Amanda and Derek | Chicago

Post by David – Amanda and Derek are still one of my favorite engagement sessions we’ve ever done. Before the wedding I remembered them sitting on their couch playing guitar together and it just put a smile on my face. It made sense to me that a session as unique as theirs would be at a reception just as eclectic and I wasn’t the least surprised to know that it would be Salvage One — a fabulously cool antique store that hosts weddings. It was hard enough not to just examine everything this store had to offer and I know at some point Cathy and I are going to make a trip back over to examine the furniture, most of it being mid-century modern. The wedding was dark, 6400 iso if I’m lucky dark, but it made for some really amazing light to work with. But it was the light that shown from these two that made the day such a wonderful experience. These two laughed and cried all day long and it made for a lot of fun.

We were also excited to work with Blu Couture on this one, one of our favorite videographers in Chicago and it was wonderful working with a team just as creative as us, someone we could collaborate on shots with and play off one another’s creativity. We can’t wait to work with them again and as soon as the video is really we’ll be sure to post it here on the blog! We got to work with them at Lindsey and Bryan’s wedding as well at the Palmer House, which will be up later this week.

Prep started at the Hotel Palomar downtown which was absolutely gorgeous.

I love the next two images and how close together they happened. 🙂

I’ve been trying to get this shot (below) forever and I finally got it. 🙂 Completely candid. Not posed. Thank you. *bows*
Cathy has a shot she’s been working on as well and I can’t wait to post it when she finally gets hers!

One of these days I’m going to do an engagement session here. Seriously. I can’t get over how cool this place was!

Cathy had so much fun shooting for highlights at this wedding. Love. 🙂

I love smoosh kisses like the one below. 😀

Derek got a little emotional during one of the toasts. I think we all did to be honest. 🙂

Just going to be honest and say I’ve been loving the trend lately of doing parent dances together. 🙂

The girls all practiced thriller that morning. This is the result. 🙂

Wow. So Amanda and Derek. Your reception made my brain hurt with all the ideas I had running through my brain and we really appreciate your patience in doing all the crazy things we had you guys do! You were awesome to work with and SO MUCH fun! Thank you! Can’t wait for you guys to see the rest of the photos!

Much Love,
Cathy and David Photographers

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Chicago Wedding Vendors and Locations:
Ceremony and Reception Site – Salvage One
Catering – Entertaining Company  |  Florist, Design Coordination – Event Creative
Band/DJ – Toast and Jam   |  Hair and Makeup Stylist – Salon Blonde  |  Hair and Makeup Stylist – Blu Couture

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