Champaign County Courthouse // Mallory + Kenneth

For their March wedding, Mallory and Kenneth stepped into the Champaign County Courthouse for an intimate winter gathering with their dearest friends and family. Their officiant, the Honorable Randall Rosenbaum, sent the couple off with thoughtful, heartfelt words on their commitment to one another. With downtown Urbana’s Crane Alley and Sipyard just a few steps away, we walked around town to continue the celebration. It also turned out to be the hottest day of the month on record at a whopping 78 degrees!

downtown Urbana Illinois wedding

wedding at the Champaign Courthouse Illinois

wedding in downtown Urbana Illinois

wedding at the Champaign County Courthouse

Sipyard wedding

wedding at Sipyard Urbana

Sipyard wedding

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2017 travel

Photography work in 2017 will bring coast to coast travel for me. As always, it will be a mix of business and pleasure — or rather, pleasurable business. I was tempted to title this post as “In Search Of” because I’m looking for something. What it is yet — I don’t know. This year, I am on the hunt: for others to inspire me with their tales of how you and your significant other(s) met; to discover some new passion projects for myself; for the lovely or for the bizarre; to make portraits of people I have yet to meet; to take portraits of those I have already met. Basically, I want to create images of almost anything and everything because you never know who you will meet and what you will learn. After all, there is only one acceptable answer to “Do you want to take this photo?”

So, if you have a captivating story for why you’re looking for a photographer, let me take that photo. Or at least just let me hear the story.

Check the dates and locations below to find where I’ll be in the coming months. We can meet and make. Or sip on drinks and swap stories. So, the next stop is … well, you tell me.
2017 NYC wedding photographer
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501 Union, Brooklyn // Allison + BA

Allison and Beth Anne’s Galentine’s Day (ahem, that’s Valentine’s Day for gals as coined by Leslie Knope on Parks & Rec for those of you who don’t follow) wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, NY was the greatest. OK, so it was actually on February 14th and not the 13th like Galentine’s is meant to be — but, let me tell you, there was so much love in the air to last for days, if not, months. Jove Meyer Events knocked this one out of the park, Fig & Pig Catering took shots of Fireball with the brides in the kitchen, and me and my second shooter danced our asses off at the end of the night with everyone. It was an evening none of us would ever forget!

This gem of a wedding was also recently featured in The Knot NY Print Edition. For those of you who didn’t find it on newsstands, you can view it here online.

Lion In The Sun wedding invitations 2017

Lesbian Brooklyn wedding

Downtown Brooklyn wedding

Quarte Coeur Wedding Bouquet

Quarte Coeur Wedding Bouquet

Lion In The Sun wedding invitations 2017

Lesbian wedding rings

501 Union wedding space

Jove Meyer Events wedding at 501 Union

Jove Meyer Events wedding at 501 Union

501 Union wedding decor

Wedding couple at 501 Union

501 Union lesbian wedding

Lion In the Sun wedding invitations 2017

Quarte Coeur Wedding Bouquet

Jove Meyer Events wedding at 501 Union

Jove Meyer Events wedding at 501 Union

Jove Meyer Events wedding at 501 Union

Modern Wedding at 501 Union

501 Union gay wedding

501 Union wedding decor

Gay wedding at 501 Union

Bar at 501 Union

Jove Meyer Events wedding at 501 Union

Guest place cards at Valentine's Day wedding

Jove Meyer Events wedding at 501 Union

Wedding cake with arrow through it

501 Union dance floor

Wedding guests toasting couple

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden // Lara + A.J.

Lara + A.J.’s November wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Palm House was the epitome of autumn at its finest. The leaves on the trees had just started to turn. Remnants of the flowers were showing their true fall colors. Set amongst a stunning collection of flora and fauna in the middle of charming Brooklyn, it was full of romance.

A.J.’s blue velvet Hugo Boss suit was made complete with badass cufflinks of Prince and Michael Jackson’s portraits. Lara’s Sarah Seven Worthington wedding gown flowed so elegantly in the breeze. Floral arrangements by Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design and wedding coordination by Field & Feather truly made everything look top notch. It is no wonder why The Black Tie Bride featured their fantastic Brooklyn wedding day!

Sarah Seven Wedding Gown

Brooklyn wedding in November

Sarah Seven Wedding Gown

Michael Jackson cufflinks

wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden indoor wedding

Brooklyn Botanic Garden indoor wedding

Jewish wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Jewish wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Jewish wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design wedding

November wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

wedding flowers by Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design

November wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

November wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

November wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

November wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

November wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

November wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

November wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

November wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

November wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

November wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Firehouse Chicago Wedding // Andrea + Yusuf

Andrea and Yusuf’s Firehouse Chicago wedding hooked me from the moment I walked on site. They stayed true to themselves and how they wanted their wedding to unfold — it was authentic, full of sheer joy, and pure love that could be felt by all in the room. I mean, who doesn’t want to have their first dance be to Method Man’s “All I Need”?

A Practical Wedding has also featured this wedding on their site. Click here to read Drea + Yusuf’s full story on how they planned for and budgeted their wedding day.

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse ChicagoChicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Chicago Illinois wedding photographer at Firehouse Chicago

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Molly's Cupcakes in Chicago

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

wedding at Firehouse Chicago

wedding at Firehouse Chicago

Andrea Arzuaga

wedding at Firehouse Chicago

wedding at Firehouse Chicago

wedding cakes by Molly's Cupcakes

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

Firehouse Chicago wedding

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Alana + Micah

Summer wedding at River Roast in Chicago Illinois

River Roast Chicago Wedding in Illinois

Wedding at River Roast in Chicago Illinois

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River Roast wedding during summer

Wedding at River Roast 4

River Roast wedding during summer

summertime wedding at River Roast

summertime wedding at River Roast

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Wedding at River Roast 8

summertime wedding at River Roast

summer wedding at River Roast

summer wedding at River Roast

summer wedding at River Roast

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Wedding ceremony + reception at River Roast

Flowers by The Bread & Butterfly

Gown from Volle’s Bridal Boutique

Hair by Blohaute

Makeup by Carly Pribich Professional Makeup

 

The Celebration Society picked up Alana and Micah’s romantic Jewish wedding ceremony and reception at River Roast in Chicago, Illinois.

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