Nicole of Nicole Jansma Photography hails from the South where bridal portrait sessions are very popular. She thought Chicago posed the perfect place to do the same.
Taylor and Deric first met at a high school football game and, after a few years as friends, began dating. On the couple’s seven year anniversary, Deric planned for a surprise engagement that met Taylor’s one simple request—that their beloved dogs be involved.
Who says you can't take a good thing and make it even better? That was our mission when it came to Instagram Fridays! It may be the best day of the work week, but it's our experience that most people could use a little pick-me-up to make it through that afternoon slump!
There’s no question that tropical weddings are exciting. The bright, juicy colors and vibrant florals and fauna seem to whisk you away instantly. We desired a cover shoot equally as colorful and alluring but—with one twist. We wanted to showcase that the same look would pair beautifully with the unexpected—a modern, urban environment. Desiring to do something a little different than what we typically see in the Midwest, we aimed at bringing a little island fun to the city!
There are truly many different takes on nautical themed weddings these days. From beachy and relaxed to seaside soirees, the sky (or the ocean) is the limit! Here in the Midwest, oceans might be lacking but we have the magnificent Great Lakes in our backyard, and we are happy we do! The beautiful lakeside communities offer some fantastic options for absolutely stunning nuptials. For us, we dreamt of something beach-inspired yet glowingly elegant. The inspirational elements that served to anchor our theme? Hues of blues, watercolor, beachy leaves, a nautical feel and a bit of whimsy.
It was life-changing experiences as Peace Corps members that set Kim and Alex’s hearts ablaze. Their love story reads much like a sweet, romantic movie. Two young Americans are both spending their formative years in service abroad and, while enduring the emotional ups and downs of their experience, they meet up each weekend. Sharing a mutual love of travel, food and movies, they grow closer and closer.
We all know them. Those stunning weddings that, with so much as a glance, have the power to take your breath away. Sarah and Michael McAuliffe's wedding is certainly one of those. As you ooh and ahh over the fresh flowers, romantic outdoor setting and fine details, you can’t help but wish you had been a guest.