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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!

jen&matt|married // hyatt lodge, oak brook


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once upon a time, two wedding photographers moved to chicago and proceeded to visit every wedding-related vendor from chicago to naperville and introduce themselves. as fate would have it, we happened to visit papier girl in naperville, where jen happened to be working. we chatted for a few minutes and jen put out a stack of cards on the counter. fast forward about 7 months and we get an email from jen saying that her boyfriend matt had FINALLY proposed. and that was how it all started!

jen&matt are honestly one of the funniest couples we’ve gotten to work with. the entire time we were there, matt had me laughing hysterically. but the best part was watching the two of them together. they’re just flat out adorable. the wedding was pretty much perfect with all my favorite things: awesome bridal party, stunning details, mouth-watering food, and surprise mcdonald’s cheeseburgers at 11pm! (and those who know me, know that surprise mcdonald’s cheeseburgers are pretty much my favorite thing in the world just after my puppy and tony… maybe not necessarily in that order… hehe.)

to jen&matt – we wish you two all the happiness in the world! thank you for letting us capture all the fun of your day!


// oak brook, il //

ceremony venue // saints peter and paul catholic church, naperville
reception venue // hyatt lodge, mcdonald’s campus, oak brok
bridal gown designer // priscilla of boston
hair&makeup //elegante spa and salon, naperville
florist // diane michelle’s florals
wedding cake // rolf’s patisserie
stationery // papier girl
calligraphy // diane oster
band // upbeat music productions


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song credit: here (in your arms) by hellogoodbye

leave jen&matt a blog comment so they can get a free 8×10!

if you were a guest at jen&matt’s wedding, register at their proofing gallery and be the first to know when all of the photos are up!

-gina

gina&tony

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July 12, 2011 - 9:20 pm

Elizabeth - Great pictures! I especially love the black and white ones of Jen and Matt coming out of church, and then twirling on the dance floor. It was a wonderful event!

July 13, 2011 - 6:46 am

Katy - These are gorgeous – I love the colors! Seeing these makes me even more excited for our wedding at the Hyatt next spring!

July 13, 2011 - 1:02 pm

Jen - The pictures are even better than I imagined! You guys are the best and I can’t wait to see the rest of them!

July 15, 2011 - 5:43 pm

John - Who’s the good looking guy with the white hair? Jen, I know where you get your looks!

July 18, 2011 - 1:15 pm

Matt Mamak - Nice work Gina and Tony!!! Thanks for putting my memories in HD format!

July 18, 2011 - 3:02 pm

Dan Phelps - Excellent work! Some of the best wedding photos I’ve ever seen!

July 18, 2011 - 3:08 pm

Theresa - Great Wedding! Great pictures! Really looking forward to seeing the rest.

July 18, 2011 - 4:49 pm

Jon - Looks great, congrats

July 18, 2011 - 5:02 pm

Amy - This wedding was so fun to be at and I love that you captured it all for them!!! You did an awesome job

July 18, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Matt - Pictures look awesome! Great work by all.

July 19, 2011 - 6:56 am

Tim - What a great event! Pictures are fantastic. We pray that your marriage can be as fun and happy as your wedding day!

July 19, 2011 - 9:58 am

Chief - Mamak(s)!!! Great call on Gina and Tony your photos are ridiculous! Peace in the Middle East – Penley Out!

July 19, 2011 - 10:44 am

Tahnee - All the pictures look amazing…can’t pick out a favorite. We had a great time!

July 20, 2011 - 8:57 am

Kristin - We had so much fun!

July 20, 2011 - 10:08 am

Stanley - Amazing Pictures! Had a great time at the wedding.

July 21, 2011 - 11:21 am

Tom K - Very Good!

July 23, 2011 - 10:02 am

Laura McDonough - The photographs are beautiful! I like the fact that the photos are not the typical poses. Gina and Tony, you both did a wonderful job.

July 24, 2011 - 2:22 pm

Adam - Great pictures!

July 25, 2011 - 12:33 pm

Drew - All of the pictures look fantastic, especially the ones with me in it! Nice job G & T!

July 25, 2011 - 5:03 pm

Chris - Great pictures guys!

July 25, 2011 - 5:08 pm

Mandy - Love the pictures! And you even got one of me in my bat wings!

July 27, 2011 - 12:18 pm

Grandma Ann - Beautiful day, beautiful pictures, beautiful couple. Love, Grandma.

July 27, 2011 - 6:13 pm

Kate - Beautiful pictures!

July 27, 2011 - 10:32 pm

Kristin - Fantastic! Love the pictures!

July 27, 2011 - 10:35 pm

Aunt Patti - Beautiful pictures for such a beautiful couple!

meg&brandon|engaged // northwestern campus, evanston


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i can’t believe we’ve been back in the chicago area for over 2 years, and this is the FIRST session we’ve gotten to do at the northwestern campus. besides being a phenomenal school, this campus is to DIE for. you’ve got a killer view of the chicago skyline, a mix of modern and classic architecture, AND the lake?! i was in HEAVEN.

luckily for meg&brandon, the storm of the century we had a few weeks ago held out just long enough for us to squeeze in a session and then race back home to the sound of tornado sirens. but the photos were so worth it. i did my “this-is-the-best-shot-ever” happy dance at least 12 times. we can’t wait for their wedding this fall!


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song credit: you always make me smile by kyle andrews

in case you’re new to the blog, be sure to leave meg&brandon a blog comment so they can get a free 8×10!

-gina

gina&tony

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October 11, 2011 - 5:48 pm

Marcia Plese - These pictures are just great. You two look so perfect, and happy, together.

February 17, 2013 - 1:17 am

meg&brandon|married // chevy chase country club, wheeling - [...] for meg&brandon! we knew this wedding was going to be super fun, and they did not disappoint! we went to downtown [...]

rachel&brian|engaged // streeterville, chicago


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we are so behind on blogging, it’s not even FUNNY! today’s awesome couple is the fabulous duo of rachel&brian. rachel had this great plan to include a tandem bicycle in their session, and we were so excited to use it as a prop! but of course, chicago weather had other plans for us. their session ended up getting rained out TWICE before we got a break and finally were able meet up. but you know what they say – “everything happens for a reason!” when the weather finally decided to cooperate, we could not have asked for a better day!

we are totally PUMPED for their milwaukee wedding! enjoy the photos!


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song credit: ours by the bravery

make sure you leave a comment so rachel&brian get their free 8×10!

-gina

gina&tony

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September 8, 2011 - 5:50 pm

rachel&brian|married // cuvee, milwaukee | gina&tony|photographers - chicago wedding photographers - [...] old, brick buildings that just tug at my heart strings. i was sooooo excited when we first met with rachel&brian and they told us about their amazing plans for their wedding. once they told us the colors they [...]

youngmi&artie|engaged // downtown, chicago


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i love, love, LOVE it when couples want to add something unique into their session. so when youngmi told me she wanted to incorporate a hanbok (a traditional korean dress) for part of their session, i literally did my happy dance! her mom had it custom made in south korea, and it was GORGEOUS. as we were walking around the park, a family walked past and the little girl whispered to her father “is that a PRINCESS?!” it was the cutest thing ever!

we had a great time hanging around the art institute in downtown chicago and had a blast with all the cool architecture and the skyline! we are super pumped for their september wedding!


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song credit: i do by colbie caillat

be sure to leave a blog comment so youngmi&artie can get a free 8×10!

-gina

gina&tony

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July 1, 2011 - 8:44 pm

Sandy - Amazing pictures! Love the scenery and the couple!

July 1, 2011 - 8:57 pm

youngmi - thank you so much for taking these amazing photos! i’m especially happy with the way the hanbok photos turned out. and so is my mom :D

July 1, 2011 - 9:53 pm

Payal - These photos are so beautiful! I love the vibrant colors and the different sceneries in Chicago that are incorporated throughout the pictures. And of course the bride and groom to be look so wonderful and happy :) I can’t wait to see how the rest of them came out!

July 1, 2011 - 10:41 pm

Heather - you guys are adorable! and yes, she secretly *is* a princess–her mother’s bloodline is ancient royalty.

July 2, 2011 - 1:18 am

Judy - I love the hanbok pictures…especially the one with their reflections. Some great shots of the bride and groom cracking up and being goofy :) I also really like the mosaic shot — so many great colors. Nice job!

July 2, 2011 - 10:56 am

Mike - these are the best pictures i have ever laid my eyes on

July 2, 2011 - 11:37 am

Jeff - Amazing photography! Must be easier when you have two models

July 2, 2011 - 6:55 pm

Sara K. - You both look amazing and seemed to have enjoyed that gorgeous day! I want some wallet sized pictures of you and artie!!!!!

July 2, 2011 - 9:46 pm

Kevin - I think I’m in love…

July 3, 2011 - 8:10 pm

Sue - Great pictures!

July 3, 2011 - 9:28 pm

Jane - Beautiful pictures! Can’t wait for the wedding!

July 3, 2011 - 11:19 pm

Mindy - Gorgeous pics!! Love the scenery

July 4, 2011 - 10:03 am

Danielle - I love all these pictures, but the 10th photo down (a close up of the happy couple face-to-face) is my favorite. Congratulations Youngmi & Artie! (And nice work, Gina & Tony!)

July 4, 2011 - 10:16 am

yoomi - i love these pictures! you look most relaxed when you are looking at each other and laughing, which i think is one of the most important aspects of a happy healthy marriage. i can’t wait until the wedding!

July 4, 2011 - 10:42 am

Jimmy - Great photoshoot! Congrats Artie and Youngmi

July 4, 2011 - 11:08 am

Mae - Very very nice =)

July 4, 2011 - 11:13 am

Joe - Wowowowo very nice! You two make a very cute couple! Excited for the wedding!

July 4, 2011 - 11:32 am

jenny - Wow! Beautiful pictures! I love the han bok ones. The colors just pop!!

July 6, 2011 - 12:58 am

Lisa - Beautiful! Love the pics and the video

July 6, 2011 - 11:49 am

Jo - Beautiful pictures, beautiful couple! I love the bright hanbok against the cityscape – those images are especially breathtaking :) Great job!

July 7, 2011 - 10:28 am

Margaret - Sigh. Such a perfect couple. I love the great urban landscape, and the lighting is perfect.

July 8, 2011 - 6:44 pm

Artie - Thanks for the pics. They were fun. Can’t wait for the wedding.

July 9, 2011 - 11:14 pm

Luke - I like the one in the street!

July 14, 2011 - 11:44 am

Fred - Sweet pics, and I agree with Judy. The hanbok pictures are great :)

July 14, 2011 - 2:27 pm

Amit - Love the pics. You guys look great!

August 25, 2011 - 11:11 pm

J - love the one where they’re frozen and everyone else is moving!

June 13, 2012 - 10:57 pm

youngmi&artie|married // ravisloe country club, homewood | gina&tony|photographers - chicago wedding photographers - [...] 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 [...]

February 17, 2013 - 1:13 am

youngmi&artie|married // ravisloe country club, homewood - [...] 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 [...]

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