Steven + Alexia | Kalamata, Greece

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Steven and Alexia’s wedding weekend has been an absolute whirlwind. From the welcome dinner through the reception, we couldn’t have asked for more spectacular venues to document the love between these two lovely humans. While this wedding was quite a long ways for most of us to travel, both the bride and groom have roots here, and witnessing their cultural traditions throughout the weekend was so cool (I wish I could say I learned some Greek over the past four days, but I indeed have not.) They were married in the church the groom’s grandfather helped built. The bride’s yiayia cried as she saw friends she hadn’t seen in over ten years. She also cried alongside the Alexia’s mother as they walked her to meet Steven outside of the church, her bouquet in his hand. It was a beautiful thing to document and be apart of. Their wedding day was a hot one, but we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting. Alexia and Steven, thank you for trusting me to do this job. Wishing you nothing but love and happiness as you start this next chapter of your lives. xo

VENDORS:

Second shooter: Floyd McCraney

Videography: I Do Cinema

Venue: Horizon Blu Boutique Hotel

Event Planning: AK Concepts

MUA: Mina Komini

Sage + Jillian | Northbrook, IL

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Jillian and Sage were married in a traditional Jewish ceremony at Mission Hills Country Club in Northbrook, IL. You can tell how loved the two of them are by their family and friends, as I saw many tears being shed during their exchange of vows and an out-pouring of love from their parents and bridal party throughout the day. The couple made time to sneak out during dinner for photos as the sun started to set and it was my favorite part of the day. The night began with an insane amount of people on the dance floor for the Hora, and the dancing only died down as their donut wall was made open for feasting. THE SMELLS WERE SO GOOD (and I am so sad I didn’t grab one before I left!!)

Jilly and Sage — thank you for allowing me to be apart of your special day. Wishing you nothing but the best. xoxo

Kate + Maxwell | Prairie Street Brewing Co

Kate and Maxx had an intimate, music-inspired wedding at Prairie Street Brewing Co on the Rock River in Rockford, Illinois. Their love of music may have brought them together, but it is apparent that their love is so much deeper than a Phish song (their favorite band.) They shared beautiful hand-written vows, laughter and tears during their ceremony, and the love their family and friends have for them both could be felt through out their entire day. Wishing them nothing but the best as they enter this new chapter of their lives.