Courtney and I first spoke TWO days before her wedding. She hired me moments later, and so began the fastest relationship I’ve had with a couple. Just three days before her Oak Hil Farm wedding, Courtney + Tanner’s original wedding photographer canceled, and she was scrambling to find someone. The universe must have destined us to work together because Courtney was led to me via Becky, the owner of Oak Hill, and I happened to her wedding date available. :)
Their Galena wedding ceremony took place in the most magical forest at Oak Hill. The warm August day radiated the love that their closest friends and family celebrated. Courtney and Tanner are the type of couple who are adored by their inner circle, and it was apparent throughout the whole day. Just as the sun dipped behind the fields, we snuck out to the sunflower field for some golden hour photos of the newlyweds. I’ve photographed over 10+ weddings at Oak Hill over the years, and I had *never* been there for the sunflowers, so I was just as giddy as Courtney for the photos.
Courtney + Tanner – Congrats to you both! I am so grateful that the universe connected us together because you two are simply amazing. I hope that your wedding day was only the start of what will be endless happiness, love and new adventures together. Thank you for inviting me into your perfect day to document your love. It was pure magic!
A huge thank you to the amazing team that brought their wedding day to life :
photography : brittany bekas
venue : oak hill weddings
floral : river valley designs
catering : hoffman house
officiant : father greg zimmerman
dj : tom krejczyk
hair + makeup : tamara makeup (adriana)
bride’s dress : bri’zan couture
grooms suit : joseph a. banks
bridesmaid dresses : azazie
cake : the cakery
videographer : weston road films
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First time to the blog? Hi, I am Brittany, and I am a fine art film photographer specializing in lifestyle wedding and family photography. I travel worldwide photographing beautiful weddings, engagements, and families, and most of the time you can find me in Chicago, Naples (Southwest Florida), and Las Vegas. My light and airy editing style and candid, joyful photos are what I am best known for. Interested in working together? Contact the studio for more information.