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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!

annie&evan|married // north shore golf club, appleton


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i won’t lie – it always makes me slightly nervous when we don’t get to meet with our couples before the wedding. annie&evan live in san diego, so while we had chatted with them via email and phone calls, we never actually met them face to face! luckily, all my worrying was for naught. these two couldn’t have been more awesome if they tried! annie is a super fabulous chick with a killer sense of style and the world’s BEST smile. (seriously. she lights up the room. even the sun is jealous.) and then there’s evan, who should start moonlighting as a stand up comic. this guy gave the world’s best thank you speech at their reception. i was laughing, i was crying, i was crying because i was laughing so hard, and then laughing because i was crying!

and to top off the list of why these two are great, they remained calm, cool, and collected no matter what the day threw their way! they had an awesome bridal party who waived down both a skateboarder AND a ferrari during the photos. and let’s not forget the time their groomsmen had a dance-off with another bridal party. annie’s sister’s surprised everyone by bringing in a nacho cart after dinner. because as annie will emphatically tell anyone who will listen – nachos are the greatest snack food in existence.

to annie&evan – i’m still pretty convinced that we need to move to san diego and be best friends. you guys really are the perfect couple, and we had such a great time at the wedding!


// appleton, wi //

ceremony venue // st mary’s catholic church, appleton
wedding gown // priscilla of boston
bridesmaids dresses // j crew
hair&makeup // salon aura
florist // marshall florist
ceremony music // wisconsin string quartet
reception venue // north shore golf club, menasha
cake // made by evan’s aunt and uncle!
band // rpm
table runners & chinese lanterns // wedding perfect


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song credit: viva la vida by coldplay

and on a completely different note, the best piece of advice anyone ever gave me before my wedding was that something will always go wrong. and it’s all about being able to take that moment when it comes and just let it go. for most weddings, this amounts to someone running late, or a bad weather forecast. for annie&evan, it came in the form of a medical emergency. i think we can speak for everyone there when we say we’re so glad that father bob is ok!


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leave annie&evan a blog comment! 25 blog comments gets them a free 8×10!

if you were a guest at annie&evan’s wedding, register at their proofing gallery to be the first to know when their photos are ready!

-gina

gina&tony

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September 29, 2011 - 1:01 pm

Jessica - Amazing, as always!! The video is great … thanks for a fun wedding Annie & Evan!

September 29, 2011 - 2:52 pm

Kendra Rudolf - Great pics! The little ring bearer is SOOOOO cute :) He’s mine. ;) Can’t wait to see more pics!

September 29, 2011 - 10:36 pm

Annie Rudolf - AHHH You guys rock! I am soo ecstatic and thrilled with the way the pictures turned out! I can’t wait to see them all! Seriously can’t thank you guys enough! I want to do it all over again-minus the priest going down- just so you can come and take more pictures ;)

September 29, 2011 - 11:39 pm

Sarah Giacalone - Can’t stop looking at these pictures!!! AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!!

September 30, 2011 - 1:07 pm

Liz - You guys look awesome, get yourself that free 8X10!!!!!

October 2, 2011 - 2:35 pm

Camille - The pictures turned out so well! Their cameras really enhanced the band-aid eyebrows. : )

October 3, 2011 - 7:36 am

Gary and Peggy Keller - We could hardly see the slide show for the tears in our eyes!
Yes, we are the proud parents of the groom. And now we are so happy, honored and proud to have Annie in our family; the newest “Mrs. Keller!!!!!!”
We wait w/ great anticipation for the rest of the photos.

October 3, 2011 - 3:55 pm

Ken & Monna Koglin - Hi Kellers. Loved the glasses; looked liked an awesome wedding! Congratulations Mr & Mrs Evan Keller and best wishes for many years of happiness together!!

October 3, 2011 - 4:13 pm

Diana Wendel - What a magical wedding! Congratulations to you all.

October 3, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Paula Cunningham - I’m a friend of the groom’s parents and have had the pleasure of meeting the groom on several occasion. I’m with the Keller’s…..could hardly see the pics for the tears. Pictures are absolutely amazing………..and the bride and groom………well, yep, to be their best friends is a good plan. This marriage is solid gold. Love to you all!!!!

October 4, 2011 - 12:21 am

Jerry and Angel Joaquin - Gorgeous, gorgeous, both of you! The love and joy just leap from the photographs. Congratulations, Annie and Evan! May God bless you with a wonderful marriage. All the best, Angel and Jerry.

October 4, 2011 - 4:12 pm

Jane and Mike Pisor - Congratulations Evan and Annie! The pictures are beautiful. You look so happy. Many years of health and happiness. Wish we could have attended. See you in San Diego.

October 9, 2011 - 12:14 pm

Pauline Perez - Evan and Annie your photo’s were amazing I loved every one of them. You two make such a beautiful couple I feel blessed to have been there to witness your wedding. Congratulations!

November 22, 2011 - 12:56 pm

Sean, Sharon, Erin and Colin Murphy - Annie/Evan – Thanks for forwarding the link to some fabulous photos and amazing video. While we were disappointed to not make the Main Event, we felt like we were there with these great images. Just curious if there was anyone in the audience with such a huge bridal party…?! :-)

Much congrats to you both. Remember, never lose the humor!
Sean

emily&andrew|married // maylsake peabody estate, oak brook


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we met emily way back when we first moved back to chicago while volunteering at the naperville area humane society. emily is hands down one of the sweetest people i’ve ever met. she’s amazingly kind, relaxed, super funny, and just a genuinely amazing person. and andrew is her perfect match. their personalities mesh in one big ball of quirky, adorable, silly awesomeness. hanging out with the two of them mean that you will spend the whole time giggling at their antics.

this was our first time at the peabody estate, and holy moly! i can’t believe how jaw-dropping the whole property was. and such a perfect fall day for a wedding! but the best part of emily&andrew’s wedding? THE BARBEQUE! they had the wedding catered by uncle bub’s with all the best bbq fixings to be found. (including marshmallow topped mashed sweet potatoes! MY FAAAAAVORITE!!)

emily&andrew – we seriously love you guys. you’re the best! your life together will be amazing.


// oak brook, il //

ceremony venue // grace lutheran church, glen ellyn
wedding gown // maggie sottero purchased at the crystal bride
hair&makeup // leah (makeup) and marliegh (hair) from mario tricoci
florist // belles and thistles
stationery // kathleen habbley
reception venue // mayslake peabody estate
caterer // uncle bub’s bbq
dj // djs for you


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song credit: you belong to me by cobra starship

make sure you leave a blog comment! 25 comments mean emily&andrew get a free 8×10!

if you were a guest at emily&andrew’s wedding and would like to be the first to know when their photos are ready – register at their proofing gallery!

-gina

gina&tony

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September 27, 2011 - 3:14 pm

Becky - Beautiful pictures! Emily and Andrew we had an awesome time at your wedding!

September 27, 2011 - 9:51 pm

Ashley - Aw, these pictures are great! They look like a sweet couple!

September 27, 2011 - 11:36 pm

Louie Abellera - Fantastic job with this one guys!

October 5, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Jessie Metoyer - Gorgeous dress! Cool venue! Nice work!

December 2, 2011 - 9:48 am

Jamie - Beautiful pictures! Best wishes for a lifetime of love!

sneha&victor|married pt 2 // sheraton, chicago


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words cannot express how incredibly excited i am to share this wedding. i mean, it’s not every wedding we do that requires a parade permit so that the groom can ride to meet his gorgeous bride on horseback. there’s so much amazingness to this wedding that it was literally painful for us to narrow it down to the photos we posted.

sneha&victor are quite possibly the most adorable couple of all time. the way they look at each other makes you just sigh in complete happiness. they’ve lived hundreds of miles apart for YEARS, so you could see the pure joy between them at just being in the same room together. top it all off with the sheer celebration that goes into an indian wedding. the dancing! the colors! the music! THE FOOD! (oh my god, seriously. the food.) there was so much going on all day, that sneha literally printed us out an itinerary that was long enough to warrant its own FOLDER. it was so much fun just to be a part of everything.

to sneha&victor – thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding! we knew from our first meeting that it was going to be a whirlwind of a day, but WOW was that FUN! you guys are amazing and have one heck of a future ahead of you!


// chicago, il //

ceremony venue // sheraton, chicago
wedding gown // saahil boutique
hair&makeup // jennifer (makeup) and tina (hair) from magnificent brides
florist // dream occassions
horse for baraat // maharaja farm
reception venue // sheraton, chicago
caterer // saffron
cake // alliance bakery
dj/dholi // dj runi


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victor is a pilot in the coast guard. i thought the airplane cufflinks were a nice touch.
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oh victor, you charmer!
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ok, let’s all take a moment and say – SNEHA! look at you being all gorgeous!!
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time for the baraat!
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quite literally, tying the knot!
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again, SO MUCH DANCING! i couldn’t pick favorites, so i decided to squeeze as many as i could in this collage.:D
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song credit: jai ho by a r rahman

25 blog comments and sneha&victor get a spiffy new 8×10!

if you were a guest at sneha&victor’s wedding, be sure to register at their proofing gallery to find out when all the photos are available!

-gina

gina&tony

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September 22, 2011 - 8:52 pm

Shilpa - Great photos! After you guys shot my and Ruchir’s Garba in DE back in 2009, I always hoped that you would have the chance to photograph an indian wedding because I knew you guys would love it, and take some amazing pictures. The couple is beautiful and you guys captured some great moments!

September 22, 2011 - 9:36 pm

Stefanie - Things I love about this: the slideshow music selection, the purple pedialyte, SNEHA & VICTOR!

September 23, 2011 - 10:39 pm

Lindsay - WHA!!! SO CUTE! Wishing this was happening again/still….miss you guys, looking forward to being cape bound someday soon!

September 26, 2011 - 6:43 pm

Alison - I am practically crying I love this so much.

September 27, 2011 - 3:34 pm

Molly - These photos are fabulous! I love how vibrant they are- really captures the abmiance and fun!

October 5, 2011 - 5:32 pm

Jessie Metoyer - Holy crap those are gorgeous dresses… all of them!

October 13, 2011 - 10:24 pm

Elenora - Epic. Love it. (Oh how I would have liked to photograph this … sigh)

sneha&victor|married pt 1 // st timothy, naperville


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here it is! part one of sneha&victor’s epic wedding weekend of awesomeness. this two-parter encompasses close to 48 hours of wedding festivities, multiple outfit changes, two major illinois cities, over 300 total guests, a horse, a trumpeteer, a cellist, and a dholi. the first half of their wedding was their friday night ceremony at st timothy’s lutheran church in naperville. it was a beautiful ceremony complete with our first-ever candlelit service.

i shall keep this post short, because there is just so much to say about saturday’s events! that half will be up soon!


// naperville, il //

ceremony venue // st timothy lutheran church
wedding gown // coming soon
hair&makeup // coming soon
florist // coming soon
ceremony music // coming soon


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victor made a pie chart of his concerns for the wedding day. i kind of love the fact that zombies made the list!
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sneha&victor chose to do a first look before their ceremony. i LOVE sneha’s reaction.
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25 blog comments wins sneha&victor a free 8×10!

if you were a guest at sneha&victor’s wedding and would like to be the first to know when all their photos are ready, register at their proofing gallery! the password is sneha’s maiden name.

stay tuned for part 2!

-gina

gina&tony

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September 20, 2011 - 4:59 pm

Stefanie - So beautiful and zombie-free! CAN’T WAIT to see the rest!

September 21, 2011 - 12:54 pm

Rishan - Love the pictures already, glad you got the chart before it was updated. You guys are beautiful together

September 21, 2011 - 2:05 pm

Meetal - Awesome pictures! My favorite is the first look pic….you guys are a beautiful couple! Congrats again Sneha and Victor!

September 23, 2011 - 2:05 pm

Franky - The pictures turned out GREAT! You captured some great candid moments and the couple looked stunning! Hope they get their 8×10!!

September 23, 2011 - 10:43 pm

Lindsay - AMAZING!

September 26, 2011 - 6:44 pm

Alison - Ugh gorgeous

September 27, 2011 - 7:59 am

Beth - Congrats!!! You all looked stunning!!

September 27, 2011 - 3:47 pm

Molly - You guys look like you should be famous :)

October 13, 2011 - 10:25 pm

Elenora - Beautiful. Congratulations to you both.

May 5, 2014 - 6:34 pm

Melissa Johnson Bills - I had to go back and comment, because I forgot to tell you this on Saturday – not only was I the bridesmaid with a baby at Steph and Pete’s wedding last weekend (May 3, 2014), but LOOK! You guys photographed a wedding that I performed a few years back when I was a pastor at St. Timothy. Small, small world. :)

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