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Kate & Ryan – {Illinois Wedding Photographer}

Our last wedding of 2011 was on October 29 in Dekalb, Illinois to celebrate the wedding of Kate and Ryan. Kate looked just like a princess on her wedding day and the fall colors didn’t disappoint This wedding will also be featured on the TLC Network’s tv show Four Weddings … so you’ll have to […]

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December 22, 2013 - 10:16 am

Kate - I just realized I get nostaglic every year and end up coming back here lol :) I just watched the slideshow you showed at the reception and it made me smile. I remember watching the show that day and how special it was for us. It’s crazy to think it’s been over two years already! I truly cherish these photos and could never thank you enough. <3

November 4, 2012 - 1:41 pm

Kate - I was just being nostalgic and revisiting the blog post from our wedding day :) Elizabeth – it is obviously too late now, but the rest of the photos which were not taken at Blumen Gardens were taken at the Ellwood House in DeKalb.

p.s. Mandy, one year later, I am STILL so obsessed with our photos! thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!! xox

July 19, 2012 - 8:45 pm

Elizabeth - These are absolutely beautiful!!! I am getting married at The same location as the reception, in October! Where were the rest of these shots taken, if you don’t mind me asking? The colors are amazing!! All the shots are stunning!!

November 19, 2011 - 9:47 am

Mary - Gorgeous photos! I can’t wait to see the TLC episode.

November 13, 2011 - 9:21 am

april - These pictures are so beautiful! Congrats Kate! :):):)

November 10, 2011 - 10:00 pm

Kate - These pictures are stunning! It’s hard to pick a favorite but I have to go with the last one! :)

November 9, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Heath - So when are we gonna have another party like that?! Congrats again guys!

November 9, 2011 - 3:59 pm

Becky - Gorgeous pictures!! You captured it all so well!

November 9, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Rachel - Great pictures!!!

November 8, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Amanda - There Pictures are amazing! I’m glad to see you had such an amazing day!!!!

November 8, 2011 - 2:58 pm

Aaron - I absolutely LOVE these pictures. Very well done. You both look like you had a ton of fun! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

November 8, 2011 - 10:35 am

Ange - One of the best weddings I have ever been to. Love you both!

November 8, 2011 - 10:12 am

Jan Hubert - Just gorgeous. Mandy is a genius and she had such a beautful couple to work with. So glad we could be a part of it!

November 8, 2011 - 9:20 am

Denise - The photos are amazing. Love the donut tree

November 8, 2011 - 8:53 am

Lauren - Love the pictures! So beautiful!

November 8, 2011 - 8:50 am

Matt - I generally don’t like a picture unless I’m in it, but even the ones where I’m absent were pretty good.

November 8, 2011 - 7:43 am

Jeff Anderson - Ryan and Kate,
These pictures are a stunning chronical of an absolutely incredible celebration! Kudos to Mandy. I am a bit biased, but I have yet to see a more beautiful, passionate and compassionate pair. I am so proud to be your dad. I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos. Dad

November 8, 2011 - 6:56 am

Aunt Kris - All of the searching for the perfect photography team paid off. Mandy, you and your husband did a fantastic job. I just need to know where to order. Kate, Ryan and the rest of the crew look fantastic!

November 8, 2011 - 6:46 am

bri - These pictures are absolutely perfect. Everytime i see a sneak peak, i’m sure that picture will be my favorite. Then another one came out and i decided that was my favorite haha. The wedding was like a fairytale and these pictures all capture that perfectly. I think you made the best decision ever with this photographer!!

November 8, 2011 - 5:57 am

Todd Schuett - Wow! The perfect combination for a wedding and photographer – beautiful wedding, setting, and weather, all shot very well. Great memories for a lifetime together! Beautiful!

November 8, 2011 - 5:33 am

Jena - Stunning! These pictures capture you both and your big day so well :) Absolutely gorgeous!

November 7, 2011 - 11:11 pm

Andrew Durso - Very nice!

November 7, 2011 - 10:06 pm

Carol Schuett - These are the most amazing set of wedding photos I have ever seen! Best
Wishes in your new life together!

November 7, 2011 - 7:52 pm

Laura MUA - Congrats Kate! These are some of the most beautiful wedding pictures I have ever seen! I can’t believe I’m going to have to try and choose just one or two for my portfolio!

November 7, 2011 - 7:45 pm

Katiegreatie - LOVE them. These are breathtaking. I want photos just like these when I get married someday. The photographers really captured the best moments and the overall genuine happiness of the day!

November 7, 2011 - 4:54 pm

Laurel - Beautiful pictures! You two could be models I swear! What a wonderful day and beautiful pictures to remember it by!

November 7, 2011 - 4:52 pm

Robyn Umans - Beautiful photography displaying such a beautiful couple :) I love the lighting and the fall colors. I especially love the happiness and love captured between Ryan and Katy. It is so easy to see :) Congrats to you both!

November 7, 2011 - 4:44 pm

Jan - The pictures are just stunning! But so was the entire wedding party! So sorry to have missed your big day ~ thanks for sharing!

November 7, 2011 - 4:06 pm

Russell-Mania - The photographers were awesome and really laid back. I was a groomsman and the photographers made the whole experience fun and relaxing, and obviously the photos turned out great. Congrats again Ryan & Kate.

November 7, 2011 - 4:04 pm

Ken Hale - As the father of the bride I have always thought my little girl was beautiful, but these pictures from her wedding day now demonstrate without prejudice that I was always right and what I saw was not just through a father’s eye. Kate looks as beautiful as I have ever seen her. And Ryan is a handsome young man which means not only will my future grandchildren be smart but they’ll be good looking too! Outstanding job Mandy!

November 7, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Lauren Trisler - Ack, Mandy rocked these photos (anyone looking for a second photog ;-)). FANTASTIC use of lighting!
Kate, you were (and are) so beautiful and your excitement and joy is very present in all of these photos. I’m so glad you have Ryan and he has you. I hope all the best for your lives together.
LIOB.

November 7, 2011 - 2:59 pm

NFB - Best weekend ever! Everyone had so much fun and the pictures definitely capture that! (even the dreaded jump pic)

November 7, 2011 - 1:25 pm

Brittany Sato - Your work is so beautiful!! You truly captured their fairy tale wedding! Simply stunning!! Congrats again Katy and Ryan!

November 7, 2011 - 12:14 pm

Tara almost Grall - OOOOOOOH, they are so beautiful!! You look beautiful, Kate! Can’t wait to see your wedding on TV!!
The night shots are so intimate and beautiful, I am forwarding them on to my photog for inspiration this Friday!!

November 7, 2011 - 12:08 pm

Chrissy Heffernan - Wow these pictures are amazing! You really did capture the fairy tale that is Kate and Ryan. I love when you can look at a picture and you just have to smile because of all the love and joy jumping off of it!
Katie! Your day looks beautiful. I am so happy for happiness, you 100% deserve it! LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU TWIN! LIOB<3

November 7, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Courtney Hargrave - Beautiful photos of the day!

Congratulations Kate & Ryan!

November 7, 2011 - 11:59 am

Kira - Beautiful pictures. Makes me almost feel like I was there!

November 7, 2011 - 11:58 am

Sami Childerson - Kate and Ryan,
HOLY COW! The pictures are amazing and you guys look beautiful/handsome!
Kate – your smile is priceless, you looked amazing!

Here’s to you and your new life together! Congrats!!

:)

November 7, 2011 - 11:19 am

Cori Kahle - Kate & Ryan,

Congrats! You’re pictures turned out absolutely amazing! Thank you for allowing Phil and I to participate in your special day!!!!

November 7, 2011 - 11:13 am

Sarah - You did an awesome job!!!! Your pictures show LOVE!!!!! Everything looks perfect Kate you did great!!!! Wishing a life full of happiness

November 7, 2011 - 11:06 am

Papa - Spectacular photos. We will have to hang one on our “wall of honor”. Love to you both, Papa

November 7, 2011 - 11:00 am

Chris Olmstead - Kate and Ryan,

Congratulations! The wedding pictures look absolutely amazing! I hope your Day was a great and best wishes to the both of you!

November 7, 2011 - 10:57 am

Elisabeth Mooney - I am so happy for you both! The pictures were really fun to look at. I especially loved the lighting in the evening photos, they look magical! Best of luck, and thanks for sharing the photos!

November 7, 2011 - 10:41 am

Meme - Being the grandmother I guess I am a wee bit prejudiced but these pictures are amazing and show the love between these two perfectly. How could I chose pictures? I was happy to see the picture of our great granddog. I am betting on a long, happy marriage between these two. If I were to be married I would have certainly chosen Mandy too. Love from Meme

November 7, 2011 - 10:40 am

Ryan - Mandy and Jerry,

These look amazing. To be totally honest I didn’t even remember getting on the ground during “Shout”….but what a great shot! I love the photo of us walking through the garden looking at each other. You captured the fall colors we had hoped for.

Thank you both so much,

Ryan…..and Kate

November 7, 2011 - 9:43 am

Rick Wood - Great photos! Very impressed!

November 7, 2011 - 9:42 am

Shaun - Great pictures Kate!

Congratulations!

November 7, 2011 - 9:40 am

allie - THESE ARE AMAZING.

November 7, 2011 - 9:27 am

Katelin Ruff - Kate,
You look absolutely stunning!! I am so happy for both you and Ryan. The pictures are so beautiful and do a wonderful job of displaying the perfect day. I had goose bumps while looking at these pictures. :) I am excited for you and Ryan.

Congrats!!!!!! – Katie

November 7, 2011 - 8:48 am

Olga Kinal - Kate,
You look amazing!! and altho I have never met Ryan, I can tell you are a fantastic couple together.
The pictures were breath taking, and just unbelievable !! I wish you both much happiness, health and a long loving life together.
Wishing you the very best,
Congrats!!
Olga

November 7, 2011 - 8:43 am

Lori - So beautiful! Kate and Ryan, you look so happy and these pictures really captured that. It was wonderful to be there for your special day :)

November 7, 2011 - 8:41 am

Mar Sorensen - Wow Kate you and Ryan look so amazing! I just love all your pictures but I really like the evening shots of you. However they are all very special in their own way. Congrats! Mar

November 7, 2011 - 8:30 am

Manisha - These are soooo beautiful Kate!! It looks like it was a perfect day! Congrats!

November 7, 2011 - 8:21 am

Dan Krier - These are great pics Kate! Congrats to you two and I wish you both the best!!

November 7, 2011 - 8:19 am

Tara W - These pictures are awesome! The photos capture Kate & Ryan’s happiness so well. And–ahhh—the fall colors….so so so beautiful!

November 7, 2011 - 8:18 am

Jamie Dobay - Looks like you had a fantastic day. Photos look fantastic, you both look great. Congrats to you both

November 7, 2011 - 8:17 am

Mark - Awesome Pics Mrs. Anderson!

November 7, 2011 - 8:04 am

Leanne Bishop - Great Photos!

November 7, 2011 - 8:03 am

Kate - MANDY! I LOVE ALL OF THEM!!!!!!! I also love how terrified I look in the one where I am being tossed in the air lol (It was so scary!)
With all of the decisions we had to make for our wedding, having you and Jerry as a part of our day was hands down one of the best ones we made. Thank you for these pictures and for being more than just our photographer throughout the day – you were a friend. I can’t wait to see the rest and as our family grows, come back to you for more!

All the best,
Kate and Ryan

November 7, 2011 - 7:09 am

Windi Hornsby - BEAUTIFUL! Mandy, you made my Phi Mu sister’s day look amazing :) Especially love the one where they are walking out of the church. Also, so mad I missed that doughnut cake- yummers! Congrats Kate and Ryan- LIOB!

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October 31, 2011 - 6:49 pm

Angela - Gorgeous family – adorable baby!! :) Love the photos…did she seriously have that baby just 4 months ago! :) I hope my body comes back that fast! :) Jealous! :)

October 31, 2011 - 5:33 pm

Megan - love these! Matthew has one of the best smiles I’ve seen on a 4month old in a LONG time! SO cute!

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November 3, 2011 - 1:39 pm

Mary Alice Miller - He is adorable! In #4 he looks just like a Kreigh (except he has hair)! But my favorite is #6

November 3, 2011 - 6:51 am

Nancy Armstrong - too cute!! You do great work!

November 1, 2011 - 3:14 pm

janet orozco - He is beautiful there is nothing like babies

October 31, 2011 - 8:09 pm

Dorothy Dudelston - Charlie is sooo cute!

October 31, 2011 - 5:38 pm

Charlotte Kreigh - Charlie is a sweetie pie!
Hugs & Kisses to Mom & Dad.
Welcome to our family little one.

October 31, 2011 - 5:36 pm

Cheryl - Wonderful pictures! He is precious!

October 31, 2011 - 2:44 pm

Rhianna - Cutie Patootie!

October 31, 2011 - 12:09 pm

Debbie Kreigh - Charlie is just a sweetie. Love to all of you!

October 31, 2011 - 8:33 am

Tammy - Charlie is adorable. Love the photos…they capture just how precious little ones are!

October 31, 2011 - 8:32 am

Adrienne Albrecht - Such adorable pictures of a sweet baby!

October 31, 2011 - 8:19 am

Sarah Hake - Lacy, he’s adorable!! These are great photos! Congratulations!

October 31, 2011 - 8:13 am

Denise - Great picture.

October 31, 2011 - 7:17 am

betsy - awww, too cute!!!! Congrats to Lacy and Todd!

October 31, 2011 - 7:05 am

Jen Wilson - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful boy!

October 31, 2011 - 6:48 am

Lacy - Great pictures Mandy! We are so happy to have you as our photographer. You do such amazing work!