Armour House Wedding: Amanda & Blake

Wedding portrait at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

I love shooting at unique venues outside of the city and Amanda and Blake’s Armour House wedding was no exception! The buildings on the Lake Forest Academy campus are stunning and lend themselves to be perfect¬†backdrops for a wedding. After working with the couple on their engagement session, I knew their wedding would be a real treat!

I started with the wedding party at the nearby Hyatt Deerfield where I focused much of the morning on getting fun shots of the group and their families.

Bride has her makeup done before her Armour House wedding.

Mother of the bride watches her daughter get ready before an Armour House wedding.

Bride gets ready before her Armour House wedding.

Bride gets ready before her Armour House wedding.

Bride gets ready before her Armour House wedding.

Bridesmaids open gifts before an Armour House wedding.

Bride and bridesmaids joke around together before an Armour House wedding.

Bride and bridesmaids joke around together before an Armour House wedding.

Amanda and Blake shared letters with each other before their first look. They were both so emotional and it was such a treat to get to see their reactions.

Bride reads a letter from her groom during an Armour House wedding.

Bride reads a letter from her groom during an Armour House wedding.

Bride reads a letter from her groom during an Armour House wedding.

Bride gets ready for her Armour House wedding.

Bridesmaids joke around together during an Armour House wedding.

Bride and her father joke around together during an Armour House wedding.

Mother reacts to her daughter during an Armour House wedding.

Bride gets ready for her Armour House wedding.

Groom gets ready for his Armour House wedding.

Grooms reads a letter from his bride during his Armour House wedding.

Amanda liked the idea of using the staircase at the Armour House for their first look and I couldn’t have agreed more! The large area gave me a lot of room to walk around and get a variety of images for them.

Bride and groom share their first look during an Armour House wedding.

Bride and groom share their first look during an Armour House wedding.

Bride and groom share their first look during an Armour House wedding.

We walked around the grounds and took portraits of the two of them. The spring weather was warm and there are so many unique spots on the Armour House grounds. I also love the old trees on the property and tried to incorporate them into many of their photos.

Wedding portrait at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding portrait at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding portrait at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding portrait at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding portrait at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding portrait at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding portrait at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding portrait at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

The grass aisle is incredibly long and it gave me plenty of opportunities to get a variety of emotional ceremony shots.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Guests react to a wedding ceremony at the Armour House in Lake Forest.

Couple enters their reception together during an Armour House wedding.

Couple cuts their cake at their Armour House wedding.

During their first dances, everyone was so emotional. It was so sweet to see both of their parents reactions and feel all of the love in the room.

Couple shares their first dance at an Armour House wedding.

Couple shares their first dance at an Armour House wedding.

Couple shares their first dance at an Armour House wedding.

Bride dances with her father during an Armour House wedding.

Guests react to a father-daughter dance during an Armour House wedding.

Bride dances with her father during an Armour House wedding.

Bride hugs her mother during an Armour House wedding.

Groom dances with his mother at an Armour House wedding.

Guests react to a mother-son dance at an Armour House wedding.

Groom dances with his mother at an Armour House wedding.

Groom dances with his mother at an Armour House wedding.

The moon was shining really bright that night so we decided to end the evening with a fun silhouette of the two of them outside.

Couple at night during an Armour House wedding.

Congrats to you both! It was so much fun to work with you and check out all of the other great vendors that made the day so great.

Event Coordinator: Brittany Scott

Floral Design: Amy Kozyra

Catering: Sodexo Services

Dessert: Deerfields Bakery

Gown: Here Come’s the Bride

Suit: Oliver Wicks

Makeup: Total Image Bridal

DJ: T&R Productions

 

 

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