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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!

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 [...]

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meg&brandon|married // chevy chase country club, wheeling


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yay for meg&brandon! we knew this wedding was going to be super fun, and they did not disappoint! we went to downtown long grove for portraits before the ceremony, and that town has quickly become one of my favorite spots ever. everywhere you turn there is something new and awesome to see! while we were there we made an emergency popcorn pit stop at the long grove popcorn shoppe and i am now completely addicted to their kettle corn.

then we made our way to the chevy chase country club

to meg&brandon - failing any other word that truly encapsulates the scope and vision of how we feel about the day you were wed; that was EPIC.;);)


// wheeling, il //

ceremony venue // chevy chase country club
wedding gown // enzoani purchased from volle’s bridal
bridesmaids dresses // jordan
hair // christopher aaron stylings
makeup // jennifer of veeve cosmetics
florist // debbie’s floral shoppe
reception venue // chevy chase country club
cake // lovin’ oven cakery
dj // mike from something to celebrate
diy projects // programs and placecards!


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meg surprised brandon with a trip to the air force museum as a wedding present!
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i think all wedding should include a popcorn pit stop.
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song credit: helena beat by foster the people

you guys know the drill by now, right? leave a comment so meg&brandon get that free 8×10!

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

-gina

gina&tony

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October 10, 2011 - 2:47 pm

Shelby - That last picture is amazing!

October 10, 2011 - 7:07 pm

Diane Cline - WOW- outstanding. SO beautiful. Such happiness. I am going to cry!

October 10, 2011 - 7:21 pm

Terri Everline - Love all the pictures, I love the last photo as well but I also love the picture of the girls looking out the window. You are not just photographers you are artists. That blue wall picture!! You were also really nice and fun to be around.

October 10, 2011 - 8:39 pm

Ted - Whats the deal with the free whatever it is?

Well anyway these are some great shots. Not over the top and not too artsy. A very genuine look at how playful and caring they both are. Looking forward to the full set!

October 13, 2011 - 6:31 pm

Gwen Williams - Loved all your pictures!! Beautiful people, talented photographers, memories forever!! My favorite photo is the last one!!!

ashley&scott|engaged // downtown, chicago


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ok guys, i know you all think i’m some super, happy, peppy, perky person because i’m ALWAYS excited when i write blog posts. the truth is, there are few things that i get THIS excited about. the other things include vacations (even other people’s… lol), caesar, football, and really cheesy sci fi shows. but know that i’m not lying, and am truly ecstatic, to share this engagement session with you.

why? because ashley&scott came our way from the FANTASTIC tina&charlie. in fact – ashley was tina’s maid of honor. i was so excited when i got her email.:Dfor their engagement session, we went out to the milton lee olive park by navy pier. it has one of the most killer chicago skyline shots of all time. then we headed back through streeterville to their favorite bar, timothy o’toole’s. and there may or may not have been a chipotle stop in there somewhere.;)i’ll let you wonder about that one.


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song credit: stay young and go dancing by death cab for cutie

leave a comment! ashley and scott want a free 8×10!

-gina

gina&tony

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October 6, 2011 - 8:12 pm

Ashley - Thank You Gina and Tony!!!! Can’t wait for July 28th!!!

February 15, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Elisa Varland - Amazing engagement pictures, done by amazing photographers! Ashley & Scott, you two look could not look more happy, they are beautiful :)

February 16, 2012 - 7:37 pm

Scott Schueler - Ash and I just watched the video again. Thanks for the memories.

February 16, 2012 - 7:59 pm

Michelle - Such adorable pictures of Ashley & Scott!

February 16, 2012 - 8:10 pm

Jean Orsan - Great job.

February 16, 2012 - 8:34 pm

Kely - Great great pictures!

February 16, 2012 - 8:46 pm

Kathy Muench - Absolutely Beautiful!

February 16, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Tiffany Dill - Beautiful pictures!!

February 16, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Debbie schoop - Can’t wait for the wedding and more beautiful pics!

February 16, 2012 - 10:00 pm

janice romani - you are such a beautiful and sweet couple, they were great pictures.

February 16, 2012 - 11:54 pm

Bob Kaplan - Congratulations

February 17, 2012 - 10:33 am

Cheryl Varland - I love your pictures! You are such a cute couple!

February 18, 2012 - 11:43 am

Lauren Reibel - adorable pics of a great couple! can’t wait til the big day!!

February 20, 2012 - 1:26 pm

Jessica Madrid - Cute pics!

February 20, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Kimberly Sanders - Absolutely STUNNING pictures!

February 20, 2012 - 8:52 pm

colleen pecucci - Your pictures are awesome and so are both of you! I can’t wait to celebreate with you in July!

February 20, 2012 - 11:37 pm

Cheryl Andersen - I love, love, love these!!!! They are beautiful and I can’t wait to see the pictures that will be taken in July!

March 23, 2012 - 6:39 pm

Casey Andersen - Cutest couple award!! Beautiful pics!

March 23, 2012 - 7:34 pm

Mayelin Betancourt - Love sweetheart hope I help you

March 23, 2012 - 8:11 pm

Kevin Raugstad - I like it, I love it, I want more of it.

March 23, 2012 - 9:50 pm

Amy Badertscher - These are awesome pics! What a good looking couple!

March 24, 2012 - 10:20 am

kristin - So excited for you two :)

March 24, 2012 - 10:29 am

Kellie Meister - beautiful pictures! Congrats!

March 24, 2012 - 10:32 am

Sarah - Beautiful Ashley !!!!

March 24, 2012 - 10:34 am

Becky - Can’t wait for the wedding pics. These are beautiful!

March 24, 2012 - 11:05 am

Alaina - Love love the pictures!!!

March 24, 2012 - 11:48 am

Meagan Riffe - These pictures are beautiful! Im sure it was easy with such a good looking couple!!

March 24, 2012 - 6:39 pm

cindy gronke - Beautiful pictures Scott and Ashley, looked like such a fun day

March 24, 2012 - 10:42 pm

MJ LaBahn - They don’t come any cuter or nicer!! Loving the pics!

October 5, 2012 - 2:30 pm
February 17, 2013 - 12:05 am

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