Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chelsea & Mike's Destination Wedding

Earlier this month one of our photographers traveled to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to be a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding.  Except for when she was performing her maid-ly duties, photos were being made!  This was a fun wedding with close friends and family under the beautiful Caribbean sun.  Ahhh... Is it summer yet? 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Meet Kristina Pedersen

Kristina is our newest addition to the G & S family.  She has been interning with us for the past few months and with her amazing photography and her artistically corky personality, she fits in perfect with the team.  Get to know her a bit more...

What's your favorite moment of a wedding? 
The first look is my favorite moment, it's beautiful.  Also, anytime someone cries. I just like capturing moments that are real.

What is your fail safe location?
I love north pond and south pond. All of Lincoln Park. Olive park is pretty too. Basically nature in the city is very rock and roll. 

Some photographers that inspire you? 
Jonas Peterson, Sean Flanigan

What is your favorite wedding color combo? 
Grey and white, two-tone groomsmen shoes all the way.

What is your favorite appetizer?
Anything veggie.  Someone once had a nacho bar which was really cool.

What is your go-to Lens? 
I always have my Canon 85m and 35m.

What are you favorite wedding venues?  The University Club and any really good restaurant. I also like rocking the suburbs on occasion and outdoor venues.

If you were hosting a guest that has never been to chicago before, where would you take them?
If I was hosting someone in chicago I would take them to Cheesies and then after that they pretty much couldn't do anything else. 

Favorite movies?
Donnie Darko, The Royal Tenenbaums. TV shows- the west wing, LOST

Favorite chicago neighborhood? 
Toss up between Wicker Park and Wrigleyville.

Your favorite vacation destination?
Paris, France

Favorite bands?
Beirut. On repeat. Forever. It's all you need.
If I'm allowed to pick dead people then I'd see Sinatra front row.

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
If I was an animal I would probably be a bird, specifically a duck so I could fly And swim.

Cats or Dogs?
Cats, they are so much more chill.

Favorite Chicago restaurant? 
Cheesies. it could save lives. But for pizza, definitely Lou Malnati's.

Personal Website?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Marian and Joe's Winter Engagement Session

We love winter engagement sessions! Marian and Joe are getting married this summer at the Chicago Cultural Center. They wanted their engagement session to be in the opposite season. We met up with them downtown for a few pictures, before heading up to A New Leaf. We had such a great time with these two love birds, can't wait for the wedding!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Our Very Own! Maggie is getting married!

Maggie's long-time boyfriend, Brad, proposed in 2012.  These two cuties will be tying the knot this November - keep your eye out for their fabulous wedding photos!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Carol & Dan's New Year's Eve Wedding at Spiaggia

Carol and Dan had an awesome New Year's Eve wedding/party at Spiaggia.  They had a short and intimate ceremony followed by cocktails, a great dinner, and hours of dancing!  These two and their friends and family made NYE 2012 a night to remember!