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January 17, 2018

University of Chicago Wedding Vow Exchange


One month before their wedding day, love birds Katie and Tommy had a pre-wedding day shoot to wind down and celebrate during what is typically a stressful time in the days leading up to the big day. Not only is it important to take a moment to breathe and enjoy each other during this exciting time, but also to relax and find quietness and intimacy while you can. This beautiful Chicago session takes place in a peaceful , ivy covered garden in the middle of the busy city (symbolic of this rare moment of peace during a whirlwind of wedding preparations). On this day, Katie and Tommy share their vows to each other, their appreciations for one another, their commitments for their lives together . In my 9 years in the industry as a Chicago wedding photographer, I have seen private vow exchanges become increasingly popular . With stricter church rules who forbid personal vows, couples who prefer privacy, or couples who want additional time to express their love for each other outside of the ceremony time constraints , a separate vow exchange is the perfect way to capture that beautiful moment. What better way than to even create a separate shoot devoted to this sacred commitment ?! A shoot completely dedicated to the promises you make to each other, without the worry of everyone around listening in :) A moment to truly cherish , and now documented for eternity.

As seen on the Front Page of Style Me Pretty.

  Flowers: Flourish and Bloom Events \\ Dress: Anna Campbell \\ Hair: Hollibeauty \\ Makeup: Joanna B Artistry

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