Summer Turns One! | First Birthday | Cake Smash | Chicago Portrait Session | Brooke Tobin Photography

Little Miss Summer Louise turned One!!

This little peanut has a special place in my heart – she’s my niece! It was such an honor to be a part of her first birthday and photograph her cake smash! All of our family and friends came together to celebrate her life with a mermaid themed party. Her beautiful (and incredibly delicious!) cake was from Dish Bakery. I hope you all enjoy the pictures as much as Summer enjoyed her cake!

Summer – Auntie B loves you so much. It has been such a blessing to watch you grow this past year, and I cannot wait to see what God has planned for you in your future! You are such a beautiful little girl with the biggest blue eyes and the most infectious smile! Can’t wait to kiss those cheeks soon! Love you peanut.

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Summer Turns One! | First Birthday | Cake Smash | Chicago Portrait Session | Brooke Tobin Photography

Jessica & Joel | Married | Chicago | Summer Wedding | Brooke Tobin Photography

Jessica and Joel are MARRIED!

Their whole wedding day was SO gorgeous and SO full of joy – you would never be able to tell it poured rain their entire day! We spent the morning getting the ladies ready at New Day Salon and made our way to The Westin O’hare for finishing touches and portraits. Jessica and Joel’s intimate ceremony and reception was held at The Pescatore Palace in Franklin Park, IL. I absolutely LOVED all of the pretty florals designed by Zuzu’s Petals and the Mariachi band entertaining everyone during cocktail hour! I have been SO anxious to share their special day with you all – enjoy the photos!

(And a HUGE special thank you to my second shooter, Kevin, for helping me out for Jessica and Joel’s big day! Kevin photographed all the guys getting ready photos, as well as many more throughout the day. This blog post contains a mix of both his and my photos.)

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Jessica & Joel | Married | Chicago | Summer Wedding | Brooke Tobin Photography