Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Abbey + DJ's Classic Drake Hotel Wedding

Abbey & DJ tied the knot on a beautiful Spring day in March. After they saw each other for the first time at the Drake, we went to Union Station to get some classic Chicago pictures. Then it was off to the Chicago Theatre; one of our favorite locations of all time. After the photos were done it was time to get Abby and DJ married. Old St Pats, aside from being the oldest public building in all of Chicago is a beautiful church. Abby and DJ tied the knot and sent everyone back to get the festivities started at The Drake. The Gold Coast Room looked beautiful thanks to Hello, Darling! Once the party started Ken Arlen took the helm and the dance floor was packed the rest of the night.

Destination Engagement; New York, NY Alana + Andy

The Proposal Story:
It was Sunday October 27th and Alana was just getting over a killer cold. Andy asked her to meet him at his office at 2:45p so they could enjoy the sunny fall day together. In typical Andy fashion, Alana waited outside his office for a good 15-20 minutes before he came down to meet her. She was annoyed (in typical Alana fashion). He directed her to Central Park where they walked around and eventually approached the boat house where Andy had planned to take her on a boat ride. THE BOAT RIDES WERE CLOSED FOR THE EVENING! Andy tried to discreetly beg the boat guy to give them five minutes on a boat, but to no avail. ON TO PLAN B. 
Andy asked Alana if she wanted to now go to the Top of the Rock. Alana was cold and tired and still reeling from being sick, but said yes under one circumstance: MAKE SURE IT IS OPEN. Andy checked his phone, exclaimed “Yes It’s Open!!” and even bought advance tickets for 5:45p. They were on their way. The Top of the Rock was packed with tourists and obnoxious NYers pretending to be tourists. Andy quickly realized this and stalled to see if he could find a private nook amongst the massive crowds. They went to the upper deck and down to the main deck and back to the upper deck a few times. Alana started to get cold and asked to go home…Andy just said “I can see my office from here, isn’t that awesome?” She said “Yes, that’s great, can we go now?” Andy paced a bit and said “Wait one sec…” He then checked one last time in the spot that overlooked Central Park and people had started to leave. Finally some privacy. “Alana,” he said, “Come here.” She shivered over to him. Andy then grabbed Alana’s shoulders and screamed “Do you want to get married?” He immediately got down on one knee and pulled the box out of his jacket pocket. He quickly opened the box, and as he nervously said “Will you marry me?” The ring flew out of the box and fell to the ground!!! “Andy where is the ring?” She whimpered. They looked down and saw the shiny object against the dark floor, he picked it up and people from above began to shout and scream in excitement. 
I think you know the rest. She said yes of course. Oh and the ring is doing just fine on her finger. 
Later that night he took her to Quality Italian to celebrate. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mother's Day Special Mini Sessions!

Is there a better gift for Mom than photos of the kids that she can treasure for a lifetime ?! We don't think so either! Take advantage of this awesome special and book your family session now.

Friday, April 4, 2014

2014 Pantone Color of the Year

Spring is officially here, and for many newly engaged couples the wedding planning has just begun. Here at Gerber + Scarpelli Photography we've created a Pinterest page to share full of inspiration boards, real weddings, and our features on blogs like Style Me Pretty to help you dream and plan your perfect day.  We will be pinning weekly!

We would like to start with the Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. It's a beautiful, rich color to incorporate into your wedding day. Amazing on all skin tones, and not overly feminine. It would look luxe on your groom too. (we promise- check out the Pinterest board!)

Weddings with colorful vibrant details come to life in photographs and video extremely well. Whether Radiant Orchid is used as the primary color for your wedding or as an accent, this bold choice will leave quite the impression on your guests.

Pantone Radiant Orchid Page

Color of the Year Pinterest Board!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A look back at 2013: Kurt Gerber

We're highlighting some of our most memorable moments of 2013 from each of our photographers. Here are some of Kurt Gerber's favorites. Kurt is available for limited wedding commissions in 2015, pricing starting at $8500. This concludes our look back at 2013. We look forward to an amazing 2014 season! 
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