June Wedding at the Parish of St. Joseph in Homewood, Illinois

The moment always wins...

Todd and Krystyne's wedding at the Parish of St. Joseph in Homewood, Illinois was incredible for all the wonderful moments that took place.  When I arrived at the Lerose house in Thornton, Illinois, the bride was surrounded by friends and family as she began to get ready for her big day.  It was a very welcoming atmosphere for us to make photographs in and many emotional moments developed to be captured in photographs.

Bride reads a letter from her soon to be husband as she gets ready for her wedding.

A beautiful series of events occurred just after Krystyne read a heartfelt letter from her soon be husband Todd.  Soon she was carried away by emotion and happy tears ensued.

The bride wipes away happy tears on her wedding day after reading a love letter from the groom.

Not long after, the flower girl arrived to bring a light hearted moment to the morning as she stared up at the seemingly enormous wedding dress.  What a wonderfully cute moment...

The flower girl looks up at the bride's hanging dress in the cute wedding photo.

Krystyne and I had talked about doing something different than just hanging her dress and taking a photograph of it static and motionless.  We decided to have her in the shot admiring the beautiful gown that her fiancé would soon be seeing via their first look at a nearby park in Homewood.

The bride admires her beautiful wedding dress on the morning of her June wedding in Homewood, Illinois.

The bride and her maid of honor are obviously lifelong friends and that bond was evident as they laughed together and cried together as well.  These were all happy tears and wouldn't be the last ones of the day.

A fun moment is captured on the wedding day between the bride and her maid of honor.

The maid of honor tears up as her best friend gets into her wedding dress on the morning of her June wedding.

Before taking off to give Todd his first look, Krystyne did a first look of sorts for her bridesmaids who were all gathered on the front lawn.  She made a grand entrance while her girls blew her kisses from down below.  What a great moment...

The bridesmaids blow kisses toward the bride after seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress.

The Parish of St. Joseph in Homewood, Illinois is a large Catholic church with great architecture and a choir loft.  The church was filled with family and friends as Krystyne walked down the aisle on the arms of her Dad with Todd looking on.

The father of the bride walks his daughter down the aisle at the Parish of St. Joseph in Homewood, Illinois.

The groom looks on happily as his new bride comes down the aisle at their June wedding in Homewood, Illinois.

The Catholic wedding gave me plenty of time to capture the many emotions that occur during the ceremony,  The emotions ran the gamut from the bride and groom solemnly praying with Todd unwittingly revealing his 'Me Too' wedding shoes that matched Krystyne's 'I Do' shoes.  The congregation got another smile when the priest called out for a high five from the participants.  It was a joyous wedding to be sure...

The bride and groom pray at the altar at the Parish of St. Joseph.

Wedding shoes for the groom with the words 'me too' written on the bottom soles.

A groomsmen provides a fun wedding moment as he high fives an audience member at a church wedding.

Bubbles surrounded the happy couple as they exited the church with the bright summer sun shining upon them.

The bride and groom leave church as guests blow bubbles upon them.

It was a gloriously sunny day in this Chicago suburb as Krystyne and Todd and the wedding party went to a nearby Homewood park for wedding photos.

The groom lifts his bride into the air for their summer wedding photos in Homewood, Illinois.

A classic wedding pose for the bride and groom in a Chicago park after their June wedding.

The party at the Banquets of St. George that night in Schererville, Indiana had everything from silly costumes to a more than packed dance floor.  More fun, more love and more moments to treasure...

Groomsmen are introduced at the Banquets of St. George in Schererville at a June wedding reception.

The dance floor at the Banquets of St. George is filled to capacity at a summer wedding reception in Schererville, Indiana.

Thank you for taking a look at this Sneak Peek of todd and Krystyne's June wedding at the Parish of St. Joseph in Homewood, Illinois.  For more updates and images, please follow this Journal page as well at the Facebook Page.

The bride and groom take their first dance at the Banquets of St. George in Schererville, Indiana during their wedding reception.