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This wedding is to die for–a gorgeous, classically modern affair on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.  Julie & John are so head-over-heels in love with each other and it’s quite evident in every single one of these images.  John’s look when he first saw Julie walking down the aisle with her dad? Yeah, brought tears to my eyes.  Their laughs throughout their portraits?  Contagious.

Their complete graciousness & hospitality were greatly appreciated, too.  James and I were so excited to spend the weekend in Chicago photographing these two. I hope you can read Julie & John’s beautiful story through every image.

I’m still swooning.  Every ounce of this wedding was amazing, right?  Didn’t Julie’s dress blow you away?

We had a great time shooting this wedding and can’t wait to keep in touch with Julie & John.  And Chicago?  We’ll be back next year!

//  Chicago, IL   //


Ceremony   ///  Assumption Catholic Church 

 Reception  ///   The Westin on Michigan Ave.

Catering  ///  The Westin

Cake  ///  Oakhill Bakery

DJ  ///  DJ MDM Entertainment

Rings  ///  G. Thrapp Jewelers *More to come on G. Thrapp soon

Dress  ///  Panache Bridal Beverly Hills

Bridesmaid Dresses  ///  J. Crew

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  1. Laurie says:

    Emily – I LOVE this wedding, gorgeous images!! And that dress with the Ferragamo flats, perfection! Amazing job as always!

    • admin says:

      Laurie, you are so sweet! Thank you! We MUST get together when we’re in the same city!

  2. Marissa says:

    I loved all px– my fav were them crossing the street with crowd- again– your ideas are genius!

  3. […] the DJ!  A week after James and I got engaged we photographed Julie & John’s wedding in Chicago.  When we arrived at The Westin for the reception, we were immediately greeted by the […]

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a photographer providing honest & authentic images that tell the stories of your connection

Inspired by the beauty of nature, the transition of a woman into motherhood, the wonders & curiosity of childhood, and the joys & challenges of family life, Emily creates photographs from a deep, soulful place rooted in connection and presence.

Emily Layne