On a gorgeous day in September, Stephanie and Matt had an old Hollywood inspired wedding at Fourth Presbyterian Church, the only church on the famous Magnificent Mile. It was a dream come true for Stephanie to marry the love of her life in this grand and historic church.
Ansel Adams observed, "Photography is an investigation of the outer and the inner worlds. The terms “shoot” and “take” are not accidental. They represent an attitude of conquest and appropriation. Only when the photographer grows in perception and creative impulse does the term “make" define a condition of empathy and understanding."
Jessica and Zach's wedding is featured in the Winter 2015 issue of Inside Weddings. Ever since Jessica was a little girl, she knew she wanted to get married at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. "I would watch other brides getting married there,” said Jessica of her frequent visits to the luxurious property over the years
Annie and Ryan’s wedding, featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Inside Weddings, is available on newsstands for a few more weeks! Don’t miss this beautiful magazine, full of many inspirational photographs and articles.
Want to see more images from this extraordinary wedding? Here are a few more of our photographs from that magical day.
Imagine aerialists hanging from the rafters pouring champagne, platform dancers of all kinds, 1970's muscle cars and decor to die for. Surprises were at every turn for the birthday boy and all of his guests, including a very special concert with Joe Walsh of the Eagles. Kehoe Designs custom built a private club complete with VIP cabanas and a stage worthy of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Guests were blown away as they discovered new elements all night long. Chicago's newest venue, The Geraghty, proved to be the perfect location for this epic party. Imagine no longer, take a peek into this fabulous party!
We feel fortunate to live and work in the beautiful, Chicago neighborhood of Logan Square, among many talented artists and entrepreneurs. We believe in the beauty of blending historic with modern. Built in 1916, our European style live-work building, is land-marked by the city of Chicago, full of character and modern style. It is a dream come true to have a charming studio, surrounded by beautiful boulevards, as the foundation of our creative endeavors.
"It is a pleasure to get to know our couples, become part of their inner circle, understand their connections, and hone in on what matters most. Every celebration has its own personality, vibe and feeling. To interpret and translate the feeling, love and joy, we look for the split-second glances, tender touches, belly laughs and genuine smiles. Emotionally connected, we sense magical moments; one must first feel, and then see to be able to interpret. This is the foundation of our creative process."
"Inspired by all art forms: paintings, architecture, fashion, cinema, music and food, we incorporate our sensibilities into everything we do. Blending emotional imagery with a modern and elegant viewpoint is how we tell very personal stories in a nuanced way. We do this so that you may savor your celebration, long after it ends, and remember those feelings forever. It would be our privilege to interpret your unique story."Heather KingenSmith ×