Thursday, May 31, 2012

Love the Love: Wedding Wire Blog

Today, we are very excited that our work is being featured on the WeddingWireBlog. Patrick and Rose's wedding was so beautiful! We couldn't have picked a nicer couple to feature!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Heather & Jon's Hotel InterContinental Wedding

What a way to start May! On a foggy Saturday, earlier this month, Heather and Jon tied the knot at a the Hotel InterContinental. We staged their 1st meeting on the tippy top of the hotel, with the city at our feet. From there we were off on a lovely tour around the city. The fog made everything so soft and dreamy. The dream didn't stop, with an intimate ceremony beautifully decorated by Anthony Gowder. As the last sunlight faded, the glow of hundreds of candles warmed up the ballroom for a evening of love, laughter, tons of dancing! Danielle, from Simply Perfect by Melissa, kept everything running of schedule and made sure that no hair was out of place. The team from Beauty on Call made all the ladies look stunning the whole night through. The staff at the InterContinental, as usual, were amazing. Thanks to Heather and Jon for letting us be apart of your fabulous day! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kelly & Clint's Germania Place Wedding

We are so excited to share this lovely wedding with you today! Kelly and Clint live in New York, but got hitched right here in sweet home Chicago. We met up with them at the Hyatt Regency, as they were finishing up getting ready. The lovely bride is a bridal gown designer, with her own line of gowns in NYC, . We knew her dress would be amazing, and it did not disappoint!  After a whirl wind photo tour to some of our favorite spots, we headed to Germania Place. The ceremony was an intimate affair, officiated by one of Clint's friends. And then it was time to party! Entourage kept the dance floor moving all night long. Oak Mill bakery provided the stunning cake and Zuzu's Petals took care of all the breath taking flowers. Laura from The Ideal Day, kept everything running smoothly. Our good friend Livia Caporale made sure that all the ladies looked amazing all day. Congrats to Kelly and Clint and thank you for letting us be part of your day! 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Operation: Route 66

Our very own Kurt and Nick Gerber depart Saturday on a journey that has been a year in the making. Departing from Soldier Field the father/son team will ride motorcycles across the United States to Los Angeles. The guys will be meeting, interviewing, filming and photographing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Along with a film crew their hope is to turn the content they collect into a documentary film and collection of photographs which raises money and awareness for veterans organizations easing the transition of our American Heroes after 10 years of war. 

"As a country, I don't think we've ever had a war that we've collectively felt so disconnected from". 
        - Nick Gerber

The goal is to share the voices and faces of these warriors with the 99% of civilians they've been serving. Additionally the father and son team hopes to say "thank you" to the brave men and women who have been on the front lines. 

Please visit their website and if you'd like to track them as they ride across the United States you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and their blog.

"It's a historic time in the United States, and as a country it's our responsibility to make sure this generation of veterans are shown appreciation for their brave service."
      - Kurt Gerber

Best of luck from all of us at Gerber + Scarpelli! 

(Photo by Tim Jarosz - who will also be on the ride with the guys documenting the "behind the scenes" action)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

G+S Goes Cinemagraphs!

With the advent of DSLR cameras that can shoot HD video a new way of using an old format is making it's way into the mainstream. By using video to record an action and then loop it in a GIF format we've begun using our cameras for more than "still" images. Think the portraits in Harry Potter. Check out some of our favorites below!

And stay tuned as we create more! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Melissa and Mark

We are very excited to share these pictures with you today! Our good friend, Melissa Phillips of Simply Perfect by Melissa just had her 2nd son, Gene. 10 days before he was born, she stopped into the studio for a few pictures. Enjoy!
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