Next up on my blog series of favorites are The Locations! I think I traveled more for weddings and shoots this year than ever before. I shot in 6 different states and had backdrops from downtown Manhattan to the beaches of Hawaii and everything in between! I’m still looking for new state to add for 2014 so if you know someone getting married in a state I haven’t shot in have them contact me for my destination package! California? Maine? Hit me up!
Here is a look at some of the great venues and locations I worked at in 2013!
I’m still not sure how I managed to book 3 weddings at The Odyssey Club in Tinley Park, but by the 3rd one I was giving people directions haha.
The view of the golf course out back in April at Rachel and Brian’s wedding. I was also here in June and November!
I have always wanted to shoot at the Basilica at Notre Dame. I’ve seen photos of numerous weddings there and it’s just gorgeous! Although getting a wedding date at this church is like an Olympic Sport you can see why it’s worth it! This is from Elizabeth and Andy’s wedding in May.
In June I had the pleasure of traveling to Colorado to shoot my friend Emily’s engagement photos. It was the first time I’ve really spent any time there outside of the airport and man is it beautiful! We spent the weekend in Breckinridge for their shoot and I did not want to leave…
But of course not much beats sweet home Chicago:)Despite the fact that it’s -25 outside right now I still love it! There are so many amazing views of the skyline from various locations I don’t think I’ll ever get tried of shooting it.
This was the view from a reception at the Holiday Inn Merchandise Mart in August.
The view from Buckinham Fountain where we were shooting for Melissa and Matt’s esession. The Blackhawks had just won the Stanley Cup so you see the messages on the buildings downtown.
Also in August I shot an awesome backyard engagement party in the suburbs. I loved everything about this party and the lighting really set the tone.
In September I was off to NYC to shoot a wedding in Manhattan. This is the gorgeous view from the reception.
And a couple weeks later I was in Bloomington, IN which always feels like home having lived their for 6 years.
This is a shot of Lake Monroe which was the backdrop for Carrie and Ben’s wedding.
And then in October I headed off to Hawaii for some of the most gorgeous views I’ve ever seen…..
After returning from Hawaii I headed off to Kentucky for Morgan and Mike’s wedding at Richwood Plantation along the Ohio River.
This is the view from the front.
And the view from the back
The view down the canal in Indianapolis where I shot for Barb and Ali’s wedding in August and a couple of engagement sessions in October as well. It’s not quite the Chicago skyline, but it was home for a couple of years so it’s always nice to be back.
It was back to Richwood Plantation to end the year with Rebecca and Nathan!
And one final shot of the Chicago skyline just because I love it