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!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


The holidays are fast approaching and our calendar at AHP is filling up fast!!! If you are interested in scheduling a portrait session for holiday cards now's the time. Email us (holiday(@)amandahein.com) with a few dates/times that work well for you and I'll take a look at the schedule. As usual Amanda Hein Photography will be offering custom holiday cards this year - so even if you have a wedding day image or portraits from earlier this year - contact us to get started on your design!! Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Stephanie + Jeremy :: Rockford Wedding Photography

This past weekend we cruised out to Rockford for a wonderful day with Stephanie and Jeremy. Their day was filled with love, laughter, family, friends and graced with sunshine just in time for portraits!! This was most likely the biggest wedding party I have ever had to wrangle (20+) so thank you to everyone for being such troopers! There are many many great moments from the big day - here are just a few of my favorites!

Ceremony: St. Anthony's Church
Reception: Francesco's (Family's Restaurant - Grand Opening was the wedding!! GORGEOUS!)

having way too much fun with the holy water!

this guy knows what's up for sure!

what a difference lighting can make! wowsa!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Jenn + Rick :: Chicago Wedding :: Chicago Yacht Club

Jenn and Rick had a classic Chicago, vintage glamor, inspired day complete with a good luck shower of rain and plenty of fun-filled moments. We had a blast hanging out on the trolley listening to our personal DJ/tour guide extraordinaire. After portraits at our super secret rain location we headed to Holy Family for a romantic evening ceremony. Then off to Chicago Yacht Club which was transformed by the beautiful work of Sylvia's Flowers. Thank you to everyone for letting me in to capture such loving moments.