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Kari + John | Married | St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois Wedding Photographers

Ok, we have been ready for this wedding for over a year now. I’m SO happy to share it with you now. Here’s the story: About 7 years ago Josh went to a two week training thing to operate a press in Boise, Idaho. While there he became fast friends with a few of the guys. John was one of them. He and Kari are both from the Chicago area, but have lived in Phoenix for the past several years. When we found out they were getting married (finally, after 10+ years) we offered our services to photograph their engagement session in Sedona, Arizona as well as their wedding. We took the train from Memphis to Chicago a few weeks ago. We arrived a few days early so we could get settled and hang out with the wedding party and Kari & John. Their rehearsal dinner was at the famous, Gino’s East, and was our first chance to enjoy Chicago deep dish pizza….yum!

Kari planned her wedding day a little different than we’re used to and it worked out perfect. The wedding was at 11 am at a beautiful church in St. Charles, IL. Since Kari and John didn’t want to see each other before the wedding we took photos after the ceremony. We stopped at breathtaking, Cantigny (the house there is featured in the movie A League of Their Own) on the way back to the resort.  Following photos we had an opportunity to relax and freshen up before the reception at 6. (It was 95* that day. And no, Chicago doesn’t have so much less humidity that it’s a better 95* than Mississippi. 95* is 95*, folks!) We sat with another Boise boy, Mike and his wife Alicia, and were able to reminisce at our table during dinner. We hate that An and his wife couldn’t make it. You were truly missed!

It was a beautiful wedding with beautiful people. I really wish we lived closer and could hang out more often! I can’t wait to get these guys to Mississippi next and see what you think, ha. We spent a few extra days in Chicago following the wedding. Hopefully I’ll have those photos up in a few weeks!

I’m leaving you with this little gem of Josh doing the LMAFO “Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle”. You can thank me later.

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