Mike + Hannah
I’m not sure if I’ve seen many couples who are more in love than these two. Their love is just infectious!!! From the anticipation during “getting ready” through the tearful first look, all the way to Hannah’s tribute dance for her father… Mike + Hannah’s wedding day was nothing short of heartfelt and emotional. I’ve said it before and if you’re anything like me you’ll probably agree, I was definitely tearing up behind the camera! Goodness, weddings always tug at my heartstrings! But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Chelsea + I headed to the wedding pumped up on Starbucks and high-end jam sessions (because who DOESN’T love a Katy Perry pre-wedding sing off?! I think we may have just started a new wedding day tradition! And if you saw our InstaStories, you’ll definitely know my incredible singing talent! …just kidding…) When we finally arrived, we couldn’t have been more excited to see Hannah and her lovely ladies for getting ready photos. Wait until you see the stunning ring shot Chelsea took… AND Hannah’s lovely wedding dress. I am still geeking out over how stunning she looked in it.
There’s something indescribable about being a “fly on the wall” and seeing the behind-the-scenes magic of a wedding day. One of my favorite parts of photographing weddings is the bond that I get to create with my SJ Brides. Being able to walk them through their day, assist them with their dress, swap relationship stories, and laugh with them as I act like a photographer on America’s Next Top Model during portrait times… “Yes, gorgeous! Right there… now Mike, give her a kiss… PERFECT! I love it!!” …THOSE are moments that I will never forget and I am so thankful for every single second (especially the seconds that are filled with laughter).
Okay, I NEED to say this before I burst: MIKE + HANNAH’S FIRST LOOK WAS SO RIDICULOUSLY SWEET. The way that Mike looked at her after she walked behind him down the swooping staircase and gently turned in front of him was absolutely priceless! Melt.
Mike + Hannah, congratulations again on your exquisite wedding… thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to be a part of your most precious day. It means the world to me. I wish you both the most amazing of marriages + the happiest of ever afters.
A big thanks to all the vendors who helped make this wedding possible! Incredible job!
DRESS : Alexis Kay Bridal DeKalb, IL | http://www.alexiskaydesigns.com/
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Wolsfelt’s Bridal Aurora, IL | wolsfelts.com
FLORIST: Homewood Florist homewoodflorist.com | homewoodflorist.com
VENUE: Tuscany Falls | https://www.tuscanyfallsbanquets.com
CATERING: Tuscany Falls | https://www.tuscanyfallsbanquets.com
CAKE: Creative Cakes Tinley Park, IL | creativecakesbakeryandcafe.com
DJ ENTERTAINMENT: Smackdown Productions | email@example.com
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