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Monthly Archives: October 2010

anne + jed {the wedding}

Even after shooting weddings for years now, I still find that I am nervous before each one.  It is a mixture of adrenaline, and just anxiousness for such a big day in the lives of the couples that we are privileged to document.  This wedding had a couple more factors to add.  One- we had never met them.  Anne was living in Chicago when they booked us, and she soon went to London to join Jed where he lives.  They flew in from London right before their gorgeous Chicago wedding. Two, Anne is a photographer herself, and an AMAZING one at that!!  And while Anne was just sweet as could possibly be, when you are shooting anther photographer, there is always a sense of inevitable pressure added. :)   But honestly, after about 2 minutes into meeting them our worries went completely away.  Anne and Jed are so relaxed, fun, and so incredibly kind.

Anne was just breathtaking in her wedding dress.  She looked timeless.

Jed and his guys were having a good time “getting ready” as well. :)

This is where I would insert a joke about being able to tell that these guys are most likely European (and not American guys), by their super hot stylish shoes…..but I’ll refrain from going there. ;)

OH I LOVED their choice of tie too.

Mr. Handsome getting ready to head out and see…..

Miss Stunning.

Our hotel lobby ROCKED so we grabbed a few bridal shots while waiting for Jed to arrive.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVVVVVE this shot!! Anne, you are totally GORGEOUS.

Anne and Jed made sure to give us plenty of time for portraits, and we couldn’t be more thankful for that!!  Chicago was incredibly beautiful that day, and we took full advantage.

While shooting this scene below I felt like I was seriously in a dream…..Amazing couple, scenery, light, and a nice cool breeze on us.

Another FAVORITE.  This shot is so them. Jed goofing off and making Anne laugh. :)

Anne’s Mom helps as they get ready to head to the church.

A sunflower was passed out to each guest.

St. James was beyond beautiful.

The speaking was split between their priest, and Jed’s Dad, and it was wonderful!  P.S. Jed, I adore your Dad. :)

Absolutely the best toasts and speeches we’ve experienced at a wedding.  One minute people would go from crying, to hysterically laughing, to the guys leading everyone in a song, to old photos being pulled out, to Mr. Moore (Jed’s Dad) telling a joke.  Brett and I were just amazed at the amount of sincere love in the room for these two!

Anne and Jed, we can’t thank you enough for including us in your day.  We had an incredible time with you both, and your amazing family and friends.

We wish you all the best where ever this journey called life leads you both, and we wish you many many years of loving, together!

jess + brett

October 6, 2010 - 2:28 pm

Natalie - These are fantastic!

October 6, 2010 - 2:33 pm

Gail - WOW..could you guys have rocked this wedding ANY MORE? Gessum crow, these are beautiful :)

PS – I’m jealous you got to hang out with a bunch of Europeans for the day. ;)

October 6, 2010 - 5:20 pm

brian rickey - Outstanding! I have been wanting to do a Chicago wedding for a while now and this makes me want to do one even more. I love the shot with the city in the background. I am guessing that was taken from near Adler Planetarium?

October 6, 2010 - 9:28 pm

melanie - dude. that shot of them walking on the boardwalk or whatever thats called. OFF THE HOOOOOK!! so dang cool. for reals, BRILLIANT.

October 8, 2010 - 2:33 pm

Caitlin - Beautiful! :)

October 11, 2010 - 11:37 am

Lana - I love this wedding and Europeon feel to it, my gosh I made me so happy just from looking at photos. You guys Rocked it. Love Love Love it.

October 18, 2010 - 12:24 pm

amanda fales - love all of these photos. so many favorites :)

October 19, 2010 - 7:19 pm

lucy - this really is a stunning wedding. love.

October 30, 2010 - 11:25 am

Jesper Mattsson - Amazing pics “in swedish (GRYMMA BILDER)”.. Love it! Keep up the good work!

Jennifer + Scott {in love}

We had fun hanging with these two for their engagement session!!  Jen and Scott fit together so well….he is quiet and reserved, while she loves to chat and laugh.  I just adore meeting new couples and witnessing the chemistry of what makes up their love.

Funny story about these two- Scott didn’t propose once to Jen, but I *think* it was 8 times!!  (Is that correct Scott and Jen?)  Scott, you win the award for “Most Diligent” and Jen, you win the award for “Best at Thinking Things Through!” ;)

They decided it would be fun to shoot around at some of the proposal sites, so that’s what we did!  We were only able to include 3-4 in this session, but we plan to shoot the rest later.

The second Jen put her hair down, Scott HAD to jump in for a kiss.

Jen, your smile makes me smile.:)

My cute hubby. (He’s really cute.)

Jen and Scott, you two are so great, and we are THRILLED to shoot your wedding later this month!!

October 1, 2010 - 3:18 pm

Cassie - What a great story! I love all the rich colors in these.

October 1, 2010 - 9:20 pm

Jen & Scott - Hey Jess and Brett, thanks so much for such a fun session. We are so happy you will be with us on the wedding day — honestly, can’t imagine it with anyone else. We love the laughing shot on the bridge!

We actually had nine proposals, if you can believe it…one for each year we had been together (at that point)…:)

October 5, 2010 - 8:00 am

Jess W. - Cute story! Love the one of them overlooking the city with the tree in the upper left corner.

October 5, 2010 - 7:07 pm

kaila - The black and white one of them on their belly is gorgeous! You captured that sweet moment before a kiss perfectly!

October 9, 2010 - 10:48 am

Myriam - really… I LOVE your work! it’s so beautiful, gorgeous! a sweet session!

October 20, 2010 - 8:33 am

Gabe - beautiful set guys!!