Melissa & Mark’s Summer Wedding | TWA Photographic Artists | Chicago Wedding Photographers

Melissa & Mark’s Summer Wedding | TWA Photographic Artists | Chicago Wedding Photographers

Sending so much love to Melissa and Mark as they celebrate their 3 year anniversary this month! You may recognize these two- we loved their wedding and photos so much that we’ve used them for many of our product and album samples!

Melissa and Mark were married on a gorgeous Saturday in August of 2018. They could not have had a more perfect day! Full of sunshine and smiles, their big day was definitely one to remember. Their ceremony was at the charming Winnetka Community House- an absolutely lovely and intimate outdoor space that our Chicago wedding photographers always enjoy photographing at. Their reception celebration was at the Renaissance Hotel in Northbrook which was a great place to party the rest of the night!


One of the reasons why we love their wedding is because it is the perfect example of why doing a First Look can be beneficial. Seeing each other before the ceremony is not always something couples think of when wedding planning, and many times is not even discussed until we ask!

First-look wedding photos may not be the newest trend in wedding photography, but they’re still a hot topic. As your big day approaches, you’re probably wondering whether you want first-look wedding photos—or whether you want to wait until you walk down the aisle for your big reveal.


What Is the First Look?
The first look is when a couple sees each other for the first time on their wedding day. This intimate moment typically makes for an emotional photo opportunity. – BRIDES.COM


Obviously, weddings are full of very personal decisions that only the couple can make. Our TWA Chicago wedding photographers can certainly help though! We were able to walk through Melissa and Mark’s timeline, provide our experience and suggestions with their venues, and give them an idea of how much time is needed for various sets of photos throughout the day.

If a First Look is still something you’re deciding on, we can help! Contact us today to schedule a free, introductory virtual consultation to discuss your wedding day plans. We can be reached at 630.271.1737 or simply choose a time to connect here.

See more inspiring wedding pictures here.

Photographers: Jorelle & Dan
Ceremony: Winnetka Community House, Winnetka
Reception: Renaissance Hotel, Northbrook