Lauran & Marty

As a wedding photographer you can’t help but imagine dream weddings you would like to capture… As a Chicago wedding photographer, you can’t help but secretly fantasize about backyard weddings and beautiful Sperry Tents… magical weddings that only seem to happen in California. 🙂 Well… if there ever was a wedding I dreamed of photographing, but did not dear hope to ever have the chance to, especially in Chicago, it was Lauran & Marty’s wedding. And yes, without a doubt Lauran was one of the most beautiful brides I have had the honor to photograph in my entire career so far. There was so much emotion, so many happy (and sad) tears shed, so much love, that it was hard to pick favorites for this blog feature! I just cannot wait to share!

Let’s start with the beginning. 🙂 A sunny, crisp morning in early September. The bride and groom getting ready just steps away from each other. Lauran at a family friend’s house and Marty at his parent’s house.

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Lauran’s exquisite wedding dress is a Romona Keveza design from the Legends line.



Lauran’s hair was styled by the talented Caitlin Price ( Makeup by Jessica at Sonia Roselli Makeup Studio. First time working with Jessica and we really loved Lauran’s barely there, natural beauty look.

This was by far the most emotional moment of the day for me – Lauran’s dad seeing her as a bride for the first time.

The ceremony took place at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Barrington.

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Lauran & her maid of honor – such a sweet moment between best friends.

I bet you started looking at the pictures from the end of the post to the beginning! All this amazingness was created by the bride with the help of the wonderful team at Lola Event Productions. The inspiration for the wedding was Southern Romance.

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Here are the wonderful vendors that made it all so picture pretty!

Wedding Coordinator – Tara Moser with LOLA Productions

Flowers – Jamie Lea Power; Town and Country Gardens

Cake – Luda So; Sweet Discoveries

DJ – Chris; Mary Monica Music

Makeup – Jessica; Sonia Roselli Makeup Studio

Hair –  Caitlin Price;

Dress – A L’Amour in Barrington, from the Romona Keveza Legends line

Bridesmaid Dresses – A L’Amour in Barrington, IL, dresses by Amsale

Men’s Tuxes – Men’s Warehouse

Tent – Sperry Tents; Dan Ryan

Linens – BBJ Linens

Catering – Hall’s Catering (Done through Kim with Limelight)