tina&charlie|married // the cotillion, palatine

oh man, where do i START with these two?! i remember when we first met with tina&charlie over a year ago. they were literally one of the first 5 couples we met with here. we had just moved our business to illinois from nyc, and had barely gotten the ball rolling in chicago. we clicked immediately at our meeting, and they were so enthusiastic about our work. i distinctly remember telling tony as we walked to our car, “i hope ALL of our couples are exactly like them!” their faith in us, and our young business, encouraged us more than i can ever say.

for the past year we’ve used their wedding as a benchmark since they booked us a year in advance. “by tina&charlie’s wedding we’ll do this…” and “i can’t wait for tina&charlie’s wedding, because we’ll have this…” their wedding was always in the abstract. always in the distant future.

and then i woke up that saturday morning with a feeling of disbelief. today is it! today is tina&charlie’s wedding! today is the day we’ve been waiting a WHOLE YEAR for!!

interwebs – their wedding was all we ever hoped for and more. we got to spend the whole day with one of our favorite couples and their amazing friends and family. we saw their nerves fade into excitement and pure joy over the course of the day. we heard an amazing love story through their ceremony, and their vows, and the reception toasts. we partied with them until the wee hours of the morning. it was fantastic!

tina&charlie(chuckcharles) – thank you so much for taking a chance on us! thank you for being so adorably in love with each other. (and thanks for having such a dead sexy bridal party! :P) we can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.


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let’s just say – i’ve been waiting for THIS wedding to use this song in a slideshow.;)



song credit: your love is my drug by ke$ha

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-gina

gina&tony

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September 21, 2010 - 3:06 pm

Linda - So I don’t even know these people…and your photos are so amazing they made me CRY! They were right to have faith in you guys, you are AMAZING :)

September 21, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Kimberly - Beautiful wedding. Beautiful couple. So happy to have Tina as my sister! The pictures are better than I could have imagined. AMAZING. Congrats, Charlie and Tina! Love you both!!

September 22, 2010 - 12:04 am

Cheryl - You two make a beautiful couple!
Love these, love these, can’t wait to see the rest!!!!

September 22, 2010 - 1:01 pm

Brandi - Those girls were WORKING IT! Looking foxy! And I love the shot with the bubbles.. so much fun!

September 22, 2010 - 2:03 pm

Nancy - Cute ideas with the I Do on the brides shoes and the blue brooch on the bouquet. I lilke the picture with the couple surrounded by the bubbles outside the church and the photos of the bride and groom by themself.

September 22, 2010 - 7:36 pm

Bridget - OMG!! Pictures are amazing!! You guys were able to capture everyone moment and allowed me to remember that awesome day as if I were there again!! I can’t wait to order some pics. Teen & Chuckaroo… you guys are amazing and thanks for allowing me to share in it all! Loves

September 23, 2010 - 10:37 am

jackie key - Fantastic! Awesome! The coolest wedding photos I’ve seen. I couldn’t be there and these photos took me right there, so many great ideas. BUT, look who you had to work with!! Where are the bride’s parents, etc?

September 23, 2010 - 10:36 pm

Sylvia Borgo - YOu guys photograph the coolest brides and grooms!! i love the one of them against the wall kissing!

September 24, 2010 - 9:31 am

Angela - WOW! Amazing photography. You two took beautiful photos, and your love really shows through them. I played the slide show for Ava while she is eating her cereal and she’s dancing in her highchair! Congratuatlions guys!!! Your wedding was a blast!

September 28, 2010 - 11:34 am

Dyan Cayson - Congrats, You two make a beautiful couple. Wish I could have been there. Awesome photography. Where’s mom? I bet she looked beautiful too.

October 2, 2010 - 4:28 pm

Courtney - Amazing pictures! You can just feel how much fun everyone was having through the photos. A lot of creative shots here – I love the one of the toast. Great work!

October 4, 2010 - 2:35 pm

christine&ryan|engaged // pottawatomie park, st charles | gina&tony|photographers - chicago wedding photographers - [...] found us by way of one of our favorite couples, tina&charlie. i just love how our network is growing! we hit up the fantastic pottawotamie park (try saying that [...]

October 8, 2012 - 1:15 pm

ashley&scott|married // harry caray’s, lombard | gina&tony|photographers - chicago wedding photographers - [...] most of you know that ashley was tina’s maid of honor two years ago. there were quite a few familiar faces at this wedding, and we love [...]

November 5, 2012 - 6:34 pm

elisa&kevin|married // the abbey, lake geneva | gina&tony|photographers - chicago wedding photographers - [...] there were four — count ‘em, FOUR — of our couples at this wedding. tina&charlie, ashley&scott, elisa&kevin, and elisa’s sister kim and her fiance, alex (their [...]

February 16, 2013 - 11:53 pm

elisa&kevin|married // the abbey, lake geneva - [...] there were four — count ‘em, FOUR — of our couples at this wedding. tina&charlie, [...]

April 8, 2014 - 1:55 pm

baby v|6 months // at home, bartlett - […] tiny humans on the planet. of course, part of this comes from how much i love her mom and dad (yay tina&charlie!). but seriously, how cute is she?! i can’t believe how fast time is flying. i feel like just […]

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