Last weekend while I was at home visiting my parents, I dug out my mom’s old wedding album and flipped through all the pages … smiling as I looked at the photos. Everything was documented so perfectly in one place. I felt like I was a part of the day even though I wasn’t there … and it was then I realized really how badly I want all of my client’s to have a wedding album.

I love that my clients get their digital files after the wedding, but I want their families to be able to experience exactly what I did with my parents’ album. I want them to be able to flip through the pages and remember the emotions of getting ready, to see the first kiss as husband and wife and to remember all of the details of the day.

And because I want the wedding book to last a lifetime, I only offer the best line of albums out there from KISS.

Chicago Wedding Album Book | Brittany Bekas Photography All of my books come in this adorable cover so that is is protected from dust and the sun.

Chicago Wedding Album Book | Brittany Bekas Photography

The leather books are the perfect wedding book. They come in eight different color options and are GORGEOUS full-grain leather.

Chicago Wedding Album Book | Brittany Bekas Photography The pages feature a hard substrate between the pages making the pages extra durable and every spread lays flat beautifully.

Chicago Wedding Album Book | Brittany Bekas Photography Unlike the other books out there, these books are true photographic printing … meaning no little color dots … and they are printed on the finest Fuji Crystal Archival paper. I custom design each book to tell the story of the day and then I allow you to make any changes … meaning you don’t have to stress about picking the photos at the beginning.

Chicago Wedding Album Book | Brittany Bekas PhotographyIn addition to the leather books, I also offer a stunning linen book.

The linen books have cleanable, silicone-protected linen covers without a substrate between pages. These books are thinner lighter and almost half the cost of the leather books making them great for parent, engagement/boudoir or sign in books. These also come in 8 different color options!

Chicago Wedding Album Book | Brittany Bekas Photography

Chicago Wedding Album Book | Brittany Bekas PhotographyAll of the books are a sleek square shape and come in three different sizes. But best of all, both the beautiful leather and linen books are warranted for life. I bet you can’t resist these now. :)

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marriott oak brook hills wedding :: allison + nick

This summer Nick proposed to Allison on a beach in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Allison knew she wanted to marry him as soon as possible, so the couple quickly got to wedding planning and pulled together a gorgeous fall wedding in less than 3 months! I think that has to be some type of record.

Their wedding day began on a crisp fall day at the Marriott Oak Brook Hills where Nick and Allison pledged their love and lives to one another. Afterwards, friends and family celebrated by dancing, dancing and dancing. Nick and Allison’s guests were on the dance floor all through dinner late into the evening and were such a fun bunch!

Allison and Nick – I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with such an amazing couple. Thank you for allowing me into your lives on your first day as husband and wife! I wish you many years of love, joy and happiness ahead.

To see more from Allison + Nick’s wedding, please watch their slideshow below.

geneva country club wedding :: jenny + nate

When I first met Jenny and Nate, I instantly knew they were the sweetest  people. ever. And that is exactly what their friends and family would also say about both of them. These two are such a perfect match for each other, and you could not help but notice how their love for each other radiated throughout their wedding day.

After pledging their love to each other in front of friends, family and God, they celebrated their marriage at Eaglebrook Country Club. The weather was just perfect complete with bright blue skies and fluffy clouds which made for gorgeous photos on the golf course.

Jenny + Nate – Thank you for trusting me to capture all of the little moments during your big day. It was such an honor. I hope that the love I saw grows even stronger over your years together. Congratulations again!

 To see more photos from Jenny + Nate’s wedding, please watch the slideshow by clicking the link or view it below. Special thanks to Jill Tiongco, my fabulous second shooter who captured all the groom’s prep photos in this slideshow.

Vendor Love:

Second Photographer: Jill Tiongco (THANK YOU!)

Ceremony: First Baptist Church of Geneva

Reception: Eaglebrook Country Club

Videographer:  Daniel Sather 

Florist: St. Charles Florist

Cake: The Cakery

DJ:  Jordan Chapman

Dress:  Here Comes the Bride 

Tux: Men’s Warehouse