Thursday, August 27, 2009

Studio 808 Refresh Party at Market

G+S recently had the opportunity to work with Erin Creaney of Studio 808 on her Refresh White Party at Chicago's newest and hippest sports lounge, Market. Though it was a rainy day, no one's spirits were dampened as we got to see the newest fall collection from some of the top designers in Chicago. Studio 808 is an online retailer of the creme de la creme of Chicago designers. Check out some of the offerings below and if you find yourself struck with the urge to shop, visit them online at, if you're having trouble finding the dress of your dreams one of the designers in the Studio 808 stable; Elise Bergman creates custom, made to order dresses for both brides and bridesmaids. Check her out online here!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Shai & Tek's Trash the Dress

In June we shot Shai and Tek's wedding in the Northwest suburbs. In July we met up with them downtown for their city shoot. Now that we're in the heat of August, what better time to shoot some hot pictures of a hot couple? Shai wanted to have some edgy trash-the-dress images, but she didn't want to ruin her wedding dress, so she went to David's Bridal and scored a rockin' dress for $99. Ben Mahoney was there to capture it all on video, and together the collaboration turned out incredible!

Eat Fit

Sara Shepard, one of our clients from 2007, has started a lovely company called EatFit. EatFit provides a whole list of services for healthy living. EatFit will work with you to achieve your health goals. They have certified Personal Fitness Chefs and Personal Trainers that provide meal delivery, in-home meal preparation, personal training, cooking classes, small dinner party catering, corporate nutrition seminars, individual healthy lifestyle programs and much more. Who doesn't want somebody else to do the cooking?! No more Stoffers or Dominos; Sara will get you back on track. Heck, she stuck to this program herself, and two years later, her wedding dress is too big! Looking for a way to de-stress your wedding planning and loose those last few pounds at the same time? Then this is the program for you!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Susie & Mark

You are going to love these two, so fun and care free! Susie with her red shoes and Mark with his matching tie, made this shoot all their own. They are going to be married this fall at the Allegro Hotel in the heart of downtown. You know their wedding is going be be oh so cute! So keep an eye out!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


We found this super cute mural up in Rogers Park! It helps that Allyson and Tim are really cute too!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kelly & Paul

If you can recollect to last month, you may remember Kelly and Paul's urban engagement shoot. This month, we were lucky enough to photograph their beautiful wedding at Lake Forest Academy's Armour House.
The setting was immaculate; it had the lush, pastoral feel of a country club while also allowing for cool, edgy photos around the ruins.

The got married just as the sun was setting, and we could not have asked for better weather!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Kajal & Kunal

It seems like we have been dancing at Indian weddings all summer! Kajal & Kunal's wedding was totally rocking! From the wild and crazy Barat on Michigan Ave, to the breathtaking room design by Kehoe Designs, and the dance party that broke out after dinner, the day was nonstop! Sabrina, Nisar and their team from Sabrina Hans Events, kept the chaos in check and made the whole day run smoothly. Kajal's vision for the room was of stunning golds and reds for the ceremony and shimmering blues and greens for the evening reception, was fully realized. The Gold Coast room at the Drake looked as beautiful as ever!

And of course we were there to capture all the action!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

She will "style you pretty"

One of favorite clients from last season Meaghan Lally has started a style consulting company here in Chicago. It's called Reflections. She will go through your closet and help you pull together some special clothing options for your upcoming vacation to Italy, job interview, party invite etc. etc. Meaghan will even take you shopping and help you pick out some new duds for any or all of the above occasions. She has discerning taste and a sharp eye, heck she chose the best wedding photographers in Chicago.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Kristin & Larry

We were so excited to photograph Kristin and Larry's wedding. They got married at St. Joseph's Church and then had their reception at the brand new Trump Tower. It was a day full of laughs and surprises, and it was obvious that Kristin and Larry will be leading a long and happy life together!

There Larry is, demonstrating his fancy footwork. He even broke it down with "the worm" on the dance floor later in the night!

We spent the day traveling around the city to the Kinzie Street bridge, the Adler Planetarium lawn, and to Lasalle Street. However, the bride and groom were able to keep it real by turning their reception into a rave - complete with glowsticks!

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