Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Feb 10 2010 @ AHP Studio



We are happy to welcome Jason Aten to the AHP Studio in February! This workshop is limited to 20 participants - be sure to save your spot today!! Here's what they have to say about his workshop:

"This is not a typical workshop. It's not a seminar. If you're looking for a day of learning more about your camera and shooting pretty models - this isn't for you.

On the other hand, if you're ready to go deep - and get serious about your photography business, you can't afford to miss this. You can't afford to NOT start out right.

Unlike most photography "workshops," this isn't about photography. Instead its based on Jason's business and marketing experience, working for a Fortune 100 company."


Monday, December 28, 2009

Laura + Grant :: The Details

As promised here are Laura and Grant's amazing details!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!!

From our adventures to yours!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Laura + Grant :: Winter Wedding Wonderland :: Naperville, IL

Laura and Grant had the perfect mix of romantic wedding details infused with Holiday cheer. They kicked off their day at Naperville Covenant Church where the girls couldn't stop dancing around with excitement! We then piled into the warm trolley for a short tour of downtown Naperville. We managed to hit the streets at sunset creating a magical blue sky transitioning into a wonderland of lights!! The celebration continued at White Eagle Golf Club complete with a warm fireplace, upside down Christmas tree, cranberries, candles, and ornaments used as place cards (as well as earings!). I'll share all the fun details later this week - stay tuned!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Nicole + Dan :: The Details

Like I promised here is the ALL-STAR vendor list from Nicole and Dan's romantic winter wedding!

Leading the Pack: Katie of Dettagli Weddings (Full Service Coordination)
Florals: Natalie of Hello Darling
Photography: Amanda of Amanda Hein Photography (that's me!)
Tunes: Spencer of Style Matters
Cake: Amy Beck
Photo Booth: Shutterbox
Dress: Ines de santo (Bella Bianca)
Shout out to Rev Phil, MDM Lighting and Naperville Trolly

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Nicole + Dan :: Romantic Naperville Winter Wedding

Where do I even begin!! What an amazing day Nicole and Dan had this past weekend. Surrounded by the most loving family and friends - everyone was filled with joy and laughter. Nicole and Dan had their first meeting at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville (thank you to everyone for braving the cold!!) We then headed over to the Naper Settlement for a romantic evening ceremony in the Chapel. The party continued at Meson Sabika where the ballroom as transformed into an elegant city lounge - creating the perfect atmosphere for (my favorite) candid moments!! Don't you worry - I will be doing a post later in the week to better feature all the beautiful details and the all-star vendor list!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I am so thankful for my loving husband and amazing family that have supported me throughout the years. To my clients - you are AWESOME and I wouldn't be where I am today without you. OK enough with the gushy stuff - I'll leave you with this ADORABLE shot from a recent portrait session (no I don't have any kids...but when I do I can't wait to have images like this). Travel Safe and Eat Lots!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Emily + Geoff :: Chicago Engagement Session

Last Saturday we were graced with 70 degrees and although I didn't have a wedding I was glad to be enjoying the awesome weather with Emily and Geoff for their engagement session. We hit up a variety of locations allowing me to capture their fun-loving personalities. The afternoon was filled with "paddling," air guitar, dance moves on the pier, impromptu leaves fight, all ending at Sheffield's where these two originally met. Thanks again for a great shoot and I can't wait for more fun moments next Summer at the wedding!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Laura + Grant :: Chicago Engagement Session

Laura and Grant were a pleasure to hang out with for their engagement session last week. I just loved the little off beat locations we found and hit a gold mine with an overgrown wall bursting with fall colors/textures. I'm really looking forward to their special day coming up in a few short weeks!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Jenny :: Maternity Session

I have known Jenny since Middle School and although we have lost touch over the past couple of years I couldn't have been happier to capture her love and excitement during this special time. It was also a great opportunity to meet her husband Mike and pups Dutch!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Heather Lynne

I was honored to capture our AHP friend Heather Lynne Vickery (of Greatest Expectations) during this exciting time. Heather is expecting her third little girl - doesn't she look amazing!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sarah + Patrick

This past Friday I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Sarah and Patrick for their intimate ceremony at the DuPage County Court House in Wheaton.

Sarah sending out one last text while holding Patrick's ring before the ceremony

Hugs from Mother-in-Law Pam to Patrick after the ceremony

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall Portraits

Oh Fall how we love thee!!! Couldn't help but share a few from Sunday's three portrait sessions.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jessica + Dan

Saturday was such a blast getting to know Jessica + Dan's family and friends. Everyone pitched in (shout out to the clean up crew after a messy confetti church exit) and so excited to share in there special day. They had a beautiful ceremony at Christ Lutheran Church in Orland Park followed by fall inspired portraits at Centennial Park. The party continued well into the night at DiNolfo's in Homer Glen. Congrats!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Esther + Eugene

This past weekend I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Esther and Eugene for their engagement session. With Fall being Esther's favorite season (and mine too) Busse Woods Forest Preserve in Schaumburg/Elk Grove Village was the perfect location. Thanks for a fun filled session and I can't wait for some snow portraits in January on the big day!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Meet Baby Noah!

Portraits have been off the hook lately - so many that I haven't been able to keep up with them on the blog. I'll be sure to do a recap once everything settles down. Although I couldn't miss the opportunity to introduce you to baby Noah! Our good friend Meghann VanderBaan of Blush & Bashful Event Boutique and her loving husband Kabe welcomed their adorable baby boy on 9/24/09. I had my first visit with them last week - congrats!!