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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!

ashley&steve|married // blue dress barn, millburg


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what can i say about ashley&steve? how about the fact these two are one of the most stylish people i’ve met. or the fact that i’m convinced ashley should plan weddings professionally. or the fact that i wish i could relive this wedding every weekend because it was so much fun.

when ashley&steve showed up to their engagement session and told us they wanted to incorporate fake mustaches, i knew we were going to get along fabulously. i can’t believe it’s been over a year since then! when we got to the blue dress barn (aka – my favorite venue ever), ashley and her girls were hard at work transforming it into a gorgeous, pumpkin-themed, fall wonderland. it was the perfect october day with blue skies and just enough of a crisp breeze to make you want to consume copious amounts of apple-flavored goodies. i was in wedding heaven from start to finish.

to ashley&steve – we really couldn’t ask for more awesome clients. we’re so happy you chose us to capture your day! we love you guys!!


// millburg, mi //

ceremony venue // blue dress barn
wedding gown // ramona keveza
groom’s suit // nicholas joseph, chicago
hair// suzy from hairspray revolution
makeup // anjelica from a modern face
florist // mother of the bride!
stationery // inside the envelope (kim was a bridesmaid!)
reception venue // blue dress barn
caterer // ck catering
cake // sandra kay’s bakery
dj // john from uptown djs
diy projects // men’s ties and table numbers were purchased from etsy;
books for centerpieces were found from goodwill; white pumpkins were from a friend’s farm


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song credit: electric feel by mgmt

if you think ashley&steve should get a free 8×10 – leave a blog comment!

if you were a guest at ashley&steve’s proofing gallery and want to know when their photos are ready – register here! the password is ashley’s maiden name.

-gina

gina&tony

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October 31, 2011 - 2:58 pm

Ashley - YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING! We can’t thank you enough for your awesomeness. We had so much fun with you both! Thankyouthankyouthankyou :)

October 31, 2011 - 5:46 pm

Lynna - LOVELOVELOVE the pics :)

October 31, 2011 - 6:47 pm

April - The pictures are soo awesome! A very beautiful wedding!

October 31, 2011 - 7:28 pm

Mom / Dad Ellis - The pictures brought the wonderful day back to life!!

October 31, 2011 - 8:12 pm

Lisa - Cannot get enough of this wedding AND pictures!! Congrats Sket & Steve ;)

November 1, 2011 - 12:14 am

Nikki - Gorgeous pictures. I would love a copy of the one of Kaiden and Ashley. Can’t wait to see the ones of the immediate family shots also. If anyone wants to see some videos just ask Ashley for the ones I emailed.

November 1, 2011 - 8:53 am

Selfish Sue - NOT BAD!!! Such a fun night!!! Beautiful bride and groom, and fabulous photographers!

November 1, 2011 - 9:14 am

Kimmy B - So amazing!! So thankful to be apart of it! Beautiful pictures!!

November 1, 2011 - 11:15 am

Robyn - Love these pics and they totally captured the day. Can’t WAIT to see the full set!!

November 1, 2011 - 11:22 am

Ana - Even more perfect than I remembered. Love these pics!

November 1, 2011 - 11:27 am

Kristen - AMAZING!!!

November 1, 2011 - 11:58 am

Mom Rollins - The Pictures are great. I could relive that day again and again.

November 1, 2011 - 12:42 pm

Aunt Chris - Just Beautiful!!

November 1, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Jen Spencer - The pictures completely caught the love in the air that night!! Congrats again Rollins love birds! Hook me up with that guy in the glasses… is he single?

November 1, 2011 - 7:24 pm

Anthony Adams - Wow, these pics are amazing, fantastic wedding, cute couple.

November 3, 2011 - 11:36 am

Dana Phillips - Awesome pics!

November 3, 2011 - 12:12 pm

Ashley Phillips - Beautiful pics! CONGRATS! :)

November 3, 2011 - 9:33 pm

Lisa Sherman - Beautiful pictures! The wedding day looked awesome!

November 4, 2011 - 8:13 pm

Taryn - We loved the wedding and the pics look fabulous. So glad we were able to fly in to enjoy it with you both. Congrats!

November 4, 2011 - 10:07 pm

Auntie Jerie & Uncle Doug - great pix…it was a great wedding….love to the happy couple

November 6, 2011 - 6:31 pm

Uncle Larry & Aunt Diane - WOW! the pictures are great………Truly enjoyed being there with you on your Wedding Day!

November 6, 2011 - 7:24 pm

kimmie & Alyssa - We were not able to attend so I’m sooo glad we got to view these amazing beautiful pics. It looks like a wedding straight from a magazine. So perfect!

November 6, 2011 - 7:53 pm

Dan - Best wedding I have ever been too. Great pictures to capture all of the fun.

September 10, 2012 - 10:02 am

the rollins|maternity // spring valley, schaumburg | gina&tony|photographers - chicago wedding photographers - [...] you have NO. IDEA. how excited i was when ashley&steve emailed us to say they were going to have a baby. (and just to PROVE how behind this blog is, [...]

February 17, 2013 - 1:56 pm

the rollins|maternity // spring valley, schaumburg - [...] you have NO. IDEA. how excited i was when ashley&steve emailed us to say they were going to have a baby. (and just to PROVE how behind this blog is, [...]

tracey&roger|engaged // belmont harber, chicago


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when we tell couples to pick an engagement session location that says “we would totally make out here,” we MEAN it. so when tracey&roger told us they wanted to do their session on a sailboat, we were all in. these two learned how to sail a few years ago, and now go as often as they can. i, on the other hand, have NEVER been on a sailboat before so i was ridiculously excited and terrified at the same time. (i should also mention at this point, that i’m petrified of deep water.) despite going out on one of the windiest days of the year, we had an amazing time. their friend jamie came along to man the boat while we took some photos. it was SO MUCH FUN. and holy cow, what a view of the city!

after our boating excursion we did some more shots around the harbor and then ran over to goose island to grab some shots with a slightly different feel. a huge thanks to tracey&roger for taking us on an awesome ride and hanging out with us even though it was a wee bit windier than planned.:D


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song credit: starts with them, ends with us by dan mangan

leave a blog comment for tracey&roger so they can get a free 8×10!

-gina

gina&tony

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October 26, 2011 - 7:22 pm

Amanda Fry - These photos are beautiful! I love that you guys did this shoot on the sailboat… very Tracey and Roger! Great job Gina & Tony! :)

October 27, 2011 - 9:26 am

Joel - Great pics!! Very nice!!!

February 16, 2013 - 11:08 pm

tracey&roger|married // architectural artifacts, chicago - [...] awesome facts about tracey&roger’s [...]

February 17, 2013 - 1:53 pm

gina&orlando|engaged // belmont harbor, chicago - [...] the chicago wedding world can be a small one sometimes. we actually met orlando at bridget&brad’s a year ago, today. (holy cow – time flies!) he was there with his brother, mario, running the [...]

youngmi&artie|married // ravisloe country club, homewood


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know i mean this 100% when i say that youngmi&artie are the sweetest people i’ve ever met. despite having a completely depressing forecast for their wedding day, these two were practically glowing when we got to the ravisloe country club. tony and i came prepared with lots of umbrellas and positive attitudes. if it was going to rain – we were going to make the best of it. and then you know what happened? the skies parted. most of the time i would say that’s just some really good luck. but i like to think that it’s because youngmi&artie truly deserved a perfect wedding. and that’s exactly what they got.

youngmi really took to the diy approach, and with the help of her awesome bridesmaids, created a jaw-dropping affair. from the dresses, to the flowers, to the polaroid guestbook, to the ADORABLE custom cake topper that youngmi made HERSELF. (see how she made it!) every little thing was planned and executed perfectly. and we’re so glad they were able to have their ceremony outside. ravisloe has what is probably the most gorgeous outdoor ceremony location i’ve seen recently. it’s like getting married at a romantic spanish villa… except in illinois.;)oh and did i mention that youngmi looked like a 50′s hollywood starlet? my hat off to marissa & jill from styles down the aisle, because youngmi looked completely radiant the whole day.

to youngmi&artie – holy. cow. i know we said it probably a gazillion times that day, but WOW. we were so honored to be a part of your wedding. you guys are really fabulous.:D


// homewood, il //

ceremony venue // ravisloe country club
wedding gown // demetrios
bridesmaids dresses // j crew
hair&makeup // styles down the aisle; hair by marissa, makeup by jill
florist // fleur chicago
reception venue // ravisloe country club
cake // real buttercream
dj // taji from spinnin’ discs
diy projects // cake topper; flower garlands; “here comes the bride” banner; flowers for centerpieces
stationery // designed by bridesmaid, joanna.


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does it really get any more gorgeous than these ladies?
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youngmi warned me earlier in the day that she was a crier. i tear up every time i look at this photo.
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song credit: lover’s song by all mankind

if you’re new to the blog – 25 blog comments means that youngmi&artie get a free 8×10! don’t be shy!

if you were a guest at youngmi&artie’s wedding, register at their proofing gallery and be the first to know when their photos are up! the password is youngmi’s maiden name.

-gina

gina&tony

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October 24, 2011 - 3:57 pm

youngmi - i most definitely am a crier… i’m crying right now because i watched the video! i don’t know how we can ever thank you enough… the photos are so amazing. never in my wildest dreams did i ever think they could be this wonderful. you guys are so great!

p.s. why on earth was artie dancing with our marriage certificate?

October 24, 2011 - 4:16 pm

Grace T. - Youngmi and Artie: Amazing wedding. These pictures truly captured something special and incredibly moving. The tearing up pictures almost get me going too. I’m not a good crier. I only managed to squeeze out a few tears during my sister and father’s speeches.

As for Artie dancing with your marriage certificate, I was sorta wondering the same thing. Best guess: He’s REALLY REALLY happy to be married to you!!!

To your photographers, Gina and Tony: These are two very special people, and I’m glad you were able to capture that with your cameras!!

October 24, 2011 - 4:42 pm

Chilin - good times. wonderful pictures and congrats to the beautiful couple.

October 24, 2011 - 6:10 pm

Kevin - Gina and Tony: awesome photos.

Youngmi, if you ever need a back up career, you should absolutely start your own wedding planning business. it was an amazing day.

October 24, 2011 - 6:17 pm

Payal - love, love, love the photos! Youngmi and Artie, you both look so amazing and happy! All the details came together beautifully and the pictures really captured all these details and moments so well. We are so happy for you both – welcome to the club!!

October 24, 2011 - 6:23 pm

Artie - Thank you so much for these wonderful pictures. You guys captured the happiness we felt all day. As for the dancing certificate photo… We just signed our marriage certificate and the DJ played Teach Me How To Dougie. I had to run to the dance floor with the certificate in hand. So worth it.

October 24, 2011 - 6:38 pm

Mike - congrats youngmi and arthur, it was quite a magical day, it takes my breathe away

October 24, 2011 - 6:54 pm

sylvia - love, love, LOVE, the pictures!!! youngmi! i’m a crier too!! watch me on our wedding day haha :P congratulations again you two! my future cousins-in-law :)

October 24, 2011 - 9:03 pm

heather - what beautiful wedding photos! youngmi, you look stunning. how love was captured so eloquently by camera amazes me. i, too, get teary eyed looking at that photo. thanks for sharing memories!

October 25, 2011 - 1:08 am

judy - love the pictures!!! youngmi — you are so gorgeous and everything turned out so well! all your hard work paid off :) artie, you’re cool too. haha the pictures really capture it all. such a beautiful couple!

“ONE MORE DOUGIE!!!”

October 25, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Mae - Awesome pictures!!!!! Love you both. See you at thanksgiving.

October 25, 2011 - 6:06 pm

yoomi - fortunately, when my sister sent me the link, i was in my car alone because i got all teary. the pictures are perfect and she looks beautiful. artie, you look good too! Gina and Tony, I am so glad Youngmi found you! you guys are the best!

October 28, 2011 - 7:29 am

Lisa - These pictures are gorgeous, almost as much as Youngmi :) It was a perfect day and try really capture the happiness we all felt to celebrate with you two. Congrats again!

October 28, 2011 - 9:35 am

Mom & Dad - Dear Youngmi & Artie,
Really beautiful pictures and video- Congratulations!!!
We are so happy to have Youngmin to join the family.
Love you both,,
Mom and Dad

renee&kurt|engaged // riverwalk, naperville


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holy november weddings, batman! here in the land of ice and snow, it’s not common that we get wedding inquiries past october. but look out internet, because we have FIVE weddings between november and december this year. renee&kurt’s wedding is right around the corner at the end of november! they’re getting married at the abbington, and we are really excited to check it out!

these guys picked the perfect fall day for an engagement session. we headed out to naperville’s gorgeous riverwalk. if you haven’t been there during the fall – drop what you’re doing and go RIGHT NOW! it’s stunning this time of year. and of course, only made better by the adorableness of these two. enjoy the photos!


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song credit: make you feel my love by adele

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-gina

gina&tony

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October 16, 2011 - 10:14 am

Tina Herbe-Rock - Absolutely LOOVE the engagement pics of my sister and soon-to-be brother-in-law!! They make one good looking couple don’t they?!?! And they couldn’t have picked a more perfect location for the session – Naperville Riverwalk is gorgeous this time of the year.

January 17, 2012 - 3:19 pm

renee&kurt|married // the abbington, glen ellyn | gina&tony|photographers - chicago wedding photographers - [...] to kick this thing off, it is the wedding of renee&kurt! they got married the saturday after thanksgiving, on what was quite possibly the dreariest day in [...]

February 17, 2013 - 12:55 am

renee&kurt|married // the abbington, glen ellyn - [...] to kick this thing off – it is the wedding of renee&kurt! they got married the saturday after thanksgiving, on what was quite possibly the dreariest day in [...]

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