BHLDN Bride, Chicago Wedding Photographer

This portrait session was particularly unique because Celia and Ross decided to do a special before-the-wedding portrait session as a preface to the big day. Even though the idea is unconventional, I think it worked brilliantly! Sometimes portraits can feel rushed on the day of the wedding. You have to worry about being announced at your reception; cutting the cake; tossing the bouquet. Doing a set of portraits on a separate day left Celia and Ross completely relaxed and we were able to have a lot of fun. Because there was no other schedule to work around, we were able to plan around the best lighting (sunset – obviously!) and chose several locations for variety in the photos. Celia and Ross were such a joy to work with for this special session. We started it off with a first look moment so Ross could have that memorable moment of seeing his future wife in her wedding dress for the first time. After that, we traveled between Lincoln Park, River North and Montrose Harbor during a gorgeous summer evening. Celia looked absolutely gorgeous in her BHLDN gown. The sheer fabric and sequins looked magical in the sunlight. I was pretty much in love (and I might have to pick up one for myself… you know, just to wear while lounging around the house!) Thank you Celia and Ross for a wonderful evening! I hope married life is treating you both very well.

August 27, 2012 - 8:50 pm

Portia Wolf - These photos are beautiful!! My sister and new brother look absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for all your effort. Can’t wait to get my own copies of these!

August 27, 2012 - 9:37 pm

Tom Bell - What a great set of photos! Well done indeed! They look so happy together.

August 28, 2012 - 7:57 am

Luise - Love the photos! You have a great eye and absolutely captured their love for each other. So glad they had the shoot ahead of time so that you could take advantage of many beautiful settings. They will treasure these so much more than traditional family group photos.

August 28, 2012 - 11:45 am

Paula - Elegant, ethereal, exquisite!!!!! Your love for each other is captured so perfectly. These images speak volumes of your happiness and devotion. I love the natural setting of greens, and the fabulous city of Chicago. Truly a pleasure to view such a beautiful event
Congratulations Celia and Ross.

August 31, 2012 - 7:21 pm

Debbie Lewis - These photos are magical! They so perfectly capture the day of your wedding. It is wonderful to see two people so in love and so happy. I was honored to be with you on that special day.

September 3, 2012 - 11:03 am

Marcia ianni - May your lives be as wondrous and gorgeous as you are today.

September 3, 2012 - 11:24 am

Tom - Superb and imaginative photography!

September 3, 2012 - 11:34 am

Lynn Telling - Sophisticated and elegant…both the couple and the wonderful photography! Best wishes! Lynn Telling

September 9, 2012 - 7:23 pm

Don and Betty Kenney - Your wedding photographer Ashley has given you
wonderful memories of your special love and we know
you will cherish the pictures forever. You both are
gorgeous! Love you

September 16, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Ashley - These pictures are great! You two look so wonderful and happy together!! Awesome photography. I love the different background settings.

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