Kate + Nick's Wedding at Byron Colby Barn

One of the benefits of having a lot of irons in the fire is that I don't HAVE to do weddings.  What I mean by that is I'm able to choose couples who's style and attitude mesh well with mine.  I don't feel like I have to take every wedding that comes across.  Kate & Nick's style and wedding location were a perfect fit for my approach.  They got married, and had the reception, at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake, IL.  It reminded me a lot of my first wedding at Oak Hill in Galena.  Great space with a lot of energy.  It was a little cold that day, but every really stepped up and sucked it up and you wouldn't even know it was in the 30's when you look at the pictures.

Ceremony & Reception: Byron Colby Barn - Grayslake, IL

Second Shooter: Mike Durr

Connecticut

This past weekend I hopped on a Southwest flight (for the first time, I was pretty impressed) to Connecticut for my cousin's wedding. And I must say, it was BEAUTIFUL. The area was very pretty, but the place her wedding was at was breathtaking. The area where the service was overlooked this deep valley, then dinner was outside a beautiful house that looked over that same valley, and dancing took place in a really old barn that had been updated for that task. It was really amazing.