Monday, November 23, 2009

This October, we had a chance to photograph Deb and Emily's wedding in the luxe Hotel Monaco. It may have been a rainy day, but no one's spirits were dampened in the slightest. Both were so relaxed and fun to shoot - it shows in the pics!

Thanks Deb and Em - it was honor to work with you!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Cool Under Pressure: New Orleans

We were honored to take part in this year’s Pictage Partner Conference in New Orleans. Being in the presence of the new and tried-and-true was inspirational. We had the opportunity to mingle with celebrity photographers, such as Dennis Reggie, Mike Colon, Joe Buissink and Carlos Baez.

Pictage asked Kurt to lead a hands-on shooting workshop. The workshop filled up in 5 minutes, with several people on the waiting list. Kurt took the lucky 25 photographers around the French Quarter, teaching them his techniques and poses he uses with his couples.

Alma and David, our models, rocked the photo shoot. The couple got married in New Orleans two weeks prior to the workshop, in a cowboy/Indian themed wedding. The newlyweds were edgy, fun, energetic, romantic, but most of all not afraid to let loose in front of 25 cameras!!

We are excited to continue our partnership with Pictage.

Sneak Peek: John & Carly

Keep an eye out for this wonderfully sweet wedding next week!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Love the Love: Clover and Bee

The wonderful blog, Clover and Bee, has featured one of our favorite weddings! Esther and Jae's apple orchard wedding in Woodstock IL. Its always nice to see the love passed around

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fall in the city

You know what they say about the weather in Chicago. You can never predict it.
Tisha and Joe were troopers none the less.
A little rain wasn't going to dampen their spirits,
and so off we went for an fun if not a little chilly photo shoot.
Hitting some of our favorite spots and discovering some new ones along the way.

We ended up at the always wonderful
Thank you Tisha and Joe for being so much fun!
Check out their slideshow

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Julia & Michael's Special Day

We had the honor of taking part in Julia and Michael’s wedding. The couple tied the knot at St. Mary of the Lake, and then braved Chicago’s brisk weather for some images around Lincoln Park.

We believe Julia, Michael and their wedding party could be professional models, since you are unable to tell it was around 40°F.

The celebration continued at Café Brauer, a timeless venue in the heart of Lincoln Park Zoo. Shannon Helmig and Stems did an amazing job creating eye-catching centerpieces!

We had a wonderful time working with these two! Click here to check out their slideshow!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fall into Chicago

Martha Stewart has nothing on Team Zeewagen. Laura and Dan brought a whole new meaning to D.I.Y weddings. The couple had the ceremony and reception at Salvage One, a perfect match to their eclectic personalities.

Laura and Dan styled their own wedding with the help of Elizabeth Tulipana, of Anticipation Events. Laura’s Mom worked hard up until the last minutes, making all of the table runners, which added a personal touch to the already unique space of Salvage One. Guests were treated to an amazing buffet catered by Vincent Colombet, owner of Cook Au Vin. The buffet included hand-made ravioli, salmon, beef, world cheeses and crepes.

Before opening up the dance floor, Laura and Dan surprised their guests with the Tango. DJ Ryan Norworthy, from Style Matters, kept guests moving throughout the night. We had a blast working with these two. Click here to see their slideshow!!

Creative Save the Dates

While surfing one of our favorite blogs we came across an interesting idea for the "DIY" bride. You can download a template, customize it, and then print it yourself on 4x6 cards! Follow the link to find the downloadable template.

Printable Air Mail Envelope and Save-the-Date Card

You can also find other great ideas from Ruffled Blog - a great website for wedding day inspiration.