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Nicole & Josh

Nicole & Josh

Nicole & Josh are so in love!  I met Nicole and Josh at a Chicago coffee shop earlier this year.  I knew that I'd have fun working with them when Nicole came with wet hair after her hair appointment gone long.  :)  Anyone that knows me knows that this is my type of girl!  I was thrilled when they sent me the email saying they too wanted me to be their wedding photographer. 


Nicole & Josh have been in the making for years.  Josh proposed to Nicole in one of her favorite Chicago spots - the Lincoln Park Zoo.  So, naturally, we set up the engagement photos to capture this special place.  

 

On the bench in the Lincoln Park Zoo where Josh proposed to Nicole.

On the bench in the Lincoln Park Zoo where Josh proposed to Nicole.

Chicago Bound 

Chicago Bound 

These two were so fun to photograph.  They were so relaxed - which is a HUGE key to getting photos that look like you. 

One of Nicole's Favorite Buildings - Cafe Brauer in Lincoln Park Zoo

One of Nicole's Favorite Buildings - Cafe Brauer in Lincoln Park Zoo

Look at that smile :)  #cannothidehappiness

Look at that smile :)  #cannothidehappiness

The iconic bridge over South Pond is one of my favorite spots to take photos!

Natural Love

Natural Love

Nicole & Josh were up for anything - including dancing in the park.  :)  So romantic!  I had to remind myself that I should be taking pictures instead of just watching their happiness.  

This is the kind of love you cannot fake. #love

This is the kind of love you cannot fake. #love

Nicole & Josh, I cannot wait to photograph your wedding!  When you say that your friends are the most fun, I believe it and am so excited to see & document everyone in action.  Let the countdown begin.  :)  

xoxo,
Brittany

Styled Shoot

Styled Shoot

My friend Natalie and I decided to try our hand at a styled wedding shoot.  Wow did we hit the jackpot!  All of the vendors and models were unbelievably talented and professional.  Check out some of my favorite shots.  :) 

Let me introduce you to Bella Wholey - stunning actor / model in the Chicago area.  

Let me introduce you to Bella Wholey - stunning actor / model in the Chicago area.  

Next, meet Ryan Milord.  Ryan is also a Chicago actor.  :)  

Next, meet Ryan Milord.  Ryan is also a Chicago actor.  :)  

City View Loft in Chicago is the perfect event space with lots of great windows and a view of the city.  Plus, it is a great size with tons of flexibility.  

City View Loft in Chicago is the perfect event space with lots of great windows and a view of the city.  Plus, it is a great size with tons of flexibility.  

Mignonette Bridal supplied the dresses.  This was was so cool - it has a satin finish (you'll see later) and also a lace sheath to wear over the top.  

Mignonette Bridal supplied the dresses.  This was was so cool - it has a satin finish (you'll see later) and also a lace sheath to wear over the top.  

Dirty Boots Flowers provided the stunning floral arrangements.  

Dirty Boots Flowers provided the stunning floral arrangements.  

fire escape

fire escape

This second dress was feminine and flowy :)

This second dress was feminine and flowy :)

One of my favorites from the day!  Bella is gorgeous.  

One of my favorites from the day!  Bella is gorgeous.  

Elysia Root Cakes creates gorgeous gourmet desserts.  This flower is made out of SUGAR!  Also, the invitations were designed by Pulp & Ink.  

Glamor :)

Glamor :)

Thank you to all of the vendors who participated and Natalie for working together with me to pull this together.  Here is a list of the incredible people we worked with:

City View Loft Chicago
www.cityviewloftchicago.com
Instagram: @cityviewloft

Bella Wholey, model
www.bellawholey.com
Instagram:@bellawholey 


Ryan Milord, model
www.ryanmilord.com
Instagram:@ryanmilord


Mignonette Bridal
www.mignonettebridal.com
Instagram:@mignonettebridalchicago


Dirty Boots Flowers
www.dirtybootsflowers.com
Instagrams:@dirtybootsflowers


Elizabeth Sage (make-up artist)
Instagram:@elizabethsage 


Milian Bonillo (hair artist)
milianbonillo.com
Instagram:@milianbonillobeauty


Pulp & Ink, paper goods
www.pulpandink.com
Instagram:@pulpandink312


Elysia Root Cakes
elysiarootcakes.com
Instagram:@elysiarootcakes 

Natalie Maria Photography, partner in crime
www.nataliemariaphoto.com
Instagram:@nataliemariaphotography

 

I am already dreaming about my next styled shoot!

xoxo,
Brittany

The McCutcheons

The McCutcheons

Recently I had the pleasure of watching two of my friends get married in New York.  :)  Here is the VERY happy couple the day after the wedding.  While I attended as a guest (and had a killer time!), I was able to take their engagement photos when they visited last fall.  

Yes, they are wearing matching t-shirts.  :)  Love it!

Yes, they are wearing matching t-shirts.  :)  Love it!

I do enjoy being a wedding photographer, but I LOVE attending as a guest!  Jordan & Brad's wedding was so gorgeous and a ton of fun.  

Laughter

Laughter

Dreamy

Dreamy

Chicago Engagement - The Bean

Chicago Engagement - The Bean

Laughter :)

Laughter :)

New Yorkers, Pittsburgh Penguins fans, Chicago Visitors

New Yorkers, Pittsburgh Penguins fans, Chicago Visitors

To Jordan & Brad, I wish the most happiness life and marriage can bring.  You deserve nothing less! 

xoxo,
Brittany

Nina & Greg

Nina & Greg

I met Nina while working at Kinmont - a former (delicious!) seafood restaurant in River North.  We hit it off and when Greg proposed she asked me to photograph her wedding!  A few weeks ago we met up in downtown Chicago and took their engagement photos.  

It was one of those days on Navy Pier where it was so windy the water was being carried from one side of the pier all the way to the other.  Lucky, Nina has gorgeous, silky hair that wasn't phased by the extreme wind.  

Millenium Park in Chicago

Millenium Park in Chicago

The most notable and wonderful thing about Nina & Greg is how much they laugh together.  :)

Chicago's Riverwalk

Chicago's Riverwalk

Chicago's L

Chicago's L

Nina and Greg, I cannot wait to photograph your wedding this fall.  I know there will be tons of laughter, partying and love all around.  Thank you for picking me to be your photographer!

xoxo,
Brittany