Joann and Greg got married on a beautiful fall day. After a great engagement shoot a few weeks before, I was really excited to shoot their wedding! I met up with Joann to start the day, while she was getting ready.
While she was having her makeup done by the wonderful Nika Vaughan, I took some detail shots.
Some Badgley Mischka shoes.
Look at these earrings! Fancy!
The moment has arrived. Time to put on the dress!
I love this shot of Joann checking out her wedding day face.
Her proud mother. So cute!
Joann finishes up the last details and looks amazing doing so.
It was time to meet up with Greg.
Taking a second to reflect before heading out for photos. Joann and Greg’s day all happened at Salvage One.
The interior and exterior of Salvage One is so cool.
I love this orange couch! So many great things to shoot!
Couldn’t pass up one of my favorite walls at their venue.
Joann caught a quick kiss before we headed out.
The weather was perfect that day! I love fall in Chicago!
Greg looked sharp.
And he wasn’t afraid to own it! Here he is, improvising for the camera.
Joann was radiant. Her happiness and energy was contagious!
Here’s her bouquet, which was arranged by Elizabeth at Asrai Garden. The bride loved it!
We came across some skateboarders while we shot in this area.
They were really nice guys, and offered to show off some of their mad skills for the camera!
Next, we met up with the best man and maid of honor for some pictures.
I found my new favorite location before we started shooting their wedding. I knew this place would make for some awesome photos!
Look! Here comes the rest of the wedding party. Just in time!
We saw a great opportunity for a shot, but had to climb up on a steep ledge to get to it. Joann was totally game! Greg carefully helped her up.
Joann and her girls pose for the camera.
I wonder what the people on that Metra train thought of us…
Here’s Greg and his groomsmen.
Getting up on the ledge in a wedding dress was hard, but getting down would be nearly impossible! The gang put their minds together and came up with a solution…
…jump for it!
Joann loved it!
A shot of the entire wedding party…
…before heading back for the ceremony!
When we got there, Joann’s brother was catching a quick nap. We thought it best to wake him up.
He was not impressed.
But it was all good!
Joann’s mom and dad were all smiles before the ceremony.
The time had come! Joann and Greg made their way down the aisle.
The wedding party watches attentively as the ceremony begins.
Greg’s mom and dad listen as the two exchange their vows.
What good-looking bridesmaids!
I now pronounce you man and wife! Congratulations!
The guests blew bubbles as Joann and Greg exited the garden.
Then everyone moved inside for cocktail hour!
The guests enjoyed drinks and mingled.
Four. That is how many times they smacked me after taking their photo. =)
Here’s Joann and her friends, doin’ their thing.
The day was so nice, a lot of the guests enjoyed the weather outside.
Joann’s parents thanked the guests for coming to share the special day with them.
Joann’s sister gives a heart-felt speech.
Then Greg’s best man gives his best wishes.
The cake, made by Luscious Layers Bakery featured the Chicago skyline. Awesome!
Joann’s brother played his violin for the guests while J & L Catering began to set up for dinner. He plays beautifully!
Joann also cut the cake while her brother provided music.
Then they had their first dance as a married couple.
Love this one.
Then they got down to business!
Woo hoo! Kate and Rachel from Toast & Jam provided the dancing tunes!
Everyone was cutting loose and having a great time!
At 10:30 they wheeled out an ice cream cart! Joann’s dad was excited! (I was too!)
In all fairness, I stuck my tongue out at her first.
The ladies of Joann’s family, showing off for the camera.
What great energy!
As my time with them was winding down, I grabbed the happy couple for one more shot.
Thanks for sharing your wedding day with me, Joann and Greg! I had so much fun, the day just flew by! I wish all the best for you both as you begin your life together. Cheers!