When Sam and James first contacted us to photograph their intimate Galena wedding, we knew immediately that they were the type of people we would love to work with! They described a day that was all about their family and friends and joining their lives together. Though they were having a ceremony at the courthouse in Galena, they really didn’t care too much about photos of the ceremony itself. Instead, they wanted to make sure that there were photos of them with their loved ones and photos of the two of them around Galena.
We met up with Sam and James and their families while they were hanging out at Galena Cellars after the ceremony. We took a few family photos and a few photos with Sam and James. It was a beautiful day! Isn’t this a fun looking group?
I have to say that I adored Sam’s wedding dress! I love brides that choose unique colored dresses! After the winery we stopped in downtown Galena. James loves his car so we had to do a few photos with the car of course! The trees were perfectly pink and blooming the day of their wedding. I love them so much in these photos!!!! How fun is this dress? It’s even got pockets!!! These shoes were so fun! As we ended the day, we wanted to create a few dusk/evening photos for Sam and James. Our first stop was the stairs in Galena which are so iconic! Because Sam and James were staying at the Jail Hill Inn while they were visiting Galena, we really wanted to showcase the inn. We did one photo in the front and then walked into the garden area for our final image of the day.
Sam and James, we were so excited to join you for your wedding day! Thank you for choosing us to take these for you!!!