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 Hotelwhere 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
It's been quite a while since I've written a blog post. I have lots of new updates & changes going on with Erin Stefanik Photography. First, I'll be changing how I publish "Sneak Peeks"/ "Previews" on Social Media. My Instagram, I try to update quite frequently, whether it's posts/stories, etc.. So be sure to follow me here.
90 degrees Chicago Summer day, Father's Day, handful of toddlers and one amazing family. Where do I even begin with the Pfieffer Pfamily? They have been my number 1 fans, since day one. Even photographed my first wedding in Jamaica for Kaila & Jim. Not to mention, all of their families yearly photos/family photos, children's milestones, you name it. I am beyond honored! And finally, a big thank you to the Pfief's for all the referrals sent my way. I truly cannot thank you all enough. Ok, now let's get to seeing this wonderful family & a few of my favorites!
2015 is one for the books! It's been an extremely busy year with lots of sessions & weddings & even two engagement proposals, and I wouldn't have it any other way. So wonderful to see so many families come back this year, and one in particular whose family I have been photographing for 5 years, and 3 kids later. It has been a blessing watching all my clients' continue to grow over the years', and cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store! As the New Year approaches, I want to take this time to thank each and every one of your for allowing me to photograph your families, milestones, events & at ast memories. I truly love what I do, YES, even during the busiest months of the year (September-December) when I want to lose my mind & not only stressed out with holiday's but with working around the clock to meet deadlines, at the end of the day, when I'm ediitng or creating an album, it's those moments that I forget how stressed I am.
2015 Weddings, was the biggest year I've ever had of Weddings with 17 in the books! Thank you all for trusting in me and allowing me to be apart of your day. Many of you have turned from clients' to friends and I cannot wait continue to photograph you for years to come! So many awesome vendors & venues I got to work with this year and looking forward to referring them as well! *Be on the look out during the next few months, as all these weddings will be blogged so you can see all the amazing details, venue & vendor information as well!
Finally, thank you to my two second shooters, Katie & Ron for all your amazing help this year. Ron photographed two weddings with me & Katie photographed 14! Katie has been my wedding other half this year, and we could even write a book on behind the scenes at weddings. :) Thank you very much Katie Hall Photography on all your hard work and looking foward to another full year of weddings in 2016! OUr October Wedding, Clark the Cub came in as a surprise from the bride to the groom, was a photo op even for the photographers, who are Cubs Fans!
[Photo taken with Iphone]
Charlotte is one of the happiest babies & absolutely gorgeous! Six months, we got photos with Mom, Dad & their dog Roger, and ended our session in her beautiful white & gold nursery.
Tim & Lauren, were such troopers during their engagement session in June. With Chicago's not so fabulous weather this summer, we needless to say had on/off rain during our entire session. You can see through their photos the rain didn't phase them at all & these two couldn't be more adorable together! Looking forward to photographing their wedding in October!