oh my! how I absolutely loved photographing these two on their beautiful day. Jessie is actually my best friend’s cousin so I had known her for a long time before that, I specifically recall her always sneaking us some drinks while at other weddings or when we road tripped to Nashville for the country music awards concerts when we were younger! she has always been such a carefree spirit and I have never not seen her with that infectious smile on her face.
they were both so relaxed and easygoing the whole day. it clearly made my job easier catching their raw happiness!
I must mention the cutest groomsman, Jessie’s dachshund, Chili! he was by her side all day in his tie and leash and even walked her down the aisle alongside her dad. he was a very proud pup!
the ceremony and reception at this cute little red barn in one of the more rural suburbs of Chicago. Jessie wore her cowboy boots with her beautiful white dress and they played country music the whole time from walking down the aisle to partying afterwards! this is also where I met Howl2Go, the band they hired for their reception, they were so lively and fun and I’ve actually been working with them closely photographing them all over the states. after experiencing the band as a guest at a wedding and working with them I can give you my full recommendation! But you can read more about them here! needless to say we almost brought down the barn!
I feel so lucky to have photographed the wedding of a close friend of mine and even a few years after their wedding I see them as happy as they were that day.
thank you, Jessie and TJ, for the opportunity to capture your love!