Friday, February 26, 2010

Best of the Knot 2010

For the fifth year in a row, we have been chosen to receive the Knot's "Best of Weddings 2010!" A big Thank You to the editors of the Knot. More importantly, a HUGE THANKS to all our clients that wrotte in and told them about the wonderful experience they had working with Gerber+Scarpelli. It was out pleasure working with all of you! We look forward to another amazing season!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Trash the Dress VIDEO!!

Some of you may remember an earlier post we made about Shai & Tek's Trash the Dress photoshoot. We went out with them after their wedding for some more fun photos.

Some of you may be scared to "trash" your wedding dress, but here's an idea: Shai bought a dress at David's Bridal's $99 sale with the intention of totally ruining it - and having a great time doing so!

They went all around the city taking photos and having a good time. Shai and Tek are using the photos from this session to make a companion album to their wedding album.

Not only did we have Belen photographing the day, Ben Mahoney was there to take video of the whole thing.

We just got view of the final cut and it is HOT! Take a look at it and book your Trash the Dress session!

Haiti Relief Print Sale Update

We got a bunch of photos from Alex at the G.R. N'Namdi Gallery from our Haiti Relief Print Sale. Believe it or not, even though we are all photographers, we barely took any photos that night - we were too busy! 

But, turns out that it was a good problem to have because, with your help, together we raised a whopping $6,000! We wanted to give a special thank you to Donna Albertson from the Ivy Room. She volunteered her impeccable organizational skills to help us get all orders and donations in the right place.

The live music from Out On the Plains was a great addition to the night; they really set the mood with some smooth blue grass and classic country songs.

It seems that everyone had a great time. It was an exciting opportunity for us to reconnect with past brides and grooms as well as get to know new ones and their families. We also had the gallery's clients come out and support, as well as our own families and friends.

Thanks again to Gumaane from the G.R. N'Namdi Gallery - we couldn't have done it without him!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Alicia & Roger

Alicia and Roger had a fabulous winter wedding.

They got married at the beautiful St. Alphonsus church.

Their reception was held at Lincoln Park's Germania Place.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Apple Orchard Fashion Shoot

This past September, one of our very own photographers, Nick Gerber, got the pleasure of photographing the designs of Kristin Hassan a former contestant of Bravo's 'The Fashion Show' (currently the creative director of OrganiKRevolution). With a great team of stylists (Joanna Wysocki, Stephanie Mueller - Sonia Roselli), videographer (Ben Mahoney) and assistants (Frank Lieu, Darcey Lohman - BCB), and of course a stunning model (Kristal Sikora); Nick came back with some stunning images!

Fortunately we were able to use an apple orchard where one of our former clients Esther + Jae were married.

Also, keep your eyes peeled for the rising star that is Kristin Hassan. Her designs remind us of classic Ralph Lauren, so we're sure you'll be seeing them in boutiques near you soon!

Lastly a big thank you to everyone that participated in making the shoot a screaming success! We got great pictures out of the deal and had an absolute blast - what more could one ask for?

We like Ike!


We had the privilege of shooting Ike Reilly, a singer/songwriter/raconteur. Ike is performing at Schubas, every other Monday until March 1st. With a mixture of music and comedy, Ike’s show is a perfect cure for a “case of the Mondays” or the “winter blues”. 

Spring Photo Sessions

Saturday March 6, 2010 come have some fun with us!

To celebrate the coming of spring, Gerber+Scarpelli Kids is having a portrait session sale: 45 minutes of photography with online proofing for only $50.

Sign up now because space is limited!

Email to make an appointment.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Great Success!

Our Haiti Relief Print Sale was an incredible success. We raised $6,000 for the Red Cross, UNICEF, and Doctor's Without Borders!

We will have more details and pictures of the event later, but we just wanted to let everyone know how much of an impact we collectively made to help Haiti. Thank you to everyone that came out and supported, and thank you again to those who donated their services to help the evening run smoothly:
G.R. N'Namdi Gallery
Fast Frames on Grande Ave.
J.P. Graziano's
N&G Produce
The Savemore Lounge
Out on the Plains
Smitten Boutique
Jacob Drescher, Jeff Meyers, Andrew Bruah, Tom Rossiter, Susan Berman, Adam Richer, and Greg Gerber

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Real Chicago Weddings- Ringing In the New Year

What a way to ring in the New Year! Georgia and George were married early in the evening on the 31st of January,

from the church the two of them and Mike braved the subfreezing temperature for some shots on LaSalle Street 

Then on to the Michigan Ave. Marriot where the space was lavishly decorated to ring in the New Year by the wonderfully creative Manikas Designs.

To see more of this celebration please check out the slideshow.
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