Catalyst Design & Photography: Blog http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog en-us (C) Catalyst Design & Photography Ltd. catalystrockford@gmail.com (Catalyst Design & Photography) Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:24:00 GMT Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:24:00 GMT http://www.catalystrockford.com/img/s/v-5/u463779093-o323987821-50.jpg Catalyst Design & Photography: Blog http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog 120 80 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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catalystrockford@gmail.com (Catalyst Design & Photography) blog catalyst firefighter harvard illinois photographer photography portrait reception rockford starline factory train wedding http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/10/sarah-craig-wedding-photography Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:37:40 GMT
Sarah & Nick | Trinity Lutheran Church | Rockford IL Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/9/sarah-nick-wedding-photography It's been a few weeks since we've posted a blog - but we promise it was worth the wait because the wedding we are sharing today was a great one! Some of you might remember Sarah & Nick from their engagement session we did last fall - or from her sister's wedding last year. Well today you get to see their wedding!

We love getting to work with this family because they are a ton of fun and obviously love each other a lot! Sarah & Nick's wedding was at Trinity Lutheran Church with the reception at the UIC College of Medicine. All the details we planned beautifully, from the dresses to the guest book - the Gatsby theme was perfect!

Side note: This wedding took place on what was probably one of the hottest days of the summer, but you'd never know it from the photos...these guys were troopers (we may have bribed them with beer at Carlyle during photos).

Sarah & Nick, thanks for choosing us to document your wedding!

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VENDORS

DJ: Jay Ray Entertainment & Photobooth

Cake: Patricia's Patisserie

Caterer: ABC Catering

Florist: Balloons & Flowers by Haley

Hair: Mane Expressions

Suits: Men's Warehouse

Bridesmaids Dresses: Gatsby Lady

Bride's Dress: Brides by Demetrios

Ceremony: Trinity Lutheran Church

Reception: UIC College of Medicine

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catalystrockford@gmail.com (Catalyst Design & Photography) blog catalyst gatsby illinois photographer photography portrait rockford trinity lutheran church uic college of medicine wedding http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/9/sarah-nick-wedding-photography Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:05:26 GMT
Rock and Roll Institute | Band Photography | Rockford IL Music Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/8/2016-rock-and-roll-institute-band-photography This blog post is a little different than what we usually share - but I've been looking forward to blogging these photos ever since the first session we did. So, be prepared for a lot of photos...I just couldn't help myself!

First though, here's a little background about all these awesome kids you're about to see. 

These kids are all part of the Rock and Roll Institute here in Rockford. It's a summer camp put on by local musicians and is seriously cool. The kids show up on Monday and form bands, who then perform together that Friday night. There's obviously a lot of band practice happening, but they also do lessons for their individual instruments in the mornings. It's such a great thing happening in our community and we were so happy to be a small part of it this year! If you have a kid who would love to have this experience, or if you'd be interested in being a sponsor for the camp next year sure make sure you check out their website (click here)!

There's three different sets of photos we're sharing today so you can get a feel for how the whole camp works! First up is a day at camp, we were there while all the bands were practicing. Second, is the Friday night show at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center. And the third set is one of the "tour dates" they had at Culture Shock (an awesome shop in Rockford). 

Here's a look at these crazy talented kids!

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Rowan | Rock Cut State Park | Rockford IL One Year Portraits http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/8/rowan-1-year-portraits By now y'all know this family as well as we do, so I'm sure they don't need an introduction! One of our favorite little guys turned one a few months ago and we went out to Rock Cut State Park to take some photos of Rowan and his family (click here for his newborn & 6 month sessions). We always love when we get to work with our friends, and we had a great time at this shoot - here's a few of our favorites!

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Sami & Rob | Anderson Japanese Gardens | Rockford IL Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/8/sami-rob-wedding-photography You all might remember Sami & Rob from their engagement session at the Ellwood House Museum  - well today we get to share their beautiful wedding! They got married in June at Anderson Gardens, and had their reception at the Rockford Country Club. 

These two have been together for a long time, and it was obvious how much they love one another throughout the whole day. From the tears during their ceremony to the hilarious cake smashing - everyone was so happy for Sami & Rob on their big day!

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VENDORS

Ceremony Venue: Anderson Gardens

Reception Venue: Rockford Country Club

Cake: By the Dozen

Flowers: Event Floral

DJ: C'est la Vie Events

Hair & Makeup: Strands

Suits: Men's Warehouse

Bride's Dress: Brandi's Bridal

Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal

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catalystrockford@gmail.com (Catalyst Design & Photography) anderson gardens blog catalyst illinois japanese photographer photography portrait rockford rockford country club wedding http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/8/sami-rob-wedding-photography Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:39:42 GMT
Elizabeth's 1 Year + Hays Family | Portrait Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/8/elizabeths-1-year-hays-family-portrait-photography Today's blog post is a special one because we are sharing two sessions in one!

First up: Elizabeth, one of our favorite little people, turned one so we had a session with her and her family (here are her newborn & 6 month sessions). We had a great time hanging out with them at Rock Cut State Park - and even though she wasn't interested in eating the smash cake they brought for her she eventually messed with it enough to get some cute photos!

The second session is the Hays family - which is Josh's side. We got the whole family together on a gorgeous night a week or so after Elizabeth's birthday, again at Rock Cut! The cousins were all so cute together - and the whole family was great to work with!

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Courtney & Mike | Downtown Rockford | Rockford IL Engagement Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/8/courtney-mike-engagement-photography This post is going up a little later than it should, because we've been behind on blogs! This is Courtney & Mike, they actually got married over the 4th of July weekend and we are wrapping up their wedding photos as I write this. So, you'll be seeing more of these two soon! But for now, here's a small look at their engagement session we did in downtown Rockford. 

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catalystrockford@gmail.com (Catalyst Design & Photography) blog catalyst downtown engagement illinois outdoor photographer photography portrait rockford urban http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/8/courtney-mike-engagement-photography Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:59:42 GMT
Valerie & Jared | Beckman Mill | Beloit WI Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/7/valerie-jared-wedding-photography This week's blog features Valerie and Jared's wedding! They got married back in May, on a super windy (and cold) day. But they were troopers and we were able to get some really great photos at the Beckman Mill, which is a neat venue near Beloit, WI. These two and their awesome bridal party made our jobs easy by being so much fun! You'll see what we mean as soon as you scroll through these photos! © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com

VENDORS

Church: Messiah Lutheran in Beloit

Reception: American Legion

DJ: Reflex

Catering: ABC

Cake: Haley's Sweets & Treats

Flowers: Flower Barrel

Limo: Elite Minibus

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Kacy & Gavin | Midway Village Museum | Rockford IL Wedding Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/7/kacy-gavin-wedding-photography We are back to blogging weddings, people! In May we kicked off our busy season, and we are finally catching up enough to start sharing some of them with you all!

Today's blog features Kacy & Gavin, who you may remember from their engagement session we shared a few months ago. They got married at Midway Village in Rockford at the beginning of May...weather that time of year can be unreliable so we were a bit nervous about the outdoor ceremony but we ended up with a gorgeous day. Their wedding had a bit of a Little Mermaid thread running through it, which with Kacy's red hair was amazing! We had so much working with these two and their families, here's a little look at their big day!

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VENDORS

Venue - Midway Village Museum

Flowers - Arranged by Bride's Mother

Cake - By the Dozen

Catering - ABC Catering

DJ - Peer Choice

Video - True Shot Studios

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catalystrockford@gmail.com (Catalyst Design & Photography) blog catalyst illinois little mermaid midway village outdoor photographer photography rockford sparkler theme wedding http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/7/kacy-gavin-wedding-photography Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:35:27 GMT
Courtney & Chris | Kilbuck Creek | Monroe Center IL Engagement Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/7/courtney-chris-engagement-photography We've been on an accidental blogging hiatus the last month or two because wedding season officially took over life as of May. But, we're finally starting to catch up (for now) and we've got tons of weddings/engagements/portrait sessions to share with all of you!

Today's post features Courtney & Chris. They're getting married at Kilbuck Creek in November, which we are really excited about! We also shot their engagement photos at Kilbuck so that we could explore the grounds before the wedding. 

This place is seriously gorgeous, especially around dusk as you'll see in these photos!  © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com © 2016 Catalyst Design & Photography - www.catalystrockford.com

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catalystrockford@gmail.com (Catalyst Design & Photography) blog catalyst country engagement illinois kilbuck creek outdoor photographer photography rockford truck http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/7/courtney-chris-engagement-photography Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:35:36 GMT
Logan | Fashion Lookbook | Rockford IL Portrait Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/6/logan-portrait-photography We met Logan through a coworker of hers, whose wedding we are shooting later this year (thanks Courtney!) - she wanted to have some headshots done and we were, of course, happy to help! We went to our favorite local coffee shop (Katie's Cup) for the indoor part of the shoot and then moved outside for a few as well. I don't have a lot to say for this post...mostly because this girl is gorgeous and I don't have to say much for y'all to know that. But here's the basics you should know:

  • This is Logan.
  • She's never modeled before.
  • She's a ton of fun. 
  • She requested Remix to Ignition during her shoot, which makes her automatically awesome in our book.

Now quit reading and scroll down to see some of her session!

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catalystrockford@gmail.com (Catalyst Design & Photography) blog catalyst commercial fashion headshot illinois katie's cup lookbook model photographer photography portrait rockford http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/6/logan-portrait-photography Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:28:16 GMT
Spethmann Family | Wicker Park | Chicago, IL Engagement Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/5/spethmann-family-portrait-photography We first met part of the Spethmann family a few months ago at a bridal expo (their daughter is getting married next year), and shortly after that they contacted us for some family photos! We had a ton of fun wandering around downtown Rockford with this great family. You'll see a few photos of each couple, as well as some of the whole family! We also did a small senior session for Eric, who is graduating this year! Hope you all enjoy these as much as we do, and be on the lookout for wedding photos next year!

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catalystrockford@gmail.com (Catalyst Design & Photography) blog catalyst couple downtown engagement family illinois photographer photography portrait rockford senior urban http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/5/spethmann-family-portrait-photography Tue, 17 May 2016 21:47:30 GMT
Elijah | Lifestyle | Roscoe IL Newborn Photography http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/4/elijah-newborn-photography Last month we shared a session we had with the Mumma family, some of you might remember their super cute daughter Avalee who stole the show! Well, their newest addition to the family arrived a few weeks ago and last weekend we got to visit them again for some newborn photos! Elijah was a great subject - even if he stayed awake for most of his session! The Mumma family chose to book our "Here I Grow" session so you'll be seeing more of this little guy in a few months! 

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catalystrockford@gmail.com (Catalyst Design & Photography) blog catalyst family illinois lifestyle newborn photography portrait rockford roscoe http://www.catalystrockford.com/blog/2016/4/elijah-newborn-photography Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:04:29 GMT