I had a brilliant time photographing Kristine and Mike’s engagement session; they have this amazing synergy about them that’s truly a joy to document. I couldn’t wait for their wedding to roll around because I knew we’d have a blast and our collaboration would result in some amazing images. It goes without saying but, I was not disappointed!
As Kristine’s father said during his heartfelt toast, “Today two math specialists proved that 1+1=1.” What a perfect way to sum up their union! Kristine and Mike are true individuals alight with love for one another, and it exudes from them, infusing everyone around them with a sense of happiness and joy!
Anyway, back to the big day…It was a rare 75°F (a mid-summer novelty, for sure!), there wasn’t a lick of humidity in the air, no wind and it was bright and sunny. Kristine and Mike opted against a First Look and set their sights on each other for the first time that day at St. Joan of Arc Church in Lisle, IL.
Following the ceremony, we took a timeout to take some family portraits. After capturing a variety of fun and formal shots, we jumped on the party bus and let the festivities ensue! We detoured at Cantigny Park – one of my favorite Chicago photo destinations. There were actually 10 wedding parties there with the same idea, so obviously, others share the sentiment!
The entire evening was a roaring success. The guests had a fabulous time in the photo booth and spend the remainder of the evening laughing, dancing and jotting warm wishes and sweet notes in Kristine and Mike’s scrapbook. I think Kristine’s father summed it up (pun intended!) during his speech but truly, these two are the perfect match.
Thank you for the opportunity to photograph you, get to know your families and participate in your big day!