Katie & Matt – Chicago Winter Wedding

Splitting my time between sunny California and Chicago has its perks and its challenges. Winter weddings in Chicago are one of those things that I can never quite plan for since we really have no idea what we’re going to get! When I met with Matt and Katie we talked about that, and how as much as we’d love to make plans for what portrait locations we’d love to hit, and what kind of vibe we’d love to capture… there is just no way to know if their wedding day would be a snowy winter wonderland, a frigid zero degree icy nightmare, or what we actually got, which was a sunny mild day in January! I kind of fell in love with these two at our first meeting, where a drink turned into 4, and nachos and wings… and we ended up hanging out like we’d been friends forever. This kind of magic is the thing that makes my job so amazing and fuels my desire to create the most beautiful imagery for my couples. This blog post started out as a few images for a sneak peek and turned into me pouring over every little detail of the day reliving the laughs and silliness that made the day literally fly by. I don’t know if I’ve laughed this much while shooting in a long time, and I am so incredibly grateful to Matt and Katie for putting their trust in me to find the perfect spots to take them in a city that is still relatively new to them. Aside from Matt and Katie being exceptional people, so much so that 90% of the guests at this event flew here from the east coast and beyond to celebrate with them, the team of people behind the scenes that created this day was also brought their A game and every detail from the floral to the food and the band was even more perfect than the weather.

Congratulations to two of the most awesome people I’ve had the opportunity to get to know in recent years. I wish you all the love in the world. XOXO

With Love, Genevieve

Venue: Chez Chicago

Floral: Oliver Dogwood Floral

Catering & Cake: George Jewell

Band: Blue Water Kings Band

Bridal Suite: Hyatt Centric Chicago

Wedding Dress: Liancarlo

Custom Tayloring & Veil: Mignonette Bridal

Shoes: J Crew

Hair & Makeup: Makeup & Hair By Traci

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  • Traci Kleinaitis - February 7, 2018 - 11:49 am

    Thank you SO VERY MUCH for adding my business to your BEAUTIFUL work!! Omg I want copies of all of them!! They are AMAZING!! You are AMAZING!! Seriously I’ve never seen more beautiful wedding photos in my WHOLE CAREER! I will DEFINITELY be passing your info on!!!! I am VERY impressed! WOW!! BEAUTIFUL! If you can send me a few to post on The Knot and WeddingWire that would be amazing so I can tag you!!! WOW!!
    Thanks , Traci
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