We’ve known Sarah and her family for a while now, and had the pleasure of photographing her when she graduated from law school out here on the West Coast. When she and her hubby, Jason, were married two years ago, they lived overseas, and had a small, intimate event back home. When they decided to renew their vows in Chicago, they did it up in big city style.
As the girls prepped, the groom meticulously got into his Navy dress blues. Jason- we appreciate your service!
Sarah designed several amazing Chicago-themed gift bags and the family filled them full of local treats like Fannie Mae chocolates and Garrett’s popcorn, to make guests feel welcome at the destination wedding.
This hanger was given to her from one of her bridesmaids… back when Sarah stood for her at her wedding. Love it!
This crew was awesome! You can tell what great friends the couple are by what great friends they have. The weekend was full of laughter and fun!
Sarah resurrected the original (green!) shoes she wore for their ‘first wedding’.
Grandma helped Jason get ready the morning of the wedding. She’s the cutest thing and everybody loves her.
Dad lent a hand, too.
The first time we photographed her, our cameras instantly loved Sarah. We think she has a future in modeling if that whole lawyering thing doesn’t work out!
The First Look!
The couple were chauffeured in a vintage Cadillac– so choice!
The famous “bean” in Millennium Park!
It’s officially called Cloud Gate.
There were no birds harmed or photoshopped in the making of this image.
Just outside Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
The ceremony was to take place at the Lincoln Park Zoo, right in the heart of downtown Chicago.
The “honeycomb” at the Nature Boardwalk on Lincoln Park Zoo grounds.
No, you’re not seeing two Jasons– that’s identical twin brother, Dan, who is also in the Navy. Not to mention the rest of the great looking wedding party.
Jason’s brother, Dan, and his lovely Sarah… a few short days before getting engaged!
We’re looking forward to our shoot with you – Congratulations, you guys!
The ceremony was on the steps of the Helen Brach Primate House. Really cool venue!
Sarah and her dad, Charlie.
The officiant was a friend of Sarah’s mom, who has known her almost all her life.
Here’s to many more happy years together!
Sarah + Jason had their cocktail hour at the nearby carousel. What? Oh yeah – and everybody loved it!
Sahara, the lion. Gorgeous creature.
When Sarah approached Sahara’s exhibit, the pacing beast swatted at her. Our hearts stopped!
The couple had their reception in the Regenstein Center for African Apes. We’re all about unique venues.
Sarah’s mom, Pam, making everyone feel welcome, and paying tribute to her daughter and son-in-law.
Jason’s parents shared their hearts as well.
Sarah + Jason, we are so grateful to have been included among your guests to be part of your amazing day! We wish you all the happiness life can bring!