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Armour house – Sabrina and Brad – Lake Forest, IL

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There are times when everything goes perfect in a wedding. The cake arrives early. Flowers looks like they were just picked hours ago and the DJ is so good that not dancing would be an insult to your shoes. But lets take it back for a minute and look at probably one of the most beautiful location in the country to hold a ceremony and Reception. The Armour House was built in 1857 by a Chicago meat entrepreneur Ogden Armour. Sparing no expense, you will commonly see marble staircases, rich wood railings and stone work of only the highest caliber. This is our favorite venue.

A big thank you goes out to Bill Brennan, CEO, and Jim Verraros, Vice-president, of Luxury Bridal Expo Chicago for recommending us to Sabrina and Brad!

The cake, from Rolf’s Patisserie, was absolute perfection.

Gardeenia provided the flowers for the wedding, and they absolutely nailed it.  The lillies, roses, and ranuculus in Sabrina’s bouquet and topping the cake were the perfect enhancement.

Sabrina enlisted Tamara from Tamara Makeup to complete the ladies’ hair and makeup.  She did a fantastic job – of course, she had some gorgeous girls so it didn’t take much!

Wow – this is one of the most attractive families we’ve ever seen.

Drew from Okyne Media Lab kept the dance floor full of joyful revelers the entire evening.

Trust us, there was NO leaving this dance floor!


Sabrina and Brad, your relationship shines with passion, romance, dedication, perseverance, determination, and love.  We wish you all the best in your marriage!




  • July 22, 2011 - 3:23 pm

    Ben - Beautiful couple and awesome looking venue! The Bride&Groom with the kids around the fireplace is classic.ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2011 - 3:40 pm

    Breanne - I do love the fireplace photo as well. No leaving the dancefloor is a gem as well.ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2011 - 7:04 pm

    Lynell - The photo of the couples wedding rings is very sweet and romantic. : )ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2011 - 11:50 pm

    Sabrina - You are absolutely the most amazing photographer!!! You were so great to work with and your pictures are breathtaking. I can’t thank you enough!! After the big day is over, your wedding photo’s are all you have. It means SO much to us to have such gorgeous pictures that perfectly captures all the great memories of the day. Again, we sincerely thank you Joshua.ReplyCancel

  • July 23, 2011 - 12:43 am

    Susan E. Fettes - Every picture captures the complete beauty of the event. Everything about this wedding was exquisite. The photos capture the true love and romance between Brad and Sabrina.ReplyCancel

  • July 23, 2011 - 6:05 am

    Petra - Perfect,
    Each picture was taken at just the right moment and will remind me of how special this day truly was for all of us…
    Thank You.ReplyCancel

  • July 23, 2011 - 8:08 am

    Lindy - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful day! Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • July 23, 2011 - 8:19 am

    Angie Fondriest Pendley - Thanks for sharing! It looks like it was a beautiful wedding, and I wish you all the best!ReplyCancel

  • July 23, 2011 - 9:09 am

    Joe McCready - Joshua did an incredible job with such a classy location and a wonderful family. Danielle and I are so happy for you guys and wish you all the best in the future!ReplyCancel

  • July 23, 2011 - 11:21 am

    Mary McCarthy - You’re a tease, Joshua. Makes me want to see more. Great job.
    Brad and Sabrina, you planned well and everything/everyone was beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • July 23, 2011 - 5:18 pm

    Nanette Fox - Congratulations Brad and Sabrina! Your wedding looked beautiful and your pictures are awesome. Best wishes to the new couple!!ReplyCancel

  • July 23, 2011 - 10:32 pm

    Tina - Beautiful pictures Brad and Sabrina! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • July 23, 2011 - 11:52 pm

    Dianna - The pictures are beautiful!!!! I love you sissy!!!! I can’t wait to see the rest! It was an amazing wedding!! You two are the perfect couple and I love you both!ReplyCancel

  • July 23, 2011 - 11:55 pm

    Dianna - Jack looks like such a handsome young man!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 24, 2011 - 9:24 am

    Daphne - I can feel the joy of your special day and so wish I could have been with you! Everyone looked so fab. I couldn’t believe how lovely Petra was ! It looks like she enjoyed the dancing too! I can’t wait to view the rest of the pictures!

  • August 2, 2011 - 1:34 pm

    Rosina & Mike - Hi Mr. & Mrs. Shafer!!!! Beautiful wedding & the photos look like they’re right out of Bridal Vogue!!! Congratulations!!!ReplyCancel

  • August 2, 2011 - 4:18 pm

    Sarah - What a beautiful day! These pictures capture how beautiful you are as a bride and now a beautiful family.ReplyCancel

  • August 9, 2011 - 11:22 pm

    Sam - All I can say is “WOW!” You’re wedding was so beautiful!! I love the picture of Sabrina looking at the camera and Brad is looking down. I looks like a magazine picture, seriously. I wish you guys all the best. Love yaReplyCancel

  • August 9, 2011 - 11:30 pm

    Greg - Joshua’s work is incredible. I bet you two are so glad you got him to capture your wedding! Weddings pics are so important. Classy locations, couple, and wedding. We are so happy for you guys! CONGRATS 🙂ReplyCancel

  • August 14, 2011 - 11:28 pm

    Jake - Just breathtaking! The pictures are gorgeous. I’m so happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • August 20, 2011 - 11:31 pm

    Jordan - Every picture is perfect. Wish Joshua was around when we got married!!

    We are so happy for you two, Brad and Sabrina. All our love, The LaClairs.ReplyCancel

  • August 20, 2011 - 11:40 pm

    Maggie and Mike - What a party! I can’t believe Joshua got all these great shots… he was barely noticeable. Impressive photographer, which shows by these pics.ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2011 - 12:08 am

    Danielle - SO happy for the beautiful couple!! Congrats :o) You two looks like models. AWESOME shots! The one of you two kissing on the staircase is to die for! Stunning.ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2011 - 12:16 am

    Jade - The photos of you guys on the stairs is so romantic and sweet.ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2011 - 12:25 am

    Phil - I’m so glad Joshua posted these. I hate that we missed your big day but the pictures are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2011 - 12:48 am

    Michelle & Matt - Very artistic– almost like they tell the story of the wedding. That’s cool because our photographer just took “pose” shots where we stood in awkward poses and made cheesy smiles. Joshua is very talented.ReplyCancel

  • August 22, 2011 - 4:05 pm

    Erika - Great work Joshua!! You really did a great job capturing the wedding and all its highlights! The picture with Brad getting Jack ready is priceless.ReplyCancel

  • August 22, 2011 - 4:30 pm

    Renata - These pictures are amazing! The ones with Sabrina’s mom are hilarious– talk about getting the picture at the right moment! Joshua Albanese, you did a phenomenal job.ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2011 - 11:32 pm

    Erica - I love the fireplace photo too!! Jerry says it looks like one of those old school pictures that you put above your fireplace. I can’t wait to see the rest of your pictures!! PLEASE email me when you get the rest of them!!!ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2011 - 11:57 pm

    Leslie - I can’t decide which picture I like the most… they are all so great!ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2011 - 9:45 pm

    Katelyn - We are so happy for Brad, Sabrina, and the kids! You all look so wonderful and happy!! All the bestReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2011 - 10:00 pm

    Patty - The picture with Sabrina’s wedding dress hanging is the most beautiful picture I’ve seen!!! Wow!!!! Everyone looks so great– I had the best time. Love you all. Many happy years ahead, PattyReplyCancel

  • August 29, 2011 - 11:02 am

    Robby - Congrats!! These photos really show how beautiful your big day was. I am so happy for you and Brad! Let me know when you get the rest of your pictures.ReplyCancel

  • August 29, 2011 - 12:26 pm

    Janet - What a perfect day is right! Joshua was awesome– we barely even noticed he was there! Great pics!! I thought it was really smart that you took pictures before the wedding so that you could spend extra time with your friends and family, nice touch.ReplyCancel

  • August 29, 2011 - 1:43 pm

    Matt - I love the one where Brad is spinning Sabrina. Your dance was awesome guys.ReplyCancel

  • August 29, 2011 - 4:12 pm

    Jessa - Aww, the beautiful couple. Everything Joshua said is true. Your wedding really was perfect. The picture of Jack looking at the camera is priceless!!!!ReplyCancel

  • August 29, 2011 - 4:33 pm

    Don - The live music was such a classy touch. By far the most elegant wedding I’ve been to! Josh is very talented too. My favorite is the picture of Dianna signing the bottom of Sabrina’s shoe. Mary told me that was her “something blue.” Clever!ReplyCancel

  • August 29, 2011 - 6:46 pm

    Sophie - SO proud of you! These pictures are awesome 🙂 It’s so sweet how they tell the story of your day!!ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2011 - 11:11 am

    Jean and Jiang - These are beautiful! The look on Brad’s face before Sabrina is about to touch his shoulder is hilarious. I love these pictures!!!ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2011 - 11:33 am

    Jill - Every single picture looks more beautiful and elegant than the next. They are all great.ReplyCancel

  • September 1, 2011 - 5:57 pm

    Tim - What a loving family! These pictures are fantastic. I told my daughter to check out Josh’s work for her wedding. All the best to the newly wedsReplyCancel

  • September 1, 2011 - 11:55 pm

    Kristie - Congrats!! Everything looks so great. My favorite is the photo of Brad getting Jack ready for the big day. I love you guys. The family is perfect!!! All the bestReplyCancel

  • September 2, 2011 - 11:15 pm

    Paul - I can tell already that you two are going to have a wonderful life together. These pics speak a thousand words. Please let me know when the rest are up!ReplyCancel

  • September 4, 2011 - 10:18 am

    Kristie - Talk about getting the shot at the right moment! We are so happy for you. Great memoriesReplyCancel

  • September 4, 2011 - 8:08 pm

    Cameron - Photography has come a loong way since Jasmine and I were married, I’ll tell you that. Congrats to the beautiful couple. All the best.ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2011 - 3:51 pm

    Ted and Joy - This is the happiest I’ve seen Brad in a long time. I can seen the love in his eyes in every picture. Joy, the kids, and I are so happy for my best friend and his new wife. Great pictures!ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2011 - 8:42 pm

    Robert - Congrats you two. Joshua is very talented. The photo of you two dancing is classic.ReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2011 - 9:34 pm

    Anna - These are the most gorgeous wedding pictures I’ve seen!!! They really do look like they are out of Bridal Vogue. We wish your family all the best. You are in our prayers. Love, AnnaReplyCancel

  • September 5, 2011 - 10:11 pm

    David & Bill - You two are rockin’ it!! Although Bill and I agree that you couldn’t have had such an amazing wedding without us there, Joshua Albanese did a smashing job! You owe Bridal Expo a huge thanks for getting you his info. His work is priceless.ReplyCancel

  • September 6, 2011 - 12:36 am

    Amy - That’s true Dave…. These are awesome Joshua! We are all so happy that you were their photographer. I know you will be very successful in your career. And for Sabrina and Brad, we wish you guys a lifetime of love, happiness, and success!ReplyCancel

  • September 6, 2011 - 10:46 am

    Tina and Joe - God I can’t believe I haven’t seen these! Thanks for posting this on facebook; these are amazing!!! You guys are so cute together. It’s such a romantic story that you have.

    These are the most beautiful pictures I’ve seen. My fav is the one where you guys are walking down the stairs. It is so pretty. I <3 youReplyCancel