Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Best of Bridal 2008 :: Best of Wedding Photographer :: Chicago

Exciting news from ModernPhotographers.com - My bridal portrait of Miranda from their wedding in Lake Geneva, WI was voted in the top "Best of Bridal." To see more fabulous bridals and other recognized photographers from across the world visit Modern Photographer's website.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jen + Rich

This past Sunday I had an afternoon engagement session with Jen and Rich. These two will be tying the knot in sunny CA's wine country so I was glad to capture their life here in Chicago to share with family and friends. We started off with their adorable pups (WHAT A HAM!) then ventured around the neighborhood for some city shots.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Matt + Jill :: A New Leaf :: Chicago Wedding Photography

Another wonderful wedding, as usual, at A New Leaf this past weekend. Matt and Jill were graced with beautiful weather and I was so glad to take advantage of the patio area for portraits. We had wonderful lighting during their candle-lit sunset ceremony and rocked the night away with tunes courtesy of Toast and Jam. For the night capper were the most adorable mini Chicago-style hot dogs and mini milkshakes - delicious! Here are a few of my favorite moments:

I have no clue what these bros are looking at but I like it!

A little "Good Luck" from the groom's nephew before the ceremony

LOVE sunset ceremonies - even inside!

Sneaking a little kiss after toasts

Friday, March 13, 2009

A Blissful Affair : IV

Here are our three inspiration tables from Sunday's event. MANY MANY THANKS to Fleur Couture, Greenstar Creative, M&M, and Calligraphy of Oak Brook

A Blissful Affair : III

A final shout out to our third model Kelly - lovin' the eyes in these. Check back later this afternoon for shots of our lovely inspiration tables!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Blissful Affair : II

Our next model spotlight is TJ. We played up her classic bridal look with some drama - love this first shot.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Blissful Affair

For the remainder of the week I'll be posting my favs from our wonderful bridal event that took place this past Sunday at The Narnia Estate. To start it off I'll be featuring our models who wowed us with lovely gowns courtesy of Catherine Simms Bridal in Naperville.

Here's Swanie Rockin' it out:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Todd + Kristin

We had a beautiful Saturday with Todd and Kristin. Ceremony started off the day at St. Raymond's in Mt Prospect followed by an always lovely reception at Makray Golf Club in Barrington. Todd and Kristin brought personal touches in throughout the day which only added to the outpouring of love and support these two have - not only from their family and friends but for eachother. Here's a sneak peek - there's plenty more fun moments that I can't wait to share with these two!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sandi + Ian Featured

Congrats to my clients Sandi and Ian who are currently featured on the Intimate Weddings Blog

Monday, March 2, 2009

A Blissful Affair - Bridal Event

THIS SUNDAY MARCH 8th!!! 12-4pm

Come visit us, Amanda Hein Photography, along with some of our friends for an afternoon of ideas, mingling, and kick off to the 2009 season. Email Amanda to become a VIP Guest: amanda(at)amandahein.com

A little more about the event:
A Blissful Affair offers an environment unlike the typical bridal event. Each local, independent, business owner has been uniquely chosen based on the very best in individualized service and high quality products.

These targeted wedding professionals will forecast the latest trends in bridal for 2009. A Blissful Affair strives to bring big city style to suburban brides.

Brides and their guests will be treated to champagne, hors d'Ĺ“uvres and a stellar swag bag while taking in the gorgeous grounds at The Narnia Estate. Brides will have an opportunity to chat with each vendor about their unique wedding needs.