special thanks to my talented friend, Katie, for shooting alongside of me. I couldn’t have done it without you, girl!

 




PHOTOGRAPHY – JEN SEXTON PHOTOGRAPHY, DRESS DESIGNER – MORI LEE, BRIDESMAID DRESSES – JIM HJELM, BRIDAL SHOP – THE BRIDAL EVENT, HAIR STYLIST – IVANA DIPERO, MAKEUP ARTIST – MARIA SPILOTRO, PAPER GOODS: AMBER NORENBERG, FLORIST PAM BORGARDT WITH MILAEGER’S, CAKE BAKERY, AGGIE’S BAKERY, BAKER FOR SWEETS TABLE – IL GIARDINO DEL DOLCE, BAND – DIAMANTI BAND & FOREVER YOUNG DJS

Welcome Baby Girl – Milwaukee Newborn Photographer

I am thrilled to share the beautiful images from Annie & Alex’s newborn lifestyle session. Photographing families with their newest bundles of joy will always hold a special place in my heart. As a mother myself, I know the importance of having photos of your loved ones together during those first few weeks. That first month often flies by and becomes a blur and before you know it, your little one has grown before your eyes.

Welcome to the world, baby girl.