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Frozen-inspired styled shoot


Last week Kristina from Vision of Elegance designed a beautiful Frozen inspired styled wedding shoot. I think I am the only person on the planet who has not yet seen the movie Frozen, (I know, I live under a rock) but it came together so well. The shoot was held at Room 1520 which gave the shoot the perfect wintry atmosphere.

The models, Norman and Alexandria were amazing to work with. Hair and make-up was done by the talented artists at Arch Apothecary. The dresses and accessories Alexandria wore were from Doris Bridal. Both dresses were stunning and perfect for the shoot. If only I had an occasion to wear a diamond jeweled headband I would. Daily. It was so beautiful.

Amanda Day Rose designed the gorgeous stationary. She is so great at designing something new and fresh, while completely capturing the essence of the event. An invitation is the first thing people see about a wedding day and Amanda is great at telling each person’s story through her designs.

The Swedish Bakery made a traditional Scandinavian wedding cake. It was the first time I had seen a cake like this and. Doesn’t it looked delicious?

Redberry Floral Design created the bridal bouquet as well as the center pieces for the main table. All the florals were beautiful.

Kristina’s vision for the Frozen-inspired styled wedding came alive as she and Exquisitely Strikeing created the space. The sequenced table cloths from Nuage Designs were once again perfect. Marianna from Exquisitely Strikeing hand-made the giant flowers hung in the background. The ice pillars sculpted by Nate from Johnson Studios Ice Scupltures were the perfect addition to the design.

Kristina- Vision of Elegance
Amanda Day Rose
Redberry Floral Design
Room 1520
Arch Apothecary
Doris Bridal
Swedish Bakery
Johnson Studios Ice Sculptures
Exquisitely Strikeing
Nuage designs

It was an amazing shoot. Thank you to everyone who participated, it was such a pleasure!

posted on December 15, 2014 by karina

100 years for Maserati


Last week I got to photograph an amazing event. Maserati celebrated their 100th anniversary this year and held one of their celebrations at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago. The night included speeches by Maserati executives and a video showing Maserati’s growth throughout the century. They also had a beautiful vintage car for people to see and take pictures with.

After the reception, the guests were invited to view an opera at the Harris Theater. It was a huge night for Maserati, and I had a great time photographing it.

posted on December 12, 2014 by karina

Johnson Studios Ice Sculptures


I recently had the privilege of meeting Nate Johnson, an amazing ice sculptor in the Chicago area. He has been carving ice sculptures in Chicago for over 25 years. After talking to him for awhile, I realized he has a huge reputation! He has done carvings and been in commercials for big brands like Google and Volvo. What is amazing is his humility and genuine desire to teach and get to know people.

I was able to see him in action as he carved a piece for an upcoming Christmas party. He is so fast and precise. It was so cool to watch.

I’m really excited to be working with him on an upcoming project with my friend Kristina.

posted on December 4, 2014 by karina