The Shores of Turtle Creek Spring Grove, IL | Amy and Dave wedding

When Amy first contacted me she sent me this e-mail…

“The photography is the most important service for the wedding for me. I do tend to prefer a less traditional more artistic type of photography mixed in with a little fun!
I’m open to trying new ideas to get great shots. Would you be available to meet so that we could see your portfolio in person?”

Needless to say we got along fabulously during our meeting and they hired me. I really admire how truly dedicated they both were to make sure they got amazing photos. They gave me plenty of time by having a first look, and doing  the bridal party and romantic the photos before the ceremony.

Dress by Pronovias.

I loved her bridal hair piece with the birdcage veil.

Mom helps with the final touches.

Dave and the groomsmen.

Amy and Dave took the time to select some fab photo locations for their first look and bridal party photos. They even took photos to show me during our final meeting!! How’s that for dedication? I cannot thank them enough for being so pro active!! That is why they have such  great photos  😉

I love first looks!!! Dave looked so handsome 🙂

Time for some fun bridal party shots. For couples still in the planning stages please consider grey suits instead of black for summer/fall weddings. Your groomsmen will thank you when we’re shooting in the sunshine. Especially if it’s an outdoor ceremony.

This was one dedicated bridal party, they had to climb over weed and creatures in the grass to get to this location. Totally worth it, no? One of my many favorites.

Don’t you love the colors?

The groomsmen decided that this this would be a fun shot and they were right! 🙂

I just loved the colors and variety in the bouquet.  Phillip’s Flowers Wheaton, IL


So get this, they found a red barn for the next stop in our photo shoot. OMG was I in heaven? Yes! The fun part was explaining to the owner why we wanted to take photos there, he was really nice man and we told him we’d send him prints  🙂

On the property.

Of course we had to include their mascot the sock monkey that also made an appearance in their engagement session.

Amy had one more surprise for me, she brought along red jacket…Holy Red Happiness Batman, how lucky am I to have couples like this?

Ceremony time!

The wedding and the reception was at The Shores of Turtle Creek. It’s located in Spring Grove IL. The property is beautiful, and the food was delicious. No I really mean it, not your typical wedding food at all.

My view.

Carol’s view. She works really hard at getting the perfect flare shot, great job Carol!

Love this moment!

Check out the petals on her dress 🙂

The new Mr & Mrs 🙂

Love this one, another favorite.

Phoebe’s Cupcakes Chicago, IL

I live for moments like this.

Amy’s Dad really rocked that guitar, no joke he looked like he belonged with the band.

The Midwesterners from Madison WI, provided the entertainment, they were really good!

Cookies from Caputo’s Algonquin, IL

One last shot of the happy couple, can you spot them on the porch? The fog on the pond was just a huge bonus, I was so happy. Thanks to Carol for not only braving the pitch black and risking falling in, (that’s her by the trees holding the flash) but also for suggesting this idea.

So I do have a question for Amy and Dave, did you guys ever find the lost groomsman?  😉

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