Valeria and Todd!

It was so much fun photographing Valeria and Todd's wedding. Valeria is from Italy, so the food was amazing! My assistant, Jessica, and I couldn't stop talking about it!

I'm telling you, I have the best luck with clients, and Valeria and Todd are no exception. They are such a sweet and generous couple, and they made everyone feel like an important part of their celebration. They are actually having another ceremony in Italy, and I really wish I could photograph that one as well :)

Here's a little preview of their day. Please click on each photo for a larger view.

One of Jessica's shots from the ceremony.

mmm... Nutella....

The stunning bride!

The dashing groom (when he's not being goofy :) )

The first dance was a Salsa!

I don't post a lot of posed photos on my blog, but I'm making an exception for this one. Todd has 4 children, and it was very obvious throughout the day how important each of them was to both Todd and Valeria. Here's the new family!


Oh, that tree!

So I'm editing Evelyn and Brian's wedding photos, and I got to the couples' portraits... and I remembered the beautiful tree we found! It was such a heavenly find, and I absolutely love the photos we got there.
Thanks, Evelyn and Brian for finding this location for us!

Just a couple...

And there was a perfect little bench right underneath it!


Amanda and Erik's Wedding Album

Amanda and Erik's wedding album design is now up here: http://www.nicoleladonne.com/vreelandalbum/

Let me know what you think of it! And those of you who haven't yet ordered your own wedding albums, make sure to get in touch with me soon! :)


Amanda and Nick!

So I've decided that making blog posts at Panera Bread is pretty cool... especially when your "free wi-fi" at your new expensive apartment only really works a couple hours a day... argh! To my clients waiting on photos, I promise I'm working hard on them, but moving has put a damper in my normal workflow!

Anyway, back to the matter at hand:
I did an engagement session for Amanda and Nick recently. I just LOVED hanging out with these two, and even though Nick says he has no artistic sense, I'd say Amanda's got enough style for the both of them! They really trusted me to do what I wanted, and it was a lot of fun!
Here are a couple of my favorites:

Andrea and Kevin's Slideshow!

To view the full screen version, go here: www.nicoleladonne.com/szwaya

Let me know what you think!


Brooke and Phillipe

Brooke and Phillipe were married yesterday! These two are such an amazing couple. I did engagement photos for them a few months ago, and let me just say that Phillipe has married one of the sweetest girls I've ever met. Their reception was held at Concordia University, which was such a beautiful, classic setting.
Here's a little preview:

Brooke's new nephew.

The beautiful bride.

A very special "something old."

The handsome groom.

Their reception entrance!

Father-daughter dance.

Some fun lighting during their first dance.

The longest married couple there!

Right before the bouquet toss.


Jennie and Derek's Slideshow!

Here is Jennie and Derek's Wedding Slideshow:

Go here to see the full size version: www.nicoleladonne.com/bosley


Rachel and Aaron are Married!

Rachel and Aaron were married on Saturday, and it was such an amazing event! I'm so happy to have been a part of it. This couple is so in love, and I felt blessed just being able to be around them. Thanks, guys, for letting me be your photographer! Here's a little preview... it's going to take me a while to get through all your photos! :)

getting into the dress :)

this little one was on a mission.

I love Rachel's eyes in this one.

These guys knew how to throw a party!