Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Studio 312 Grand Opening!

"What do our artists do when they are not photographing weddings? They make more art! The talented Tim Jarosz has opened up a gallery space and will be featuring the work of some of Chicago's finest artists. The grand opening show also features two of our other fantastic photographers, Nick Gerber and Shawn Kieffer. You are invited to the Grand Opening this Friday evening! Come celebrate with us and find a new print for your art collection."

Nicole+Brian's Lincoln Park Save The Date!

Nicole and Brian joined us in Lincoln Park for their Save The Date/ Engagement Session where the couple literally saved their date and had fun taking portraits both serious and light hearted. 
Nicole and Brian are planning for their July 2015 wedding at Old Saint Patrick's Church with a reception to follow at the InterContinental.
Congrats Nicole and Brian, we can't wait for your wedding!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mary+Mike's Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

Downtown Chicago at sunset was the backdrop for Mary and Mike's Engagement Session.  We spent some time down by the river, and around the Chicago Theater. The couple is getting married in July 2015..... we're not sure of the details yet, but we bet it's gonna be great! 
Congrats Mary and Mike, we look forward to your wedding next summer!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Grace+Luke's Hyde Park Engagement

We met Grace and Luke in Hyde Park to take their engagement photographs. We went through the Japanese Gardens and out to Promontory Point during their gorgeous session. The couple is preparing for a May 2015 wedding at Old St. Patrick's Church and a reception to follow at Zhou B Art Center. 
Congratulations Grace and Luke, we can't wait for your big day!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Kelly+Brent's Chic Harry Caray Wedding

Kelly & Brent from Gerber + Scarpelli Photography on Vimeo.

The Proposal: Kelly and Brent were celebrating their one year anniversary where their third date took place, Black Bull in Wicker Park.The date they realized the relationship was something special.

Entering Black Bull, they were seated in the back. The server asked if we were celebrating anything special and they told her it was their one year anniversary. She inquired about their story and brought the couple a bottle of champagne on the house. Then the chef came out and brought an appetizer that paired with the bubbly. Kelly was blown away at how friendly everybody was. She started recapping the day, how wonderful it had been... Spending time with great friends at the horse tracks and winning! The wonderful dinner experience at Black Bull... Kelly started to pour her heart out to Brent about how blessed she felt to have met him, and how in love she was. Brent excused himself from the table, he came back quickly and asked Kelly to stand up. He took her hands, and told her how much he loved her. Brent got down on one knee and asked Kelly to marry him. Naturally, she cried, said yes and they embraced. Everybody in the restaurant started clapping and Kelly noticed the owner was taking pictures with her own camera...( Brent had brought in the camera earlier that day). The host, waitress, chef... Everybody was in on it.

Newly engaged, the couple headed to Brent's house for a quiet rooftop evening. Kelly followed Brent onto the roof and was astonished to hear "Surprise" by 60 of their closest family and friends. Brent had planned a beautifully decorated surprise engagement party with all of their loved ones! Kelly couldn't believe Brent pulled this off and felt like the luckiest girl in the world. She says it was truly the best day of her life... until, the day she officially became Mrs. Lawson.  

The Wedding: Kelly got ready at her parents home in Homer Glen. Her mom Bobbe was also responsible for the wedding planning. Kelly's makeup was by Erica Haynes, her hair was by Renay Stanek, and florals by Petal Play Design. Her beautiful gown was Vwidon by Carla and Kenneth, shoes by Betsey Johnson, earrings and bracelet by Nadri, and her necklace was borrowed from her mother. The Bridesmaids wore Jenny Yoo, and Brent wore Hugo Boss. We headed to Old St. Pat's for the ceremony where Kelly and Brent finally became husband and wife. Then it was time to take photos around Chicago at the Board of Trade and Buckingham Fountain.  The reception followed at Harry Caray's where the couple dined with their guests. La Petite Sweet made the cake, and Greenlight Band kept everyone dancing all night.
Congrats Kelly and Brent!

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