Casey + Mike

Casey + Mike did the perfect combo of glam and casual for their engagement photos. Plus some styling help from the one and only J Finn! We found the perfect location to counteract  the uber glam outfits and champagne.

This stunning couple has been in love since 2004, and yes you are thinking right…they are high school sweethearts. Scroll down to see their causal part of the session (they saved all their love letters!), and get sent back to that time when writing notes and doodling your crushes name on your notebook gave you butterflies.

I crazy adore this couple and we can not wait until their October wedding. And if you want  to learn more about how to make that cute little wood box below and much more fun DIY projects, check out Casey and her BFF  Bridget’s blog DIY Playbook.2013-11-06_00012013-11-06_00022013-11-06_00032013-11-06_00042013-11-06_00052013-11-06_00062013-11-06_00072013-11-06_00082013-11-06_00092013-11-06_00102013-11-06_00112013-11-06_00122013-11-06_00132013-11-06_00142013-11-06_00152013-11-06_00162013-11-06_00172013-11-06_00182013-11-06_00192013-11-06_00202013-11-06_00212013-11-06_00222013-11-06_00232013-11-06_00242013-11-06_00252013-11-06_00262013-11-06_00272013-11-06_00282013-11-06_00292013-11-06_00302013-11-06_00312013-11-06_00322013-11-06_00332013-11-06_00342013-11-06_00352013-11-06_0036

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Danielle + Dimitri . Emerson Creek Tea Room

Danielle + Dimitri were married on a beach earlier this year. They decided to celebrate back home with friends and family at what is one of my newest favorite venue. So much character, plus it is appropriate for me to wear cowgirl boots to work!

Danielle + Dimitri are such a fun couple. Danielle has the prettiest and most contagious smile and laugh. Dimitri just adores her, you can see it when he looks at her.

The detail and thought that went into this reception is incredible. And of course the food was amazing! This was one heck of a celebration!2013-10-17_00012013-10-17_00022013-10-17_00032013-10-17_00042013-10-17_00052013-10-17_00062013-10-17_00072013-10-17_00082013-10-17_00092013-10-17_00102013-10-17_00112013-10-17_0012Told you Danielle was stunning!2013-10-17_00132013-10-17_00142013-10-17_0015Such pretty ladies2013-10-17_00162013-10-17_00172013-10-17_00182013-10-17_00192013-10-17_00202013-10-17_00212013-10-17_00222013-10-17_00232013-10-17_00242013-10-17_00252013-10-17_00262013-10-17_00272013-10-17_00282013-10-17_00292013-10-17_00302013-10-17_0031love these2013-10-17_00322013-10-17_00332013-10-17_00342013-10-17_00352013-10-17_00362013-10-17_00372013-10-17_00382013-10-17_00392013-10-17_00402013-10-17_00412013-10-17_00422013-10-17_00432013-10-17_00442013-10-17_00452013-10-17_00462013-10-17_00472013-10-17_00482013-10-17_00492013-10-17_00502013-10-17_00512013-10-17_00522013-10-17_00532013-10-17_00542013-10-17_00552013-10-17_0056this family could DANCE!
2013-10-17_00572013-10-17_00582013-10-17_00592013-10-17_00602013-10-17_00612013-10-17_0062Thanks again Danielle + Dimitri for having us document your day!

We wish you nothing but a happily ever after!

So much Love,

Gina + Tom

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Chicago Wedding Photographer | Gina Cristine PhotographyStefanie + Jason | Girl and the Goat » Gina Cristine - […] Stefanie + Jason met in Pharmacy school. They dated for about three years, and then Jason popped the question one weekend when they were away at his family’s lake house with about 15 of their friends looking on. They say it was a lovely weekend – I’m sure it was! Lake house, friends, engagement ring, and the excitement of an upcoming wedding to talk about! They actually found us because we photographed Stefanie’s brother Dimitri’s wedding last summer. You may remember their rustic wedding. […]

Krystal + Matt . Silver Lake

A vintage love story. That was Krystal + Matt’s theme for their at home reception. Krystal + Matt were married in Puerto Rico on June 23rd and then celebrated with friends and family back home in August.

Krystal + Matt are crazy in love with in each, and truly have the perfect foundation of a great marriage. Both are kind souls with passions for the same things. I actually went to high school with Matt, and when Tom and I left their reception, I turned to Tom and said ” Matt found his perfect girl. They are true soul mates.”

Krystal chose the theme of vintage love story because they believe a true love stories never end, and she loves them! Who doesn’t love a great love story. The detail and creativity she poured into the decor is stunning and perfect. They even included a table of memories from Puerto Rico. Oh, and  cold stone creamery was there scooping ice cream!

Grab yourself a cup of coffee this morning and delight in Krystal + Matt’s  love and creativity!


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Tom and I wish you nothing but your very own Happily Ever After!

SO much love!

Gina + Tom

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Romy DeCristofaro - My favorite pic is the one with K and M kissing in the background and the kids covering up their eyes!

Julie - I love the one with whole group and Krystal and Matt jumping in the air. And the one with the two of them touching hands In the air with bright sun coming through

Stephanie Hickman - Absolutely beautiful, so many great pics it’s hard to pick just one, but my favorite is the “Muchas Gracias” shot where Matt & Krystal are kissing. I loved the reception decor, so many special touches, it was such a fun celebration!

Stephanie Hickman - Absolutely beautiful! My fav is the “Muchas gracias” pic. What a great reception, so many special touches, Krystal and Matt outdid themselves!

crystal willis - my favorite picture is the one where Matt is kissing Krystal forehead. K looks so in love.

Julie McCann - My fav- Krystal standing up on the bench leaning down, Matt holding her and stealing a kiss!!!! The light is perfect! So romantic! Really captured the mood!

Kerri Carney - I LOVE them all. All the pictures of every detail of the reception are amazing. I love the black and white pic of Matt carrying you. Awesome job by your photographers!

Kristin Wolski - These are absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Dawn Pulido - I love the one of Krystal where Matt is holding her above a bench in the garden and Krystal’s dress is flowing. Then the one with the Muchas Gracias signs, and the one with Matt holding the sign I am here for the beer. I was honored to be a part of this beautiful union of two very special people. A portrait of a true love story. Love you guys, Dawn Pulido PS Krystal outdid herself with the decor and detail, Amazing.

Paul Sullivan - The little boy holding the “Let’s get this Party Started!” sign was my favorite. Great sign and he is adorable. That outfit with the hat is awesome.

Cathy A. - My favorite is of the little boy and girl covering their eyes! Wonderful pictures!

Kathy Sullivan - I love the photos of the two of you wrapped in the veil.

Featured Chicago Wedding PhotographerDIY Weddings Magazine Published » Gina Cristine Photography - […] You might remember these two. They were married in Puerto Rico and a couple months later had a beautiful vintage themed reception with their family and friends back in Silver Lake. It was stunning, creative, artsy, interesting, and perfect. Tom and I were delighted to be a part. I went to high school with Matt, and after the reception, I left assured that he had met and married his soul mate — and that is an awesome wedding to be a part of! You can reminisce and see all of the images from their reception here. […]