September 4, 2019

The hustle, the noise, the pace, the fun, the energy…there is a lot about the beautiful, large, crazy city of Chicago that draws me to it.  Annie and Jon’s wedding had elements of all of that and so much more.  From the moment we got there to the moment we left, we saw act after act of love between Annie, Jon, and their closest people.  Annie is a wedding professional herself, working for a major Chicago Catering company, and seeing her at her wedding venue surrounded by so many of the people she works with particularly caught my heart.  The people that surround Annie and Jon were just so excited for them on this beautiful day.

Annie and Jon are both just special people.  They both have huge hearts and huge capacities to care for others, and that was what we saw again and again.  Helping their bridesmaids and groomsmen, playing with their nieces, making sure everyone was comfortable and having fun…they just care for others really well, and it was so beautiful to see, especially on their wedding day.  Annie and Jon planned every detail to perfection (with the help of their AMAZING planner Alison–brides, find her details below and hire her!!!), and it was just such a beautiful day.  Here are some of my MANY favorites!!

I’ve never seen engraving in someone’s handwriting before! Annie had the PERFECT classic beauty look on her wedding day… she was STUNNING!! One of my favorite times of day! I’m not sure I’ve ever loved every portrait location more than on this day! One of many favorites!!! This is Michael’s photo and it’s one of my absolute favorites… so proud! The Adler Planetarium was a bucket list venue for me… and it totally lived up to my hype!!! Look at this view!! Annie and Jon, WHAT an honor your beautiful day was!! Thank you so much for trusting us to capture it!  We adore you guys and are so thrilled for you!

To see Annie + Jon’s beautiful Chicago engagement session, click here!

Venue: Adler Planetarium

Wedding Planner: Alison Grossman with Designed & Detailed

Florist: Amanda Forgash with  Flowers for Dreams

Dress: Pronovias from Dantela Bridal Couture

Bridesmaid Dresses: Hayley Paige Occasions from Bella Bridesmaids

Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux

Hair Stylist: Todd Fischer with Vim & Vigor

Makeup Artist: Bobby Crowley

Band: Enough Said

Caterer: Food For Thought Catering

Officiant: Jason DeKock

Invitations: Lynn DeKock

Rentals: Hall’s

Linens: BBJ Linen

Lighting & Draping: Patti Herious with MDM Entertainment


  1. Lynn dekock says:

    These are such beautiful images that “catch” the magic of that special day. You are great, Jill. Thank you for sharing your expertise with the DeKock and Schey family and friends.

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