Ever since we got married, we have tried every year to get our own portraits made. This was taken in front of the school down the street. Katherine kept watching me and didn’t want to watch the camera when I would use the radio controlled shutter. There was definitely photoshop added to this photo. We […]
Stephen wanted to have outside pictures taken for his senior pictures. And for his favorite place, we went to Severson Dells. You would never guess that this was taken with grass as the background. We planned to go at sunset to get the soft evening light.
Mike and Gina married Sunday with a reception following at the Hotel Baker. With private gardens along the river there were plenty of places for photos. In this one Gina left her flowers sitting on the row of hedges. She got only so far before it was time to kiss Mike again. You can see […]
Kathleens ring bearer wanted to help more than most. So when he saw grandma holding up Kathleens train, he thought that was the thing to do. Their wedding was at St Peters Cathedral and reception was at the Venetian Club.
Michelle helps Martina her twin sister put her bracelet. It’s one of those little moments they remember and share. A lot of brides like to get ready at their childhood home. And even though she’s been all grown up, moved out, and the last to get married, it’s nice to put a nice closing on […]
Peggy and her husband bought 18 acres just east of Galena with hopes of starting a winery. Turns out the soil was just right when they planted their first vines 10 years ago. They opened Massbach Ridge in 2003 with 4 varieties and have expanded it to 18. She has one several awards but the […]
Mike and Gina stopped at at least half a dozen places for their engagement session. And every time there was a reason. We stopped in front of a mural near Mikes first condo. We went under the bridge where Mike used to drive by on the way to work. We stopped on Michigan avenue in […]
When you get bridesmaids together who used to be in pom pons or cheerleading, you can have some crazy poses. I don’t know if the guys all liked it but it definitely got a laugh. Joe and Nicoles wedding was in Belvidere Park at the Baltic Mill with reception at Midway Village.
Nate and Lisa try to take a moment away from the rest of the reception, but their wedding party has decided to follow along. Their wedding was at St Peters with their reception at Anderson Gardens. I did Lisa’s sister Lons wedding 5 years ago. Of the 3 remaining sisters, non of them wanted to […]
A friend of Beths suggested they go to the jogging path by the YMCA for pictures and so that’s were we ended up. The view of the river and the light from the evening sun made for a beautiful day that we both thought might bring rain. Getting couples close without hiding themselves is the […]