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Katey & Steve | Wedding

Katey and Steve met in Colorado during their college years and they fell in love, both with each other and the place. For people who are active and love to be outside it seems to be a perfect place. However, they decided to come to Chicago and get married in Geneva where Katey grew up. Geneva is one of our all time favorite towns in Illinois so we were very excited when Katey and Steve asked us to document their wedding day.

They are a kind, caring and very genuine couple. While we were documenting their wedding day we saw so many times how these two care for and respect each other. Love was in the air :-).

Katey and Steve: thank you for sharing this beautiful day with us. Congratulations!

Just before putting the dress on, Katey and her bridesmaids looked at her parents’ wedding album.

The ceremony took place at the beautiful St Peter Church in Geneva.

Katey is an avid tennis player and Steve’s game is golf so after the wedding ceremony we stopped at Geneva Golf Club for a short photo session.

They chose historic Hotel Baker in St. Charles for their reception. We really liked the setting of the hotel on the river as well as the interior and the garden. It’s a great place to photograph.

  • Betsy - Wow, this wedding looks amazing. What a beautiful bride! I love her dress too.


I wanted to share the video I found on Zack Arias’s  blog . I think it’s a great idea!

  • Jashanjot - Simone Mynen – Congratulations to two very special ppeloe on their engagement, and to their photographer for capturing their joy and love so beautifully! Your lens and the colour palette transform a neglected corner of New West to one of promise, excitement and mystery.December 29, 2011 9:38 pm

Magdalena & Mark | Wedding

Finally I found some time to show you my favorite images from Magdalena and Mark’s wedding.  As I expected we had a great time! It seemed to me they enjoyed every minute of the day, despite 96F of heat and high humidity. They were real troopers.

Magda is delicate and romantic, Mark is a volcano of energy. They perfectly compliment each other and they are soooo in love. Beautiful, kind and genuine couple.

Magda and Mark, thank you for sharing your special day with us. It was our pleasure to witness and capture so many beautiful moments.

Ceremony – St Giles, Oak Park

Reception – Cafe La Cave, Des Plaines

  • Magdalena - Aniu – There are no words to describe your talent!!!

  • Jen LaVere - Soooo many great ones… The peekaboo in the sculpture garden, the groomsmen kickboxing, The stairwell shots of the bride and bridesmaids in full color, the final shot of the bride and groom dancing, the bride’s silhouette in the doorway were all very impressive and so expressive and memorable!!! The posed shots of the couple in B/W by the railing and in the antique chair are glamorous, too! Excellent job :))

Gina & Mark | Wedding

Are all people so nice or are we simply lucky to meet nicest and most friendly couples? On every wedding we get to feel like a part of the family. Gina and Mark’s wedding was no exception. We received a warm welcome and their families are just great people to be around. Hmmmm, sometimes photographing a wedding doesn’t feel like a job anymore. Gina and Mark have three great kids who are so cute that it was hard to turn our cameras away from them:-). They are what we call “camera magnets”. Gina and Mark: we had a great time and we were honored to document your big day. Congratulations!

I’m not good at writing so I hope the pictures can tell the story of this day.

The ceremony took place at The South Church – a little charming church in Mount Prospect.

Reception was held at Manzo’s Banquets.

  • Donna Upstrom - These are beautiful. I can’t believe it is over already. I can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures. Will they be posted on this site??

  • Gina - Anna & Paul, your work is absolute genius!! I cannot stop looking at the pictures, because I love them so much and I know this is just a sampling, can’t wait to see them all! I want to get married all over again, just so you can photograph it!!
    Simply stated…YOU ARE THE BEST!!

  • Meredith Janz - WOW! Great pics!! Gina looks beautiful and they wedding looked fantastic. Anna, you really do outstanding work. We should network. I am in the industry as well. I own Studio M Creations and we make custom invitations and stationery. I created the custom seating chart for this event (shown in the pictures above).

  • Renee - What a beautiful story these pictures tell!!!! Sadly, we were not able to make it to the wedding…but your lens has captured even the emotion of the day! Thank you!

    Mark & Gina~

  • Anna - Thnak you! Thank you!

    Donna, I’ll post a link to the slide show underneath the images soon. I’ll send a link to the online gallery with all pictures to Gina and Mark. It will take a while thought.

    Gina, I’m so happy you are happy!!!

    Meredith, I really like the chart you created! Yes we should network:-). I would love to meet you.

    Renee, I’m glad our pictures could tell you the story of Gina and Mark’s wedding. It was a beautiful day!

  • Pam Pecoraro - Bravo Anna, you did a fantastic job recording the entire wedding day. I can’t wait to see the balance of the photos. I am so happy that you were recommended to capture the very important day in my daughters’ life. Your work is so unique and the pictures speak for themselves. I love them all.

  • Mary Jane Peschmann - Absolutely beautiful photography of a beautiful wedding. Gina and Mark deserve all the happiness in the world. May God be with you and bless your life together.

    Mary Jane

  • LeslieAnn - I have tears and goosebumps all over again thinking about how wonderful the day was for Gina and Mark. Every bride deserves a magical day! Anna & Paul: I think your photos capture the emotion, beauty, and romance of Gina & Mark’s wedding day beautifully! Gina-you will treasure these memories always. I can’t wait to see more!

  • Bonny justus - Beautiful pictures! Congratulations

Katie & Ryan | Engagement

Katie and Ryan have chosen the Farnsworth House in Plano for their engagement session. It was a great choice! What an interesting location for a photo shoot. We had only an hour to shoot there and we really wished we had more time to explore and try different things. Nevertheless Katie and Ryan were great to work with and we were able to realize many of the ideas we talked about before the session. It was a blast! Big thanks to all nice people working at Farnsworth House, especially to Scott who was our personal guide.

  • c - niezle!