meeting new friends and couples from chicago is always a treat! last year michele and nick reached out to me as they began the process of planning their wedding in southern michigan, asking if i would want to come to the windy city for their engagement session as well. i have to say, any chance i get to photograph in chicago is awesome, and add into the mix how great these two are and i could tell the photographer/couple dynamic was going to be stellar.

even with rain in the forecast for this past saturday's celebrations, the entire wedding party didn't slow down from making sure it was a day to remember. and n&m's relaxed attitudes and infectious smiles helped to remind all of us there why we had truly witness this blessed marriage and surround michele and nick with love and support...not to mention a lot of laughter and awesome dance moves.

the vineyard itself felt like it transplanted us to tuscany, with such character and charm that i was in photographer heaven! even with the outside ceremony being moved in under the tent, a sense of romance and elegance was not lost, but only heightened. all in all, a spectacularly beautiful day for two lovely people.

n&m, thank you for inviting me along for the ride and trusting me with the rain. God bless you in many more years of joyful marriage to come. love you guys!