Posts with tag: "Erin Stefanik Photography Bride & Groom Family"
Sunday, December 02, 2018
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Chris & Heather's wedding day was nothing short of pure happiness, and their very own fairytale.

How did Chris Propose? "He took me to lunch and Christmas shopping in the city followed by a carriage ride at night and we stopped at a gazebo at the Drake Hotel
where we got out to take pictures, then he got on one knee and proposed"

With Heather's smile and Chris's charm these two show their love for one another through their wedding photos. Their wedding was even filmed by a local news station, vows had the room in tears and their first dance song was, "Hero" by Mariah Carey surrounded by friends and family.  They even had their doctors at their wedding and personally thank them in front of all their guests'. You may have seen them on the Steve Harvey's Show telling their inspirational love story, and they were even featured in the UK Magazine, Real People (Article & Photos at the bottom).

If you are a Hallmark Channel fan like myself (Ask me how many I've watched during busy season, and countless hours at my computer editing), I cannot wait to watch a beautiful couple I've known for a few years, have their incredible story shown for all to watch.  With out giving too much away, this is one movie you will cry, laugh and truly be inspired. This beautiful couple even make a cameo in the movie as well. Tune in tonight for Once Upon a Christmas Miracle as  Orland Park's very own Heather & Chris Dempsey's real life fairytale unfold for all to watch and be inspired about love & living donation this holiday season.


Photographer: Erin Stefanik Photography

2nd Photographer: Katie Hall Photography

Florist: Hillside Florist

DJ: Brian Dempsey

Church: Trinity Lutheran Church

Minister: Pastor Strand

Reception: Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace IL



Friday, September 05, 2014
By Erin Stefanik Photography
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[LA Boxer Boy meets a Brown Eyed Girl] Taylor & Tony's Wedding was nothing but a fairytale. As the weather forecast was showing rain, and with some dark clouds peaking through the clouds in & out, even just before ceremony, the rain waited until after ceremony to show up for {goodluck}. Taylor & I grew up on the same street in Oak Forest, Tudor Road. So needless to say, it was a very meaningful street & endless ideas for some of the bridesmaids who had been friends with Taylor since grade school days at Foster. As Taylor was getting ready at the hotel and put her dress on in her childhood home, she was so relax and everything ran so smoothly. Tony, he was nothing but calm & collected. The way he loves his son & helped get Tyler dressed for the wedding, is priceless. 

Taylor & Tony had one of the BEST First Look's I've ever photographed. Filled with smiles, tears & lots of emotion. Then we had Tyler join them, and the family of three was complete. Their ceremony was short, simple and perfect. Being a June afternoon, it wasn't too hot or humid. Weather was perfect, and very calm, right before the storm arrived after ceremony.  After the couple exchanged vows and had their first kiss as husband and wife, the new Mr. & Mrs. hopped on a golf cart as the rain started to lightly drizzle, which turned into a down pour, while bride & groom & guests' made it back to the Reception room, without getting rained on. Everyone enjoyed themselves during cocktail hour & during the announcements of the bridal party, each bridal party member did some sort of boxing move, to display where Taylor & Tony met. Very nice touch of the bridal party, some of the moves were very creative. The dance floor was full the entire night! During the garter toss, Tony, before he got the garter, did a Michael Jackson dance routine, that was out of this world. Absolutely amazing and well done! As you can see in the photos below, Taylor was shocked but yet loved it & so did all the guests' surrounding them. While I took the couple outside for our WOW shot at the end of the night, the two couldn't be more in love or happier. And to finish the night, White Castles that was a big hit to all! Thank you Taylor & Tony for letting me be apart of your day, and welcome to the Erin Stefanik Photography Bride & Groom Family!

The Creative Team:

Photography: Erin Stefanik Photography

2nd Photographer: Katie Hall

Videographer: JKS Productions

Ceremony & Reception Location:Silver Lake Country Club

Wedding Dress: A Joyful Occasion; Designer: Angelique

Bridesmaid Dresses:House of Brides

Flowers: Flowers by Steen

Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse

Hair: Wendy Bussie

Make-Up: MAC Makeup: Naveen Abunada

Cake Artist: Nothing Bundt Cakes

DJ: High- Flyin' Entertainment

Thursday, August 28, 2014
By Erin Stefanik Photography
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Siohban & Joe's Wedding was absolutely gorgeous! With a Vintage theme for an April Wedding, the gold & blush colors they chose were perfect for a beautiful sunny Spring day.

Former Erin Stefanik Photography Bride & Groom: October, 2013 [Katie & Kevin]

The Creative Team:

Photography: Erin Stefanik Photography

2nd Photographer: Katie Hall

Ceremony Location:Mary, Seat of Wisdom

Reception Venue: Astoria Banquets

Wedding Dress: Bella Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses:

Flowers: Forget me Knodt

Tuxes: Jos. A. Bank

Hair: Lati at Styledowntheaisle

Make-Up: Chris Khasho

Cake Artist: The Baking Institute

DJ: MDM Entertainment

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Erin Stefanik Photography
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[Wedding Wednesday, Dominic & MaryKate] Chicago Wedding Photographer, Spirit of Chicago

When I first met Dominic & MaryKate, at their wedding consultation, we it off immediately. From our personalities to interest and we grew into a friendship. 

A March 29, 2014 Wedding Day, when we are all itching for summer to arrive, how perfect was it to be able to sail out on Lake Michigan aboard The Spirit of Chicago beautiful boat for a dinner & wedding reception? It was just that, perfect. Their wedding day started off seperated of course, MaryKate at her childhood home in Chicago and Dominc at his apartment in the city of Chicago. As they both got ready calm, and collected, everyone then heading to the gorgeous Holy Family Church where their ceremony was. During the ceremony, they laughed, cried and got married. We then headed to a local bridge, by bride & groom request and did formal photos with the bridal party and then headed to Navy Pier for dinner & reception. Even with construction going on around Navy Pier, everyone boarded the boat and arrived on time. The details from the beautiful square head table with pizza cutters on each plate as a favor, to the gorgeous flowers, and of course the sunset peaking through each window both upstairs and downstairs on the dock. As guest boarded, and we then left the dock and sailed Lake Michigan, on a gorgeous night. The guests' took their seats and the bride/groom made their way from the upstairs balcony to the main level during their annoucement as husband & wife, and cut their cake followed by their first dance with a little movement of waves from Lake Michigan, the song was, "Everythiing," By: Michael Buble, and a blessing by the Groom's Uncle Mike. Dinner was served followed by continued first dances (father/daughter & mother/son). Dance floor opened and champagne toast and speeches were made and the dancing didn't stop until we docked back at Navy Pier. 

The Creative Team:

Photography: Erin Stefanik Photography

2nd Photographer: Katie Hall

Videographer: I Do Video By Leo

Ceremony Location: Holy Family Church

Reception Venue: Spirit of Chicago, Navy Pier

Wedding Dress: Vera Wang

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Sposa

Flowers: Windy City Flower Girls

Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse

Hair: N/A

Make-Up: N/A

Cake Artist: Naples Bakery

DJ: Provided by Spirit of Chicago

Thursday, August 07, 2014
By Erin Stefanik Photography
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Bobby & Julie have not only been apart of Erin Stefanik Photography's Bride & Groom Family, but since I first met then in 2012, we've been come friends. I've had the honor of photographing their Engagement Party in August 2012 (where we first met), followed by their Engagement Session as Bobby's Family Lake House in MI in October 2012, their beautiful Wedding in July 2013, and now in 2014 first maternity session and then soon next month their first child! 

Julie is absolutely gorgeous and chose the PERFECT dress, for her maternity session. They are expecting a baby boy in September and she is glowing!

Cannot wait to see these two become parent's. They are going to be the best mom & dad!

This one is for you Bobby! You nailed that Batman shadow!

We started a tradtion with this chair/location in their home in Palos & will finish the 3rd piece once Baby Boy Bosack arrives.

Next blog post with these two will be with their son! Cannot wait to meet you next month Baby Bosack! Until then.... we'll just wait for you!