pacific northwest wedding photographer

Michelle & Michael - Wedding - Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

From engagement session to wedding, these two were a joy to get to know.  Shot in Chicago, IL at Hotel Lincoln, St. Michael, and A New Leaf.  Always great working with Naturally Yours Events.

Lisa & Josh - Wedding - Vieques, Puerto Rico

These two.  This was a special one.  Two of my dearest friends married on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico at a spot called, At The Waves. The wedding was intimate, laid back & beautiful.  Friends chipped in all sorts of ways. Here are some photos from the big day & a day after portrait session exploring a bit more of Vieques. 

Special thanks to our good friend, Ben for taking over my gear while I played a song during the ceremony.  Hear the song below... 

p.s. If anyone else wants to get married on Vieques, I’d love to go back.

 

 

Rebecca & Derek - Married - Salvage One, Chicago, IL

Super cool couple, super cool venue... a perfect combination.

side note: for anyone who didn't see my last post, I'm moving to Portland, OR.  So, I'll be shifting focus to weddings in the Pacific Northwest, California, Montana, etc. And still available for travel worldwide.  Thanks!

2nd photographer on this wedding: Stephanie Bassos

2015 - a look back, 2016 - a look forward...

2015 was another great year.  Great weddings, lovely couples, travel and our little girl turned one, to name a few things.  These photos just scratch the surface. 

I'm already extremely excited about what 2016 has in store... kicking off in January with the wedding of dear friends on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.  But the biggest news is that my family & I are relocating to the Pacific Northwest!  My wife landed a job in Portland, OR and that will be our new home base.  I'm very excited to start shooting in that gorgeous area of the country, and of course, I'm still available for travel worldwide.

That said, having lived in or near Chicago my entire life, it will certainly be difficult leaving behind family and friends.  I'll be returning to shoot a number of weddings in the area this year, and I don't plan on those being my last in Chicago... still I'd like to take a moment to thank all of the amazing couples and wedding vendors I've worked with over the past few years in Chicago. 

Pacific Northwest, here we come.