Leslie and Sean | The Blackstone | Chicago, Illinois


It’s always a little nerve-wracking shooting weddings for family, but my cousin Leslie and her husband Sean made the experience one I know I’ll treasure for a long time. They’re such an easygoing couple and their beautiful October wedding was one of the highlights of my year. We started the day in the bridal suite at the Blackstone Hotel on Magnificent Mile. We were able to take advantage of some amazing light from the suite’s big skylights. We used Spirit of Music Garden across the street for the first look and had the bridal party join us for some fun group pictures. They were married in St. Alphonsus, a beautifully ornate church in Lincoln Park. They’re photogenic golden retriever, Griffey, joined them for photos after the ceremony and the results did not disappoint. I always love the opportunity to shoot a couple with their pet. We packed into the bus and headed over to Adler Planetarium for some more group shots by the lake. Cocktails back at the Blackstone led into some heartfelt speeches from their siblings. The night concluded with a rousing rendition of “Who let the dogs out” performed by all of the groomsmen. The Baha Men would have been proud.

Venue: The Blackstone | Makeup: Bridal Brigade | Transportation: Windy City Limo | Bakery: Bittersweet Bakery | Videographer: O’Grady Cinema | Band: John Paris Ensemble | Photo Booth: XOXO Photobox 

I have followed Tim on IG for years and love his city pictures, so I knew he would be incredible as a wedding photographer for our downtown Chicago wedding. He was so easy to work with, from our initial meeting with his portfolio, through email communications leading up to the big day, and was so incredible on the actual day. He created an easy timeline to follow and was so efficient in getting all the shots he had in mind and everything I requested. He was very professional and kept us all in line. I even threw him a curveball and completely changed around the list of family photos we wanted after the ceremony. He adjusted with ease and made sure nothing was stressful for us. I would recommend Tim for anyone and everyone's weddings. He was simply amazing to work with!

Leslie and Sean

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