Ovation Chicago Photography – Caroline + Nic are Married!

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Caroline and Nik’s Ovation Chicago Photography

I first met Caroline nearly 10 years ago on the other side of the world. We were in Thailand. I was fresh out of college teaching a photography program for the summer and she was one of my students.  Caroline was kind and sweet, the type of person you felt comfortable with instantly. I also sensed her intelligence, genuine interest in people, the world, and a pull toward what made it all stick together.

Well, nearly eight years later, I heard from Caroline in a message on facebook.  She was getting married and remembered “her photo instructor” while in Thailand. She wanted me to document her wedding, or rather, post-wedding celebration. She and Nik were married in Canada nearly two years before this American ceremony. I couldn’t have been more touched.

Kelly fell in love with Caroline just as quickly as I did. And the object of her affection–Nik, well he’s as endearing and remarkable as she.  These are just a few pictures highlighting their wedding day. What a joy and honor to be a part of it all and witness their love reaffirmed before their closest friends and family at the Ovation event space in Chicago.

If you’re interested in learning more about our wedding photography services, please visit our wedding site or contact page.

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Big shout out to these amazing vendors!

Florist Flowers for Dreams
Wedding Dress by Emmy Mae
Wedding Venue Ovation Chicago
Catering by Tri Star Catering / Lou Malnati’s / Stan’s Donuts / Dairy Queen
Hair and Make-up: Diem Angie
Style Matters DJs

Kimmy + Braden’s Backyard Wedding in Barrington Hills

A childhood dream is made true when Kimmy and Braden married in a backyard wedding

On a beautiful sunny Saturday, Kimmy and Braden were married in the front yard of Kimmy’s childhood home.  Their family and friends watched from folder chairs as the two exchanged their vows. After, those same chairs were brought to the backyard and used for seating during the reception. Kimmy’s father walked her down the aisle with a delighted grin was impossible not to return.

It was a gorgeous day and Kimmy looked just timeless with finger-wave curls and a sweetheart neckline wedding dress. The groom and his groomsmen were classic in black and white tuxes. The whole day felt like an intimate family affair.

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Interested in our wedding photography services?  Please visit our dedicated wedding site. You may also enjoy:

Jennifer and Todd’s Palm Desert Wedding

Matt and Madison’s University Club Wedding

Big Shout to these Vendors:

Florist – Mayfield Florist

Caterer – Wild Asparagus Catering

Makeup Artist – Beauty by Tassi (Monica)

Hair Stylist – Beauty by Tassi

DJ – Toast and Jam DJ

Videographer –Petite Four Films

Jennifer & Todd’s dreamy Palm Desert Wedding

Chicago Wedding Photographer’s head to California for destination wedding in the dessert

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You know us for our boudoir work, but every so often, Kelly and I will photograph a wedding.  In December we headed to dreamy Palm Dessert, California to capture the nuptials of Jennifer and Todd.  The wedding was so swoon-worthy, with the dusty colors of the dessert as a backdrop, a bride’s creative vision, and a surprise flash mob at the end. Needless to say, we were in heaven.

We’re extra grateful to Splash Magazine for featuring the wedding last week. Read how a playful tiff between Jennifer and Todd upon first meeting lead to a lifetime together via this link.

The details:

Bride’s gown: Anne Barge, Bella Bianca Bridal Couture, 12 W. Maple; Bellabianca.com

Groom’s attire: custom Armani, Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan; Saksfifthavenue.com

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Badgley Mischka, Rent the Runway, 710 N. Wabash; Renttherunway.com

Groomsmen’s attire: Vera Wang, Men’s Wearhouse, 535 N. Michigan; Menswearhouse.com

Wedding planner: Tamara Bolton-Bryant, Sensorium Events; Sensoriumevents.com

Floral: bouquet of blush, ivory and deep burgundy flowers with wineberries, seeded eucalyptus and gold accents

Sweets: Champagne, strawberry and German chocolate cupcakes, Over the Rainbow Desserts; Romanblas.com

Videographer: Lux Media; Luxmediasd.com

Invitations: Minted; Minted.com

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a wedding story…

Chicago Wedding Photography at the University Club

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You know us best for our boudoir services, but did you know that we also offer Chicago wedding photography as well?

In fact, it was the wedding industry that really helped us get our start as boudoir photographers. Many brides have come through our studio doors for a knock-his-socks-off wedding gift.

QUALITY RATHER THAN QUANTITY
Boudoir will always be our first love and primary focus. But we’re also happy to capture a handful of weddings each year.

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chicago-wedding-photographer-02BECAUSE WE LIKE A PERSONAL FEEL

Why just a handful?  Limiting the number of weddings allows us to maintain our boutique feel–or in other words, high standards for close attention to detail, quick responses to all your needs, and a “it feels like we’re old friends” sorta energy.

ROMANCE AND ELEGANCE AT THE UNIVERSITY CLUB

In July we had the pleasure of shooting one such wedding at the University Club in downtown Chicago. It was absolutely dreamy, with romantic touches–white and sage green floral arrangements, candles floating in glass votives, and of course, the old world feel of the reception room.

Interested in learning more?

If you or someone you know is interested in wedding photography services, reach out to us at info@revealed-studios.com for more information.  We’d love to hear from you!chicago-wedding-photographer-06 chicago-wedding-photographer-07 chicago-wedding-photographer-08 chicago-wedding-photographer-09 chicago-wedding-photographer-10 chicago-wedding-photographer-11 chicago-wedding-photographer-12 chicago-wedding-photographer-13 chicago-wedding-photographer-14 chicago-wedding-photographer-15 chicago-wedding-photographer-16 chicago-wedding-photographer-17 chicago-wedding-photographer-18chicago-wedding-photographer-21 chicago-wedding-photographer-22 chicago-wedding-photographer-23 chicago-wedding-photographer-24 chicago-wedding-photographer-25 chicago-wedding-photographer-26 chicago-wedding-photographer-27 chicago-wedding-photographer-28 chicago-wedding-photographer-29 chicago-wedding-photographer-30 chicago-wedding-photographer-31 chicago-wedding-photographer-32 chicago-wedding-photographer-33 chicago-wedding-photographer-34 chicago-wedding-photographer-35 chicago-wedding-photographer-36 chicago-wedding-photographer-37 chicago-wedding-photographer-38 chicago-wedding-photographer-40 chicago-wedding-photographer-41 chicago-wedding-photographer-42 chicago-wedding-photographer-43 chicago-wedding-photographer-44 chicago-wedding-photographer-46 chicago-wedding-photographer-47

Free tix to Indie Wed

For the second year in a row, Revealed Studios is participating in the Indie Wed Wedding Show & Market on Saturday, January 31st, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come stop by our booth and enter to win a free Revealed portrait session. Laurie and Maggie will be on hand to answer any of your questions about boudoir and the other types of photography we offer.

We also have five free Indie Wed tickets to give away. First come, first serve. Drop us a line at info@revealed-studios.com if you are interested.

Hope to see you there.

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(taken from website) Indie Wed is THE alternative to traditional wedding expos.  For those in the midst of wedding planning, Indie Wed offers a one stop shop for all the best wedding artisans and professionals around the country.  Indie Wed is the longest running independent bridal fair in the U.S.

 

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Saturday, January 31st, 2015
10 am – 4 pm
at the Ravenswood Event Center

entrance at 4043 N. Ravenswood Ave
Chicago

Plenty of free parking is available along Ravenswood Ave.
Venue is also 1/2 block north of the Irving Park brown line  station.

Indie Wed will feature:

*100+ amazing vendors from the Midwest and beyond
*two full floors of vendors
*food tastings
*musical performances
*wandering models featuring spectacular bridal fashions
*a special 3rd floor lounge with lots of surprises
*and much more

Tickets are priced as follows:

* Early Bird (through Dec. 19th) = $12 per single / $20 per 2-pack
** Online  (through Fri. Jan. 30th at noon) = $15 per single / $25 per 2-pack
* At The Door  = $20 per person CASH ONLY

 

 

Join us at Indie Wed!

Revealed Studios at Indie Wed 2014

Hey ya’ll, join us this Saturday from 10-4 pm at the Ravenswood Event Center for Indie Wed.

The alternative to traditional wedding shows

For those in the midst of wedding planning, this show offers a one stop shop for all the best wedding artisans and professionals around the country!

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Gentle

How this bridal portrait unfolded

Soft lighting, location, hair/make-up and expression all work their magic to create a gentle moment as seen in our client’s image below.

Another important ingredient to create soft and flattering portraits is how Maggie and I (Laurie) take our time to build a rapport with our clients. When clients trust us, then they lower their guard and the real magic begins.

(Thanks to Jen Johnson for hair/make-up.)

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Sister Bridal Photo Shoot Sneak Peek

You CAN wear those dresses again…Sister bridal photo shoot by Revealed Studios

We had so much fun photographing these two lovely sisters who were married within a year of each other. They were looking for an excuse to pop back into their wedding gowns and lucky for us, they decided to do a bridal photo shoot together. Stay tuned for more photos.

Want to learn more about booking a Revealed Session? Click here.

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