Last year when Kristen and Oleg began their search for a photographer for their wedding they were far from home. Mom and Dad were sent to the Lake County Bridal Expo at Midlane Golf Resort with strict orders to only look for photographers that have a creative and artistic flare. Kristen, an artist herself, didn't want they same ho hum wedding photography that had no spark or charisma that many brides get. She didn't just want her day documented...anyone with a camera could do that....she wanted to connect with her photographers and definitely wanted creative and edgy. Her parents found us. We had a delightful conversation with Mom and Dad when they came into our studio. They gathered information and 2 hours later, pretty much booked us on the spot. They solidified it after sharing our work and info with Kristen and thus began our relationship with the O'Donnells and Sokolovs. On the day of the wedding, we met with the ladies at the Embassy Suites in Deerfield. We set up a Dad's first look with Terry that was just absolutely priceless! Then we hung out with the guys for a few minutes before setting up a first look for Oleg and Kristen. Talk about emotion! Awesome!! Steve hopped in the limo with the bridal party and in no time we were at Independence Grove in Libertyville. Kristen's attention to detail and artistic expression was so obvious when walking into this gorgeous venue. Her motif of rustic/vintage was perfect and cozy. The night was filled with the love and excitement that every bride dreams of....My personal favorite moment of the night, was after the recessional and the bridal party made it's way into the bridal room, the little ring bearer became quite emotional. He was so happy for Kristen. What a precious precious boy! I felt so blessed to be in the room to witness such amazing love.
Congrats Kristen and Oleg! Here's to a life of joy and love. Blessings to you, your families and beautiful friends!