Rachel and Cole had a beautiful summer wedding at Colvin house. I had the pleasure of photographing Cole’s getting ready photos to start the day off, and may I say, he’s got a hype group of guys! We had a blast as we made our way towards Loyola campus to one of their favorite spots for their first look. When I say Cole had the biggest heart eyes when he saw Rachel. I mean it.
When I say Cory and Cindy’s engagement session was a blast x10, I REALLY MEAN IT! I had the time of my life laughing, joking, and getting to know the two of them! It was high of 16 that day, but to be honest, the entire time they did not say anything once about the cold. PLUS, Cory was in SNEAKERS… in the snow! Honestly, the dedication was real, especially for an hour!
It was cold, extremely low double digits, fingers to the point of hypothermia, and red-tipped noses. However, these two? Absolutely KILLED it. They braved the cold and still killed it the entire time. We were only able to make it for 20 minutes before calling it, but it was still some of the best photos I have ever taken.
I connected with Paisley in her beginning stages of wedding planning back in October of 2020. From the second we started chatting I knew this wedding was gonna be a showstopper. This was my first time time photographing at Providence Vineyard and I sure damn hope its not my last! This venue had everything to a huge spacious ceremony space, outdoor vineyard, high ceilings with unique chandeliers, a stunning bridal suite and a balcony that was just to die for. This place overall is an 11/10 in my books! Plus, the wedding coordinator was so helpful, communicative, and nice it seriously is a huge help for us when it comes to the day of!
They had their ceremony as their Presbyterian church in Lincolnshire, and moved the party to Pinstripes in Barrington. I have never shot at Pinstripes, but I sure hope its not my last! Their cover outdoor patio was perfect for the weather, and had a large floor space, games for the kids, and not to mention the hanging lights which I’m a huge sucker for. Of course, it was beautiful, but I am all about the people. The staff was so genuine, helpful, accommodating, and fun! Honestly, my experience there was a breathe of fresh air!
The day started out with total clouds, downpour, constant brown outs, right up until, my arrival to Tacs Stables for Cody and Celeste’s Wedding Reception. Luckily, just an hour before my arrival, the rain stopped, the skies cleared, and the sun started to peak through the clouds. It was perfect!