Brant & Esther | Sunset Elopement | Santa Monica Beach, CA Photographer

Brant and Esther are MARRIED!!!

Brant and Esther met online back in 2014 (how cool is this – Esther grew up in the Netherlands!) and after a while of chatting, they became best friends. It wasn’t long before they realized they were perfect for each other and dove into a long distance relationship across the world!

Brant proposed to Esther at the top of the St. Vitus Cathedral while traveling in Prague (how romantic is that?!) and after months of wedding planning and a handful of complications, they decided to say their vows at sunset on the beach in Santa Monica, CA – officiated and surrounded by friends! It was such a beautiful evening and the happiness exuded from the bride and groom! Following the intimate ceremony in the sand, we headed to P.F. Changs and continued celebrating the newlyweds with dinner, drinks and dessert!

Brant and Esther – I am so beyond excited for you guys and cannot thank you enough for allowing me to be a part of your special day!! I cannot wait to see what comes next for you both in this next chapter of life together!!

 

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Brant & Esther | Sunset Elopement | Santa Monica Beach, CA Photographer

Intimate Yacht Wedding | Hornblower Cruises | Newport Beach, CA Wedding Photographer | Lianna & Kevin

Working with these two and their families was a dream!

Lianna and Kevin are high school sweethearts. They met in the 9th grade when they were introduced through mutual friends during gym class and ever since then, they have come to know each other and grow in love! Then, in October 2014, Kevin planned the most beautiful proposal! While on vacation in Hawaii, he took Lianna hiking and proposed on the beautiful DiamondHead Trail in O’ahu! How incredibly sweet is that?!

Their intimate Newport Beach wedding day was SO full of happiness! The day began with the lovebirds and their families getting ready at the gorgeous Balboa Bay Resort. Lianna and Kevin shared a romantic first look right by the marina and we then traveled to Inspiration Point for a few ocean view photos.

Their nautical themed ceremony and reception was aboard the Hornblower yacht in Newport Beach. I loved every little detail incorporated into Lianna and Kevin’s day – from the custom made sail boat candle holders, seashells adorning the tables, beautiful floral pieces (by the very talented Merci Bouquet) and the AMAZINGLY delicious (and gorgeous!) cake (by Pacific Patisserie).

It was such an honor working with and getting to know these two and their families. Congratulations to Lianna and Kevin!

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Intimate Yacht Wedding | Hornblower Cruises | Newport Beach, CA Wedding Photographer | Lianna & Kevin

Glendale Lakes Golf Club Wedding Photos| Chicago, IL | Staci & Scott

Staci and Scott are MARRIED!

Staci and Scott met through a synchronized swimming group at Huntington University in Indiana. Soon after, they fell in love and Scott proposed to her by taking her to her favorite restaurant (Olive Garden!) for dinner and back to the decorated University auditorium to pop the question!

Their wedding day began with Staci getting ready at her beautiful family home. We then traveled to Faith Christian Reformed Church for their ceremony, followed by photos and a gorgeous rustic themed reception at the Glendale Lakes Golf Club. The floral designs by Signature Creations and Prestige Floral Studio were absolutely breathtaking and Sounds Abound Entertainment kept the celebrations going all night! Staci and Scott’s whole day was filled with friends, family, smiles, and so much joy!

I have been so looking forward to sharing this wedding with you all – I’ve known Staci my whole life and it was such an incredible honor to get to know her and Scott better as a couple through their planning process, engagement session and to be a part of their wedding day. The love that Staci and Scott have for each other is obvious and they are just as sweet as can be! Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Glendale Lakes Golf Club Wedding Photos| Chicago, IL | Staci & Scott

The Allen Family | Family Session | Chicago | Brooke Tobin Photography

I LOVED working with this sweet bunch!

When I got the call to do this extended family session in celebration of Tom and Dorothy’s 50th (!!!) wedding anniversary, I got SO excited! I love hearing my clients stories and seeing all their loved ones in one place. Photos like these are so special and I am honored to be the one to document these precious moments!

Happy 50th Anniversary, Tom and Dorothy! 🙂

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The Allen Family | Family Session | Chicago | 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