Lynsay + Tom live in the South Loop and spent one of the few warm days we’ve had this spring (ugh) running around Museum Campus with Nicki. We love how natural and in-love these two look and can’t wait to celebrate their wedding with them in July! Enjoy these last couple months of the engagement!
Erin + Joe are some of the happiest people we’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing. From their engagement session on the 606, to their wedding day this past March, Erin + Joe have always been nothing but smiles and love for each other. Their love is contagious – and it really pops out in the photos. JTP Team Photog, Nicki, took the lead on this one – and even though I’ve never actually met Erin – we still chat all the time (that’s just the kind of awesome person that she is). I love seeing their happy smiles and wish all the best to my Logan Square neighbors, Erin + Joe!
VENDOR CREDITS // Photography: Jill Tiongco Photography, Nicki/Hanna | Wedding Dress Designer: BHLDN | Bridesmiad Dresses Designer: David’s Bridal | Tuxedo Designer: Men’s Warehouse | Hair Stylist: Katie Meyers | Make-up Artist: Michelle Tomblin | Wedding Coordinator: Plum & Ivy Events | Videography: Fox and Ivory | Florist: Bella Flora | Cake Artist: Orland Park Bakery | DJ: DJUJ | Paper Goods Designer: Minted | Ceremony/Reception Venue/Catering: Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
I spent an hour with Abby + Charlie walking around the river near the Kinzie Street bridge. These two are so cute together and these photos are some of my favorites ever. We’re super excited to capture their wedding day at the end of this year – it’s the first time I’ve ever been excited for December to come! Enjoy this time, you guys…. the wedding will be here before you know it!
Kelsie + Matt spent an hour with me walking along some of the newer sections of the always growing Chicago Riverwalk. They’re getting married this November at Gallery 1028 and I can’t wait to celebrate with them and their families/friends! Here are some of my favorites of these two in this beautiful city we live in!
Jill and Dan flew out to Lake Tahoe for this one! There was a huge snowstorm in Chicago that weekend, but after three cancelled flights, a 360 spin across the highway, and the rental car service being out of the car we ordered… we made it! The weather didn’t end up working out for Jenna + Chris on their actual wedding day (but every other day surrounding the wedding was beautiful so at least they got to enjoy that!) – but they rolled with mother nature’s punches and kept the focus on their love for each other.
We’re so lucky to have had this experience with them – and we’re even more excited to share some of our favorite photos from the day! All our love to Jenna + Chris doing their thing on the west coast!
VENDOR CREDITS // Photographer: Jill Tiongco Photography, Jill/Dan | Wedding Dress Designer: Michael Medina, Dimitras Bridal | Tuxedo Designer: Men’s Warehouse | Hair Stylist: Salon Bella Vita | Make-up Artist: Salon Bella Vita | Wedding Coordinator: Marcella Camille Events | Florist: Thran’s Flowers | Cake Artist: West Shore Cafe & Inn | DJ: Funtion45 | Paper Goods Designer: Minted | Ceremony/Reception Venue: West Shore Cafe & Inn | Caterers: West Shore Cafe & Inn
Trent + Todd live in Lakeview – so we spent the afternoon photographing just that. We started at their condo, walked a few blocks around their neighborhood, and even grabbed a drink at the new Hotel Zachary. The space was super cute, and the bartender even gave us the round for free since it was their engagement session! These to are getting married later this year at I can’t wait to celebrate with them at Ravenswood Event Center!
Dana + Joe’s wedding was one of the last ones we photographed last year – and we loved it! They are one of those couples that you overhear little conversations between just the two of them throughout the day – and you just smile to yourself because you can tell they are not only so in love – but best friends. Fun fact: Joe forgot his pocket square, so he rocked our timeline (a folded up piece of paper) in his pocket instead 😉
It was a beautiful day with some of my favorite Chicago wedding vendors: my own personal hair/makeup team that I used for MY wedding – Brooke Klay and Joey Claeyssen of Arch Apothecary, gorgeous florals from Stemline Creative, one of my favorite Chicago wedding venues Artifact Events, and all the yummy food from Food for Thought. Congrats Dana + Joe – I hope married life is treating you the best!
VENDOR CREDITS // Photographer: Jill Tiongco Photography, Jill/Nicki/Dan | Wedding Dress Designer: Calla Blanche | Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: Dessy | Tuxedo Designer: Black Tux | Hair Stylist: Arch Apothecary, Brooke Klay | Make-up Artist: Arch Apothecary, Joey Claeyssen | Wedding Coordinator: Andrea Secara | Videographer: Robbie and Ryan | Florist: Stemline Creative | Cake Artist: Alliance Bakery | DJ: Elite DJs | Paper Goods Designer: Steracle Press | Ceremony/Reception Venue: Artifact Events | Caterer: Food for Thought | Music: Fretless Music | Transportation: Chicago Trolley
Lauren + Mike met at work. They were friends first, but according to Lauren she, “harassed him until he would go out with me.” Eventually, her persistence paid off and they got together! They got engaged on Lauren’s 30th birthday – they went to lunch and out for drink at the Robey Hotel. And on the rooftop, Mike gave Lauren her birthday gift – a book full of photos and captions – the last one being a photo of his face and the words “do this goof in the picture above a favor and take this ring.”
Their wedding was last November at Lacuna Lofts. With beautiful magnolia filled bouquets by Northern Greenhouses, leather jacket and sunglasses as accessories, and all the love in the world, Lauren + Mike said I do and the rest is history. Here are a few of our favorite moments…
VENDOR CREDITS // Wedding Dress Designer: Pronovia Atelier, Nordstrom | Bridesmiad Dresses Designer: Katie May, Nordstrom | Wedding Coordinator: Mary Kehoe, Lacuna Events by LM | Florist: Northern Greenhouses | Cake Artist: L & M | DJ: Mike Catania | Paper Goods Designer: Regina Issac | Ceremony Venue: Saint Michael | Reception Venue: Lacuna Lofts | Caterer: Lacuna Events by LM
Kelly + Frank are getting married this year at The Dalcy – but first, Engagement Session. We made sure to include their pup, spent some time in the beautiful west loop alley of RM Champagne and Green Street Smoked Meats, and then ended the session along the Chicago Riverwalk during sunset. We were lucky enough to get some pretty, pretty snowflakes, too (we shot this in January). Their smiles, their love, and a fur baby mean I love this session. And even though the snow is pretty in pictures, I don’t miss it. Stay away snow, it’s spring 🙂 Can’t wait for the wedding, you two!
Katherine + Mike met working their summer jobs at the pool in their home town. Katherine was 15 and Mike was 16. They hit it off right away and dated for a few years during high school and college. They parted ways as they were long distance at different schools, but four years later Katherine sent Mike a happy birthday text (with no other motives) and they’ve been together ever since.
They tied the knot last September at Floating World Gallery while they danced to the tunes of Style Matters, ate ice cream from Bobtail, and the girls rocked it out holding flowers from Flowers for Dreams and wearing the flowiest of gowns by BHLDN and Show Me Your Mumu. Here’s some of our favorite moments from their day!
VENDOR CREDITS // Wedding Dress Designer: Catherine Deane, BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: Show Me Your Mumu | Tuxedo Designer: Peter Millar | Hair Stylist: Lexi Grivetti, Salon Soca | Make-up Artist: Mandy Farmer | Florist: Flowers for Dreams | Dessert: Ice cream from Bobtail | DJ: Style Matters | Ceremony/Reception Venue: Floating World Gallery | Caterer: Cocina Fusion