Teri and Shelby | Brookfield Zoo | Brookfield, Illinois • “It’s only rained during portraits a couple of times in the past eight years.” I kept saying it over and over again in the hopes that our luck with rain would win out over the crazy looking splotch on my radar app. And somehow, despite everything, it worked. When it came time to start taking portraits around the Brookfield Zoo, the rain stopped; the sideways rain that we saw when we arrived didn’t show up again.
It was awesome having Lane with me again to cover their wedding (her photos are 1-11, 13, 16, 20, 27, 34 and 37-39). Cathy was at home, still getting used to breast-feeding and still recovering from having our baby. I think every single guest at that wedding got to see a picture of our son on my phone.
The highlight of their day, for me, was their cocktail hour in the bear room. It was pretty cool seeing people sip their wine while bears dove into the water nearby. Their reception was interesting as well. Dinner was upstairs in a beautiful window lit room and the reception was downstairs in a huge hall. Thank you again to Teri and Shelby for an awesome experience and for having such high hopes in my rain luck! See their engagement session here.
Cathy and David
gallery | teri and shelby.
password | groom’s last name.
locations | residence inn oak brook. brookfield zoo.
event design | accents and petals wooden flowers.
catering | lezza’s bakery. brookfield zoo.
styling | sonia roselli makeup studio. macy’s. demetrios. tuk.
creatives | style matters.
honeymoon | it’s a surprise!