Ryan & Chelsea : Chicago, IL Wedding Photography

Since it’s snowing here in Illinois IN APRIL, I thought it’d be appropriate to share Ryan and Chelsea’s snowy February Wedding. 😉


I love so many things about this wedding!! I’ll start with Chelsea’s dress…Chelsea’s mother passed away about 6 years ago, so to honor her memory, Chelsea had her mother’s dress made into a skirt to go over her reception dress. And Ryan’s mom was the one who made the dress into a skirt. The two pieces worked so well together that you’d never know they weren’t one dress!chicago-wedding-photography_02 chicago-wedding-photography_03 chicago-wedding-photography_05 chicago-wedding-photography_04 chicago-wedding-photography_06 Second thing I loved about their day: Ryan’s reaction to seeing Chelsea for the first time. His exact words were “Holy crap!!!”chicago-wedding-photography_07 chicago-wedding-photography_08 chicago-wedding-photography_09chicago-wedding-photography_10 chicago-wedding-photography_11The wedding and reception took place at the International Museum of Surgical Sciences in Chicago. It was the perfect setting for their intimate day!chicago-wedding-photography_12 chicago-wedding-photography_13 chicago-wedding-photography_15 chicago-wedding-photography_16 chicago-wedding-photography_17

Another Love? Ryan’s fist pump right after he kissed Chelsea.
chicago-wedding-photography_18 Now, I don’t normally post pictures of wedding food here on my blog, but these guys had such a unique setup pulled together by the amazing Hearty Boys Caterers that I just had to share. Chelsea is from the east coast, and Ryan is from around here, so they had two separate buffet lines, one with food that Chelsea loves from home (sea food, sushi, etc.), and one with Ryan’s favorites (like fried chicken, mmmm…). It was so perfectly eclectic! chicago-wedding-photography_19

Lots of great moments during the toasts!chicago-wedding-photography_20 chicago-wedding-photography_21 chicago-wedding-photography_22 chicago-wedding-photography_23 chicago-wedding-photography_24 chicago-wedding-photography_25 chicago-wedding-photography_26 chicago-wedding-photography_27 chicago-wedding-photography_28 chicago-wedding-photography_29Before I close this post, I want to give a HUGE shout out to the coordinator, Misse from Honey Bee Weddings, and the caterer, Kitty from Hearty Boys. Not only did they do a fantastic job on this wedding, but I was about 11 weeks pregnant at the time, and they were so incredibly awesome when they found out and took care of me the whole night! Seriously, ya’ll, I can’t say enough good things about them! 😀

Chelsea and Ryan, you two were such a joy to photograph!! Your wedding was filled with so much love for each other, and for your friends and family. It was an honor to be a part of it!!

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14 Responses to Ryan & Chelsea : Chicago, IL Wedding Photography

  1. steph bannon says:

    OHHHHH! Love the ring shot and I what a cool location! That shot on the steps is KILLER!

  2. Laura says:

    What a stunning bride!! I love their first look reaction – and that snowy walking portrait? They could give the Duke + Duchess of Cambridge a run for their money!! Beautiful work!

  3. Destinee says:

    These are amazing, Chrissy! That ring shot is gorgeous! You captured their day so beautifully! Love the dress what a sweet way to remember her mother. Best wishes to Ryan and Chelsea!

  4. Maggie says:

    These are amazing Chrissy! I love the story you tell of the day with these shots! I love the image of Ryan & Chelsea walking outside in the snow. Awesome work!

  5. THAT RING SHOT?! IT IS SO MONEY!!!!! Every image is perfection. What a lucky duo to have been captured by you so perfectly. High fives and big hugs your way!

  6. Katie D. says:

    This wedding is stunning and you captured every moment to perfection. I love the one of them in the snow and the one of her laughing while looking at him! GORGEOUS

  7. Laurie says:

    Oh this is such a sweet day, you can feel the love!! Gorgeous images, love the dress story so much! And they have such contagious smiles that you captured so perfectly!!

  8. kim says:

    What beautiful locations AND couple! And the ring shot — WOW! Wonderful job!

  9. Rachel Roberts says:

    Ok lady. These are amazing!! That shot walking in the snow?! It could be 1920 and I wouldnt know. And the stairs??? Loved this post.

  10. mrinaye says:

    Awww, what a stunning wedding! LOVE that stair image!

  11. Jen Crowe says:

    That ring shot…..BOOM! So good! Her dress is so unique and just amazing!

  12. Molly says:

    These are BEAUTIFUL images, Chrissy. What a unique and lovely place to get married. I especially love the black and white during the ceremony. Congratulations, Ryan + Chelsea!

  13. Zach and Sarah says:

    Whoa! You did such a good job capturing this. That ring shot is a stunner! I also love the one in the stairs. What a great looking wedding!

  14. Misse Daniel says:

    Thank you for including us on the blog. It was such a pleasure to work with you. I agree with everyone else: the ring shot is amazing.

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