Chelsea and Taylor’s wedding day was full of sweet moments, joyful laughter, and electrifying energy. It would make sense because those qualities pretty much define this couple. Chelsea is the ultimate hype girl, and just brings this amazing energy to every moment you spend with her. Taylor grounds her and yet joins in the excitement all at the same time…the joy was palpable the whole day and it really touched me. I just have to share a few moments that I truly will never forget from this beautiful day. First, Chelsea’s dress with a cape was just absolutely stunning. Chelsea had family fly in from around the world for their wedding and I know how much that mean to her! After her and Taylor read their personal vows, she was so overcome with emotion that she asked if she could hug Taylor…it was so sweet!! Chelsea’s dad brought me to tears multiple times during the reception, the first when he told a story of Chelsea as a young kid and how she will do anything to make others feel cared for and to ensure no single person is left out. He then sang a surprise song to her that he had promised her he would sing on this day when she was only a few years old and there was not a dry eye in the house! And Taylor’s brother gave a hilarious speech and reminded the room that he also has a complete heart of gold, making a match that is truly perfect. There were so many moments that touched me, and I cannot wait to share this gorgeous spring country club wedding with you!
Chelsea you are beautiful!!! First look with dad!! You can just feel the joy looking at these photos!! Such beauties!! We had one blooming tree in our space and I could not love these more!! Chelsea’s dad and his mama stole a dance and it was the sweetest! Sunset at Panther Creek Country Club is pretty unmatched! This might be my favorite reception shot ever!! The energy was ELECTRIC in that room right before their bridal party joined them on the dance floor!!! Chelsea and Taylor, I ADORE you two and am touched truly by the love you share. I was so honored to be a part of it!! To see Chelsea + Taylor’s beautiful downtown Chicago engagement session, click HERE!
We absolutely loved working with Chelsea + Taylor’s amazing creative team!!
Beautiful Flower Wall: made by the bride’s lovely aunts!!
Ceremony Location: First Presbyterian Church
Reception Venue: Panther Creek Country Club
Wedding Planner: Hannah Graham with The Floral Plan
Videographer: Lydia Stuemke
Florist: Petals & Co.
Hair Stylist: The Gallery
Makeup Artist: Diamond Garcia
Wedding Dress + Veil: Brideology
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Savvi Formalwear
Ceremony/Cocktail Music: Music By Cory Brown
Cake: Incredibly Delicious
Officiant: Pastor Joanne
Invitations: Home Scapes
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I'm Jill, a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Chicago and Central Illinois, and available world wide! I'm also a photography educator, wife to my favorite person on the planet, mama to 3 amazing kids and an energetic Aussie, and obsessed with statement jewelry and all desserts (especially fruit pies!).
As a past high school teacher, I have a major heart for education. After going full time in my business, I have built a business I love that gives me an almost 6 figure salary and allows me to be home part time with my kids. I dream for you to run a business that enhances your life and lights you up, and I believe I can help you learn how to do it with a little hustle and a lot of heart!
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