After a long winter with not much of a chance for outdoor portraits, I was so raring to go for the 2015 wedding season! I got started with a bang with Ashlei + Dave's wedding in Tinley Park, where we started with both the guys and girls getting ready at the Holiday Inn. The hotel was just a few-minute drive from the Odyssey Country Club, which was a GORGEOUS venue I hope to photograph at again. Though the sun was shining, the air was still pretty chilly, but the entire wedding party dealt with it well and did whatever I asked of them. Ashlei wanted lots of portraits and lots of details shots and I was happy to oblige! Once we'd gotten several of the "safe" and "must have" shots, I told her we were going to shift gears and do some more creative and romantic poses, and she was thrilled. :) I also love love love the navy + gold + champagne color scheme they chose, and especially the navy suits, which is something I don't see very often. The colors made for amazing details shots from the table settings to the flowers to the rings. (Obviously I had fun with the rings since I posted 4 different versions just on the blog!!). My favorite memory from the night was when Ashlei pulled me over to the window overlooking the golf course and pointed down to one of the gazebos where another wedding couple was getting photographed after dark. She said "Can we go?" And said of course, and said her photos would be even better than theirs! LOL -- thanks to the groomsmen who trekked out there with me to hold my flash!). Those photos are the very last two of the set -- be sure to check them out! #hbpweddings #hbpbrides Ashlei + Dave, thank you so much for having me photograph your wedding day -- I had so much fun and have a few new favorite images for sure! Hope you're enjoying St. Lucia!!
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