Friday, September 28, 2007

Happy Birthday Jack!

It was a big birthday weekend for my family. My mom and sister share a birthday on the 22nd, Jack turned 4 on the 24th and little miss Avery turned one 2 days later- phew! Thats a lot of cake!

great day to be out on my sister's roof deck for present opening
not sure what my dad said but looks like it got mixed reactions from my siblings...
but avery thought it was pretty funny
yahoo- its superman cake
not sure who was more excited about the presents- jack or my brother! here he is -cape on- transformer in hand- good times!

jack was allowed 4 slices of cake- one for each year- here he is going in for slice # 3
happy birthday to jack, avery, morgan and mom ~ love you guys! kris

Monday, September 24, 2007

Congratulations Jennifer and Andy!!!

I have had the pleasure of knowing Jennifer and her family for years so it was extra special for me to document her big day! And what a day it was... the weather was gorgeous, the ceremony was moving, the bride was beautiful, and Andy and Jennifer are perfect together and so clearly in love! I pulled a few images to give a quick preview to the bride and groom- hope you guys are having a great time on your honeymoon!

The photos from this wedding will be posted on my proofsite by October 12th- for the event code use Jennifer's maiden name.

first up- the dress!

getting ready

time for a few formal shots at Jennifer's parent's house before we head to the church
with little sis and maid of honor - Meg!
the guest arrive...

Here comes the bride
the traditional greek orthadox ceremony was beautiful and so moving

a few photos in the church...
and then a rose petal send off

the wedding party strikes a pose- what a good looking group!
we had time for some brief shots of the happy couple before heading to cocktail hour- love that sun flare!
the wedding party arrived to cocktails in style!

gorgeous weather for some drinks on the patio
a cake's eye view of meg's sweet toast!
i loved their reaction!
the first dance as husband and wife

andy and his mom share a dance
time for some traditional greek dancing!

yummm! the dessert bar was stacked with greek pastries
and just some random really good looking people that i have never ever met before (okay- so its my sisters on either side dancing with family friends the McNaughtons!)
the garter grab

and finally....dancing the night away

Congratulations again on a beautiful wedding- I loved getting to capture it! xoxo Kris

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


No shortage of personality here- these two were full of spunk and so fun to photograph! We even managed to sneak in a few formal shots....

6 months old!

Baby Madeline take two- she is now 6 months- what a cutie!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Bailey's Bat Mitzvah

Bailey's Bat Mitzvah was a super fun Bahamian themed bash held at beautiful Independence Grove in Libertyville. Congratulations Bailey on your big day!

a kiss from bailey's parents after their speech
bailey reacts to her sister's toast

bailey's mom watches the dancing
snowball dance
Bailey gets "the chair"
the dads sport some shades
bailey's cousin- what a cutie!
the family outside overlooking the lake at the gorgeous independece grove
i had to end with another photo of the awesome dessert bar!