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BLACKSTONE HOTEL CHICAGO WEDDING: COLIN + COURTNEY

So…If you ever call my cell phone and you get my answering machine, call back. The dude from Yelp literally calls me twice a day to sell me on “boosting my page so more people see my work.” (Points for persistence Larry, but seriously, stop calling) (:

Don’t get me wrong, I typically wouldn’t want to turn down an opportunity to potentially get matched with engaged couples, but there’s something that Yelp, the Knot, or whomever wants my money to “buy me clients” doesn’t have. This is the number one reason I’m still in business and it’s the number one reason I LOVE my couples: relationships! I not only get the majority of my weddings from referrals but it’s how I absolutely fall for my couples! Just over a year ago I photographed a wedding in which I adored the bride & groom. Today’s bride was the Maid of Honor for that wedding, and now it was my previous bride’s turn to stand by her best friends side. It took all of two seconds into Courtney & Colin’s engagement session to see why these two are besties. They are seriously some of the most thoughtful, kind, and fun people you would ever hope to meet! I mean, who buys there photographer a present on their honeymoon!? All this to say, I could spend however much money and buy my clients (yes, that is a thing) or I could have some of the greatest people introduce me other incredible people.

The word “incredible” hardly does justice for Courtney & Colin. Seriously! If I were to list all the thoughtfulness in their gifts to their parents, the words in their speeches, or what a blast they are to be around, it’d be the longest blog post of all time. Was every detail of this day planned to perfection? Yep. But they’d be the first to say it, that it’s because of the incredible friends & family in their lives who were well enough to make it to the big day that made it perfection for them.

Court & Colin- I just adore you two! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for allowing me to capture this incredible time in your life. I know your journey wasn’t an easy one to get to where you are, but to be able to celebrate with everyone whom we didn’t know would make it to see it, is an honor that I don’t take lightly. So thank you! I cannot wait to see what the future hold for you guys! No doubt, it will be filled with a ton of laughter & fun!!

So much love for you!!

CEREMONY & RECEPTION: Blackstone Hotel: http://www.theblackstonehotel.com/

PLANNER: Clementine Custom Events: http://www.clementinecustomevents.com/

DRESS: Lazaro: https://www.jlmcouture.com/Lazaro

CAKE: Cake-Chicago: http://www.cake-chicago.com/

FLORIST: Dahlia Blooms: http://www.dahliabloomschicago.com/

DJ: MDM Entertainment: http://mdmentertainment.com/

PHOTOBOOTH: Slomo Booth: http://slomobooths.com/

 

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