We met Nicole and Matt the day before their wedding day in downtown Chicago. Normally, we prefer to do a full engagement session with our KJ Couples before their big day but that really wasn’t possible due to our schedules and the long distance. Thankfully, meeting the day before was absolutely perfect and it prepared all of us to have a dream wedding day in the Windy City!
Matt and Nicole are relaxed, calm and up for anything. We ran through the core poses the day before the wedding and they were absolutely PROS by the time we started their portraits! Everything about their day was incredibly photography friendly. Photographers, if you’re reading this, you’re not going to believe the amazing setup we had. Together with their planner, they gave us THREE hours of portrait time around the city of Chicago! Unbelievable! Not only did we have an incredible amount of portrait time, but we also had a private DRIVER and a full list of locations and addresses to visit! For those of you who regularly shoot in large cities, you know how much time and effort it can take to have multiple location options for portraits! We were SPOILED! Nicole and Matt had really thought this through and we loved their intentionality! They wanted their wedding portraits to be documented in locations that captured the city where they fell in love and spent many years of their relationship!
Their day was relaxed and full of joy. 65 of their closest family and friends surrounded them on a rooftop patio at the gorgeous Loft Lucia and they promised forever to one another! It was such an honor to be asked to capture it all. They could have chosen anyone to photograph their day and they decided to fly us out to their beautiful city. We still pinch ourselves sometimes when we consider how amazing it is to be trusted with capturing such a cherished day! Enjoy reliving their wedding day through our eyes!!!
Ceremony & Reception | Loft Lucia
Dress Store | Grace Loves Lace
Florist | Thrive Floral Designs
Planner | Michelle Rowland
Hair & Make Up | Blush and Braids
DJ | Green Line Talent
Ceremony Cellist | Midtown Strings
Sweets | Bittersweet Pasty Shop & Cafe
French Macarons | Vanilla Patisserie
Iced Sugar Cookies | Main Street Treats
Catering | Huegah Catering Co.
Groom’s Suit | Harris & Tailor
Bride’s Wedding & Engagement Rings | Everett Fine Jewelry
Wine | Battle Creek Cellars
Shuttle | Echo Limousine
If you have ever thought: “What would KJ Do?!” or “I wish KJ could just edit these for me!”
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I woke up on this wedding day to the sound of rain hitting our bedroom window and I was ready for the challenge. Rainy wedding days pull out something in me that other wedding days don’t.
This wedding is what I love to call a “Legacy KJ wedding”! They are my favorite type of weddings these days and I have another one coming up next weekend as well!