Friday, February 27, 2009

Toast, Taste, & Tour!

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of working beside a few other leading industry professionals in an event hosted by Kara of Magnificent Milestones : Wedding and Event Consulting. Kara organized a trolly tour for newly engaged couples to preview four of Chicago's hottest venues. Each venue was decked with decor, fabulous food and yummy drinks. I took care of detail shots for Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - which was "naturally" a perfect fit for me. Food for Thought did an outstanding job - loved the little lobster stacks! Hello Darling infused traditional flowers in a playful/contemporary way - as you can see the colors and arrangements were FAB!! Other venues included: Cafe Brauer, The Ivy Room, and EnVent. At the end of the tour there was cake and champagne at Smitten Boutique - Scarlet Petal adorned the shop with elegant yellow arrangements complete with fabric wrapped containers and jeweled vase wraps.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stavros + Cynthia :: Adler Planetarium Chicago Wedding

Let the weddings begin! What a wonderful weekend to kick off the 2009 season. Stavros and Cynthia had a beautiful winter day complete with a dusting of snow during their star adorned Adler Planetarium reception. Their day was filled with traditions and lots of love from family/friends. Ceremony: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Reception: The Adler Planetarium Wedding Coordination: Katie Kozlowski/Dettagli Weddings Band: Great Life It was a pleasure to capture these special moments - here's a sneak peek:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jack Attack

Some of you will remember baby Jack (mommy Kirstin owner of Smitten Boutique in the West Loop - be sure to visit her and the beautiful shop filled with wedding and baby goodies!) I'll be sharing some fun news about the boutique soon so be sure to check back to see what they've been up to!

Love this moment with Jack and Mommy Kirstin

Dad says time for a nap - Jack agrees!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Steamboat, CO

Here's some eye candy from my trip out to Colorado - more to come in the next couple days so stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

2009 Bride's Choice Award

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Amanda Hein Photography has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™!

In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US. That means Amanda Hein Photography is one of the very best in Photography.

Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews.

“We are excited to launch this annual award program to honor high-performing vendors based solely on the experiences of our WeddingWire community,” according to Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s recipients have set the bar high, exhibiting excellent service and expertise in the wedding industry.”

We'd like to thank our past clients for speaking on our behalf and helping us win the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award!

To read some of our past reviews visit: or