Michaela + Ray | Santa Barbara Destination Wedding

As we approach Michaela and Ray’s 1 year anniversary we take a look back at their destination wedding in Santa Barbara.  The Fess Parker Resort was a perfect backdrop for this beach town wedding filled with close family and friends.  The weekend couldn’t be better and we are thrilled to have been a part of the day!  Michael and Ray, congratulations to you both, especially now that you are puppy parents!

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Courtney + Michael | Prairie Production Winter Wedding

Courtney and Michael’s wedding day was nothing short of magical…. albeit very, very cold!  But then again, what else would you expect from a winter wedding in Chicago?  Courtney came prepared with a fur stole and winter boots, perfect for braving the cold for an outdoor first look at Lasalle Street Bridge.  We took advantage of the snow-filled Riverwalk and made a quick stop in River Roast to warm up before heading over to Prairie Production to meet up with the bridal party.  We braved the bitter cold to step into the streets of the West Loop and and then stole a few moments with the couple before the ceremony began.  The sun was shining  through the wall of windows that made up the ceremony backdrop and the guests could see the snow covered trees in the background.  Basically a photographer’s dream!  Guests dined on Lou Malnati’s (the couples favorite) and it was a #pizzawedding indeed!  As the toasts came to a close the couple took to the dance floor and the space was transformed as the light went from day to night.  We had to peel the couple from the dance floor to sneak a few end-of-the-night shots and it was so worth it!  Congratulations Courtney and Michael!

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February 23, 2018 - 7:42 pm

admin - Thank you so much for your kind words! #pizzawedding !!!

February 20, 2018 - 9:14 am

Jeff - Such a fun and beautiful wedding! Really love the images by the way! So natural feel to them. Great photography!!

St. Louis Mini Portraits

We are happy to announce we are booking Fall/Holiday portrait sessions in St. Louis.

2017 Mini Portrait Sessions in St. Louis 11/18 – 11/26

Mini Portrait Sessions are simply a smaller version of a portrait session and a great way to capture the family in time for the holidays.  Also a perfect opportunity for seniors, headshots, newly engaged couples and maternity portraits!   Sessions last about 20 minutes and the portrait fee includes 25+ High Resolution jpegs delivered electronically.  Images will be available online for easy viewing, sharing and print ordering.

To reserve a timeslot or if you have any questions please contact Christine at info@catturaweddings.com or 310.739.2599

Erica + Taylor | The Duck Inn Wedding | Sneak Peek

What happens when the groom is a chef?  You get one epic party with impeccable food and custom cocktails that make you melt.  Yes, there was a giant ice cube containing a frozen skull and flowers floating in a sea of booze in a mini bathtub. The place settings included crispy prosciutto with pork consommé and we all indulged in a cheese course after dinner!!  Who doesn’t love a cheese course?!  The staff was amazing and went above and beyond to keep guests dry during the downpour that arrived just as the ceremony started.  Thankfully, the sun came out and then, if the day could’t get any better, a double rainbow appeared so you know we had to go outside to capture it.  Happy one week anniversary Erica and Taylor!!

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Katie + Gabriel | Logan Auditorium Wedding

Where do I begin with this one?!  This couple came to me from past clients Angie and Tony and needless to say we connected immediately.  These two planned such a unique and oh-so Chicago wedding and I have a sweet spot in my heart for weddings in my own neighborhood!  The bride got ready at Longman and Eagle and the reception was at the Tiffany Garden in Grant Park.  Gabriel surprised his bride with a serenade as she walked down the aisle to greet him.  After bopping around town and dodging the rain for photos we landed at Logan Auditorium for the perfect reception with tasty treats from Revolution Brewery and tunes from a few local faves.  Katie and Gabriel you guys sure know how to throw a party!!

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Kristin + Dino | Sneak Peek

This couple sure knows how to throw a party!  When Kristin told me she had a Sex in the City dress she wasn’t kidding!  Her beautiful blush dress made a statement as did the rest of the day.  I knew from the day I met this bride we would have a blast together and I am happy to report I was correct!  Please enjoy a little taste of this glamorous downtown wedding… oh yea, and did I mention the churros?

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