Andrew + Victoria | The Odyssey Wedding | Tinley Park Wedding Photographer

Here's something you may not know about me....I'm a crier. (This is the moment that anyone in my family doubles over in laughter because that is no secret).  I cry when I'm frustrated.  I cry when I'm happy. I cry at commercials, tv shows, movies.  I cry when my kids achieve any kind of milestone, and most of all, I cry when I see someone else crying.  I can't help it.  There's is always at least one moment during a wedding day that has me silently hiding my tears behind my camera.  Every wedding. Vicki and Andrew's wedding though, had me feeling some kind of way...all day. 

It may have been because the groom, Andrew, has the same name as my son, or because his mom, like me, also is a crier.  It may have been because of the overwhelming joy and emotion the bride's uncle showed while officiating their ceremony.  Or the amazing speech Vicki's dad gave about all the dates he used to take his little girl on, hoping it would teach her what to look for in a partner when she grew up, and how he immediately hoped and knew that Andrew would be that person.  Whatever it was, their wedding day left me grateful for waterproof mascara and dim reception lighting. 

Congrats to Andrew and Victoria.  I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Beth + Luke | Engaged! | Mokena Wedding Photographer

There's nothing better than when you meet a couple who is so comfortable and natural, that they just seem to know what to do and how to move together for the camera.  Beth and Luke made my job so easy during their engagement session!   You can tell that they are so in love and just perfect for each other.  They are tying the knot this October. Congrats!