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H & M's Wedding at Chevy Chase & St. Alphonsus http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/h-m-wedding-at-chevy-chase-st-alphonsus Ceremony - St. Alphonsus, Chicago, Illinois 

Reception - Chevy Chase Country Club, Wheeling, Illinois

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stephanie@lareephoto.com (Laree Photo) chase chevy event illinois photography session wedding http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/h-m-wedding-at-chevy-chase-st-alphonsus Mon, 05 Jun 2017 03:08:43 GMT
Bridal Preparation Photographs http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/Bridal-Preparation-Photographs
The preparation shots are a very important detail of telling the story of your day.  You don't just start a book from the middle right? We need to have a begining, and a memorable begining at that.  The bride and groom preparation photographs are an introduction to the wedding day itself, which I believe is a necessary element to one's wedding album.   Throughout your wedding day, you will be enjoying and experiencing so many different elements of the day and I'll be there making sure you can look back and remember each one- starting with the jitters and excitement during prep.
Since the bride and bridesmaids have the most involved and detailed preparations, I tend to spend more prep time with the girls.  The groom normally waits until I arrive to put on his tie and a few last minute preparations.   Since neither the groom nor bride has seen eachother during the hours leading up to the ceremony, these photographs are very fun and special for the bride & groom to finally get to see- all of the laugh's, cry's, and memorable moments.  Here are a few of my favorite from this past wedding season:
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Engaged: Jared + Maggie http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/2/Engaged-Jared-Maggie
Maggie came to me with a very unique request for her engagement session.  Her fiance is a baseball player for the B-Mets and he had asked her to marry him at one of his games by giving her a ball saying "Will you marry me?".  She wanted to capture their love for the game and how it incorporates into their relationship- but also showing the romantic guy inside of him.  Maggie told me that they are apart for about half the year while he is away playing/training, while Maggie is in school here in Chicago.  Personally, I don't know how she can be apart from someone she loves so much for so long- it really takes a strong woman to be able to do that.  I'm sure some plane rides to visit and Skype really help a lot!
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stephanie@lareephoto.com (Laree Photo) Lincoln Park Chicago Engagement Session baseball engagement session mets new photography themed york http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/2/Engaged-Jared-Maggie Sun, 04 Jun 2017 04:23:46 GMT
Arlington Heights Wedding http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/Arlington-Heights-Wedding ]]> stephanie@lareephoto.com (Laree Photo) http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/Arlington-Heights-Wedding Sun, 04 Jun 2017 04:22:30 GMT Winter Wedding at Metropolis Ballroom http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/metropolis-ballroom This December wedding at Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights makes winter weddings look like they're making a comeback.  Metropolis Ballroom has a generous open floor plan for whatever type of look you're going for.  In the room they use as the bridal suite there's beautiful furniture, like the white couch that is featured in a few of the photographs of the bride.  For this blog post I decided to focus on the bridal portraits and also show some of the beautiful ceremony and reception so you can get a feel for how romantic and beautiful this day was.  You can have a wedding anytime of year... just take a look.

Location:  Metropolis Ballroom   -   6 S Vail Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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stephanie@lareephoto.com (Laree Photo) arlington bridal ceremony event heights metropolis ballroom photographer portraits reception wedding winter http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/metropolis-ballroom Wed, 31 May 2017 02:45:17 GMT
Engaged: Eric & Brittany http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/Engaged-Eric-Brittany
Eric & Brittany's sunset engagement photography session in Wheaton, Illinois
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Bucktown & Logan Square Engagement Session - Chicago IL http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/Bucktown-Engagement-Session ]]> stephanie@lareephoto.com (Laree Photo) Family photo session Lincoln Park Chicago Lincoln Park Chicago Engagement Session bucktown engagement session logan square photography session http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/Bucktown-Engagement-Session Fri, 19 May 2017 03:52:17 GMT A 15th Century Quinceanera http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/A-15th-Century-Quinceanera
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stephanie@lareephoto.com (Laree Photo) Lincoln Park Chicago Lincoln Park Chicago Engagement Session engagement session photography session http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/Matt-Alexis-Engagement-Photography-Portrait-Preview Thu, 18 May 2017 22:15:27 GMT
Newborn Session: Brayden http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/Newborn-Session-Brayden ]]> stephanie@lareephoto.com (Laree Photo) http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/Newborn-Session-Brayden Thu, 18 May 2017 22:13:11 GMT Newberry Library Wedding Photography - Chicago Illinois http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/Newberry-Library-Wedding-Photography---Chicago-Illinois Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto Newberry Library Chicago Wedding Laree PhotoNewberry Library Chicago Wedding lareephoto

 

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stephanie@lareephoto.com (Laree Photo) http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/Newberry-Library-Wedding-Photography---Chicago-Illinois Thu, 18 May 2017 21:21:12 GMT
Chicago Andersonville Home Lifestyle Newborn/Children Portrait Session http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/Chicago-Andersonville-Home-Lifestyle-NewbornChildren-Portrait-Session This is the reason I love my job.  To capture families during there most special times in life- whether it be their engagement, wedding day, quinceanera, or milestones in their children's lives.  Capturing the baby in the first month of it's life is one of my favorites, because it's one of the most special times in a mother and fathers lives.
 
This beautiful family adores their new son Noah, you can tell by the way they look at him in every photo.  Their faces would just light up!
One of my favorite times during this shoot was when the dad was calming his baby during the shoot. He sat with his beautiful baby boy in their gorgeous window so it was a great photo op as well.  The couple also has a cute older brother; he's only in middle school but he was such a pro with his newborn brother.  So caring and gentle the whole time.
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NOAH'S Event Venue http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/NOAHS-Event-Venue
Kate & Dan from Illinois were married in a beautiful Chicago suburban Catholic church with a full mass followed by a romantic cocktail hour and reception at NOAH'S Event Venue.  Kate was a beautiful classic bride who loved the floral, garden look.  From the girls light green short dresses, to the fairy light, lantern filled reception hall it screams garden!
 
 
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stephanie@lareephoto.com (Laree Photo) center event garden noahs noahs event venue photography session wedding http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/NOAHS-Event-Venue Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:18:04 GMT
Mr & Mrs King's Chicago History Museum Wedding Ceremony and Reception with Bridal Prep at Waldo http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/Chicago-History-Museum-Wedding-Receptions-with-Bridal-Prep-at-Waldorf-Astoria ]]> stephanie@lareephoto.com (Laree Photo) Waldorf Astoria event lareephoto lareephoto.com photography wedding wedding prep photos http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/Chicago-History-Museum-Wedding-Receptions-with-Bridal-Prep-at-Waldorf-Astoria Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:22:16 GMT Navy Pier & Lake Michigan Engagement Session - Chicago, Illinois http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/Navy-Pier-Lake-Michigan-Engagement-Session---Chicago-Illinois ]]> stephanie@lareephoto.com (Laree Photo) http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/Navy-Pier-Lake-Michigan-Engagement-Session---Chicago-Illinois Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:59:30 GMT Lincoln Park Nature Walk Engagement Session in Fall http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/Lincoln-Park-Engagement-Session-in-Fall ]]> stephanie@lareephoto.com (Laree Photo) http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/Lincoln-Park-Engagement-Session-in-Fall Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:43:18 GMT Family Photoshoot - 1st Birthday http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/Family-Photoshoot---1st-Birthday ]]> stephanie@lareephoto.com (Laree Photo) Family photo session children photography family photo shoot photography session http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/Family-Photoshoot---1st-Birthday Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:13:44 GMT Before the wedding day: the FYI on the Bouquet, Corsages, and Boutonnieres http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/Before-the-wedding-day-the-FYI-on-the-Bouquet-Corsages-and-Boutonnieres
As a wedding photographer, I have educated a lot of brides, grooms, and bridal party members on a number of things throughout the wedding day.  When it comes to even the flowers, I am always asked a lot of questions.  Here is a good read about the how to's when it comes to the flowers before the big day; just to make you a little more prepared.
The Boutonniere
Question:  Where exactly does my Boutonniere go and how do I put it on?  (If you don't know what a Boutonniere is- it's the small flower that the men wear on their jackets)
Hold the boutonniere by the stem with your left hand, the flower should face away from the viewer.Place the boutonniere on the wearer’s left lapel, approximately four inches down from the tip of the left shoulder. Make sure the flower is positioned correctly before pinning it in place.Hold a pin with your right hand, and starting from behind the lapel, push it through the fabric just beneath the head of the flower.Pierce through the flower stem, re-inserting the tip of the pin into the fabric so that the tip of the pin ends up behind the lapel. Be sure that the flower is securely in place.Tug gently on the stem to be sure the boutonniere is properly fastened.
The Corsage
Question:  Where exactly does my Corsage go and how do I put it on?  (this is the flower the women wears, normally the mothers and grandmothers in the family)
Hold the corsage against the wearer’s chest, just below the left shoulder. Be sure to take into account the neckline of the outfit and the jewelry when determining placement. Also ask the wearer if they plan on leaving their jacket or shrug on all evening so that you can pin through both pieces of clothing.While holding the corsage in place, catch the fabric with the tip of the pin on one side of the stem near the base of the flower.Guide the pin over the stem, or through the ribbon wrapping on the stem, at a slight upward angle, to help secure the corsage. Then catch the fabric with the pin on the other side of the stem to hold the corsage firmly in place, and push the pin out to the surface of the fabric.Add another pin a bit higher up on the flower stem if necessary.
Of course you can order a wrist corsage if the ladies prefer that style.A wrist corsage is normally worn on the left arm.
The Bouquet - for the bride &bridesmaidsalike
Question:  How do I hold my bouquet?
Alwayshold your bouquet below your waist
, unless otherwise directed. Depending on the type of bouquet, the top of the flowers will rest around the belly button area.  By placing the flowers below your waist you will create a beautiful silhouette for photographs which lengthens your arms making them look leaner. The technique also helps your flowers to not compete with your face or body within the frame of the image.  For close-up images only, I always suggest holding the bouquet above the waist just so they are captured in the frame.
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Photo & Video Preview of a rustic chic Wedding & Reception at County Line Orchard in Hobart, In http://lareephoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/Mr-Mrs-Frosts-Wedding-Reception-at-County-Line-Orchard-in-Hobart-Indiana
Mr & Mrs Frost's rustic chic wedding was filled with pinks, golds, purples, and mason jar DIY's.  The beautiful couple was married under a beautiful tree in the large County Line Orchard in Hobart, Indiana.  The reception was held in a barn with incredible natural light creating an amazing ambiance for the photography.
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