Going into an engagement or wedding photo shoot, I enjoy sitting down with every couple and learning more about their vision. Discovering ways to incorporate that vision into a uniquely tailored photo shoot is always a challenge, and I love being challenged! Recently, I had the pleasure of capturing Maggie and Ben’s beautiful wedding at the stunning London House in Chicago.

An element that stood out to me about Maggie and Ben’s story was the location in which they first met. Both Maggie and Ben worked in the news industry, Ben at NBC, Maggie at the Chicago Tribune. One day, Ben was scheduled to record an interview segment that Maggie had set up. So Ben walked out of the NBC entrance, Maggie walked out of the Tribune entrance, and in the plaza between the two buildings they shook hands for the first time. “I always left work at the same time Maggie was arriving. It was six years of near-misses until that fateful morning when I had to stay a little late and Maggie had to come in a little early” (Ben). I couldn’t think of a more perfect place to creatively illustrate this life changing moment than in that very spot!

Venue: London House, Chicago IL (Mercedes Ogorek)

Bride’s Gown: Ultimate Bride (Designer-Liancarlo)

Groom’s Tux: Formally Modern

Hair: Jean Ramos

Makeup: Tran Nguyen

Wedding Planner: Big City Brides (Chrissy Magliano)

Photographer: Misty Winter Photography

Videographer: Wholehearted (Josiah)

Florist: K.LA Designs

Lighting: VLS Lighting (Mark G.)

Ceremony Musicians: Artisitstrings

DJ: Monastero Entertainment (JD)

Photobooth: Monastero Entertainment (JD)