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“May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.” Chicago is known as the melting-pot of the Midwest with…

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  • July 8, 2013 - 7:00 pm

    Yaneck (WASIO) - fantastic photos! love all of them Joshua!ReplyCancel

  • July 8, 2013 - 8:25 pm

    Iman Myles - The shot of them kissing with the veil in the wind is so beautiful!! Looks like a really fun wedding.ReplyCancel

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how good of Chicago wedding photographers we are – sometimes, we want the couple more than they want us and will do almost anything to earn their business.  When we received our initial inquiry from Derek and Marissa for their spring wedding, I immediately realized that they are one of those…

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  • June 20, 2013 - 7:25 pm

    Marissa - Dear Joshua, Rachel, & Heather,

    Words cannot express how thankful we are to have met you. We searched high and low to find the perfect match, and at our first meeting we knew you would connect well with every single one of our guests. These pictures are absolutely wonderful, and your description of everything was spot on! We look forward to seeing the rest!

    Marissa & DerekReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2013 - 9:45 am

    Giselle - The photos are beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing the artful photography with us, and such a great love story!!! Congratulations Derek and Marissa!!!

    Warm Regards,
    Jasmine GalleriaReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2013 - 2:56 pm

    Marie Alcantara - Dear Joshua, Rachel, and Heather,

    The photos turned out beyond beautiful! Thank you guys for being amazing at what you do! We all enjoyed having you guys around so much not just to take photos but to be there as guests!

    PS. I’m literally dying to see the rest of the photos!

    Marie AlcantaraReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2013 - 4:26 pm

    Gary and Carol Love - The photography is simply stunning and the text is perfect. Thank you so much for being a part of Derek and Marissa’s wedding experience. We look forward to seeing any additional pictures!ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2013 - 9:31 am

    Kelly - Those are so beautiful! What wonderful keepsakes to remember such a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • November 26, 2014 - 9:14 am

    Wedding Wednesday: Marissa & Derek | From Jasmine, with Love - […] (repost from Joshua Albanese Blog) […]ReplyCancel

Let me just say that although I’m married with a wonderful husband, if I had a girl-crush on anybody, it would totally be Becky.  Not only is this girl outgoing and funny, she’s smart and beautiful (with great taste in music!) and I can completely understand Sean’s infatuation.  Joshua first met with Sean and Becky…

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  • June 6, 2013 - 12:01 pm

    Iman Myles - Very creative shots, and elegant as always.ReplyCancel

One of the first steps engaged couples make in wedding planning – after choosing their amazing Chicago wedding photographer, of course – is determining the overall theme of the wedding. We’ve all heard the stories from our parents (obviously intimidated by our Pinterest boards) that back in their day, wedding ceremonies were held in the…

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  • April 11, 2013 - 10:53 am

    joni schrantz | Denver Wedding Photographer - Awesome stuff Josh, really love her look. Fabulous detail shots! Great job.ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2013 - 11:22 am

    Ventura Ramos - Photos came out great. It was nice meeting you guys, you are all super cool.ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2013 - 9:23 pm

    Cassie - Thanks Joshua & Rachel for helping us on our beautiful day. The pictures came out AMAZINGLY & we could not be happier! You guys are wonderful <3ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2013 - 11:29 pm

    Mario - These pictures look fantastic. We can’t thank you guys enough for capturing the moments that we will look back at for years to come. Can’t wait to see the rest of them! (And to all those wondering, none of the pictures of the groom are photoshopped. He is just that damn handsome) 🙂ReplyCancel

  • April 30, 2013 - 6:34 pm

    Iman Mostafa - Very fresh look that they have. Love the shots!ReplyCancel

Confession. We were a wee bit secretly delighted during our meeting with Amy and Brandon a few days before we were scheduled to photograph their elegant Palmer House wedding and reception in downtown Chicago. They had some issues with their day-of coordinator and had decided to take over the final preparations, and things just got…

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  • March 30, 2013 - 9:13 am

    Sue Ferris - Thank you for capturing one of the most exciting days of our lives!! The photos are stunning! I can’t wait to see them all.

    Brandon’s MomReplyCancel