Chicago Billboard Factory wedding

Last weekend I traveled to the windy city to work alongside Travis for Ryan and Kelli’s Chicago Billboard Factory wedding.

I’m not sure that I have ever posted a single image from a wedding but in this case it really stands out among the rest. I’m pretty traditional so I like to see the raw emotion from a couple when they see each other for the first time as a bride walks down the aisle. I might have to change my tune after witnessing Ryan and Kelli erupt with excitement and joy during their first look on the terrace at the Chicago Renaissance.

Hands down, this is my favorite moment that I’ve documented at a wedding.

As Kelli walked out onto the terrace I could see that in that moment, everything else in the world stopped and all she could see was Ryan waiting, facing away from her. She was already joyful tears as she tapped him on the shoulder. Ryan turned around and was so stunned by what he saw it literally blew him back. The resulting image took shape as he strides back towards his soon to be bride. Everything about how they feel about each other is frozen in that still photograph.

Thanks Ryan and Kelli, being able to witness and document moments like this is the reason I love what I do.