All posts filed under: Destination Weddings

destination wedding | florida wedding photographer | brandi + nick | siesta keys, fl

siesta keys, florida | jdetailed events | jennography | enaura bridal | so staged events | michael’s on east | dj ceron | flowers by fudgie | lexoria wedding films | smitten boutique | hair: irene jones | siesta keys beach resorts, hyatt siesta keys beach the beach fiesta… the wedding…      

Lisa + Mark Wedding | Willowhaven Interpretive Center | Civic Auditorium ~ Kankakee, Illinois | Fuse Salon

who doesn’t love a beautiful country themed wedding? more so, who doesn’t love a country themed wedding that actually takes place in the country and oozes “country” in every single detail? well this girl does and that is exactly what lisa + mark desired. lisa + mark are honestly the most adorable couple you will ever meet. lisa is a kindergarten teacher and mark teachers junior high.  both of them have huge hearts and love one another tremendously.  when i first met them face-to-face i knew that this is why i do what i do…to meet beautiful people like lisa + mark.  prior to the wedding lisa and i had a fun day shooting her bridal portrait session and i enjoyed getting to know her more.  lisa is tender, thoughtful and appreciates good humor. every single detail of their beautiful country themed wedding was diy. there was a gorgeous simplicity and restraint in what they chose to include in their wedding decor.  mark and all of his groomsmen and family set up the reception space and …

Chicago Wedding Photographer | Heather + Eric Wedding

heather + eric were married at county line orchard in hobart indiana, and although the rain did not stay away, and the ceremony had to be moved from outside to in, every moment flowed seamlessly from one to the next… photographing heather + eric’s wedding was very special to me.  from the moment i first met heather we just clicked and when i arrived in the rotunda, where she was getting ready, it felt right to just run up and give her a big hug.  heather is warm, creative and fun and i have loved working with her and cannot wait to photograph her again!  i first met eric moments before the first look which is not very typical, but heather + eric opted out of an engagement session and so eric + i found ourselves making introductions moments before he saw his gorgeous bride for the first time.  eric is exactly how heather had described him…soft spoken, loving and utterly head over heels in love with his girl. i loved every detail of this …

Emily + Brian’s Wedding | Captiva Island | South Seas Island Resort | Destination Wedding

i am so excited for this blog post featuring my photographs from emily + brian’s captiva island wedding! i honestly believe that all things are destined and that if something is meant to be it will be.  i first met emily + brian in the fall of 2012; i photographed their engagement photos in chicago on north avenue beach and in the west loop. at that time karina heneghan photographics had already been hired to photograph their destination wedding, but when karina’s second shooter had a family emergency emily suggested i head down to florida to assist karina. emily + brian are a beautiful, amazing couple and i jumped at the opportunity to help photograph their wedding!  to top it off, working for karina heneghan photographics was an honor and i can honestly say i have made a new life-long friend!! below are some of my favorite photos taken at the rehearsal dinner beach barbecue and the wedding held at the north end of captive island.  the weather was a dream [ thanks to grandpa’s prayers ]. enjoy!! * all …

Yumi’s Baby Bump Session | Arroyo Beach | Santa Barbara, California

i absolutely adore baby bump sessions and this one was no different!  yumi and i made our way to arroyo beach {aka hendry’s | the doggie beach} in gorgeous santa barbara california.  arroyo has always been one of my favorite beaches…  i love that it is more secluded; save the occasional dog and dog owner walking by.  i love the shear cliffs and the powder sand.  i love the vistas and the morning light; it is also a great beach to watch the sunset.  it was a no-brainer, perfect setting for our photo shoot and yumi was absolutely amazing to photograph!!! please feel free to leave comments at the end of the post… cheers! thank you for checking out my post…