It all began with a wink. Yes, a wink. Kelli sent a friendly little wink to Dan on Match.com. She intrigued him .. chatting him up …. even asking him to call her, but then purposefully did not give Dan her number.
The two had their first date at Starbucks, so we headed back to the coffee mecca to create some meaningful engagement photos.
Dan and Kelli are such a FUN couple! From the first few minutes with Dan, I had a feeling those romantic, soft, sensual photos I often create with my clients were going to be a bit of challenge for the funny man, Dan. (I couldn’t not use the rhyme there….) These two were laughing and looking like two teenagers in love.
Kelli works at the Chicago Historical Society, so I loved that we took some time to get some pictures at this amazing location … especially when I could sneak in the John Hancock building into them.
Kelli + Dan – From our over air freshened cab to the “inspiration” photos….I felt like I spent the morning with old friends. You two rock! I wish you nothing but many years of scrabble matches, Starbucks coffees and happiness together.
To see more photos from their engagement session, please watch their slideshow below.
If I could only have one word to describe Despina + Vito’s wedding, it would be fabulous. Yes. FABULOUS! Everything about their big day was beyond fabulous. From Despina’s gorgeous Demetrios dress to her glamourous bling bouquet to the dapper tuxes and bow ties, Despina + Vito’s wedding day was a truly elegant, modern affair.
Dee + Vito – Thank you so much for having me document everything about your day. It was such an honor to be there to see the joy, love and tears. I wish you and your family nothing short of happiness and tons of love in the years to follow.
I met Despina when I was 6-years-old at Wesley Elementary School together. She is and always has been kind-hearted, easy going and beyond sweet. Yet beneath all of that is a very strong, brave lady.Special thanks to Jill Tiongco for the next two photos below (and all the groom prep photos in the slideshow). You know you are good at your job when you can get 19 groomsmen to listen to you!It my short time with Despina + Vito, I could feel the love that these two share. It radiates from their eyes when they sneak little glances at each other. And when an outsider can see that, you know there that something special between the couple.Despina …. you are so gorgeous. Inside and out.
In lieu of favors, Despina and Vito made a donation in honor of Despina’s cousin, Louie, who recently passed away.I’ll leave you with one more that is just too sweet for words……
Want to see even more? Watch Despina + Vito’s wedding slideshow or simply watch it below:
Creative Team Love:
Wedding Venue + Catering: The Belvedere Banquets In Elk Grove, Illinois
Ceremony: Village Church of Bartlett
Floral Design: Cathy of Deptula in Schamburg
DJ: Geno Del Boccio
Wedding Videographer: Leap Weddings
Wedding Cake: Sugar Hills Bakery
Uplighting: Simply Sound
Centerpieces: Town & Country Gardens
Wedding Dress: Demetrios
Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden
Bride’s Jewelry: Nordstrom
Bride’s Hair: Tina Wurtz from Rocco & Rocco in Downers Grove
Makeup: Renee Beaton Samee Cosmetics
Tuxedo Rentals: Gentleman’s Quarters