Allison + Mat | Married

Allison, her mom, and myself had a pre-wedding timeline meeting at Allisons parents where the first look and reception were  to be held. From the moment I got there, I was so excited for this wedding!

Being at their home, I got to see all of the fun spots on and around their property for photos as we chatted about their day to come.

When the day came, it was nothing but fun, fun, fun!  There was never a dull moment, (especially at the reception!)

Allison had told me that her dance with her father would be pretty funny, and it definitely was. They whooshed all across the dance floor, whipping around and laughing hysterically, with some moves I’ve never seen before.  I couldn’t stop laughing, it was one for the books!

They also had games involving massive blow up dice. Some results included: kiss the groom (Mat got a lot of kisses from many people), do an impression of the bride and groom (they’re both wrestlers so that got intense haha), take a shot and more.

All in all it was a great day, these two are super awesome and I wish them all the best!

Here is a sneak peek into their day!

Olivia xo

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Jenny + Craig | Married

Jenny and Craig got married at the Steckle Heritage Farm.

The ceremony was outdoors surrounded by apple trees, and the reception was inside a beautifully decorated barn.

There were loads of laughs, games, and extreme dance moves [that got better as the night went on]!

It was an awesome day, and I’m so happy to have been a part of it:)

 FUN FACT: Years ago I shot Jenny’s moms wedding in Dominican Republic. It was the first wedding I ever shot on my own so it was really cool to also photograph her daughters wedding and see so many friendly, familiar faces.

Here is a sneak peek!

Enjoy.

Olivia xo

 

 

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Sarah + Peter | Married

This is one of my favourite weddings to date.

I met Sarah and Peter briefly at a fashion show in Chicago a few years ago. When I heard they were getting married and they wanted me to shoot their day back in Chicago I was thrilled!

 When the day finally arrived, everything was perfect.

The beautiful dress, the crazy long veil, the cute details, the theme [Minnie & Mickey inspired], the decor, the trolley [which involved lots of singing and dancing], and all of the amazing people *heart eyes*. All.of.it.

It really was a magical day, and I wish these two all the best:)

Big thanks to Leslie Kay for her assistance in shooting, singing with me on the trolley, and helping me finish that A+ deep dish pizza.

Here is a sneak peek into their special day!

Olivia xo

 

 

Becky + Ross | Married

Becky and Ross got married at Rebel Creek Golf Course on a super beautiful, sunny Saturday.

Now, I don’t usually post ceremony shots on the blog, (mostly just creatives) but this one was truly special.

After making their way down the isle, Becky and Ross released a box of monarch butterflies in memory of Becky’s father who had passed recently.

They fluttered all around them, one landed on Becky’s hand and another on her wedding dress [it stayed with her throughout the whole ceremony]. It really was beautiful, everyone was smiling from ear to ear including myself.

I had an awesome time shooting this wedding, and loved revisiting the day once again to make this blog post.

Here is a sneak peak into their day.

Enjoy:)

Olivia xo

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Cassie + Mike | Married

 You may remember these two from their engagement session earlier this year, where we had a sneak attack of flurries.  As much as I loved those photos and had a great time, it was nice to shoot with them again in warmer weather :D.

Cassie and Mike held their wedding at the Glen Eagle Golf Course in Bolton, with blue skies and perfect weather!

They shared a first look in the morning [which I always love], had a cute outdoor ceremony, shared some beers with the wedding party as we took wedding party photos, and later on got some beautiful golden hour photos with just them two *heart eyes*.

It was an awesome day for sure:)

Olivia xo