One of my favorite things about elopements is the amount of flexibility we have on the day. In lieu of traditional getting ready photos- SJ, Josh, and I were able to dedicate nearly two hours of time for our first look and couples photos on the beautiful Montrose Bird Sanctuary in Chicago. This location was […]
Janie & Ash got married in the exact same spot as where they first met. A little hidden dog park off the beaten path, shaded by a line of pine trees. Those trees became the isle that they walked down, while their closest family and friends gathered in an intimate circle under strings of flowers […]
Yuriy Sardarov and Madeleine Kim’s intimate Chicago courthouse elopement looks like something out of a fashion editorial spread. The couple decided they wanted something intimate and out of the box for their wedding. So they flew from Los Angeles to Chicago, the city where they both grew up.
I met them at the courthouse in downtown Chicago for a brief wedding ceremony. The basement location wasn’t conventionally glamorous, but it had an undeniable charm. We made the most of the courthouse escalators, the revolving door, and the old pay-phones by incorporating them into our photos. I loved the editorial edge that the courthouse lobby gave to the shoot.