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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!

christina&mike|engaged // downtown, chicago


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have i mentioned how much i truly love chicago, lately? growing up, i was always convinced that i was a new york girl. most of my mom’s family lived in new york city at some point, so i figured it was something like destiny that i would live there too. we were in new york for six years, and worked in the city for two of those years. and i’ll admit – it never felt quite like home.

chicago, on the other hand? it just feels RIGHT. and i love when our couples want to do photos downtown. no matter how many times we go, we find something new and interesting. i love walking around. i love the people. i love capturing it all in photos. so when christina&mike said they wanted some real chicago photos – i was psyched! we had so much fun exploring the streets with these two. we can’t wait for their wedding next june!!


chicago engagement photos, chicago cultural center engagement photos, millennium park engagement photos, the bean, cloud gate photos


chicago engagement photos, chicago cultural center engagement photos, millennium park engagement photos, the bean, cloud gate photos


chicago engagement photos, chicago cultural center engagement photos, millennium park engagement photos, the bean, cloud gate photos


chicago engagement photos, chicago cultural center engagement photos, millennium park engagement photos, the bean, cloud gate photos


chicago engagement photos, chicago cultural center engagement photos, millennium park engagement photos, the bean, cloud gate photos


chicago engagement photos, chicago cultural center engagement photos, millennium park engagement photos, the bean, cloud gate photos


chicago engagement photos, chicago cultural center engagement photos, millennium park engagement photos, the bean, cloud gate photos


chicago engagement photos, chicago cultural center engagement photos, millennium park engagement photos, the bean, cloud gate photos


chicago engagement photos, chicago cultural center engagement photos, millennium park engagement photos, the bean, cloud gate photos


chicago engagement photos, chicago cultural center engagement photos, millennium park engagement photos, the bean, cloud gate photos


chicago engagement photos, chicago cultural center engagement photos, millennium park engagement photos, the bean, cloud gate photos



song credit: your love is a song by switchfoot

for all you newcomers to the blog – 25 blog comments mean christina&mike get a free 8×10! make sure to leave them some love!

-gina

gina&tony

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August 31, 2011 - 9:35 pm

Mike - Thank you for the pictures. They look great!

August 31, 2011 - 9:43 pm

Nick Lee - Congrats!!! The picture looks perfect!
Can’t wait til see you guys get married.

August 31, 2011 - 9:46 pm

Alex Cheoun - you both look great!!! so happy for you two.

August 31, 2011 - 9:53 pm

Mingi Sun - congrats mike bro:)

August 31, 2011 - 9:56 pm

Mingi Sun - congrats mike bro:) !!

August 31, 2011 - 10:02 pm

james shin - congrats Mike!!!

August 31, 2011 - 10:04 pm

daehan choi - ~~~ congrats MIke hyung!!

both of u look so pretty!!!? lol

August 31, 2011 - 10:19 pm

Nate Woo - Congratulation Mike hyung!!!!
you guys look really nice together and photo as well

August 31, 2011 - 10:25 pm

HyunChul Lee - Congratulation Mike..

August 31, 2011 - 10:39 pm

limee yun - I love these pictures :) congrats to the lovely couple!!

August 31, 2011 - 10:55 pm

Christina - Gina & Tony. You two are so talented! Thank you!

August 31, 2011 - 10:55 pm

jyoti rao - OmG can i just say gorgeous!!!! the pics are amazing and i wish you both an amazing life together <3<3<3

August 31, 2011 - 11:16 pm

minhee - beautiful couple in a beautiful city! love the pictures!!

August 31, 2011 - 11:26 pm

Helen - You both look great together! Stunning pictures!!

September 1, 2011 - 12:34 am

Jean Baeg - Biggie! You look so beautiful!!! (Oh, and your fiance too, of course haha) I am so happy for the both of you!!

September 1, 2011 - 2:35 am

Yong Hyeon Cho - nice pictures!! ChooKaHanDa ^^

September 1, 2011 - 6:42 am

rachel solei - love the photos! you two are soo cute! cant wait for the wedding!!

September 1, 2011 - 10:24 am

Amy - Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!! I love them! They’re amazing!!

September 1, 2011 - 10:38 am

Tae Kim - damn mike
you sexy

September 1, 2011 - 11:03 am

Karisa - how dreamy!

September 1, 2011 - 11:38 am

Dennis - GAHHHH SO Excited to come down for ure wedding next summar. Looking good :D

September 1, 2011 - 12:56 pm

Marissa A - They turned out wonderful. I love every single picture of you two. Its really magical and I am so happy for you guys! Cant wait til all the wedding festivities come closer :)

September 1, 2011 - 5:34 pm

Jacob L. - Congrats Nuna and yong hee hyoung! you guys look good!

September 1, 2011 - 8:21 pm

John Sweetin - looks fantastic!! what a great couple :)

September 2, 2011 - 3:38 pm

Younghyun Kim - Congratulation to both of you. Pictures look fantastic. Good luck!!

September 2, 2011 - 4:10 pm

jun lee - Congratulation!!!

September 2, 2011 - 7:31 pm

kihun kim - so lovely… congratulation bro~

September 2, 2011 - 10:00 pm

gunil park - Congratulation!!!

September 6, 2011 - 9:58 pm

Nayoung - awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :)

September 12, 2011 - 12:48 am

Catherine Yi - Love this!

September 7, 2012 - 11:45 am

christina&mike|married // bristol court, mount prospect | gina&tony|photographers - chicago wedding photographers - [...] but surely we are catching up! finally the blog post for christina&mike! christina may well be the most genuinely sweet bride we have ever had the pleasure of working [...]

February 17, 2013 - 12:15 am

christina&mike|married // bristol court, mount prospect - [...] but surely we are catching up! finally the blog post for christina&mike! christina may well be the most genuinely sweet bride we have ever had the pleasure of working [...]

maggie&derek|married // highland park country club


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tony, being raised in the northwest ‘burbs of chicago, has been a die-hard cubs fan since approximately 2.7 seconds after being born. when we were dating, i was told quite definitively that i must claim to be a cubs fan at all social events, or lose the favor of this family. since i didn’t have an allegiance to any particular team at the time, i found myself slipping into cubs fandom quite easily. (not so easily for football though – go eagles! :D)

anyway, what does this have to do with maggie&derek‘s wedding you may ask? well it just so happens that maggie&derek are sox fans. so much so, that a lot of their wedding details incorporated the sox! from placecards that looked like white sox tickets, to sox jerseys for table numbers, to derek’s awesome cufflinks. so while tony definitely bleeds cubbie blue, we LOVED that they incorporated their favorite team into the wedding! it was great to see how creative they got with it!

to maggie&derek – you guys are such a great couple and we’re so happy that you’ve finally tied the knot!;)


// highland park, il //

ceremony venue // highland park country club
reception venue // highland park country club
hair&makeup // coming soon
florist // coming soon
officiant // coming soon
wedding cake // coming soon
dj //coming soon


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chicago wedding photogaphers, highland park country club wedding, highland park wedding photographers, white sox wedding


chicago wedding photogaphers, highland park country club wedding, highland park wedding photographers, white sox wedding


chicago wedding photogaphers, highland park country club wedding, highland park wedding photographers, white sox wedding


chicago wedding photogaphers, highland park country club wedding, highland park wedding photographers, white sox wedding


chicago wedding photogaphers, highland park country club wedding, highland park wedding photographers, white sox wedding


chicago wedding photogaphers, highland park country club wedding, highland park wedding photographers, white sox wedding


chicago wedding photogaphers, highland park country club wedding, highland park wedding photographers, white sox wedding


chicago wedding photogaphers, highland park country club wedding, highland park wedding photographers, white sox wedding


chicago wedding photogaphers, highland park country club wedding, highland park wedding photographers, white sox wedding


chicago wedding photogaphers, highland park country club wedding, highland park wedding photographers, white sox wedding


chicago wedding photogaphers, highland park country club wedding, highland park wedding photographers, white sox wedding


chicago wedding photogaphers, highland park country club wedding, highland park wedding photographers, white sox wedding



song credit: count on me by matt kearney

you know the deal by now – 25 blog comments wins the happy couple a free 8×10! show them a little love!

if you were a guest at maggie&derek’s wedding and would like to be the first to know when their photos are up – sign up here! the password is maggie’s maiden name.

-gina

gina&tony

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August 29, 2011 - 3:51 pm

Maggie Sandiford - I LOVE LOVE LOVE our pictures! Thanks you guys so much for being there and capturing our special day. You did a wonderful job I couldn’t ask for more!!!!

August 29, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Rob - Love the pictures! It was a wonderful day and heck of a party!!!

August 29, 2011 - 5:11 pm

Kelli Olsen - The pictures are great! It is so nice to relive the experience from different vantage points. The pictures captured so much energy from the day. Beautiful wedding!!!

August 29, 2011 - 5:27 pm

Ray - Great pics from a great wedding! Thanks for letting me share in your special day!

August 29, 2011 - 5:28 pm

Melissa - The pictures captured the energy of the day. Love them all…Mackenzie would like to know when the next party is.

August 29, 2011 - 6:16 pm

Liza - You guys looked fabulous and it looked like a great day! And little Miss Mack is too cute!

August 29, 2011 - 6:18 pm

Joanne - Loved re-living our daughter and new son’s special day. The day was a culmination of a wonderful courtship and the star of many wonderful years together. The pictures will always be a reminder of the day and the feelings we were all able to share with them. Thank you Gina and Tony!

August 29, 2011 - 6:28 pm

Sally - wow! I love all of the photos! Fantastic team of photographers!
Derek and Maggie, you looked so, so happy and it was so, so much fun!

August 29, 2011 - 6:48 pm

Emily - These pictures are awesome! It was a beautiful day, wonderful wedding and a whole heck of a lot of fun!!!!

August 29, 2011 - 8:46 pm

Erin - Pictures look great! It was such a good time!

August 29, 2011 - 8:55 pm

Betty Oberwortmann - Viewing from Washington State—Would love to have been there to share your joy. The pictures have taken me there. Thanks, BettyO Be happy!

August 30, 2011 - 12:48 am

Mark - These are amazing. Derek and Maggie, these totally capture your special day. GNT, you rock!

August 30, 2011 - 12:11 pm

Mary - Pictures look absolutely fantastic!! Such a beautiful and wonderful day for such a wonderful couple :) you guys looked fabulous, great party too! wish you the best! xxoo

August 30, 2011 - 1:16 pm

Zenaida - Derek, thanks for sharing the photographs with me. They serve as a reminder of the amazing wedding that Maggie and you threw. What a blast we all had! You know how to through a party. Also, you are both gorgeous.

August 30, 2011 - 5:03 pm

Nathan Campbell - The pictures look terrific. It sure looked like a great time. We are friends of Maggie’s parents, and it was so nice to share these with us. Thanks,

August 31, 2011 - 9:35 pm

Mia - The pictures really captured the celebration of your day! So happy for you both!

September 7, 2011 - 12:22 pm

Brian - Had a great time, congrats guys! Awesome pics!

September 7, 2011 - 12:23 pm

Glenn - Congrats to you both, beautiful wedding. Love the pictures. Let’s toast again next time we get together.

September 7, 2011 - 12:24 pm

Georgine - Beautiful wedding, beautiful flowers, great looking couple! Congrats guys! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us!

September 8, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Biola - Hi,

Thanks for sharing your photos! They were awesome. It looks like you two truly enjoyed yourselves.

Congratulations! Wish i could have been there…much love from Houston!

September 9, 2011 - 12:59 pm

Aida - Oh my goodness…this makes me smile. What a wonderful evening it was …details beyond my imagination …so much fun. Seeing these photos let’s me enjoy the evening again. Many blessings to you and Maggie. PS… you just gotta love the DY
love to you both,
Aida

September 29, 2011 - 9:33 am

Bishop M. Gill - Pictures are great look like you guys had a wonderful time wish I was there

September 29, 2011 - 8:38 pm

carlos wedderburn - Great pictures happy that you coul share them with us we can see that there was great love and lots of happines. congratulations to the newly wed.
Carlos & Barbara

September 30, 2011 - 8:48 am

Jean - What a wonderful day, and what wonderful pictures.

September 30, 2011 - 12:19 pm

Derek - Gina and Tony, you were exactly what we were looking for in regards to photographers, thanks for helping making our day extra special snapping beautiful memories.

October 4, 2011 - 11:58 am

Gloria - My Mom and I were delighted to share in such a momentous occasion. Everything, and I mean everything, was wonderful. God Bless!!!

the matthews|portraits // downtown st charles


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you know what we LOVE? when we get to hang out with our awesome clients again! you might remember sarah from her sister kayla’s wedding last year in appleton. it was easily one of the most fun weddings we shot last year! at the time, sarah was baking a little bun who was born last november! i’ve been facebook stalking little emmalyn since sarah uploaded her first photo.:D

so i was super, duper excited when sarah emailed us about doing a family session when she, jason, and baby emma were going to be visiting from florida this august! and then i was even MORE excited when they mentioned the whole walters clan would be in the area. not only are they a crazy attractive family, they’re pretty much the sweetest people of all time. we had an absolute blast, and i’m completely smitten with emma, who has the bluest eyes i’ve ever seen.

enjoy the photos!


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chicago portrait photographers, st charles family photos, covered bridge family photos, pottawatomie park family photos


chicago portrait photographers, st charles family photos, covered bridge family photos, pottawatomie park family photos


chicago portrait photographers, st charles family photos, covered bridge family photos, pottawatomie park family photos


chicago portrait photographers, st charles family photos, covered bridge family photos, pottawatomie park family photos


the whole gang!
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new favorite family photo ever.
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chicago portrait photographers, st charles family photos, covered bridge family photos, pottawatomie park family photos


disclaimer: i did not photoshop emma’s eyes. they are that magically blue and sparkly.
chicago portrait photographers, st charles family photos, covered bridge family photos, pottawatomie park family photos

25 comments and the matthews get a free 8×10!

-gina

gina&tony

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August 27, 2011 - 6:35 pm

Sarah Matthews - I LOVE them! Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph our family. You guys are so great!

August 28, 2011 - 1:48 am

Clarah - She’s the cuttest baby on Earth!
And those eye, oh my. Pretty pictures.

:)))

August 30, 2011 - 11:01 am

Monica - These are such beautiful pictures of such a beautiful family! Gina & Tony, you guys are great!

August 30, 2011 - 2:13 pm

Jessica - Thanks again Gina & Tony! The pictures look awesome. I like the “lower half” photo of Emma holding Sarah & Jason’s hands :) Great Job!

August 31, 2011 - 2:01 pm

Jeff - Thank you so much for coming out on a beautiful Sunday to shoot the family pics. Emma is a sweety and did a good job cooperating for the photos. Of course, the photographers helped!!!
Very nice pics of everyone.
Thanks again!

August 31, 2011 - 2:43 pm

Cathie - Awesome pics!! What a cutie Emma is. That last picture is a keeper for sure. She is gonna break a few hearts. Beautiful family!!

August 31, 2011 - 10:59 pm

Annie Rudolf - LOVE THESE! You all look great :) Special thanks to the Walters for finding you guys, can’t wait to have you photograph our wedding next week in Appleton!

September 1, 2011 - 12:19 pm

Kathleen Collins - She is just the cutest baby and you really have captured the love that her parents have for her! Just gorgeous and being from Chicago (now transplanted to Orlando), I enjoy looking at the St. Charles backdrops! Maybe one day you will come to Orlando and I could have you photograph my family? Or better yet, this might be a good excuse to make a trip back home to Chitown!

September 18, 2011 - 11:24 pm

Pam - The perfect Family! Miss Emma maybe the cutest baby I have ever seen and the best baby to. Amazing pictures.

ayrielle&jeff|engaged // downtown long grove


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i have a confession to make. i am completely – and i mean completely – obsessed with ayrielle’s hair. i don’t know how she does it, but it is always perfect! i would kill to have hair like hers. but, i digress! ayrielle&jeff introduced us to the fabulous location of downtown long grove. before this session i had no idea that this town even existed! but once we got there, we fell in love immediately. despite being just an awesome place to spend an afternoon, there are approximately 30 bazillion amazing photo spots. and with a couple as cute as these two, you’d be hard pressed to take a BAD photo with that combination!

we are so excited for their wedding next year!! enjoy the photos!


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chicago wedding photographers, chicago engagement photographers, long grove engagement session


chicago wedding photographers, chicago engagement photographers, long grove engagement session



song credit: faster by matt nathanson

help ayrielle&jeff win a free 8×10 by leaving them a blog comment! it’s like the easiest contest ever!;)

-gina

gina&tony

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August 22, 2011 - 4:47 pm

Rosie Czech - These pictures are so beautiful! I thought I was looking at magazine photos for a minute ;)

August 22, 2011 - 5:22 pm

Mandi - I LOVE your photos!! You both look amazing – you have so many to choose from! Congrats!!!

August 22, 2011 - 5:38 pm

Claire - The pictures are stunning! Beautiful location and couple :o)

August 22, 2011 - 6:35 pm

Alaina - You two are just adorable! Fantastic pictures, love you!

August 22, 2011 - 6:53 pm

Lila - Loved, Loved, Loved every photo! Such a Gorgeous Couple in such a Beautiful Location!!! Loved them…. especially the video & it’s song :-) Too Cute!

August 22, 2011 - 7:02 pm

Lisa - These look GREAT!!!! You two are so cute! Love the video too!! :)

August 22, 2011 - 7:44 pm

Krista - LOVE the location, LOVE the pictures and LOVE the video the most! So fun to see even more pictures. GORGEOUS Ayrielle & Jeff!!!

PS- one of my fave songs accompanying the video! :)

August 22, 2011 - 7:46 pm

Amy - Amazing pictures!! Ayrielle, you look gorgeous and the location is so unique! :)

August 22, 2011 - 8:25 pm

Ashley - Great pictures! hope to see you guys soon.

August 22, 2011 - 9:32 pm

Lindsay - Cute pics Ayrielle!

August 22, 2011 - 10:23 pm

Suzanne - You two look amazing! Great pics Ayrielle & Jeff :)

August 22, 2011 - 11:48 pm

Courtney - Beautiful as always! Love the different perspectives :)

August 23, 2011 - 8:39 am

Terrie - Wow! Location-unique, Couple-Gorgeous, Photographers -artists.
Each photo is a beautiful treasure. You two are so in Love :-)

August 23, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Selena - Love, love, love these pictures! You are such an attractive couple :) and I am so happy for you both! Ja ich kocham!!!

August 23, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Sotti Bear - Sotti Bear likes the pictures!

August 23, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Mom - Beautiful pictures! My future daughter-in-law looks gorgeous!

August 23, 2011 - 3:51 pm

Cayla Thomas - Ayrielle, these pictures definitely capture your love for each other…amazing photo shoot-love it!!!

August 23, 2011 - 4:12 pm

Meg - Great pictures guys! You both look fabulous!

August 23, 2011 - 4:17 pm

Bill - You both look great! Hopefully the bug spray I dropped worked!

August 23, 2011 - 5:16 pm

Trent - Nic pics!

August 25, 2011 - 1:28 pm

Mila - Soo cute! I love the pictures!

August 25, 2011 - 9:09 pm

Steve - The only thing better looking than the venue was the two of you. Very Nice!

August 26, 2011 - 10:26 am

Mrs. B - Your Mom showed me the pictures of you and Jeff. I think they are just a preview of how Beautiful you two will be on your Wedding Day :-)

August 27, 2011 - 8:07 am

Lindsey P. - I . AM . SPEECHLESS .
Absolutely amazing! Beautiful couple, amazing locations, breathtaking photography!! How will you ever choose from all of these perfect shots??????

August 27, 2011 - 8:57 pm

Jimmy - You guys look great, can’t wait for the big day

August 30, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Liz - These pictures came out amazing. I absolutely love them and the two of you look fantastic!!! I just can’t wait for your wedding!!!

September 7, 2011 - 9:03 am

C-Lisa - BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL !!!
You two look so happy…. which was captured in the photos perfectly :-)

September 3, 2012 - 10:00 am

ayrielle&jeff|married // medinah country club, medinah | gina&tony|photographers - chicago wedding photographers - [...] once in awhile you get a wedding that goes so perfectly, you think you might be in a movie. ayrielle&jeff definitely had one of those weddings! every little thing just fell into place that day. and not [...]

February 17, 2013 - 12:18 am

ayrielle&jeff|married // medinah country club, medinah - [...] once in awhile you get a wedding that goes so perfectly, you think you might be in a movie. ayrielle&jeff definitely had one of those weddings! every little thing just fell into place that day. and not [...]

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