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Adler Planetarium Grainger Sky Theater Proposal | Katie & Daniel

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She said yes! Under the moon and the stars!

A surprise proposal this amazing needed tons of planning. After weeks of constant communication with Daniel and the helpful staff at Adler allowing us to scout and rehearse the moment, everything went as planned with only minor hiccups.

Daniel got Katie into wearing a gorgeous dress by tricking her into thinking they were invited to a restaurant opening night. This was all solidified through fake text conversations with the “restaurant owner”. But first, a stop at the Adler to kill some time. While inside the Adler, they were to “sneak” into the Grainger Sky Theater just to check it out. Once there, they were greeted by annoyed photographers and videographers (us) who tried to kick them out because we were setting up for an “event”. As Daniel convinced us to let them in just for a peek, he leads Katie towards a cocktail table where chocolate treats and champagne awaits right under the enormous moon and galaxy. That’s when Katie’s reaction lit the theater as Daniel went on one knee. After she said yes, a collection of their unforgettable moments together lit the galaxy along with some of their favorite tunes.

After a few photos inside the theater, we headed outside to beat the storm for a signature Chicago skyline photo. Congratulations Katie & Daniel! You two laugh well together and the way you smile at each other proves you’re made for each other. Thanks for letting us capture this very special and amazing event!

Long Grove Wedding | Stephanie & Robert

Ceremony: Long Grove Community Church, Long Grove IL Reception: Concorde Banquets, Kildeer IL See Full Gallery

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While Robert and his groomsmen started the day at the Courtyard Marriott in Arlington Heights, Stephanie and her bridesmaid got ready at home with plenty of smiles and energy to go around. Stephanie has long admired the old charm of downtown Long Grove so it was only fitting to have their ceremony at the Long Grove Community Church. The reception wasn’t too far way, taking place at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer.

But before all of that, the bride & groom had their first look in downtown Long Grove as well, just outside The Chatter Box where the boys enjoyed some drinks and games just before the first look. We continued to take some classic photos on the historic 111-year old downtown Long Grove Bridge. Being that it’s January in Chicago, the temperature was a torturing single digit with winds below zero! So we took refuge in a nearby antique shop Scout and Forge. Thank you so much Matt & Meg for opening up your doors and letting us use your shop for some cool rustic photos.

Some cool & fun details… Robert and his groomsmen started the day with a beer pong table which somehow ended up at the cocktail hour at Concorde. Since 2016 was finally the Cubs’ year, it was only fitting for the bride to fly the W flag during the introductions while the groom wore the championship hat. The “ring security” team used mini treasure boxes instead of the traditional pillow. Stephanie & Robert had a mini sparkler send off at the end of the nigh with their wedding party. See more details on our FB Page!

Congratulations Stephanie & Robert! Thank you for trusting us with your most important day!

Drury Lane Theatre Wedding Photos | Maria & Jonathan

Ceremony: St Charles Borromeo, Bensenville IL Reception: Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace IL See Full Gallery

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Jonathan’s “preparation” turned into more of a celebration with close family and friends at his Father’s place. Maria began the day at her place also with close family, just a short ride to the ceremony at St Charles Borromeo in Bensenville. It didn’t take long for it to become an emotional ceremony as tears began pouring as soon as the bride walks down the isle.

Being that it’s Chicago and it’s December, it was certainly a challenge to find good photo spots. But Maria came up with an excellent plan of securing an hour at the Mayslake Peabody Estate which was also conveniently in Oak Brook, just a short drive to the reception venue at Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook Terrace. Chicago weather delivered and it was icy and painfully cold outside. So we ended up indoors but had a ton of fun exploring and taking photos inside Mayslake Peabody Estate. It forced us to be creative and also made for some dramatic backdrops. We have to give all the credit to Maria for coming up with this idea!

Some cool & fun details… The kids out-muscled the adults during the garter toss, there’s a few must-see photos. The guys wore Mickey cuff links. The guests were treated to a something different on the dancefloor, a piano duel Felix And Fingers, not your typical band or DJ! See more details on our FB Page!

Congratulations Maria & Jonathan! We know the experience in finding the right photographer was hard so we appreciate you taking a chance in LOP!

The Glen Club Wedding Photos | Shauna & Anthony

Ceremony: St. Raymond de Penafort Parish, Mount Prospect IL Reception: The Glen Club, Glenview IL See Full Gallery

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Shauna began her day at her sister’s home not to far from where the ceremony took place at St. Raymond de Penafort Parish in Mount Prospect. There were many little bride-to-be’s watching Shauna prepare for her big day which made for some cute photos. Anthony started his day at the reception venue, The Glen Club in Glenview.

There were many tiny intimate moments between Shauna & Anthony especially during the ceremony which a few we captured. You can tell that these two are truly made for each other. We were running a bit short on time between the ceremony and reception but we were able to sneak in some fun photos at a nearby Glenview Park and topped it off with some breathtaking sunset photos at The Glen.

Some cool details… While The Glen Club doesn’t need much dressing up, Yanni Design Studio did an amazing job with decor. It was a nature theme with lots of greens and wood accents which worked well together along with the menu, escort cards, and table signs all blending with the theme. Guests enjoyed late night sliders and pretzel treats along with an ice cream sundae bar. Shauna & Anthony also showed off their engagement photos with a nice guestbook. You can check out their Engagement Photos here. See more of the amazing details on our FB Page!

Congratulations Shauna & Anthony! We know how important photography is to you so we thank you for trusting us with your most important day!

Lincoln Park Engagement Photos | Ashley & Jimmy

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Not too long ago, Jimmy proposed to Ashley and we took photos “undercover” as a surprise for Ashley. This time I got to reveal myself for their official engagement photos. It was a bit of a rainy day as we started along North Ave Beach, creating somewhat of a challenge. After an outfit change, the rain stopped and gave us enough time to get a few photos around the Nature Boardwalk in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.

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Congratulations Ashley & Jimmy! See you on the big day!

New Buffalo Michigan Wedding | Julie & Kevin

Ceremony & Reception: New Buffalo MI See Full Gallery

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Once in a while we get extra lucky and take part in something that breaks the mold. You meet a couple that wants to get away from the expectations of a big city wedding and just wants to be surrounded by close family to share and celebrate what truly matters. When we read about what Julie & Kevin were planning, we hoped and crossed our fingers that we would be included in their plans and so we were.

Julie & Kevin planned for a sunset beach wedding on a private property in New Buffalo Michigan. The day stated off with strong storms off an on throughout the day. With the weather uncertainty, they began setting up for an indoor ceremony in the dining room. When I arrived, I gave a little nudge to wait just a few minutes, as the storm had a slight chance to pass and it would be a shame to not have what they had dreamed for (plus I drove 2 hours through the storms and refuse to come home empty handed). Sure enough, the sun started shining and gave us a beautiful sunset along with rainbows for about an hour, just enough to have a short ceremony and beach photos. How magical is that!

Not having enough time to move the ceremony to the beach, the chairs were quickly set up on the deck overlooking Lake Michigan. After a beautiful sunset ceremony, we headed to the beach for some photos with the bride and groom and their daughters. And we have to say, this time frame and conditions is what most photographers wish for. As you can see, all their photos are simply amazing. Right after the rainbow shot, we had to sprint back through the sands as the storms came right back. Thank you weather gods for allowing us an hour of pure magic to realize Julie & Kevin’s dream wedding.

Congratulations Julie & Kevin! And thank you for choosing Life On Prints to capture your very special day!

Mistwood Golf Club Wedding Photos | Liz & Mark

Ceremony: St Jude Catholic Church, New Lenox IL Reception: Mistwood Golf Club, Romeoville IL See Full Gallery

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While Mark started his day at their new home, Liz got ready at her parents’ home, which has become familiar to us. After 2 weddings, there are now 4 new adorable faces competing for photo attention with the bride-to-be. The ceremony took place at St Jude Catholic Church in New Lenox, one of our favorite churches with lots of space and light to work with. Both wedding party photos and the reception took place at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville. Liz was very excited to share her venue choice with us, as she knew we would very much appreciate its characteristics. And she was right! This venue was rustic with a touch of urban on the inside and was gorgeously designed on the outside for photos. Liz and Mark also did a great job dressing up the room with just the right amount of decor, letting its natural beauty do most of the work.

It was a VERY windy and cold day which made it a bit of a struggle to get good photos having to fight the wind and trying to catch everyone looking comfortable. But we had a lot of help from the bride & groom. Liz has this bright contagious smile that automatically cheers you up complemented by Mark’s cool and laid back presence. No matter how windy and cold, the entire wedding party were all laughs and very much enjoyed the short photo shoot. Thanks everyone for just enjoying the day regardless of conditions.

Some cool details… The bride and groom opted for the head table to be bare, showing its elegant wood finish to complement the centerpiece; their cake, standing atop a custom wine barrel built by the groom himself. The famous photo frame card box made its round, hopefully not the last time. The groom has something we’ve never seen before, a black rubber wedding ring to fit his work background. Guests were treated to a late night spread of sliders and mini hot dogs (always makes guests happy). So glad to see a guestbook with their engagement photos! If you’ve never seen them, check out their Engagement Photos here, one of our absolute favorites with its unique location.

Bitter sweet… It’s the last wedding for this family and we are so very honored and lucky to be part of every single one of them. You have all been so warm and welcoming and such a joy to photograph. So thank you so very much for letting us be a part of it all from the bottom of our hearts! Congratulations Liz & Mark! – Michelle & Tony

Evanston Ecology Center Wedding | Denise & Jon

Ceremony & Reception: Evanston Ecology Center See Full Gallery

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Weddings come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, that’s why we love every single wedding we shoot. We were lucky enough to be part of Denise & Jon’s intimate ceremony with select close friends and family. And it all took place in a very fitting environment that the couple enjoys very much, Evanston Ecology Center. Surrounded by nature and next to the river, it was the perfect setting for an informal outdoor ceremony and celebration. The guests were treated to a live cello/guitar duo and enjoyed some great food via food truck which was certainly a lot of fun to experience. We managed to sneak out during the reception to take advantage of our surroundings, getting some early fall colors along the river.

Congratulations Denise & Jon! You’re one of the sweetest couples and we’re very privileged to have photographed your special day!

Loews Hotel Wedding Rosemont | Joanne & Brian

Ceremony: St. Viator Parish, Chicago IL Reception: Loews Hotel, Rosemont IL See Full Gallery

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Joanne & Brian were blessed with a gorgeous day for a wedding. The day began at one of the best hotels in O’Hare area, Loews Hotel Rosemont. After an emotional first look with the father of the bride, we headed into some light traffic heading into the city for the ceremony at St. Viator Parish. In an attempt to deviate from the usual Rosemont photo spots, we found a hidden gem in Park Ridge area (after a previous family shoot scouting), which provided an amazing backdrop during the golden hour. We finished off photos inside Loews which had some nice contemporary decor.

Some fun details…Joanne gave her junior bridesmaids a custom messaged handkerchief as their “something old” for their future wedding. A Cubs vs Sox “House Divided” flag greeted the guests in the lobby. The guests were also greeted by vintage family wedding photos from the past. You can see more of their highlights & details on our Facebook Page.

Congratulations to Joanne & Brian! We thank you for giving us the privilege to document your big day!

Museum Campus Engagement Photos | Rachel & Rusesh

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Chicago’s Museum Campus is the perfect spot for Suresh & Rachel’s engagement session. They’re wedding is taking place in Rachel’s hometown, Cincinnati OH, at the Newport Aquarium in Newport KY. Since Chicago is their new home, it’s only proper to bring some of its amazing skyline and show it off at their wedding in Cincinnati.

Congratulations Suresh & Rachel! Hope you guys have an amazing wedding day!

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