Catalyst Design & Photography: Blog http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog en-us (C) Catalyst Design & Photography Ltd. catalystrockford@gmail.com (Catalyst Design & Photography) Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:41:00 GMT Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:41:00 GMT http://www.catalystrockford.com/img/s/v-5/u463779093-o323987821-50.jpg Catalyst Design & Photography: Blog http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog 120 80 Alyssa & Jake | Trinity Lutheran Church & Franchesco's | Rockford IL Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2017/10/alyssa-jake-trinity-lutheran-church-franchescos-rockford-il-wedding-photography Meet Alyssa & Jake (they're super cool, I promise you'll love them by the time you're done looking through these photos)! They got married at Trinity Lutheran Church followed by a beautiful reception at Franchesco's. The weather didn't want to cooperate and couldn't decide if it was going to to rain or not, so we went ahead with our rain plan for part of their photos and spent some time inside the lovely Nicholas Conservatory. This wedding was beautiful, full of emotion, love, and laughter, and we are so happy we were able to be part of such a special day!

*Side note: Alyssa bakes amazing cakes and decided she'd make her own (because she's amazing) and OMG was it delicious!

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VENDORS

Church: Trinity Lutheran

Venue: Franchesco's

Cake: Cakes by Alyssa Fae 

Florist: London Avenue Designs

DJ: Dann Smith  

Hair: Erika Simon

Makeup: Annetta Michelle Makeup & Beauty

Bride's Dress: Miss Ruby Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids's Dresses: Revelry

Suits: Seno Formal Wear

Rings: J. Kamin Jewelers

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Cristina & Erik | Midway Village | Rockford IL Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2017/10/cristina-erik-midway-village-rockford-il-wedding-photography Cristina & Erik's October wedding was such an amazing day. There was a definite nod at Halloween throughout the wedding, but Cristina did a great job of balancing those small touches with other beautiful elements that kept everything cohesive. From her hair & makeup to the groom's boutonnière everything about this wedding was thought through. These two are so in love, and their day was a true reflection of that - they even had their daughters as bridesmaids and the flower girl which was a sweet touch! And the masks were just a ton of fun to work with! Take a look at their day below!  

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VENDORS

Venue: Midway Village Museum

Caterer: ABC Catering

Cake & Desserts: By the Dozen 

DJ: Versatile

Suits: Men's Wearhouse

Bride's Dress: Online

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Michele & Ted | Milwaukee Public Market | Milwaukee WI Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2017/10/michele-ted-milwaukee-public-market-milwaukee-wi-wedding-photography Michele & Ted got married in Milwaukee in September, and we were lucky enough to be a part of their day! When we first sat down with them to talk about their plans Ted told us he was planning to restore a 1970's Dodge Charger to use as their transportation for the wedding. And, that all of the bridal party would be riding in vintage cars - so of course we started planning photos around those beauties right away! It was close, but Ted did have her ready for the wedding and boy are we glad he did! This was our first wedding in the Milwaukee area but it was a great experience - and the MIlwaukee Public Market was a great venue, not only for photos but for the reception as well!

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VENDORS

Church: Our Lady of Lourdes

Venue: Milwaukee Public Market

Doughnuts: Holey Moley

Florist: Avenue Bloom

Suits: Men's Wearhouse

Bride's Dress: Vera's Bridal

Bridesmaids's Dresses: Brandi's Bridal Galleria

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Faith & Shawn | Midway Village & Radisson Hotel | Rockford IL Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2017/8/faith-shawn-midway-village-radisson-hotel-rockford-il-wedding-photography Faith & Sean are one of those couples that quickly shifted from "clients" to "friends". Because any time clients don't look at us like crazy people when we say things like "Hey, could you just run in front of this wall real quick" we know they're our kind of people. We had such a good time with these two on their wedding day, and hardly stopped smiling from the moment Faith opened an "apple watch" from sean! If you look closely as you scroll through this beautiful wedding, you might even find a selfie of Jesse & I with the happy couple - a four person selfie with our cameras is NOT easy by the way)!

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VENDORS

Ceremony: Midway Village & Museum

Reception: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

DJ: Big Day DJ

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Jessica & Jordan | Prairie Street Brewhouse | Rockford IL Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2017/6/jessica-jordan-prairie-street-brewhouse-rockford-il-wedding-photography Guys...it's time to meet Jessica & Jordan - you should get excited!

We met Jessica and her mom (Jenny) at an expo we did at the Prairie Street Brewhouse, which also happened to be her reception venue. As soon as we met them Jesse and I were both hoping we'd book this wedding because we hit it off right away! Obviously they liked us too because we were fortunate enough to document their big day for them!

The details at this wedding were out of this world, mostly due to the fact that Jessica runs an Etsy store called INKchicago with her friend Ruth. These two are masters at handlettering, decor items, even table numbers and invites. I'll pause while you go buy all the things.

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Ok, now that you've spent way too much money - let's get back to Jessica & Jordan's big day! These two were such a joy to work with, and we loved the way they transformed the Brewhouse into something that was a reflection of them. They even had a little mold of their dog, Dakota, made because she couldn't be at the wedding (awwww). Scroll down to see some of our favorite moments from this beautiful June wedding!

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VENDORS

Church: Cathedral of St. Peter

Venue: Prairie Street Brewhouse

Cakes: By the Dozen Bakery

DJ: Luxe Productions

Florist: Event Floral

Chalkboards & Hand Lettering: INKchicago

Suits: Mr. Tux

Bride's Dress: Volles Bridal

Bridesmaids's Dresses: Azazie

Rings: Gemvara & Jared's

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Jessica & John | The Abbey Resort | Fontana WI Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2017/3/jessica-john-the-abbey-resort-fontana-wi-wedding-photography You guys. This wedding was worthy of all the heart eye emojis. If only I could use those on the blog!

You may remember Jessica & John from their engagement photos we posted a while back, but if you didn't see those...just trust that their wedding will not disappoint! Jessica is the sister of one of our best friends, so this was one of those weddings where we were not only the photographers but also guests (though we kept out of photos pretty well this time). This wedding had everything - a beautiful venue, snow, a bridal party willing to go outside for some of the photos despite the cold, a live band, and a full dance floor! Hope you enjoy every moment we captured during Jessica & John's wedding!

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VENDORS

Church: Saint Benedict Parish

Reception: The Abbey Resort

Photo Spots: Pier 290 & Yerkes Observatory

Band: Velocity

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Courtney & Chris | Kilbuck Creek | Monroe Center IL Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/12/courtney-chris-kilbuck-creek-monroe-center-il-wedding-photography Another day in the office means another blog post! Today we're sharing Courtney & Chris' wedding at Kilbuck Creek - which is one of my favorite outdoor venues for ceremonies. These two were a ton of fun to work with, and their bridal party keep us entertained all afternoon! Courtney's vision for the wedding was beautiful, from the giant letters outside to the gorgeous table decor, she knocked it out of the park!

This was also our first sparkler exit - which was super fun for us! Hope you enjoy scrolling through this awesome wedding day!

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VENDORS

Venue: Kilbuck Creek

Cake & Donuts: By the Dozen Bakery

Caterer: Costa's

Florist: Event Floral

Videographer: Snap Creations

Hair & Makeup: RD Artistry

Suits: Men's Warehouse

Bride's Dress: Brides by Demetrios

Bridesmaids's Dresses: Etsy

Rings: Diamond Center

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Alexis & Tanner | Prairie Woods Golf Course | Avalon WI Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/12/alexis-tanner-prairie-woods-golf-course-avalon-wi-wedding-photography Alexis and Tanner got married on a gorgeous Saturday in October at Prairie Woods Golf Course - a new venue to us in Avalon, Wisconsin that did not disappoint! These two had one of the best first looks I've ever had the opportunity of documenting, and was the perfect reminder of why I love first looks so much. They give our couples a chance to just be together before the chaos of a wedding day, and I've seen many nervous brides or grooms relax immediately after a few minutes with their love. Ok, that was a bit of a tangent, but I just couldn't help myself!

This venue was a great new place for us to explore, and we absolutely loved the craft beer theme that ran throughout the ceremony and reception! Here's a little look at Alexis & Tanner's big day - cheers!

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VENDORS

Venue: Prairie Woods Golf Course

Cupcakes: Sugar Jones

Florist: Rosebuds Floral

Suits: Nedrebo's Formalwear

Dresses: Sandra D's Bridal

Rings: J.Kamin

Makeup: Stephanie Klump

Hair: Diane Kincaid

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Allie & Nick | Trappers Turn Golf Club | Wisconsin Dells WI Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/12/allie-nick-trappers-turn-golf-club-wisconsin-dells-wi-wedding-photography Allie & Nick got married at Trappers Turn Golf Club in the Wisconsin Dells. This golf club in the Wisconsin Dells provided a great backdrop for their wedding and even though Mother Nature provided some cold, drizzly rain it was still a great day! 

One of my favorite details from this wedding - aside from Allie's dress which had POCKETS - was the puzzle they used in place of a unity candle or sand ceremony. It's so great to see the creative ways our couples express themselves during their wedding!

We got to do a little travel for this wedding which is always exciting since we love shooting in new places - so if you're planning a wedding in Rockford or across the country we'd love to work with you!

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VENDORS

Venue: Trappers Turn Golf Club

Cupcakes & Donuts: Bloom Bake Shop

Caterer: Kalahari Resort

Florist: Wild Apples

DJ: Jukebox Bandstand

Suits: Men's Warehouse

Bride's Dress: Vera's House of Bridals

Bridesmaids's Dresses: Brandi's Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Spa Kalahari & Salon

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Kelly & Kristin | Paoli Mill & Terrace Park | Belleville WI Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/12/kelly-kristin-paoli-mill-terrace-park-belleville-wi-wedding-photography Kelly & Kristin got married at Paoli Mill & Terrace Park in September and it was a wedding totally outside of the box! They had their ceremony in front of a small group of family and friends, and then went right into party mode with a late lunch under a big tent. After everyone enjoyed a delicious meal they played a bunch of yard games and just enjoyed being together celebrating Kelly & Kristin. Their dog Skip Bo also got to enjoy the day laying in the sun and his sweet little face had me contemplating how I could get away with a doggy napping! This intimate, afternoon wedding was a great way to relax from the normal chaos of a wedding during busy season - thanks Kelly & Kristin for choosing us to document your day!

*Also, the donuts from Bloom Bake Shop were seriously amazing. Like, go get yourself some, right now.

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VENDORS

Venue: Paoli Mill & Terrace Park

Cupcakes & Donuts: Bloom Bake Shop

Rentals: Event Essentials  & A La Crate

Florist: Simply Glamorous Floral Design

Dress: Miss Ruby

Guitarist: Helen Avakian

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Jessica & Shawn | Wildlife Prairie Park | Peoria IL Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/11/jessica-shawn-wildlife-prairie-park-peoria-il-wedding-photography Guys. My (Jen) little sister got married.

It was definitely an all new experience to be working a wedding while also being the Maid of Honor! Thankfully, Jesse's awesome wife, Alix, was able to help us out and second shoot during the wedding! Since I was in the wedding there's even a few photos of me in this post, which is rare (I'm TERRIBLE in front of the camera), but by some miracle I'm not making faces in all of them for once!

Obviously I'm biased about how beautiful the wedding was, since it was my sister's, but honestly it was a beautiful day with a gorgeous venue. My sister used to work at the Wildlife Prairie Park in Peoria, and when it came time to plan her wedding she knew it was the perfect place!

Jessica & Shawn planned a wedding that was truly a reflection of them as a couple. Their first look included their puppy, Xena, they handmade their centerpieces and decor, they included Shawn's dad's Harley in photos, AND they had an owl at the cocktail hour. If you knew these two in real life you'd know it was a perfect example of them and their love for each other. 

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VENDORS

Venue: Wildlife Prairie Park

Caterer: On the Go Catering

Cake & Cookies: Sam's Club

DJ: Ace DJ Services

Hair & Makeup: Pure Bliss

Suits: Men's Warehouse 

Bride's Dress: David's Bridal

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Sara Grace

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Angelyn & Tim | Tebala Event Center | Rockford IL Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/11/angelyn-tim-tebala-event-center-rockford-il-wedding-photography Angelyn & Tim got married on what ended up being a gorgeous day in August...but before the sun showed them some love on their big day we had to deal with some pesky rain. So, their outdoor ceremony got moved indoors at their reception venue, the Tebala Event Center. After their ceremony we hopped on an RV and headed out to McEachran Homestead Winery for their photos - since the weather had decided to play nice!

From the way Tim proposed (via an app he created), to Angelyn's gift of letters she'd written to her future husband over the years, the love these two have for each other is obvious!

Here's a little look at their big day which was full of love, family, friends, and laughter! 

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VENDORS

Florist: Flower Bin

Caterer (food & pies): Machine Shed

Venue: Tebala Event Center

DJ: Luxe Productions

Hair: Fuzion Studios 

Makeup: Arch Apothecary

Suits: Men's Warehouse 

Dresses: David's Bridal

Jeweler: Clodius & Co.

Video: Frank Slow Films

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John-Paul Fox | Headshots | Rockford IL Commercial Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/11/john-paul-fox-headshots-rockford-il-commercial-photography Jesse's brother, John-Paul, is an actor (check out his website here) and he needed some updated headshots. So, we wandered around downtown Rockford one afternoon and got some great images for his portfolio. We LOVE doing commercial work, so if you need creative headshots for yourself or your business we would love to hear from you!

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Brittany & Mike | St. Bridget's Church | Rockford IL Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/11/brittany-mike-st-bridgets-church-rockford-il-wedding-photography Guys. This wedding was SO. MUCH. FUN. Brittany & Mike have surrounded themselves with some great family & friends and that really showed during their wedding, and in these photos! They got married at St. Bridget's Church followed by a reception at the IBEW Banquet Hall. This group kept us laughing all day and we were so glad to be a part of their big day! Hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed taking them.

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VENDORS

Florist: Stems Floral

Cake: Sam's Club

Caterer: ABC Catering

Venue: IBEW Banquet Hall

Hair & Makeup: Ulta 

Suits: Seno's 

Bride's Dress: Sara Grace

Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal

Rings: Kay Jewelers (hers) | Rogers & Hollands (his)

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Kelly & Tim | Ellwood House Museum | DeKalb IL Engagement Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/11/kelly-tim-ellwood-house-museum-dekalb-il-engagement-photography We met Kelly & Tim at the Ellwood House in DeKalb for their engagement session (a favorite location of ours). We had a great time wandering the grounds with them and their ADORABLE pup, Nigel (he was seriously the best!). Scroll down for more photos from the session!

They are getting married this winter at the Prairie Street Brewhouse so be on the lookout for more pictures of these two in the near future!

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Nick & Allie | Rotary Botanical Gardens | Janesville WI Engagement Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/11/nick-allie-rotary-botanical-gardens-janesville-wi-engagement-photography We met Nick & Allie briefly at a bridal expo we were a part of in Madison, Wisconsin last year. When they ended up booking us we met with just Nick at a coffee shop up there a few months later when we happened to be in town. So, their engagement session was a great chance for us to spend a little more time with the both of them! We also got to explore a new location for us, the beautiful Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin. It is seriously a wonderful venue, and we can't wait to shoot there again!

But back to Allie & Nick, they clearly love each other a whole lot - and we are so excited to be a part of their big day! Here's a little look at their engagement session and the beautiful Rotary Botanical Gardens!

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Jessica & John | Country Farm | Woodstock IL Engagement Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/10/jessica-john-country-farm-woodstock-il-engagement-photography Meet Jessica & John, who just might be Tinder's best match to date. They are even incorporating the fact that they both "Swiped Right" into their wedding website! They are honestly the cutest, and were so easy to work with. People always ask for candid photos, but when we say "ignore us" so they can get those photos, most people struggle. These two, however, just went into their own little world and let us do our thing around them. 

We met up with them in downtown Woodstock, IL where John proposed, and then moved to a little farm that belongs to some friends of theirs. We ended up with a gorgeous sunset and cheeks that hurt from laughing together. We can't wait for these two to get married next February!

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Courtney & Mike | Our Saviors Church | Rockford IL Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/10/courtney-mike-our-saviors-church-rockford-il-wedding-photography Oh man you guys. This wedding was SO much fun. Courtney and Mike had a great group of friends standing up with them at their wedding - which will be evident in the photos that follow. We spent some time at Prairie Street Brewing Company for photos (and beer) and then wandered around downtown Rockford for a bit, before heading to the Radisson for the reception. This group had fun the entire time, and definitely kept us on our toes!

Check out Courtney & Mike's wedding day below!

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VENDORS

Wedding Planner: Accent on Events

Video: True Shot Studios

Florist: Event Floral

DJ: Luxe Productions

Cake: Halo Cupcakes

Caterer: Radisson Hotel

Venue: Our Savior's Church & The Radisson Hotel

Tuxedos: Joseph A Bank

Bride's Dress: Simply Luxe

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Sara Grace

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Suzanne & Chris | Rock Cut State Park | Rockford IL Engagement Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/10/suzanne-chris-rockford-il-rock-cut-state-park-engagement-photography We LOVE engagement photos. They're just such a great opportunity to get to know our couples. Which is important because we want to feel like we're old friends once it comes time for your wedding day - and that is exactly why we include an engagement session in all of our packages.

We've actually known these two for years (Suzy is the younger sister of one of our good friends) but this session was still a great way for us to get to know them as a couple even better. They're a "House Divided" which means she loves the Chicago Cubs and he loves the Chicago White Sox - which around here is a pretty big deal. We had a lot of fun incorporating that into their shoot and loved that they wanted to show that bit of their personalities!

Here's a little look at Suzy & Chris's engagement session that we shot at Rock Cut State Park!

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Sarah & Craig | Starline Factory | Harvard IL Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/10/sarah-craig-wedding-photography Today's blog features Sarah & Craig's gorgeous wedding! They got married back in June....surprise surprise we are WAY behind on blogs! But, better late than never...right?! Anyway, you all might remember these two from their engagement session we did at Baumann Park. They are seriously SO MUCH FUN. We had a great time documenting their big day - and in the future, any chance we have to get a beer with them, we'll take!

Here's some of our favorites from their wedding!

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VENDORS

Florist: Event Floral

Cake: Cakes by Dea

Caterer: Starline Factory

Venue: Starline Factory

Hair: Be Spa Cific

Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse 

Bride's Dress: Vera's House of Bridals

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