2015 is one for the books! It's been an extremely busy year with lots of sessions & weddings & even two engagement proposals, and I wouldn't have it any other way. So wonderful to see so many families come back this year, and one in particular whose family I have been photographing for 5 years, and 3 kids later. It has been a blessing watching all my clients' continue to grow over the years', and cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store! As the New Year approaches, I want to take this time to thank each and every one of your for allowing me to photograph your families, milestones, events & at ast memories. I truly love what I do, YES, even during the busiest months of the year (September-December) when I want to lose my mind & not only stressed out with holiday's but with working around the clock to meet deadlines, at the end of the day, when I'm ediitng or creating an album, it's those moments that I forget how stressed I am.
2015 Weddings, was the biggest year I've ever had of Weddings with 17 in the books! Thank you all for trusting in me and allowing me to be apart of your day. Many of you have turned from clients' to friends and I cannot wait continue to photograph you for years to come! So many awesome vendors & venues I got to work with this year and looking forward to referring them as well! *Be on the look out during the next few months, as all these weddings will be blogged so you can see all the amazing details, venue & vendor information as well!
Finally, thank you to my two second shooters, Katie & Ron for all your amazing help this year. Ron photographed two weddings with me & Katie photographed 14! Katie has been my wedding other half this year, and we could even write a book on behind the scenes at weddings. :) Thank you very much Katie Hall Photography on all your hard work and looking foward to another full year of weddings in 2016! OUr October Wedding, Clark the Cub came in as a surprise from the bride to the groom, was a photo op even for the photographers, who are Cubs Fans!
[Photo taken with Iphone]
What a year! 2014 was the most weddings Erin Stefanik Photography has photographed in one year, and 2015 has even more booked! I truly cannot thank all my bride & groom's, client's, and guests' who have attended the weddings for all your referrals! Looking forward to a fabulous 2015 and welcoming all the new couples to our Erin Stefanik Photography family! To all the vendors (who are tagged in all the weddings blog posts) we have worked with this year, many of you are now friends, and looking forward to working with you in 2015 as well!
But first, this year wouldn't have gone so smoothly without the help of my 2nd Photographers/Teammates:
Katie Hall Photography
Ron McKinney Photography
Sandra Ortiz Photography
Now the fun part, this year I decided to do a 2014 year in Review for all my couples who made this amazing year happen! Next blog post will be on my portrait/family clients of 2014, get ready for a pretty extremely long post! I was able to photograph in some amazing churches & venues this year. Every one of Erin Stefanik Photography couples not only became clients, but we've grown to become friends and I share bonds with all my couples after getting to know each and every one of you & your amazing families, and even get to watch some your families grow when you become Parents, Aunts & Uncles.
Here is 2014 Erin Stefanik Photography's Couples:
[Introducing From Left to Right, my favorite image from each Wedding.]
Top Row: Meghan & Mike, Bob & Bridget, Chris & Meghan, Dominic & MaryKate
2nd Row: Jon & Clare, Richard & David, Taylor & Tony, Matt & Liz
3rd Row: Kevin & Stefanie, Sean & Erin, Siohban & Joe, Ashley & Tommy
And to the bridal parties, you braved the cold Spring, the Summer heat, and Chicago's cold Winter to help me capture my vision. I thank you!
Happy Wedding Weekend to this lovely couple, Ashley & Tommy! Looking forward to photographing your wedding on Saturday! Here are some of their photos from last Fall during their engagement session!
Wedding Wednesday is featuring this upcoming weekend's Bride & Groom, Meghan & Chris. We did their Engagement Session last November during a perfect fall day. Looking forward to this beautiful couple's Wedding on Friday at Brookfield Zoo!
Siohban & Joe's Wedding was absolutely gorgeous! With a Vintage theme for an April Wedding, the gold & blush colors they chose were perfect for a beautiful sunny Spring day.
Former Erin Stefanik Photography Bride & Groom: October, 2013 [Katie & Kevin]
The Creative Team:
Photography: Erin Stefanik Photography
2nd Photographer: Katie Hall
Ceremony Location:Mary, Seat of Wisdom
Reception Venue: Astoria Banquets
Wedding Dress: Bella Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Polyvore.com
Flowers: Forget me Knodt
Tuxes: Jos. A. Bank
Hair: Lati at Styledowntheaisle
Make-Up: Chris Khasho
Cake Artist: The Baking Institute
DJ: MDM Entertainment