I was referred to Judy and Thomas through family friends, and from our first meeting I knew that this wedding was going to be special. Judy and Thomas were actually married in a civil ceremony in Germany over the summer, but they wanted to have a religious ceremony in Chicago. So a lot of the "traditional" activities (bouquet toss, cake cutting, etc) were out, replaced with a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Throw in an absolutely gorgeous evening and an outdoor reception at Graue Mill in Oak Brook, IL, and you have the recipe for a fantastic celebration!
As you can tell from the photos, these two need no direction in front of the camera. Incredibly natural, comfortable, and honest — Judy & Thomas gave me so much love to work with for our portrait session.