31 feels a lot older than 30. 🤷♀️ . Thank you all for the birthday wishes on Sunday! I had an amazing weekend, and I have been trying to spend every second outside if the sun is shining... This is my version of summer right now before the busiest part of wedding season hits. 🙂 But as much as I enjoy relaxing right now, I am so excited for what's still to come this year... 17 more amazing weddings for 2019! I can't wait to capture all of your love stories through my lens. 🤗
ON THE BLOG! --> Kimmi and Bob's gorgeous wedding is on the blog today. If you are getting married downtown and want a pretty urban backdrop for your photos, consider taking them at the Wrigley Building! Head over to the post to see more from this beautiful spot. (Link in bio.)
One of my favorite gowns from last year... Marissa looked gorgeous in this @misshayleypaige stunner!
Who is spending as much time as possible outside today?! 🙋♀️ This girl is for sure... It finally feels like spring!
Erica and Ben's amazing wedding and all of its pretty details are featured on @theperfectpalette! It was one of the most gorgeous days and I was so happy to be a part of such a great team! Link in bio. Photography: @caitlinlisaphotography Planning: @storybook_weddingsandevents Floral Design: @laruefloral Dress: @bhldn Bridesmaids dresses: @adriannapapell @brideside Venue: @galleriamarchetti Hair/Makeup: @makeupbyjaycie Linens: @bbjlinen Tables: @chgofarmtables Video: @zachmundzicmedia Photobooth: @authenticadventureco Music: @theunionchi Rigging: @mdmentertainment
This ended up being one of my favorite urban backdrops last year... I visit so many amazing Chicago landmarks each season for photos (and trust me, I LOVE those skyline shots that highlight our beautiful city!), but I also love to find beauty in the subtle and unexpected places. This neutral wall with draping greenery was a parking garage that we walked by. 😂 It's all about the vision.
Happy Spring, friends! 🤗
My heart skips a beat every single time a veil is taken by the wind. 😍 Kate and Dan's beautiful wedding at @ravenswoodeventcenter is featured on the blog today. LINK IN BIO! . FUN FACT: My cathedral-length veil flew off of my head during Adam's and my first look on the 42nd story balcony of the building we lived in... It floated around the Chicago Loop like a balloon before landing on the 16th story roof of a neighboring building. . That was the very first time my heart skipped a beat when the wind took a veil, and it wasn't because I was upset. Because I wasn't at all... I was having too much fun enjoying every single moment, and I realized right then and there that your wedding day is ALL about memories and the stories you will have to share for years to come (major props to @cristinagphoto for making the decision to capture photos of my veil in the sky instead of thinking it would be a sad moment for me 👏). I'll never forget our First Look being cut short so that we could bet on which way the wind was going to take the veil, and whether it would land on the roof or the train tracks on Wabash. . The sweetest part... While I was out celebrating with the wedding party and taking photos, my mom contacted my amazing dress boutique, @mira_couture, and they had just gotten one of my veils delivered... They immediately ran it over to the church and it was waiting for me when I got there. I had no idea and I've never felt so special! 🤗 And now I have two veils in my closet... The only reason I was able to get the original one back is because it had been ridiculously hot the day after our wedding, and the tar on the roof had melted into my veil and adhered it to the building. It's a little sticky, but I'll never let it go! 😂
Is spring finally coming, you guys?! Fingers crossed that this warmer weather is here to stay!
I have some news! Many of you have been following along on my dog's Instagram account, and I am excited to let you know that Charlie's page is now called @the.golden.home. While @caitlinlisaphotography focuses mostly on my business, @the.golden.home will start to incorporate more of Charlie's (and my) day-to-day life in our Chicago home... Including our love for things like houseplants and home decor. 🤗 Head over there and give us a follow if you want to see more photos like this one!
Just a few more months til warm weather and boats on this water. Come on, summer... I am getting restless! 🌞
When the bride's dad is a florist. 🙌 💐: R&D Rausch-Clifford Florist