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  • hi! we’re gina&tony!

    here are 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!

lori&john|married // doubletree hotel, arlington heights


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isn’t it amazing how the world sometimes just feels so darn small? i find it so crazy how so many of our couples are inter-connected. lori&john found us through john’s roommate, jon. you see roommate-jon was the brother of marianne, who’s wedding we shot in 2010. then in 2011, roommate-jon was a groomsman in andrea&jack’s wedding! so whilst doing some photographer research on the interwebs, lori&john stumbled across all these awesome photos of roommate-jon on our blog, and the rest is history! (confused yet? it’s ok. just know that everyone in this story named jo(h)n is awesome.)

anyway, the weather for lori&john’s march wedding was FABULOUS. that allowed us to spend toooons of time in downtown arlington heights rocking out some amazing portraits of this super-attractive bridal party. lori designed and handmade all the gorgeous paper-rose centerpieces for the reception. and our favorite part? during the reception lori&john had a traditional korean paebaek ceremony! in short, it was another stupendous wedding.

to lori&john – we are so, so, so honored to be a part of your day. we couldn’t be happier for you!


// arlington heights, il //

ceremony venue // faith alliance bible church
wedding gown // rivini purchased from bella bianca in oakbrook terrace
bridesmaids // the limited
hair // lati from styles down the aisle
makeup // beautiful yu
florist // abby hill florist
ceremony music // daniel & candice lee (email them)
stationery // designed by bridesmaid, mary!
reception venue // doubletree, arlington heights
cake // the baking institute
dj // jay cabrera (email him)
paebaek ceremony // paebaek chicago
diy projects & resources // centerpieces

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to see more of lori&john’s wedding photos, view their slideshow!

if you were a guest at lori&john’s wedding, click here to view their full gallery. the password is lori’s maiden name.

25+ blog comments and lori&john get a free 8×10!

-gina

gina&tony

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April 24, 2012 - 12:31 pm

cshim - Yay! Beautiful pictures :) Beautiful couple :) Beautiful day!! :D

April 24, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Lori - As i’ve already said a million times already…thank you SOOOOO SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH for the beautiful pictures :D We’re so excited that we can share these with all our family and friends on our 1 month anniversary!

April 24, 2012 - 5:29 pm

Amy Scott - What beautiful pictures, Lori!

April 24, 2012 - 6:19 pm

John - Great timing with the pics and thanks so much guys!!

April 24, 2012 - 6:49 pm

ruth - gina&tony, you were awesome on the day of the wedding, and these pictures are beautiful!! <3

April 24, 2012 - 8:21 pm

Jonathan Twu - Awesome pics! They look great!

April 24, 2012 - 8:24 pm

Nicole - everything looks so beautiful!

April 24, 2012 - 9:39 pm

david - absolutely gorgeous. i think i may have shed a tear or two.

April 24, 2012 - 10:03 pm

Paulette - Such beautiful photos on a beautiful day for a beautiful couple! Thanks for allowing us to be part of your special day!

April 25, 2012 - 9:30 am

Tracy - You were such a beautiful bride and I loved seeing you traditional ceremony

April 25, 2012 - 12:13 pm

mary c. - WOW these pictures look great!! awesome work, gina & tony :)

April 25, 2012 - 3:52 pm

marc d - Your photos are awesome…thanks for sharing.

April 25, 2012 - 9:45 pm

lizz - lovely photos! nice work, gina and tony.

April 27, 2012 - 8:09 am

sandra dee - These pictures are soooo beautiful! i love them and the urban setting! lori and john are a beautiful couple!

April 29, 2012 - 12:02 am

Jin Ahn - Beautiful photos!!!

April 29, 2012 - 9:38 am

Kun Yu - my daughter and new son-in-law…i’m so happy for you

April 29, 2012 - 1:39 pm

james baek - pictures are awesome

April 29, 2012 - 10:17 pm

dowoo lee - great photos gina & tony! you guys rock :)

April 30, 2012 - 8:34 am

Cal - Great photos. The day was captured perfectly.

April 30, 2012 - 4:20 pm

jane - oh so lovely

May 1, 2012 - 7:47 pm

joe - Congratulations! Great pictures.

May 2, 2012 - 10:44 pm

angela - absolutely fabulous and gorgeous pictures! :)

May 3, 2012 - 6:50 pm

neil - great couple, wonderful ceremony

May 3, 2012 - 6:52 pm

Phil - good looking people. great pictures!

May 3, 2012 - 8:26 pm

Tiffany - The pics turned out beautiful! :)

val&jeff|engaged // downtown, chicago


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val&jeff found us by way of elaine&gregg. val and elaine work together at the united center, which is where val&jeff met! you see, jeff is an athletic trainer for none other than the chicago bulls. you may have heard of them? they’re kind of a big deal.;)in fact, the next time you’re watching a bulls game, see if you can spot him!

val&jeff decided on a few iconic chicago locations for their engagement session. we started at navy pier, got an AMAZING skyline shot out by the park, and then had a romantic stroll down the chicago riverwalk. we love us some classic chicago architecture! we couldn’t be more excited for their august wedding. it is going to be FABULOUS.


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more awesome photos if you watch their slideshow!

25 or more comments and val&jeff get a free 8×10!

-gina

gina&tony

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April 21, 2012 - 8:29 pm

Whitney - Incredible pictures and an awesome couple :)

April 21, 2012 - 8:36 pm

Grace Tanaka - Fabulous pictures! Handsome couple! Looking forward to the big day! Mom and Dad

April 21, 2012 - 9:37 pm

Ashley - Awesome! These are all so great!

April 22, 2012 - 10:22 am

elaine - absolutely fantastic photos! yay!!

April 22, 2012 - 10:26 am

Gregg - Now that’s the quintessential Chicago couple. Great photos!

April 23, 2012 - 10:25 am

Linda Brown - Great photos, I especially like the skyline one! Best wishes to you both and LET’S GO BULLS! ~Linda (Elaine’s mom)

April 23, 2012 - 11:07 am

esther - love these photos! you guys picked some beautiful locations.

April 23, 2012 - 6:46 pm

Shawnna - Love the pictures!! You guys are so cute

April 24, 2012 - 11:03 am

Wendy - WOW….love the photos. Looks like a fun day around town!

April 26, 2012 - 12:22 am

Kimber - Who knew that my cousin was so photogenic?! Val brings the best out in him…and it shows! Love the photos…and the couple!

April 27, 2012 - 3:06 pm

Kris - Congrats again. You two look wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

February 16, 2013 - 11:46 pm

val&jeff|married // jw marriott, chicago - [...] awesome facts about val&jeff’s [...]

carey&david|married // madison ballroom, covington


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yay! it’s official! wedding season has staaaaaarted!

carey&david are just the kind of couple that you click with instantly. they are sweet, hilarious, and pretty snappy dancers too! i was extra excited for their big day, not only because it was our first official wedding of 2012, but also because it was in kentucky! i had never been to kentucky before. this was a big deal. and apparently covington, kentucky, is literally across the river from cincinnati, ohio. so we started the day in one state and ended in another!

i’d also like to take this time to mention it was a gorgeous 78 degrees out on their wedding day. in march. MARCH, PEOPLE! it was like the whole day was just falling perfectly into place and someone forgot to remind the weather it wasn’t even officially spring yet.:Danother awesome thing about this wedding, you ask? how about the fact that carey is the diy queen and put together most of the fabulous details herself with the help of a few friends!

to carey&david – i miss you guys already. come back and visit us in chicago!!


// covington, ky //

ceremony venue // madison ballroom
wedding gown // bonny; faux fur wraps from fabulous bridal
bridesmaids // alfred angelo
hair // salon la
florist // romantic blooms (bouquets and boutonnieres only)
stationery // table numbers by amaretto
reception venue // madison ballroom
cake // spoon fulla sugar
dj // david from maize music
photobooth // live click photobooths
diy projects & resources // invitations, programs, place cards, centerpieces, candy table


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if you liked those photos, you should definitely watch the slideshow!

if you were a guest at carey&david’s wedding, you can view their full gallery at this link. the password is carey’s maiden name.

leave them blog loving so they win that free 8×10!

-gina

gina&tony

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April 23, 2012 - 12:21 pm

Careyann Piraino - We seriously love you guys! We could not be happier. As soon as we are settled in our new place we are going to figure out what we want to order. Thank you again for everything you did for us!

April 23, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Jared - These photos are GREAT! They truly capture all the fun, caring, and love from the wedding!

April 23, 2012 - 6:14 pm

Kelsey - Fabulous! They are all so beautiful!!!

April 24, 2012 - 6:28 pm

Babze - Great pictures for a lovely wedding memory!

April 24, 2012 - 8:50 pm

Isabel - Beautiful photos, beautiful wedding and beautiful couple!

May 7, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Lindsey Asher - Great photos!!! You two are so cute together! Miss you both! Love the pics!

alice&dave|engaged // cantigny, wheaton


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you know what i absolutely adore about alice&dave? their ability to have fun no matter what. this was one of those sessions that was a total breeze. we knew from the first photo (it may or may not have involved bathrobes, hehe) that it was going to be light-hearted, silly and totally them. we started at the photo mecca that is cantigny gardens, and ended by strolling around downtown naperville and getting gelato. (you heard me – GELATO. does it seriously get any better than that?!) these two know how to have a good time and we are SO pumped for their wedding at the end of this month!


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to view their slideshow, click here! (note: slideshows are flash based.)

it’s comment time! 25 blog comments and alice&dave get a free 8×10!

-gina

gina&tony

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May 29, 2012 - 2:40 pm

alice&dave|married // four points sheraton, schiller park | gina&tony|photographers - chicago wedding photographers - [...] love when fate just leads us to our couples. alice&dave found us in quite an unusual way. most of you may know this, but for those who don’t, tony [...]

February 17, 2013 - 12:38 am

alice&dave|married // four points sheraton, schiller park - [...] love when fate just leads us to our couples. alice&dave found us in quite an unusual way. most of you may know this, but for those who don’t, tony [...]

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