Words can not describe how much I have come to love Heidi, Jonah and their families! This past weekend, I traveled to Chicago to photograph their wedding and it was absolutely spectacular! First off, one of my best friends in the world, Jeffrey of JNP Studios, came out with me to second shoot! I absolutely LOVE shooting with him - the creative energy is simply off the hook! One of the reasons I am so drawn to traveling for weddings is because I get to know the couple, their family and their friends SO much more! I usually fly in on Friday and leave on a Sunday, which allows me to go to rehearsal dinners, after parties - you name it! I love the more intimate time with the couple's family and friends before the big day, because it really helps me connect with them so much more! I also love that by the time that we leave, we feel like family!
One of my favorite things about this couple is the fact that they literally love to throw a great party! That was their only objective, besides getting married, and both Heidi and Jonah really allowed themselves to let loose and have fun! To bring this party all together, the oh-so-wonderful Claudia & Mira from As You Wish - An Event Planning Company
, came on board! They were SUCH a joy to work with! Heidi and Jonah had their event at the Ravenswood Billboard Factory
, which was an incredible fun space! Imagine an old warehouse feel, mixed with a vintage car museum and gorgeous window light? Yes, please!
Heidi and Jonah's wedding, was, in fact, one giant celebration! I could tell that they truly value their friends and family more than anything else in their lives and from the word's of the groom, "Let's Fuckin' Party!"
Congratulations to Heidi and Jonah! I am SO happy we could be a part of your day!