Dawn & Stevan
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
W Hotel City Center
Saturday, May 18, 2013
What a a thrill to capture the gorgeous wedding of Khetam and Amir at the side of one of Chicago’s most talented wedding photographers, Wes Craft of Wes Craft Weddings as my second photographer and in the efficient hands of Chicago wedding planner, Mary Botros of MB Classics. Khetam & Amir were wed Friday evening during an intimate ceremony in front of family and friends then celebrated in style at the W Hotel with their lavish wedding reception featuring beautiful flowers and event decor designed by Yanni Design Studio.
Wedding Reception – W Hotel City Center | Shannon Braniff | Chicago, IL
Event Planning – MB Classics | Mary Botros | Chicago, IL
Invitations – CPK Designs
Hair / Make-Up – Vanessas Art of Beauty
Floral Decor – Yanni Design Studio | Chicago, IL
Event Decor – Yanni Design Studio | Chicago, IL
DJ – Alliance Bakery | Chicago, IL
Video – Rush Video | Rush | Chicago, IL
Associate Photographer – Wes Craft | Chicago, IL
Honeymoon- Travel Impressions
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Atlanta wedding photographer Jason Hales asked if I would capture the moment he proposed to his beautiful girlfriend Natalie. I’m always honored when asked to photograph such an intimate moment – and even more so when asked by a fellow wedding photographer. After realizing what a genuine and sincere person Jason was I couldn’t wait to meet Natalie also.
Jason flew from Atlanta to Chicago to pop the question along Chicago’s lakefront at the North Avenue Beach in the shadows of the cities skyscrapers cast in the setting sun. His girlfriend Natalie, an Atlanta native, has been living in Chicago for the past year while working for careerbuilder.com and was preparing to move back south this week. With the help of Natalie’s friends Tayler and Julie who lured Natalie into an evening photo excursion Jason was able to surprise her by getting down on knee and proposing.
I was fortunate to enjoy a mothers day brunch with my mom before meeting Jason atop the Hotel Lincoln at the J. Parker rooftop lounge. Jason had made a dinner reservation at the acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant Perennial Virant, also located inside the picturesque Lincoln Park hotel.
Congratulations Jason & Natalie. I hope we have an opportunity to connect when I’m in Atlanta this Fall. Best of luck on your move back home.