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rose & derrick: anniversary session

Where do I begin with this stunner of a session? Rose contacted me through Instagram about wanting to do an anniversary session with her Marine husband. But the cool part? It was to be done in complete dress; his dress blues and her wedding gown! You can guess my reaction; I was DOWN for this! Rose was never 100% satisfied with her wedding formals, so this was a fun way for them to dress up and get some gorgeous formals that she always wanted. Derrick is retired military, so this would be the last time the dress blues would come out. And Rose's dress? That is her mother's gown from the 70's! Can you believe that!? It is stunning and even her insane veil is drop dead gorgeous! The contrast of her tattoos too. Drool. We had so much fun running around Chicago in the early hours before the city fully woke up! Just see for yourself.  Doesn't this make you want an anniversary session in your dress again? Because, I know what I want to do one year now....(don't tell Tim!)



















hannah & mike: e-session

And the award for one of the most fun couples is...Hannah and Mike! These two are a blast! From the beginning of our consult, they let me know that this wedding is going to be 100% them involving their love of Star Wars, Doctor Who and Harry Potter! So of course, I knew their e-session would be a blast! Hannah wore her bright blue chucks, Mike wore his Star Wars tie and they even brought along the snitch that Mike used to propose! We explored the loop of downtown Chicago where they spent their college years together. I'm so in love with this location and now even MORE excited for their wedding next year! Congratulations to these two!













mr. and mrs. janz

This wedding; I'm obsessed. You all know by now that if there are details that are special to the Bride and Groom, I'm all over it. This wedding was FULL of special little things that made this day so special and unique to Nicole and Bill. Because it's so much, I'm gonna have to break it down with bullet points so I don't forget anything!

-Those flowers down there; they are WOOD! WHAT! YES! Aren't they gorgeous!

-Their wedding bands? They have their fingerprints on the outside and on the inside there is script of their handwriting stating "GO TEAM" which is the couple's mantra together!

-That diamond you see? That is the Bride's mothers that she wore throughout her engagement.

-The bikes you see in some shots? Those are the couple's personal Harley's that we had to make sure we had a shot of.

-The blind first look; was so stinking cute and it gave ME anticipation for them to see each other!

-The first dance was seriously my top 3 favorite first dances EVER. Simply amazing!

-The cake topper: custom made to include their love of motorcycles!

-The bride's gift to her groom were custom Star Wars socks.

I hope I'm not forgetting anything because literally everywhere you turned, things were done with purpose. I just love when couples do that! Long gone are the days of planning a wedding out of a catalog. Personalization is my jam. I'm so happy for these two and their day couldn't have been more gorgeous. I wish them nothing but the best!









































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