Vanessa & Phil had one of those weddings that makes me feel so lucky to do this work. They are a beautiful couple, inside and out, and the energy from the two of them and their friends was just wonderful throughout the day.
This was my first time shooting at Notre Dame de Chicago, and the priest there is sweet and hilarious, in a dad joke kind of way. He also told us photographers to go wherever we needed to for the best shots – including (discretely) behind the couple on the altar. This is a rare treat! I never do this unless it is ok with the officiant.
I love this epic shot by my second shooter, Olu, of Phil’s friends hoisting him in the air and carrying him around the room!Wedding Team:
Ceremony Venue: Notre Dame de Chicago
Reception Venue: Monte Bello Estate
Planning: Jena Warren of An Affair to Remember
Videography: Allison & Tyler of Happy Camper Weddings
Flowers: Dahlia Blooms
Guitar: Salcedo Flamenco
Mariachi: Mariachi Angeles de Puebla
Photography: Liz Lui Photography
Assistant Photographers: Olu Akintorin of Olujr Photography and my husband, Herman Lui