The First Look, the New Tradition! The last thing a Bride & Groom want is to be stressed out on the most important day of their lives. One way to help avoid this is to consider The First Look. The First Look, is a romantic way of seeing each other on your wedding day, privately in most cases without the distractions that take place at the ceremony. It also allows time to photograph your family and friends (unless you go photojournalistic) before the ceremony. This will allow you to enjoy and soak in the Ceremony. You will be able to mingle and enjoy the cocktail hour with close friends and family. Followed by the reception, again enjoying the moment. It all happens so fast.  Even with a generous timeline,  modern couples will still request a private First Look to authentically capture moments with one another.

Sonia and I (Imagen Sevilla photography) had the great pleasure of collaborating with some of the best wedding vendors in the Chicagoland area! These are some of our favorite photos of the day. We hope you enjoy these as much as we do! To make sure that your big day runs smoothly, its imperative that the vendors are willing to work together for the good of the couple.

 

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

 

Imagen Sevilla, documentary style wedding photographer in the Chicago area. Bride, veil portraits

 

We photographed this session at the Joliet Union Station’s Grand Ballroom,  http://www.JolietUnionStation.com. This is one of the most elegant venues in the south-western suburbs.  Thanks to Diane Cook, Brett Burke, and Becky Edwards of Mistwood Golf Club. Without their help, this project would not have taken place.

In addition, to managing Joliet’s Union Station they also manage Mistwood Golf Club, which is a stunning venue for weddings as well. http://www.Mistwoodgc.com

The stunning Bridal gown was provided by Diana’s Bridal Boutique in Skokie, IL. Rachel Davis and her staff will provide you with the best customer service possible! http://www.dianasbridalboutique.com

Rustique Swan Events, Styling & Rentals provide accouterments and accessories to enhance the look and feel of the event. Reach out to Amy and Jonelle at http://www.Rustiqueswan.com

Cake and sweet table provided by Cathy’s Sweet Creations in Plainfield, IL  http://www.Cathys-sweet-creations.net

Flowers provided by Floral Expressions & Gifts out of Oswego, IL http://www.floralexpressionsandgifts.net

Calligraphy provided by Florals & Flourishes Calligraphy http://www.floralsandflourishes.com

Hair and Makeup provided by Sarah Tjaden http://www.SLTmakeup.com

Mens wear provided by Lorenzo’s Formal Wear, http://www.lorenzostuxedo.com

A special thanks to our models: Annalise, Mason, Luke and Tim!