Josh and Lynn came separately into our lives as good friends we met through church. We saw them begin talking, then dating, then get engaged and finally married. Their story is honest, loving, true and the most wonderful representation of what a gift marriage is.

I truly loved being a part of Josh and Lynn’s wedding day, in every way we were able to support them. From the beginning of the process to the end. They brought in a total dream team of Dan Dake (with Intelligentsia) doing their coffee bar, Chad Hauge (with Longman & Eagle) doing the cocktails and Kelly Martin in wedding coordination, all of which are friends from church. Oh and they had Chicago’s dream team of caterers (see killer list below).

Each and every moment of this day is one I’ll remember, and that shot of Lynn alongside lakeshore with the biker in the background…well that’s something I could never repeat nor would I ever want to. It was perfect, and represented her and the beauty of that day all in one quick snap.

I can’t say enough about our adoration of you two and pray you enjoy every moment as newlyweds this holiday season! Thank you for bringing us alongside your team, and allowing me to put my camera down to dance my a** off for a minute or 30.

A big hug and kiss to my husband who second shot this wedding for me. He’s the cute one on the right in the above picture handing Josh and Lynn their sparklers.

Ceremony: Missio Dei Chicago | Reception: Missio Dei Chicago | Cake Design: Carin Kent | Caterer: IntelligentsiaBig Star, Piece Brewery and Pizzeria and Smoque BBQ | Coordinator: Kelly Martin and Carrie Lin | Invitations: Carrie Lin | Makeup Artist: Kelly Martin | Hair Stylist: Sarah Tomsich | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Brides Shoes: Caparros | Bridesmaids Dresses: celeb16 | Men’s Suits: Perry Ellis | Rings: One Origin Design | DJ: Toast & Jam