Hello, friends!  I am thrilled to share some images with you all today that I took for my favorite place to eat in Geneva, Moveable Feast. This business is truly one of a kind, and having the chance to work with people who are passionate about providing unique meals and products is incredibly inspiring.

I am a true believer in creating an atmosphere that is unique and inviting, and Moveable Feast succeeded in doing just that when they remodeled last year. Outside of enjoying a dine-in experience, they provide food to-go, event hosting, event/wedding catering, and in-store products.

Here are just a handful of favorites to show off this beautiful place!

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Meet the owners! Two of the kindest, hardest working people around and their cute little munchkins:)

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Kevin and Liz! I am so thrilled to be blogging this wedding day, FINALLY.  I not only adored getting to know them but their families and friends, who made the day so memorable. Talk about people who make you feel so welcome! This day was so full of excitement, and the gloomy, cold rain was not going to stop anyone from having fun:)

Kevin and Liz have been together for several years, and watching them so over joyed to celebrate was beautiful, and I am grateful to have been able to capture all of the thoughtful planning that was put into this one day. Enjoy the memorable highlights below!

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 It finally stopped raining, and Liz was VERY happy about more photos by the lake front:)

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Ceremony: St. Joseph’s Church | Reception: Loft on Lake | Florist: Cornelia McNamara Flowers | Cake: Encore Bakery | Makeup: Jen Brown | Hair: Reva Gorbaty | Wedding Dress Designer: Allure | Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaid | Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse

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During this time of year, with a bit more free time, I have the opportunity to sit down and write/share images that will hopefully educate those I work with on getting the most of their wedding photography experience.

When thinking about the photography portion of the day, it is very easy to come up with beautiful locations for portraits. However, planning out where you get ready and the quality of light that fills the space is just as important. The getting ready portion of the day is filled with many beautiful, candid moments and memories with friends and family, so why not be just as thoughtful when planning where they are photographed?

Today, I want to share some easy tips on making the most of your wedding day morning:

1. (The most important) Get ready in natural light. This makes a huge difference in the quality of your photos

2. Have all your details set aside before the photographer arrives (Dress, jewelry, shoes, bouquet, garter, veil, etc)

3. Clear the space of clutter

4. Allow for extra time. It is always better to be early than feel rushed!

5. Soak up every minute! The day goes by so quickly, remember to relax and enjoy such a joyful celebration!

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Meet Tom and Colleen! These two were guests at a wedding I photographed this past March, and now I am lucky enough to be a part of photographing their big day in 2015!

A few things about this session — 1. I want both of Colleen’s outfits she wore 2. These two are so beautifully in love with one another:)Tom and Colleen have such kind, gracious hearts, not only towards me since meeting them but also in the presence of one another. There is a feeling of trust and care when they embrace, and I really enjoyed capturing that beauty during the final weeks of Fall warmth!

Enjoy highlights from the time I spent with these two:)

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