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!
WELCOME! Today is the official launch day of my BLOG! So excited to share all the wedding's I have photographed in 2014 so far (4 of them to be exact with another one this weekend).
First wedding up is Sean & Erin's. I knew Sean from high school, and when I first met Erin, she was such a sweetheart, granted, we both had the same name, so that was even better. We met at a local Tinley Park Starbucks, and when they told me where they were going to be getting married, The Danada House, I was so jealous. That was one of the first places I had looked at last year when I was looking at wedding venues to get married at, simply because it is GORGEOUS! After we went our seperate ways that night, we had such great conversation and going through packages, wedding albums samples, Sean said more then once, "I have to say again that I was very impressed when we met." That was an amazing compliment and truly appreciated hearing those words from a fellow classmate. Needless to say they booked with me, and their wedding was a true love story.
Erin and her bridesmaids and the Mother of the Bride got ready at Erin & Sean's house in Naperville. I arrived and everything was running on schedule. I started working on all the details, Rings: David Nelson Jewelers, Wedding Dress from Wolsfelt's Bridal, Bridesmaids Dresses from David's Bridal.
Sean & his groomsmen (brothers & future brother in law) got ready at Sheraton Lisle Hotel. Groom & Groomsmen were wearing suits from Formerly Modern.
Once we made our way to the Danada House where the ceremony & reception was going to take place, Erin finished up getting ready and now it was time to put on her beautiful dress.
The Father of the Bride was waiting behind the white French doors to see his daughter, the bride for the first time.
And now, the FIRST LOOK is about to happen. Sean & Erin had invisioned how they wanted to do their first look, utilizing the beautiful staircase in the front hall.
Sure enough, after the bride and groom have an emtional first look, we head outside too take bridal party photos. Mother nature at it's finest, decided it wanted to bless the bride and groom with rain showers for good luck at this moment. We all headed back inside and finished up photos prior to ceremony.
Guests started to arrived and take their seats for the ceremony.
After stealing the bride and groom away for some photos during cocktail hour, the themed reception, Candlight Spring began, just as the sun was setting.
Wedding Cake: LaLaLi Bakery
Always great to see another one of your bride & groom's at a wedding. Looking forward to Matt & Liz's wedding next month!
DJ Matt Ammons: Sounds Abound
Thank you Sean & Erin for allowing me to be apart of your wedding!
Here is a list of the creative vendors: