Jill + Michael

I can't quite put into words just how amazing it was to photograph this wedding, but I'm going to do my best.

The beautiful bride here, Jillian, is my cousin. As family, I've always thought how wonderful it is that we each share our unique talents (authors! hairstylists! musicians! videographers! actresses!) and will always lend a hand-- or our talents-- to each other. Hey, we're family. It's what we do! Though this may be a bordering on what's acceptable to share in the 'professional world', I've spent some of the toughest nights of my life (after a bad breakup and brand new move to Chicago) in my cousin Jill's old apartment. Hell, she's even the first person to introduce me to IPA's! And to those that know me, you understand how much I love India Pale Ales ;)  I will never, ever forget that-- and look, some odd eight or nine years later we're here, both married, savoring life's adventures. Its incredible. To Jill, I love you always! : )


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Ceremony: Murphy and Son's Irish Bistro
Reception: Murphy and Son's Irish Bistro
Photos: La Baugh Woods, Winnemac Park
Dress: Vera Wang
DJ: Chicagoland DJ Services
Menu: BBQ Ribs, Mac N' Cheese (yes, seriously!! it was amazing!!)
Cake: Sandra Evans