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  • hi! we’re gina&tony!

    welcome to our fancy-schmancy, new-fangled blogsite. what? a blog that's a site? a site that's a blog?! what is this madness?! that's right, this is your one-stop shopping for everything that is the awesomely cool husband & wife wedding photography duo of gina&tony.

    some things you should probably know about us - we love weddings! and we especially love when people hire us to take photos at their weddings. we also love babies, families, and pets. (especially pets!) so we'll take photos of that too. we're based in the chicagoland area, but we will travel anywhere. our favorite locales include milwaukee, st. louis, southwest michigan, and fiji.

    feel free to poke around. make sure you leave lots of comments on those blog posts! and if you're getting married - make sure you click on that contact link and get all the awesome details about hiring yours truly!

2011 holiday schedule OR why caesar hates christmas

it’s back again! that most wonderful time of the year where you find yourself fighting with an adorable, but vicious, grandma over the last copy of madden 2012 at 2am the day after thanksgiving. and who are we kidding? i didn’t stand a chance against that grandma.

but i digress! this post is really about our availability for the next few weeks! and with that, i’m pleased to announce that all available meeting and session dates before the new year have been filled! if you’d still like to meet up to chat about us shooting your wedding, or if you’d like us to snap a few awesome photos for you, you shall have to wait until after january 1st.

we will still be answering emails and phone calls over the holidays, with the exception of christmas eve, christmas day, new year’s eve, and new year’s day. all other days might be a wee bit slower than usual, but we will get back to you – we promise! also, all print orders are going through on schedule, although shipping times will probably take a day or two longer.


i had this adorable idea to take a photo of caesar wrapped in lights for our christmas card this year. caesar wasn’t a huge fan of that idea.
this is the one where he looked the least traumatized. #christmasfail
holiday goldendoodle

and so we leave you all saying merry christmas, happy hannukah, seasons greetings, happy holidays and a very happy new year!

-gina

gina&tony

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andrea&jack|married // metropolis ballroom, arlington heights


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andrea&jack are something of celebrities amongst our clients. since their september engagement session (you know, the one with the epic umbrella photo), EVERYONE we have talked to has mentioned them. it is possibly one of the best engagement sessions we’ve ever shot. EVER.

needless to say we were super pumped about the awesome possibilities at their wedding. the two of them and their amazing bridal party were complete troopers about going outside in some pretty chilly november weather. we also got to see some awesome folks from marianne&ian’s wedding last summer! in fact, marianne’s brother, jon, was a groomsman and one of her bridesmaids, leslie, was the wedding planner! leslie was crucial to this wedding, since andrea moved to california in september and was planning long distance. leslie took the reins and planned out a GORGEOUS affair. i’m currently trying to convince her to plan full time.;)

to andrea&jack


// arlington heights, il //

ceremony venue // aldersgate united methodist church
wedding gown // mori lee purchased from here comes the bride in addison
bridesmaids dresses // david’s bridal
hair // jenn linn (friend of the bride)
makeup // rocco & rocco salon
florist // leslie ng (friend of the bride)
wedding planner // leslie ng (friend of the bride)
reception venue // metropolis ballroom
cake // catered by the metropolis ballroom
dj // ipod!
diy projects // reception decor, centerpieces, cake topper (all by the amazing leslie!)


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andrea&jack wrote their own vows. this was the moment andrea vowed to “always look up to jack.” it got quite the crowd response.;)
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leslie put ALL the details together herself. i’m kind of in love with her.:D
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leslie also made the custom cake topper. ADORABLE!
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click here to view the slideshow and see more photos!

don’t forget – ’tis the season for a free 8×10! make sure to leave a blog comment so andrea&jack get a free photo!

if you were a guest at andrea&jack’s wedding and want to be the first to know when their photos are ready, register at their gallery! the password is andrea’s maiden name.

-gina

gina&tony

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the laidlaws|portraits // swallow cliff, palos heights


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i loooooooove when we get to see our couples after their wedding! you guys probably remember nicki&craig from their omgcrazygorgeous fall wedding last year at the wayside chapel. to this day, i don’t think we’ve had such incredibly perfect light during a ceremony. it was magical.

i’m so glad nicki scheduled a family session! even though it was a wee bit chilly out, it was great to hang out with them again! and baby ryan is now zooming all over the place. my toddler wrangling skills are getting better and better every session we do.;)still, i’d like to think we got some pretty awesome family shots. enjoy!


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25 blog comments means baby ryan gets a free 8×10!;)

-gina

gina&tony

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December 8, 2011 - 9:22 pm

Niki Smith - These are really cute! Looks like the weather cooperated!

ashley&ryan|married // maple dale country club, dover


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yay! ashley&ryan are FINALLY married!! you guys might remember that my cousin jessica got married this summer. well ashley is her bff. and to echo jessica’s speech at their reception, it just wouldn’t be “jessica&ashley” if they didn’t get engaged a few months apart, and then married a few months apart.

ashley really wanted to do something that set their wedding apart. we chatted for MONTHS, when it finally hit her. both she and ryan are teachers, so why not incorporate it into their day?! ashley spent months collecting antique books, chalkboards, and other teacher-themed goodies to work into the wedding. and the best part? we got to sneak into the school bus yard and take some photos of them having a smooch on the back of the bus! i love that ashley spent so much time making everything so unique to them as a couple. everything came together great!

to my dearest ashley&ryan – we are so incredibly happy for the two of you. you guys are so perfect for you and we cannot WAIT to see what’s in store for you.


// dover, de //

ceremony venue // southside baptist church
wedding gown // betsy robinson bridal
bridesmaids dresses // david’s bridal
hair // mandy (email for contact info)
makeup // kathy & jen (email for contact info)
florist // cook & smith
reception venue // maple dale country club
cake // jessica hom (bridesmaid and sister-in-law!)
dj // aaa entertainment
diy projects // book centerpieces, placecards, dessert table


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song credit: your love is a song by switchfoot

leave ashley&ryan a blog comment so they can get a free 8×10! 25 is the magic number!

if you were a guest at ashley&ryan’s wedding and want to check out all the photos, head on over to their proofing gallery! the password is ashley’s maiden name.

-gina

gina&tony

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December 6, 2011 - 6:43 pm

Breanna - Awesome photos! Love the ones on the bus

December 6, 2011 - 8:10 pm

Heather - Absolutely beautiful!!

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