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We first met Sheila and Matt early last year. They flew in from New York to have their engagement session at Northerly Island, and we instantly fell in love with their personalities. They are so genuine and incredibly in love. And in early May, these college sweethearts tied the knot where it all began – The University of Chicago.

Sheila and Matt’s wedding was absolute perfection. Their first look took place at the bridge where Matt proposed. It was such a heartfelt moment, filled with happy tears and so much laughter. From there, we explored the gorgeous architecture throughout the UC campus, including their house table in the cafeteria. As we visited the places that started their love story, we learned more and more about these two and their relationship. It’s safe to say that Sheila and Matt have an unbreakable bond. Their love is inspiring and beautiful. We ended our adventure in front of their ceremony venue, The Quadrangle Club, and Sheila surprised Matt with an elephant!! Well, actually, an elephant decal on their car. Matt wanted to ride into the ceremony on an elephant, as tradition in some Indian weddings, and this was the best alternative. Matt’s reaction was priceless!

For the ceremony, Sheila and her family changed into beautiful, colorful saris. The ceremony was utterly romantic, and we adored how both their cultures were addressed, including a unity candle, the Seven Blessings, and a mangalsutra (a necklace placed on Sheila by Matt which is considered a sacred thread of love and goodwill). After the ceremony, these two danced the night away with their friends and family. What a perfect day.

Here are some of our favorites from Sheila and Matt’s Quadrangle Club at the University of Chicago Wedding!

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From Sheila & Matt: “Ed and Aileen were the photographers for our wedding a few weeks ago. Once again, they were a pleasure to work with. They were pros as running our posed extended family pictures during cocktail hour. None of our pictures look posed or fake, and I love that they provide a quick sneak peak of some photos a day after the wedding. Ed and Aileen are truly amazing. I highly recommend them as photographers.”

Event Planner: Greatest Expectations | Venue: The Quadrangle Club at the University of Chicago | Cake: Sugar Fixé | Florals: Weddings by Westgate Flowers | Dress: David’s Bridal | DJ: Style Matters | Lighting: Chicago Lighting Design

Jess and Drew’s wedding was bursting at the seams with love and happiness.  As we got to know these two over the last year, especially during their sunrise engagement session, we grew more and more excited for their spring wedding. It’s not hard to just love these two! And on May 7th, with their friends and family gathered to celebrate their marriage, these two began a new chapter together at the Starline Factory in Harvard, IL. From an emotional first look on Lake Geneva to a heartfelt ceremony, the whole day was simply beautiful.

Three years ago, Drew wrote Jess a little note with the lyrics to a Mumford & Sons song, and that note was the beginning of their love story. So for their ceremony, Drew sang “After The Storm” to his new wife, and it was incredible. When Drew started singing, the entire room was left breathless because we all immediately knew that this was their song. That this was real, and that he loves Jess with all his heart.

After the wedding, we tracked down a recording to hopefully create something meaningful to the newlyweds. We wanted to tell the story of their wedding day through Drew’s performance. We hope you enjoy this slideshow of Jess and Drew’s Starline Factory wedding! A special thanks to Jess’ sister Christy and friend Nicole for sending over their recordings (and not telling Jess and Drew)!

From Jess & Drew: “I cannot write enough good things about Ed and Aileen! First off they get to know their couples that they shoot; what your interests are, what is most important to you on your special day, and who you are as individuals. They are well organized, quick to respond, and are just as excited for your big day as you are! They are personable and and do everything they can to make you feel comfortable the entire day. They have an eye for specific details, angles, and shots. They captured every moment and emotion of our wedding. They went above and beyond what I could have ever imagined! Another thing I also love about their work is that they are up to try anything! We mentioned doing canoes for our engagement shoot and they jumped at the idea of it! At one point Ed climbed a gate across a pier just to get the perfect shot for our first look!

I would tell everyone considering a photographer to use them!! They were an essential part of our wedding, everyone won’t stop talking about the pictures they have seen so far, and we are beyond amazed at how great they are!!!

So glad we were lucky enough to have them shoot our wedding, highly recommend!”

Venue: Starline Factory | DJ: Chicago Wedding DJ Fourth Estate Audio | Florals: Phillip’s Flowers | Suits: Men’s Warehouse

We originally scheduled Soo and Lucas’ engagement session for an afternoon in June, but it was unfortunately rained out. While we were originally disappointed, we are now so happy that we had to reschedule!! The sunrise that day was absolutely awe-inspiring. Wrapped in each other’s arms, these two watched the sunrise together on the same spot where they first met on Promontory Point. We even stopped by their old stomping grounds at The University of Chicago for a run through their law school’s reflecting pool. We ended our adventure at Adler Planetarium with the foggy Chicago skyline greeting us. What an incredible morning! It was totally worth us waking up at 3:45AM! We can’t wait to see these two again.

Here are some of our favorites from Soo and Lucas’ Promontory Point Chicago sunrise engagement session!

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On a beautiful summer evening, we met Paul and Keith at Hollywood Beach, also known as Osterman Beach. We had such a wonderful time exploring Edgewater with this amazing duo and their adorable pup Floyd. From the nonstop laughter and dog kisses, these three make a pretty adorable family. The weather was perfect, and the lake was a gorgeous blue. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. These two are getting married next year at Promontory Point. We can’t wait to see all of them again!!

Here are some of our favorites from Paul and Keith’s Hollywood Beach engagement session!

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