The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center is the perfect location for getting ready on your wedding day. There are so many striking areas in and around the space to capture your client’s dream images. Bonus points for this venue are how much natural light pours into the rooms. Ariana & Alejandro wanted their wedding to be all about the ones in their lives. The couple planned a “First Touch” which is highly popular now. This was the first time that one of my couples wanted to include their entire wedding party. We found an area at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel where we would have some privacy for this epic shot. We placed the couple back to back and had their wedding party line up side by side and bow their head in respect. The bride and Groom shared a prayer as the wedding party prayed in silence. It was one of the most beautiful moments I have captured and I was happy to be a part of it.
Ariana & Alex pledged their commitment to one another and to Christ at their church, New Life Community Church on Palm Sunday. The energy in the room was this is finally happening! Our little Ariana is all grown up and is getting married to the love of her life! When you work with a family for as long as I have you get to see the kids grow up and grow into the people they were meant to be. Ariana was so beautiful on her wedding day. I couldn’t help remembering that young girl I had first met so many years ago. Now here stood a sophisticated and beautiful woman who was putting a ring on her husband’s hand and vowing to love and trust him and their faith, always. The raw emotions of her father who is not a very emotional person but couldn’t contain how proud he was of the little girl he helped raise.
Alejandro is everything I think we all hoped for Ariana. They compliment each other so well. The one thing I absolutely love about this couple is they don’t take themselves too seriously. They joke and make each other laugh by being silly and taking life as it comes. I can’t wait to continue seeing where life takes this couple. I hope you all enjoy this sneak peek into a very blessed wedding day.
A special thanks to all the vendors who made Ariana & Alejandro’s wedding day beautiful!
Ceremony: New Life Community Church Elgin
Reception: The Seville
DJ: DJ Whopper
Photography: Winterlyn Photography