What a way to kick off the start of my 2015 wedding season! This wedding has been a long time coming, Kristin & Joe have been together for 10 years! They were married at the Bottom Lounge surrounded by family and friends on a gorgeous Chicago spring day.

Also, a huge shout out and thank you to my friend Liz of Elizabeth Greve Photography for being an absolutely amazing second shooter.

Before the first look with Joe, Kristin had a moment with her dad.

Then it was on to the first look with Joe.

The Vendors


Ceremony & Reception : The Bottom Lounge || Natalie Meletsis of the Bottom Lounge
Kasia Milon || Starlight Makeup – Lilian Toma
Maggie Sottero from Eva’s Bridal in Oak Lawn
Pinup Girl Clothing || Men’s Wearhouse
Sharon’s Custom Cakes || Chris King and Marjan Agicic


The Music


Lumineers – This Must Be the Place
Bride Processional : Lotus – Umbilical Moonrise
Lord Huron- Time to Run
First Dance : Phish – Waste
Eva Cassidy – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Phil Collins – You’ll Be in My Heart



From the Bride & Groom



Kristin: watching my Mom get her makeup done and Joe turning around for our first look.

Joe: first look



Kristin: filthy dancing to the Perkulator

Joe: Kristin driving the car after the wedding in her wedding dress


Favorite Song you danced to at the reception?


Phish – Piper (we danced with Piper) or the Perkulator!


Any advice for couples currently planning their wedding?


Do what you want, not what your families want you to do.



For once I finally remembered and had time to get a photo with the bride and groom. Kristin and Joe thank you so much for having me there to photograph your wedding. You guys and your family are the best! Wishing you many years of love and happiness!!