Babes. Meet Brittany + Drew. I’m obsessed with them. You know, in the good way. Like the kind where you feel like you were soul mate besties? These two are the nicest, sweetest, most laid back people!
Last Friday was a super stormy day, so we played the “watch the radar game.” After feeling like we had a big enough window to shoot, we decided to go for it and met up at the Naperville Riverwalk! They brought their sweet and super energetic pup, Henley! I had so much fun hanging out, laughing (and sweating with them – #itwassomuggy)! And the cherry on top of it all? Tom Petty + the Heartbreakers played a surprise concert in Naperville just a block from where we were. So while we were shooting, we were being serenaded by his live concert! Here are some of the faves from their session! I can’t wait for their wedding next year at Galleria Marchetti!
“I can not say enough good things about Jenna! Not only is she the sweetest, most bubbly and lovable person ever but she is so talented. We just received our engagement photos back and are in LOVE. The weather the day of our photos was muggy and a storm was looming so I was a little stressed. Jenna made us feel so comfortable and every photo looks amazing. She captured all of our emotions and they look so natural! The photos turned out beautiful and she turned them around so quickly! I can not wait for Jenna to shoot our wedding in May. She is the BEST!” – Brittany + Drew
I get excited before weddings. The type of little kid / best friend excitement where you just can’t wait for the day! I get so connected with all my couples. And I just love being with them on their day to document them getting married! There was so much excitement in the air the entire morning! And seeing Ryan’s smile as he saw Lauren walk down the aisle made it all the better!
Their day was full of so much beauty, laughter, and just amazing examples of love! From grandparents to their parents, they both come from a strong family that puts love and family first <3
And babes, the Ivy Room. Let me just say this is one of my top favorite places! It transforms so beautifully and is always such a fun place to get married! HMR Designs and Jen from A Fresh Event just made this place extra gorgeous! Plus that pretty little courtyard? It makes for not only beautiful ceremonies and cocktail hours, but for extra pretty night time portraits <3 Congrats again to Lauren + Ryan!!
Getting Ready Hotel — The Sheraton Grand | Wedding Planning — A Fresh Event | Photography — Jenna Marie Photography | Photographer Assistant — Nikole | Ceremony — St. James Chapel | Reception — The Ivy Room | Hair Stylist — Cheryl at Chicago Ave Salon | Makeup Artist — Jenn at Chicago Ave Salon | Invitations — Carlson, MiTE Print | Florist — HMR Designs | Cake — Amy Beck Cake Design | Band — ‘Stache! | Cocktail Hour Musician — Cary Kanno | Transportation — Absolute Dream Limo | Photo Booth — Shutterbooth Chicago | Videographer — Buho Studio | Bridal Dress — Pronovias | Bridal Shoes — Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaid Dresses — WToo | Groom + Groomsmen Attire — The Black Tux
I met up with Jenny + Matt a couple weeks ago for their engagement session at North Avenue Beach! That skyline of ours will never get old. And neither will cozy engagement sessions. They’re my fave <3 And just last weekend, these two got married. I can’t wait to share more, but until then here are some faves from their engagement!