DeKalb, IL Wedding Photographer | Andrew & Emilee

DeKalb, IL Wedding Photographer

It seems like just yesterday I was driving down to Nashville to photograph Andrew & Emilee’s engagement session, and now they’re husband and wife! While I traveled for their engagement session, their wedding was literally two minutes from my house here in DeKalb, IL, which was quite a change for me! Usually I’m off in the suburbs or in Chicago, so a two minute commute was a great change of pace! It was also nice because it felt like a little tour of the some of the more iconic parts of my hometown. They got ready at the Hotel at Holmes Student Center (which I didn’t even know was a thing even after 29 years of living here, but it was the perfect location for them!), had their First Look at the Lagoon, Wedding Party Pictures at the Ellwood House, ceremony at First United Methodist Church (which is right next door to my favorite place in town: THE LIBRARY!), and the reception was at the Barsema Alumni & Visitor’s Center. Not a bad way to see the town! Andrew and Emiliee’s June wedding day itself was beautiful…not too hot and not too sunny, and even though it drizzled just a skosh, it held off until the reception, and it didn’t stop us from whipping out the clear umbrellas to get out for a few more images of Andrew and Emilee while their guests finished up dinner. All in all, I couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off my 2019 wedding season!

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Hanging wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses with shoes lined up beneath | Dekalb, IL Wedding Photographer
personalized bridesmaid’s and wedding dress hangers | Dekalb, IL Wedding Photographer
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wedding shoes, jewelry, and details setup | dekalb, IL wedding photographer
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bridesmaids & bride in matching monogrammed shirts | Dekalb, IL wedding photographer
bride zipping up her mother’s dress | dekalb, IL wedding photographer
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candid image of bride getting into wedding dress with her mom | Dekalb, IL wedding photographer
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bride getting into wedding dress with mom zipping | dekalb, IL wedding photographer
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mom zipping up bride’s wedding dress | dekalb, IL wedding photographer
black and white image of bride putting on shoes | dekalb, IL wedding photographer
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first look with bridesmaids | dekalb, Il wedding photographer
first look with bridesmaids | dekalb, Il wedding photographer
bride’s first look with father of the bride | dekalb, IL wedding photographer
bride’s first look with father of the bride | dekalb, IL wedding photographer
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groom initials on tie clip | dekalb, IL wedding photographer

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bride and groom first look | dekalb, IL wedding photographer | chrissy deming
bride and groom’s first look | dekalb, Il wedding photographer | chrissy deming
bride and groom’s first look | dekalb, IL wedding photographer | chrissy deming
bride and groom’s first look | Dekalb, IL wedding photographer | chrissy deming
bride and groom’s first look | dekalb, Il wedding photographer | chrissy deming
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black and white portrait of bride and groom walking | dekalb IL wedding photographer | chrissy deming
candid black and white image of bride and groom crossing street | dekalb, IL wedding photographer | chrissy deming
wedding party pictures on steps at ellwood house | dekalb, il wedding photographer | chrissy deming
bridesmaid picture at the ellwood house | dekalb, il wedding photographer | chrissy deming
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formal portrait of bride at ellwood house | dekalb, Il wedding photographer
groomsmen picture at the ellwood house, dekalb, il wedding photographer | chrissy deming
wedding party pictures on steps of ellwood house | dekalb, il wedding photographer | chrissy deming
portrait of bride holding flowers at ellwood house | dekalb, il wedding photographer | chrissy deming
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candid image of bride and bridesmaids laughing | dekalb, Il wedding photographer
candid pose of wedding party at ellwood house | dekalb, IL wedding photographer
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candid image of wedding party walking and laughing | dekalb, IL wedding photographer
groomsmen showing off all different socks | dekalb, il wedding photographer
candid image of maid of honor fixing bride’s dress | dekalb, il wedding photographer
wide portrait of bride and groom looking at each other at ellwood house | dekalb, il wedding photographer
portrait of bride and groom facing each other smiling, veil blowing | ellwood house, dekalb, il photographer
wide portrait of bride and groom with foreheads touching | ellwood house, dekalb, il photographer
candid image of wedding party group hug laughing | ellwood house, dekalb, il wedding photographer
wedding ceremony at first united methodist church | dekalb, il wedding photographer
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bride and father of bride walking down aisle | first united methodist church | dekalb, Il wedding photographer
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bride walking down aisle photographed from above and behind | dekalb il wedding photographer
bride walking down aisle, mother of the bride watching her and smiling | dekalb, il wedding photographer
bride hugging her father before walking towards groom | dekalb, Il wedding photographer
groom shaking hands with father of the bride photographed from above | dekalb, il wedding photographer
bride, groom, wedding party at the altar for wedding ceremony | dekalb, il wedding photographer
black and white image of bride and groom at altar | dekalb, il wedding photographer
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black and white image of bride and groom at the alter | dekalb, il wedding photographer
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bridesmaids crying during wedding ceremony | dekalb, il wedding photographer
bride and groom saying vows, laughing | dekalb, il wedding photographer
bride wiping away tears during wedding ceremony | dekalb, il wedding photographer
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bride putting ring on grooms finger | dekalb, il wedding photographer

bride and groom kissing at the altar | dekalb il wedding photographer
bride and groom exiting down the aisle | dekalb, il wedding photographer
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bride and groom bubble exit to a green classic 75 corvette stingray | dekalb, il wedding photographer
bride and groom getting into green classic 75 corvette stingray | dekalb, il wedding photographer
bride and groom driving off in green classic 75 corvette stingray | dekalb il wedding photographer
bride and groom driving off, waving, in green classic 75 corvette stingray | dekalb, il wedding photographer
reception hall decor at barsema alumni center | dekalb, il wedding photographer
bride and groom reception entrance | dekalb, il wedding photographer
bride and groom cake cutting | dekalb, il wedding photographer
father of the bride speech with laughing bride and groom | dekalb, il wedding photographer
father of the bride speech, laughing bride and groom | dekalb, il wedding photographer
father of the bride speech, bride and groom laughing | dekalb, il wedding photographer
father of the bride speech with bride in the foreground smiling | dekalb, il wedding photographer
father of the groom speech, bride wiping tears | dekalb, il wedding photographer
father of the bride speech, bride and groom toasting | dekalb, il wedding photographer
maid of honor toast, bride and groom laughing | dekalb, il wedding photographer
best man speech, bride and groom laughing | dekalb, il wedding photographer
bride and groom slow dancing outside | dekalb, il wedding photographer
bride and groom holding clear umbrellas, walking towards camera, looking at each other | dekalb IL photographer
closeup of bride and groom slow dancing outside | dekalb, il wedding photographer
bride and groom first dance | barsema alumni center dekalb, IL wedding photographer
bride and groom first dance, kissing | barsema alumni center dekalb Il wedding photographer
bride and father of bride dancing, father daughter dance | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer
mother and groom dancing, mother son dance, mother of groom crying | dekalb, IL wedding photographer
groom and mother dancing, laughing | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer
groom and mother dancing, mother wiping tears | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer
grandma and grandpa dancing during wedding reception | dekalb, il wedding photographer
groom’s parents dancing at wedding reception | dekalb, il wedding photographer
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reception dancing pictures with shutter drag | barsema alumni center dekalb wedding photographer
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reception dancing pictures with shutter drag | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer
reception dancing pictures with shutter drag | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer
reception dancing pictures with shutter drag | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer
reception dancing pictures with shutter drag | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer
reception dancing pictures with shutter drag | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer
reception dancing pictures with shutter drag | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer
reception dancing pictures with shutter drag | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer
reception dancing pictures with shutter drag | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer
reception dancing pictures with shutter drag | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer
reception dancing pictures with shutter drag | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer
reception dancing pictures with shutter drag | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer
reception dancing pictures with shutter drag | barsema alumni center dekalb IL wedding photographer

Check out their engagement session here!

Hair: Evelyn Gonzalez at Dolce Vita

Makeup: Dolce Vita

Florist: Hinckley Floral

Wedding Dress: St. Patrick Bridal from La Belle Vie

Shoes: Kate Spade pumps & Keds

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Azazie

Suits: Ducky’s Formal Wear

Getting ready: Holmes Student Center Hotel

Ceremony: First United Methodist Church

Reception: Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center

Cake: HyVee

DJ: J & M Productions

Second Photographer: Gisselle Creech