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Chicago Wedding at the Palmer House : Sarah & Richard

What does it take to get Sarah and Richard married at St. James church and The Palmer House?  A total of three engagement sessions.  Ha!  I do think they win the award for the most engagement sessions for one client.

Actually, while it sounds obsessive, it was not their fault.  When we started session one, it was so windy, cold and blustery that no one were happy.  The kicker was when not only the rain started but when it turned into freezing rain.  We all looked at each other and decided to revisit this session in the Spring.

Luckily spring was early for us in Chicago, and we hit the town in March and nailed out the session pretty well.  Afterwards, the bride and groom decided they did want some nice blue skies, warmer weather and some shots at the beach with their dogs.

Thus, session number 3 this past August.

By the time I arrived at their wedding, I have never felt more familiar with a client.  One session always helps a lot, but three sessions allowed me to feel like family.

Well Sarah & Richard, the final session came and went as well (the wedding).  Four times a charm, eh!?  And while the wedding day was like the first two engagement sessions (cold, windy and rainy), we plowed through it and made beautiful memories together.

Please enjoy your blog post.

Be well.


Sarah Kalemeris & Richard Glover

October 13, 2012
Ceremony -  St. James Episcopal Cathedral
Reception - Palmer House

Ceremony -  St. James Episcopal Cathedral

Reception - Palmer House

Caterer - Palmer House

Wedding Cake - Cake

Band - Don Cagen Orchestra

Florist - Daniel Simonelli

Lighting/Decor - Daniel Simonelli

Makeup Artist - Sonia Roselli

Hair - Sonia Roselli

Officiant - Jay Rogers

Invitations - Erickson Design

Programs - St. James Episcopal Cathedral

Menus - Palmer House

Wedding Favors - Norman Love Confections

Wedding Consultant - Claudia Zompa - As You Wish

Transportation - Second City Trolley & Windy City Limo

Host Hotel - Palmer House

Wedding Dress - Lazaro

Wedding Rings - Diamonds on Wabash

Bride's Shoes - Badgley Mischka

Groom's Shoes - Men's Wearhouse

Groom's Suit - Men's Wearhouse

Groom's Shirt - Men's Wearhouse

Groom's Tie - Men's Wearhouse


Second Shooter - Chadd Foy

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What they Said... [ 3 ]

Kevin, thank you so much for this.  We are so blessed to have had you along for the ride!

Many who were not able to make it to the wedding have already commented that they feel like they were there, just having seen these images.  That’s exactly what we were going for.

You are such an incredible artist.  Thank you for spending your time and talent with us.  We couldn’t have done it without you!!

Nov 20, 2012  /  Sarah

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Aug 07, 2013  /  Holley

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