Stacy and Woody’s elopement in Chicago was all about simple celebration of love among closes family and friends. They helped each get ready in the morning and then met their family and friends at the rooftop of London House for Champagne toasts and cocktails. Shortly after they proceeded with the whole entourage to the City Hall to exchange their wedding vows and be married. A simple wedding ceremony was so emotional at times that I could hardly contain few tears myself. After plenty of hugs and kisses Woody, Stacy and I went on an exploration of the city. We ventured towards some iconic places as well some less known spots. The highlight was to take their wedding day portraits at always mesmerizing North Ave Beach. We a cloudy and cooler afternoon we had the beach area pretty much to ourselves. After two hours of a wedding portrait adventures we headed over to The Violet Hour in Wicker Park where they wrapped up the evening with a dinner and cocktails among their closest friends and family. Simple and fun wedding day celebration, the way it should be!
Jennifer and Kyle married on a beautiful yet slightly rainy October day in Wisconsin. With all day rain in the forest we planned a “day after the wedding” session the Devil’s Lake State Park. On their wedding day, the clouds finally cleared right after their ceremony, and we were blessed with a dramatic sky with a beautiful golden hour sunset. We ended up taking some really beautiful portraits on their wedding day, which you can view soon in an upcoming blog post. Nevertheless, we went through with our planned “day after” wedding session at the Devil’s Lake.
Day after their wedding, we hiked the lake side trail, exploring and scouting together for the best light. Jennifer and Kyle were super adventurous, hopping over large boulders and hiking through slippery rocks and tree roots to get some really beautiful photographers.
We are avid hikers, with Wisconsin being our closest stomping grounds for nature explorations, so we felt very inspired and excited that day to be able to capture more love these two have for each other. We had an amazing time together in surrounded by breathtaking nature. These images show our little Sunday afternoon photography adventure with Jennifer and Kyle.