Josh and Amanda had a beautiful June wedding at St. Michael's Parish and I could not have been happier to be there. Six years ago I photographed her sister Jackie's wedding and Josh was the best man. Jackie's husband Brandon was the best man this time around. If you are lost now, no problem - let's just say it was great for me to see everyone again as well as the new additions to the family.
This summer wedding started with bridal prep at Amanda's mom's house. I joined Chop Shop who was doing hair along with Sta Glam on make up. The flower girls assisted me with their Instax cameras. We even re-created a fave photo of Amanda's that I did with her brother in 2011.
Josh paid tribute to Amanda's father Greg before joining his groomsmen and arriving at St. Michael's Parish in Schererville.
St. Michael's Parish was filled with friends and family of Amanda and Josh. As Amanda walked down the aisle with her brother Jake and mom Mary, the smile on Josh's face grew wider. Soon they would be husband and wife and off to celebrate in the summer sun.
We immediately photographed family and wedding party after the ceremony with a few bride and groom photos inside the church. Then we were off to Centennial Park for some June wedding photos in the sun.
I photographed the wedding party groups pictures looking across the lake at Centennial Park and then second photographer Bridget took the guys for their images and I photographed the bridesmaids.
Amanda had an incredibly long veil and we had to make sure we took advantage of the wind and let it fly for a few portraits. She was gorgeous wearing it outside as well as when she walked down the aisle.
As I took Amanda and Josh around Centennial Park I was amazed at all of the leaves on the ground. We took some kissing shots with them and I also had the happy couple chill in the shade of the garden for awhile for some candid moments.
Josh and Amanda were quite anxious for a dipping shot and I obliged them in front of the lake fountains. They looked as though they had been practicing!!
During our last few photos, Josh lifted Amanda off of her feet and soon we were on our way to the party at Villa Cesare.
The reception at Centennial Park had some raucous intros of the wedding party along with a roasting of the groom via best man Brandon. Summer sandals were handed out to all those who hit the dance floor and there were many!! DJ Shaun Kelly from Spinnin' Productions kept it live all night.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, I could not have been more thrilled to photograph Amanda and Josh's big day and also get the chance to see Jackie and Brandon, Samantha and Dale and Rachel and Dustin - all former clients whose weddings I have shot. thanks! This is merely a sneak peek, so stay tuned for more images.
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