I met Sharah and Chad at Ashley and Mike's rehearsal dinner, and they mentioned they were looking for a photographer for their September wedding.  I promised we would get in touch back in Chicago, and boy, am I glad we did--it was kismet!  Chad and Sharah's big day was such a treat: splendid weather, a beautiful bride, a handsome groom, and a gorgeous setting.  Violet-clad ladies were abuzz at the house, laughing while getting ready, excited for the day to come.  A gentle breeze floated through the weeping willow leaves outside the McHenry country club as the boys joked around, and Chad waited for the moment he would get to see his bride walk down the aisle.  

Sharah and Chad's ceremony was very special.  They chose to honor their families and their new life together with a prayer while surrounded by an embrace from their parents.  Their vows were heartfelt and emotional, and they braided three strings together on a wooden cross that will become a part of their home. 

After a delicious dinner, guests were treated to cake, and immediately that dance floor was hoppin'!  It was so nice outside, we just HAD to slip out for a few nighttime photos by the water... the perfect end to a perfect day!

Chad and Sharah, it was such an honor to be a part of your day, and I wish you both all the happiness in the world!!