Danielle and Chris | Howell Crystal Gardens Wedding Photography

We were so pleased to photograph Danielle and Chris's wedding! Danielle is a friend from high school and as we have gotten to know Chris we quickly realized that they could not be more perfect for one another. It was the little things throughout the day that showed how much he cared such as the heart felt reaction as she walked down the aisle, checking in with her as they were taking their photos, and the way that he just looked at her through out the day. Their wedding took place at Howell Crystal Gardens and it was a rainy day but a beautiful day. There were so many sweet moments! Their vows were so meaningful that there was not a dry eye in the whole place. The bridal party had so much fun with each other and we also saw that the people around Danielle and Chris really loved them as well. Overall, the emotion and love in this wedding was so obvious and they are a beautiful couple! 

Stephanie & Oliver Chicago Proposal

What an adventure we had in Chicago! Oliver and I have been friends since my first year out of undergrad in 2014. It was such a pleasure being with him for this special moment. We arrived in Chicago and Oliver had so much more work to do on his proposal box. I've always appreciated his creativity and his eye for detail. Oliver had planned to make a paper box that was filled with memories. The concept of place was a big deal for Oliver and Stephanie's relationship. So in each leaf of the box Oliver put pictures of him and Stephanie in specific places that have been meaningful for their relationship. He spent hours the night before crafting this box. It turned out to be amazing! Each Leaf had a specific presentation mechanism that showed the photos in a creative way. He even had sections that lit up! It was so cool and so creative!  After a night of crafting, we made our way to the Navy Pier to meet Stephanie and her friends. Stephanie's friends had to convince Stephanie that they were just taking pictures with each other at the Navy Pier. She had no idea! Oliver was so nervous which was very different for him. I've never seen him this way before! It was so great to be a part of the anticipation and the excitement. Finally Stephanie and her friends made their way to the Navy Pier and while their backs were turned Oliver went up behind them and surprise Stephanie. He popped the question and she said yes! This is such a meaningful and beautiful proposal! There was so much care and thought that went into this proposal which showed Oliver’s love for Stephanie! Thanks Oliver and Stephanie for allowing me to capture this special moment.