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I‘m not sure I’ve ever seen the definition of “people first” more in play on a wedding day than at Courtney and Sean’s wedding.  From the large bridal party of devoted friends, to a very full guest list, to intentional time spent with grandparents during the reception, to extra time prioritized for sibling photos, and so much more…Courtney and Sean are all about their people.  And it was truly so beautiful to witness.  They are so close to their loved ones and family and deeply value quality time spent with them, and as a result, have a richness and depth to their relationships that is really unmatched.  Their wedding day was full of palpable emotion that flowed from that deep love between them and others, and my heartstrings were pulled in every part of the day.  They made a lot of time for intentional moments with those closest to them, and threw one heck of a party (complete with a surprise guest that is very important to them- you’ll have to check it out in the reception photos) that I know had everyone smiling and dancing until their cheeks and feet were sore, but all in the best sort of way!

I truly loved being a part of it and felt quite swept up by the excitement, emotion, and fun of the day.  It was an absolute honor to be a part of and I’m so excited to share these many favorites!

These ladies were just amazing!! Courtney carved out a lot of time to see loved ones before the ceremony and it was SO special! These moments! Courtney you are so beautiful!! I LOVED how this set up came together!! Congrats Mr and Mrs Slattery! I hope you are viewing this with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand, celebrating life as husband and wife!  I adore you two and am so happy for you!!!

To see Courtney + Sean’s beautiful summer engagement session, click HERE!

We absolutely loved working with Courtney and Sean’s amazing creative team!

Ceremony Location: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Reception Venue: Artisans Building

Florist: Hannah Graham with The Floral Plan

Decorator: Stephanie from Having a Ball

Wedding Dress: Adore Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groomsmen Attire: Savvi Formalwear

Videographer: Toast Wedding Films

Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist: Maureen Duckworth with Appearances

DJ: Radio Pro DJ’s

Caterer: Nelson’s Catering

Cake: Sara Sronce Grahek

Officiant: John Ruskin

Invitations: Etsy

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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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