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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

We like to think we cater to a specific market in Chicago wedding photography – our couples happen to be some of the most stylish, creative, and unique people and we love seeing their personalities shine through their plans and details.  We especially love winter weddings – not only does the off-season allow us to…

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  • February 7, 2013 - 9:33 am

    rose carlson - these pictures are beautiful what a great jobReplyCancel

  • February 7, 2013 - 9:48 am

    Kari - Wow!! I love them all. Can’t wait to order some.ReplyCancel

  • February 7, 2013 - 10:23 am

    Sheila Prillwitz - Beautiful pictures, beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • February 7, 2013 - 1:58 pm

    Kim Breitzke - absolutely stunning!!! Great work Joshua and team!! You are all true artists…can’t wait to order some!!! LOVE them all 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 7, 2013 - 3:20 pm

    Nikki Wright - These are fantastic!!! You both look amazing and so happy and at peace with each other. Love you bothReplyCancel

  • February 7, 2013 - 6:00 pm

    Ellen Groves - what a wonderful Wedding.. the Bride was Beautiful the food delicious. what more can I say..:)
    So Glad I was there..ReplyCancel

  • February 7, 2013 - 6:48 pm

    Erica Clark - AMAZING pictures! Can’t wait to see them all! What a great day!ReplyCancel

  • February 11, 2013 - 6:53 pm

    Candice Sterling - Everything is just beautiful…can’t wait to frame some of these for you!ReplyCancel

  • February 17, 2013 - 6:14 pm

    christin carlson - how beautiful cant wait to get some of the picturesReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 7:58 am

    Chuck - awesomeReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 8:02 am

    Aaron C - Beautiful photos of such a spectacular event! Congratulations again!!!ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 8:12 am

    Chris Green - Great pics and a great wedding!ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 8:15 am

    Lauren Sheerr - What beautiful shots!! Definitely worth the time spent outside in the cold 😉ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 8:15 am

    Dayana - What beautiful pictures and captivating moments. I can’t wait to relive the day with you! xoxo DReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 8:40 am

    Melissa Surdy - Who says Winter Weddings aren’t Beautiful!!! Joshua you’re truly Amazing, truly, truly, Truly Amazing! :o) Matt and Trisha Being in Love Looks Great on you Two!ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 8:52 am

    Marina Seroussi - Amazing photos! Love the chemistry between Trish and Matt that was so beautifully captured.ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 11:13 am

    Janice - Stunning photos! And what a gorgeous couple!!ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 11:36 am

    Ben Rooks - I was sorry not to be able to attend, but these pictures gave a sense of what we missed – fabulous photos and dramatic narrative!ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 2:40 pm

    Dan Bice - You guys look awesome!ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 5:15 pm

    Samantha Staley - Absolutely beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 6:11 pm

    Robert Beach - The pictures look amazing, and the wedding was incredible!ReplyCancel

  • February 25, 2013 - 9:05 am

    Pam Carlson - Beautiful pictures. Music was great. Wonderful wedding in every way.ReplyCancel

  • February 25, 2013 - 3:23 pm

    Sarah M. - Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • March 2, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Sue F - Beautiful Pictures!!! Anxiously awaiting the wedding pictures from February 23rd evening at the Palmer House. I know they will be amazing!ReplyCancel

  • March 3, 2013 - 7:36 pm

    dave carlson - looks greatReplyCancel

  • March 3, 2013 - 7:37 pm

    f o carlson - great jobReplyCancel

  • March 3, 2013 - 7:38 pm

    charles - caint wait to see the rest of themReplyCancel

  • March 3, 2013 - 7:41 pm

    jeb - you guys look beautifulReplyCancel