Alex and Tim's Chicago suburb winter wedding was a true joy to document. Before the wedding, Alex's father reached out and said how happy he was that we were photographing his daughter's wedding, then when we arrived he welcomed us at the door! We were both choked up by how kind this gesture was, but that was just the beginning. That really set a great tone for the day and instantly made us feel like part of the family.

The second person we met was a kind man cleaning the bathrooms and only later on did we realize that person was the priest! It was really striking and beautiful because he had such a humble and servant way about him. He also got big points from us because he let us go pretty much anywhere during the ceremony, which makes all the difference in the world for taking great photos.

Since it was frigid outside we did the first look and portraits inside the church, which thankfully had some beautiful windows and we were able to use the natural light. After that, they had a touching ceremony full of laughs and tears and then we all headed off to Astoria for a party that made us forget all about the cold.

Thank you again Alex and Tim for trusting us to document your special day and thank you also to your family for making us feel so welcome.

Enjoy some of our favorite photos from their Chicago suburb winter wedding below.

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