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light and airy art institute wedding

Timeless Wedding Day Memories

You want to remember the feelings, not just the fancy stuff

The timeless wedding day memories are what make the day magical and unforgettable. Your wedding day is the love story between you and your fiance as well as the love between two families joining together to celebrate an amazing day. “I feel like I was there” is the comment I hear the most from people about my wedding photography. I love hearing that because I know I have captured the real love story of the wedding day.

STEP

Virgin Hotel engagement shoot

01

Let's Chat

coffee cup

You've stalked my website and social media. You like what you see and want to know more. I can't wait to hear your love story! Send me an inquiry and I'll email some more info. We can chat on the phone or meet up for a quick cup of joe.

I like to spend a couple of minutes getting to know you and hear a few fun stories. Then we'll start talking about your vision for your wedding day and I can show off some albums.

summer north avenue engagement shoot

STEP

02

Save the Date

We'll be a perfect match is you are looking for real storytelling wedding moments and my fun light hearted personality! And the occasional bad joke.

I do a little happy dance! Signed agreement & deposit and the date is officially yours.

light and airy Chicago skyline engagement

STEP

03

Engagement Shoot & Planning

We'll set a date for your engagement shoot and I'll send you all kinds of style inspiration!

Several months before the wedding we'll create a photography schedule to make sure your day flows flawlessly.

Doggies always welcome on engagement shoots and weddings!

dog paw prints
ornate heart

STEP

Bridesmaids in pink dresses at Wrigley Building wedding.

04

Your Wedding Day

This step is pretty important. It's your wedding day!

There will be love and kisses, tears and joy. I'm in the background capturing all the candid meaningful moments that happen throughout the day. And I'll throw in some directing & guidance to get those instagram worthy bride & groom portraits.

Bride laughing with her sister.

STEP

Wedding Photo Sneak Peak

05

Maybe you're on your honeymoon, sipping a cocktail on the beach with your honey when you get a surprise email! Ok, maybe not such a surprise because I'm telling you now.

Within a few days of the wedding I'll send you a sneak peak gallery because I know you can't wait to see and share photos!

This is one of my favorite moments of the wedding process because I know you are going to relive the happiest day of your life through photos.

olive park wedding photos

STEP

06

Editing

While you are posting & sharing your sneak peak photos, I'm editing your full gallery of photos. I spend a great deal of time making sure your images are perfect. Notice in my images, there are never random people or cars in the background? Am I just that lucky? No! Shooting around Chicago, there will always be people walking through the background. There's something magical about you being the soul focus of an image without any distracting elements in the background.

Light and airy wedding photographer

STEP

07

Fine Art Wedding Album

My favorite moment of working together is when I deliver your album. The albums are so beautiful! I know this will be a thing you cherish for the rest of your life.

Fast forward to your first anniversary! You are sipping champagne, looking through your album, reliving the best day of your life!

New Leaf Wedding

Why I Love Weddings

Every couple I've photographed has a special place in my heart. Although we've met only a handful of times, by the end of a wedding I feel like part of your family. One of the reasons I like to spend several hours capturing the getting ready part of the day is because it gives me instant insight into your family. I like to see how you interact with each other. I've seen brides with her close raucus sisters who love teasing their mom and laughing out loud. And sentimental families who are quietly taking in every moment of the day. I tune into the mood of your family because this gives me a direction of how I should shoot your day. If your bridesmaids are fun & crazy, when we're taking photos I'm going to instigate them to let loose! If you are more low key, I'm going to tailor my direction to capture your personality.

"Every joyous occasion, you make extraordinary. I'm at an absolute loss for words for how happy you make me."

Caitlyn + Bert

Blackstone Hotel Wedding

LOVE STORIES

“Every experience, every new place, every celebration is sweeter with you. Joey, you are my best friend, my handsome goofball and my forever teammate.”

Bridget + Joey

Danada House Wedding

What Couples are Saying

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"My fiancè and I prefer candid moments rather than staged wedding portraits, and this is exactly what she did. Her sneak peek "trailer" video really tells the story of our day. It was so touching that it made all of my friends and family cry (happy tears, of course)!"

"She was so sweet, SO patient, great at communication, and worked so hard the entire day. I have never seen a photographer commit to as long of a day as she did and she always had a smile on her face. To say the photos were incredible is an understatement!!"

"After looking through countless galleries of Chicago-area photographers online, I was most drawn to Noelle's portfolio because her work seemed to capture real moments and emotions"

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