When I finish editing a wedding, I always feel like I was just there.  So I am freshly reminded of all the wonderful parts of Sarah & Joe’s wedding day.  I hope all of these photos will make you feel like you were just there as well :) I had so much fun tooling around Chicago with Sarah & Joe for their engagement session, which you can see here!   I can’t wait to go back and explore even more of Chicago! But what was really cool about their wedding day was not only seeing the love they had for each other but all the love their family and friends have for both of them. We started the day at the Intercontinental getting ready and where their reception would be as well!  That was super awesome!  I really do love seeing brides dresses and was in awe when Sarah put hers on! A big thanks to Nate for shooting with me all day and McKenna for being a super helper and capturing some cool shots too! So I will start with the lovely dress and fab Kate Spade shoes :) thomas-18 thomas-4 Loved the cuff links!!!  thomas-7 Joe had gifts for his grandparents.  I love these photos that Nate captured!thomas-26 Their cards to each other were super sweet :)thomas-57 Really?  Gorgeous group of ladies for sure!thomas-71 thomas-77 thomas-86 I really really love Sarah’s parents.  Her mom giggles and laughs so that it makes you smile right with her.  And it is cool how Sarah has the same crinkle nose when she is really smiling like her mom, so cute :)thomas-97 thomas-102 thomas-104 This was definitely a part of the day that made me teary.  It was really special to be able to see Mr. Reedy see his baby girl in her wedding dress for the first time.thomas-118 thomas-122 I love this spot!  I want to photograph here every single time!thomas-123 Such lovely florals!  So feminine with just the right amount of color.thomas-140 thomas-149 Another moment that makes me teary.  My own son just came home from college for the holiday today and this mother/son moment is something I am so glad I captured.  Totally have eyes watering right now!thomas-162 thomas-220 thomas-195 thomas-229 thomas-239 MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!thomas-311 I have to show this photo of Joe and his dad.  They have the same great smile also!


thomas-338 Brilliant bridesmaid idea :)thomas-340 thomas-391 Now they have a Chicago AND Kansas City skyline photo!!!!!!!!thomas-408 thomas-413 thomas-437 thomas-440 thomas-445 We were at the fountain in the prime time of the ROYALS BLUE water!!!!!  thomas-495 thomas-499 thomas-503 thomas-504 thomas-521 Gosh what a gorgeous day this was!!!!!thomas-517 thomas-545 thomas-578 thomas-599 So many awesome things about their reception!  I loved that their favors where wine stoppers and cheese knives!  It made me want to be a guest, ha!thomas-592 A gorgeous sunset view was going on while everyone was enjoying cocktail hour!thomas-629I don’t know where they got their “love” Chicago skyline photo done but it looked awesome! thomas-639 Also a super cool Bourbon Bar going on!thomas-641 thomas-668 thomas-757One of my favorite photos of the day :) thomas-780 Joe and Sarah had a really great choreographed first dance!  So fun!!!!!thomas-788 thomas-790 And Sarah and her Dad followed suit with a great great dance!thomas-804 thomas-810Right in the middle of Joe’s dance with his mom, they had his grandparents cut in for a special dance at that time.  The look on Joe’s grandma’s face was so happy.  Totally had everyone tearing up!!!!!  Nate busted me doing the same 😉  I am such a sap! thomas-815 Then Kokomo got the party started!!!!thomas-848 Here comes another awesome surprise!  Mr. Reedy put on his Royals Reedy shirt and  joined the band on guitar for a few numbers!  And he is awesome!  thomas-984 thomas-991 Speaking of awesome!  Joe’s sister can sing!  I mean really really good!!!!!!!  She busted out some Tina Turner and the crowd went wild!!!!!!!thomas-1017 thomas-724 I have been DYING to share this photo, so I leave you with this little piece of awesomeness that Nate rocked!!!!  Sweet end of the night double exposure with the city lights!!!!!!!thomas-1089   Congratulations Joe & Sarah!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Ayaulym wrote: wow!!! Christina Carroll!!! I have been FB buds with your dad for a year or so, but never found you on there. I hope you & your mom & brother are all doing well. You have an amanizg birth story and gorgeous twins!!! You were always such a beautiful child & young lady growing up! I am so glad to have found you on here!! Congratulations to mother hood! It is challenging at times, but the rewards are worth every second! I hope to catch up with you some day! May God bless you abundantly!! HUGS sweetie!!Kellie (10/22/15, 10:57 pm)


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