I couldn’t think of a better wedding to close out my 2014 season with than this one. I’ve known Kate since I was 5 tiny years old. She’s known me through all of my awkward years, and there were many, and through them all she has been like a big sister. When I think of Kate, I think of that mega watt smile of hers and how she quite literally lights up this world with her warm personality and infectious laugh. I know her and her wonderful family through my many years of Irish dancing. Kate also danced, as well as her sister, Liz, and we spent many practices, St. Patrick’s Day, and weekends competing across the midwest together. When you grow up competing in a sport, you spend so much time together that those people become your secondary family. For many years and still to this day, Kate is a part of that family to me. There are just certain things that only Kate would understand in my life and vice versa. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Kate & Davis – I couldn’t be happier for you guys. Thank you for asking me to be a part of such an amazing day. I love both of you and can’t wait to see what this next year has in store for you!
Chicago weather was so good to us. I’m so happy these two had sunshine and warmer temps. I think we all can agree that Kate was a stunning bride, yes? Absolutely.
I can’t even begin to describe just how LOVED and ADORED this pair is. Holy cow! From the moment I posted their engagement photos, nothing but love flooded in for these two. After spending a few minutes with them, it’s really easy to see why. From the beginning, Davis had big shoes to fill dating Kate as she’s loved by SO MANY. He has most definitely stepped up to the plate and then some. Such a great guy!
Maybe my favorite bridal party photo ever.
Hey, bean! : )
Kate’s dad before walking her down this aisle: “I got my one wish.” I am not kidding any of you, I was weeping. I am just thankful there was no one there to see and that I had a giant camera to hide my sloppy tears. Goodness! I was told before the ceremony that I might not be able to take very many photos because St. Patrick’s has their own photographer. I’m so glad I was able to sneak these next two in.
Thank you to the wonderful folks at Loft On Lake for putting together such a magical space for Kate and Davis’ reception. It literally took my breath away!
I love this girl. She’s makes the world a better place.
Kate pulled both of her parents up and danced to Brown Eyed Girl. It was one of the sweetest moments I’ve photographed all year! : )
Thank you, Katie Destry, for all of your wonderful help at this wedding!
Have a good one, friends. xo