Best of Details – UnPosed Best of 2017

We are privileged to work with some incredible vendors throughout each wedding season.  These are the people behind the scenes making the magic happen!  They are the ones baking and decorating cakes, helping couples choose their perfect rings, assembling stunning bouquets and centerpieces, decorating reception halls, and helping couples pick the perfect attire for their day.  Taking photos of their work is one of our favorite parts of wedding days.  We feel it’s so important that the vendors have great photos of their work.  Beyond that, we feel it’s an important part of each of our couple’s wedding day stories.  Each couple puts so much thought and work into each and every aspect of their wedding day.  Those details deserve to be preserved.  70% of our UnPosed Couples choose to showcase their wedding day images in a wedding album and these details always add beautiful elements to their albums.  All that to say, we love pretty things and can’t wait to share them with you today!

First off, Ronnie chose a tie from Two Guys Bowties.  It’s etched with the Chicago skyline people!!!!  That is so darn cool.  We’ve had a few couples use Two Guys Bowties for their wedding days and they are always so unique and a big conversation piece.  Best of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, Two Guys Bowties, Pretty Ring, Wedding Pearls Best of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, Teal Wedding Details, Coral Wedding Details, Teal and Coral This simple bouquet photo is one of my favorites of the year.  Our bride had set it down to fix some details in the schoolhouse at Oak Hill and we grabbed this quick shot with the light hitting it just perfectly on the pew.  Best of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, Oak Hill Weddings, Oak Hill, Bouquet, Fall Bouquet, Schoolhouse WeddingBest of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, Eagle Ridge Resort, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, Navy Blue Wedding, Navy Blue Wedding Details Best of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, DeNovo Barn, DeNovo Wedding Barn, Wisconsin Barn Wedding, Campfire CakeNiles owns a tire company so when we saw his ring and realized it was marked like tire treads, we had to put both the rings on a tire to take a photo of them!  Best of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, Tire Wedding Ring, Tires Best of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, HandPick'd Florist, East Dubuque Florist, Eagle Ridge Resort Best of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, Wooden Wedding Ring, Navy Blue Bridal BouquetBest of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, Gatsby themed wedding, 1920's Wedding, 1920's Wedding Details, Gatsby Themed Wedding DetailsI love this shot Jeff got with Destiney and Joe’s wedding rings on a fountain in their church!Best of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, Wedding Ring, Wedding Rings, Ring Shot Best of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, Wedding Ring Blue Stone, Blue Center Stone, Farm Wedding, Barn Okay, can we talk about this tent?  Jeff and I were in LOVE with it!  The sheer fabric kept everything bright and beautiful even when the rain came in later in the day.  If I could photograph in a tent like this every wedding of my life I would be the happiest person on the planet.  Best of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, White Tent, Farm Wedding, Farm in Galena, Tent Wedding If these next two signs don’t make you laugh then I’m not sure we can be friends.  This first sign was at Heather and Chris’s wedding and I about died laughing when I saw it driving in that morning!   Best of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, Funny Sign, Funny Wedding Sign, Farm Wedding Details, Farm WeddingThis second sign was at Jess and Andrew’s wedding on the bar and also made me giggle.  It’s so true-I am all about capturing drunken shenanigans during receptions!!!  Best of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, Funny Sign, Funny Wedding Sign, Wedding Sign, Wedding SignageBest of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, Barnhouse Wedding, Oak Hill Weddings, Oak Hill Galena Best of Details, Wedding, Wedding Details, Galena IL, Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena, Chicago, Chicago IL, UnPosed Photography, Bridal Jewelry, Pretty Jewelry, Sparkly Wedding Jewelry I loved how pretty silver and purple looked in the Eagle Ridge ballroom!  That fabric behind the head table was one of my favorite things of the year!
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Best of Engagement Photos – UnPosed Best of 2017

Today we are excited to share our Best of Engagement Photos from 2017 with you!  I know I keep mentioning that these images are hard to narrow down, but my gosh this post was super hard to narrow down images for!  We have such a wonderful time with each of our UnPosed Couples.  Their engagement sessions are a reflection of who they are as people and their relationship in this sweet stage in their lives.  We travel anywhere our couples would like to take us for these sessions and have had the most wonderful adventures with our couples; this year even taking us all the way to Bear Lake in Colorado.

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Engagement Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, Galena IL Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photography, UnPosed Photography, Galena IL Britt and Ryan proved that if you embrace the rain your photos can turn out so romantic and beautiful!  Best of Engagement, Best of Engagement Photos, Engagement Photos, Engagement Pictures, Engaged, Engagement Photography, Engagement Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, Galena IL Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photography, UnPosed Photography, Galena IL, Rainy Engagement Pictures, Rainy Day Photos Best of Engagement, Best of Engagement Photos, Engagement Photos, Engagement Pictures, Engaged, Engagement Photography, Engagement Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, Galena IL Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photography, UnPosed Photography, Galena IL, Galena Engagement Pictures, Winery Engagement Pictures, Winery Engagement, Bride and Groom Rob had us cracking up with that middle pose!  Oh my gosh!!!  Best of Engagement, Chicago Waterfront Engagement Pictures, Silly Engagement Pictures, Chicago Engagement Pictures, Best of Engagement Photos, Engagement Photos, Engagement Pictures, Engaged, Engagement Photography, Engagement Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, Galena IL Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photography, UnPosed Photography Best of Engagement, Best of Engagement Photos, Engagement Photos, Engagement Pictures, Engaged, Engagement Photography, Engagement Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, Galena IL Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photography, UnPosed Photography, Chicago Engagement Pictures, Park Engagement Pictures, Fall Engagement Pictures, Fall Engagement Best of Engagement, Best of Engagement Photos, Engagement Photos, Engagement Pictures, Engaged, Engagement Photography, Engagement Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, Galena IL Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photography, UnPosed Photography Bre and Niles proved that non-traditional locations can make for super unique photos.  They did their session at Niles’ family tire company.  Best of Engagement, Best of Engagement Photos, Engagement Photos, Engagement Pictures, Engaged, Engagement Photography, Engagement Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, Galena IL Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photography, UnPosed Photography, Platteville WI, Platteville Wedding Photographer, Platteville Wedding Photography Best of 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Fall Engagement Pictures, Fall in Galena IL, Fall Galena, Fall Engagement Pictures, Historic Galena IL,  Historic Galena, Galena IL, Dubuque IA, Dubuque Wedding Photography, Dubuque Wedding Photographer Kayla and David had such a fun mix of silly and romance during their session.  Best of Engagement, Farm Engagement Pictures, Engagement Pictures on a Farm, Best of Engagement Photos, Engagement Photos, Engagement Pictures, Engaged, Engagement Photography, Engagement Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, Galena IL Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photographer, Chicago Wedding Photography, UnPosed Photography, Iowa, Dubuque Wedding Photographer, Dubuque Wedding Photography Best of Engagement, Best of Engagement Photos, Engagement Photos, Engagement Pictures, Engaged, Engagement Photography, Engagement Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, Galena IL Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photography, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Chicago 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Best of Ceremony Moments – UnPosed Best of 2017

There are always so many beautiful moments that happen during wedding ceremonies.  Though this is sometimes the part that couples think of last in lieu of planning the party and the decor, the ceremony is the reason for the whole day.  It’s why all of these people are here.  They want to witness you pledging your hearts to each other for the rest of your lives.  It’s a beautiful part of the day.  Often filled with emotion, there are very few ceremonies that pass without me shedding a tear or two.

I loved the look on Ronnie’s face as April walked down the aisle for their wedding ceremony in Jamaica.  The emotion shared between the two of them throughout the ceremony was so genuine and truly melted our hearts to witness. Best of Ceremonies, Ceremony, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Day, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Galena IL, Galena IL Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Jamaica, Riu Jamaica We love when tears are shed among friends and family during ceremonies like at Ashley and John’s and Jess and Steve’s weddings.  It makes me feel less alone when I shed a tear or two!!!  Plus, John shedding tears as Ashley walked to him is a PERFECT example of our belief that you don’t lose any of that emotion if you have a first look.  John and Ashley had a first look and did their wedding party photos all before the ceremony and John still shed some tears as Ashley walked down the aisle to marry him.  Best of Ceremonies, Ceremony, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Day, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Galena IL, Galena IL Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Eagle Ridge, Eagle Ridge Resort and SpaBest of Ceremonies, Ceremony, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Day, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Galena IL, Galena IL Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Eagle Ridge, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa These are faces of pure joy!  And Matt shocked Ashley with a full on passionate first kiss  🙂 Best of Ceremonies, Ceremony, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Day, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Galena IL, Galena IL Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, UnPosed Photography Best of Ceremonies, Ceremony, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Day, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Galena IL, Galena IL Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Eagle Ridge, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa Mr. Budweiser wanted to be part of every moment of his mom and dad’s ceremony.  He was trying so hard to get Seth to scratch his belly during the processional!!!  And aren’t these little flower girls and ring bearer too cute?!?!

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