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We're Published in The Knot Chicago!

A few months ago, we were contacted by The Knot Chicago asking if we would be interested in having the wedding of Earon and Keziah, photographed last Fall in suburban Chicago, featured in their magazine. We were elated - as was our lovely bride Keziah! After much anticipation, we are happy to announce that the Fall/Winter issue is now published, and we are so thrilled about the privilege to have our wedding photography featured! Please check out the Fall/Winter Issue of The Knot Chicago featuring the autumn wedding of Keziah and Earon! 

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Of course, none of this would have happened without the lovely couple! Keziah and Earon - thanks again for choosing us to photograph your beautiful wedding day! In honor of the event, we are sharing a few of our favorites from the engagement shoot and wedding day - both shot in the Chicago area. Check out the feature on The Knot and the full engagement session and wedding day blog posts on our site!

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Keziah & Earon: Autumn Wedding in Suburban Chicago

On a sunny autumn day in Chicago, we had the privilege of photographing the fairy-tale wedding of two best friends. We couldn't be happier to be a part of it! From the time we shot the Chicago Engagement Session with Earon and Keziah over the summer, we were looking forward to their wedding day. Surely though not as much as they were!

We met Keziah at her home the morning of the wedding, getting her makeup done to perfection. The house was abuzz with activity, even the pooch could tell this was no ordinary day!

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Included in Keziah's details was a broach bouquet bedazzled with jewels that included her grandmother's spider broach. The veil was also special because it was Earon's grandmothers, refaced with modern lace. What a beautiful way to tie the past with the present!

With a little help from her ladies, Keziah was dressed to perfection and looking gorgeous!

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Meanwhile, over at their new apartment, Earon was getting ready...or getting ready to get ready. We arrived to find him waiting for his groomsmen to deliver his tux, passing the time by scrolling through a few favorite pics of his bride-to-be on his phone.  It wasn't long after that the guys arrived with his tux and also helped him out with straightening his tie and such.

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Soon enough, Earon was dressed and ready to go - but not before a few photo ops with the fellas. Looking sharp, guys! 

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We reunited with the bride before heading to the ceremony, and came away with some absolutely beautiful portraits. Stunning!

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As it turns out, Earon made an unexpected stop by Keziah's home to pick up an item just before the wedding. Everyone scurried frantically to make sure he would not get a look at his bride before the ceremony. They were able to hold hands briefly around the corner of the door, but no peaking! (Actually we're pretty sure Keziah got a peak of you, Earon!)

Both moms were present to help Keziah with her veil, then it was off to the Kingdom Hall for the ceremony. Keziah's father had barely walked her through the door before bursting into tears. Fortunately his wife was there to wipe them away. What a sentimental guy!

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Earon's grandfather gave the discourse, and Keziah's father regained enough composure to make it through the vows. (And somehow we managed to get this first kiss from both angles without either of us photo-bombing!)

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We took a couple of portraits indoors before convincing the newlyweds to step just a few yards away from the Hall to a small park where the Autumn leaves were in full color. So glad these two braved the chilly suburban Chicago air - it made for some of the most beautiful portraits of the day.

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We wanted to get a little closer to the vibrant red leaves of a nearby tree, so we asked Earon if he would spare his new bride's shoes by carrying her over to it. Of course, he was happy to oblige. We were just snapping away when all of a sudden, hail came pouring down out of nowhere. So we took that as our cue to get to our cars and make our way over to the reception.

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We arrived at the Steel Metal Workers' International Association Hall to see it all decked out in green and gold. Lots of details meticulously planned by the bride :)

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Finally, it was time for Earon and Keziah to make their entrance, and they did it in grand style! What a good-looking newlywed couple! Not too much longer after first dances and cake cutting, the dance floor was open--and the guests were not shy about making their way out there! The floor stayed pack through the entire night! 

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Keziah and Earon, we are so glad we got to be a part of your wedding day! You two are a beautiful couple, inside and out. Keep that spark alive and you will live that "fairytale" far beyond the wedding day!

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Keziah's hair and makeup by Antonette White of Chicago

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Keziah & Earon: Chicago Engagement Session

When Earon and Keziah first met, it was love at first sight. And though they tell the story from two different angles, one thing is for sure: these two are made for – and mad for -- each other. We met up with Earon and Keziah in Chicago, and were fortunate to dodge the raindrops from a thunderstorm that passed through earlier. We started our shoot with a stroll down South Michigan Avenue, near the Chicago Art Institute. Along the way, we asked if the two would dance. Dance? That's one of Keziah's favorite things! It was a matter of seconds before a stroll turned into a step. When we asked Earon and Keziah about their story, we had to pull up a chair. Keziah and Earon met back in Chicago as teenagers, when Earon’s family joined her congregation…and he liked what he saw right away. He says: “I would tell my dad, ‘Dad, did you see Keziah today? She looked GOOD! Dad, she's BAD!’ I would come up with little songs, insert Keziah's name on the way home. I thought it was cool, because her name would fit better in the song. I had a BIG crush on her.”

Keziah on the other hand played it off (she was mean to him, as Earon tells it). He says, “At the congregation, there would be three people, all talking in a circle, and Keziah would come in with her sexy self, talking to everyone else, and I’d be the next one, getting ready, getting butterflies, and she'd stop at the person right in front of me and LEAVE. I was like, is this rejection? This is what it feels like? Little did I know I would be marrying her.”

As she tells it, she avoided him to protect her feelings. “His sister-in-law told me, ‘He thinks you're cute!’ So now I REALLY can't talk to him.” When he moved away, she wrote it off as a loss... "We were both young, with things we wanted to do. I would always think about him though; we would keep in touch.” It wasn't until last year that they started talking seriously, and they haven’t stopped since. He says, “I called, and we ended up talking for four hours. It was like we were best friends, it just flowed. We laughed, we joked, we caught up about old friends, you would have thought we had been best friends growing up together, even though we never talked when we were younger…”

Earon says he would meet girls from all around the world, different countries, different continents. But when he talked to Keziah, he says, “I had never talked to anyone and hit it off like that. Never with any other person. No other person could hold a candle. It clicked!” She says: “Talking with him, I feel like myself, like I can conquer the world! I can be me! And we laugh together. I feel really comfortable with him.”

It definitely shows! We next headed over to Millennium Park, after first stopping for a few shots in Lurie Garden. At the time Earon proposed, he was living in New York, and Keziah in Chicago. When he decided to propose, he did it at a time when she just knew he wouldn’t be popping in to town. He made a documentary video and had it delivered to her. Meanwhile, he drove out right after work, on the road Friday at 5:30 PM.

“I get to Chicago Saturday morning. I went to the store, bought a gift bag, her two favorite candies, and a note. Her mom, dad, little sis, Grandma are all at the house. Keziah is on her way home from work. When she gets home, her dad gives her an envelope, a three page love letter (she reads the whole thing), and the video. As the family is watching, little sis is keeping us abreast play-by-play…At the end of the video, I say, There's only one question I can ask this person that would draw us even closer....’ THE END!”

The movie ends, the doorbell rings, and Keziah answers it, seeing the gift bag Earon had just left there with her name on it. When Earon proposed, Keziah was truly surprised. She says: “It couldn't be him, he was out of vacation days! I knew for sure--you can't come here and propose to me, because you're out of days!! No! I have to get my ring in NY!”

He says: “I'm telling her I don't have any days, just to try to cover everything. She doesn't know what, but something is up. On the inside a note says, come to the back. When she comes to the back...”

She says: “Well I'm already crying, in my mind I'm like, no...? Maybe? I have an idea, but, when you want something so bad, you don't want to think this is it, because you don't want to be let down. I open the blinds, I see him with the rose petals…He's standing there smiling, I was in shock! He had to come open the door...”

He says: “I had to open the door and pull her out; she wouldn't say anything. I remember I told her, 'The first time I saw you I got this feeling in my stomach, and I'll never forget, like you're about to get on a roller coaster. That's the feeling I got whenever I saw you. When I first saw you when you opened those blinds, I had that same feeling in my stomach. Allow me to have this feeling forever!' That's when I proposed.”

Beautiful! After stopping in a nearby coffee shop for a quick wardrobe change, Keziah and Earon were dressed to impress as we headed out for some night shots in downtown Chicago -- starting with this one on Michigan Avenue. While downtown, we just kept seeing more unexpected photo ops! This time Keziah and Earon posed it up in front of a killer revolving door. They nailed the shot, and instantly broke out into celebratory dance. Keziah's dad kept telling us about this awesome spot along the river that we just had to see. Well, he was right. The fountains at Chicago River Esplanade/DuSable Founder's Way were a spectacular place to show off this young love. And just when we thought we could shoot no more, we were crossing Michigan Avenue again, and stopped in our tracks for these city lights. After the final last shot (for real this time), Keziah and Earon gave their approving nod -- really though, it's all YOU TWO!! Keziah, Earon - we had a great time traversing downtown Chicago with you two. You are one of the most fun-loving, energetic couples we have met, and can't wait for your wedding day this Fall! Congratulations and see you soon!