In order to explain how we have come to know Ariana and Janzten, we need to go back a little ways back into Marc & Mindy’s history. This story really illustrates how appreciative and grateful we are to have had many wonderful clients whom we consider good friends by this point. This story starts back in 2018 when we first met with Joslyn and Zach – eventually photographing their Sycamore, IL wedding in June 2019. It was during this wedding day we had the honor of meeting and getting to know Zach’s best man Sal and Sal’s girlfriend who was also a bridesmaid, Jeanette. Although not yet officially engaged, it was Jeanette who excitedly grabbed me on the dance floor to tell me when they DO get engaged, they are giving us a call to photograph their wedding! Sure enough, a month later Jeanette sends us an email to tell us the good news, they are engaged and they want us to capture their wedding day.
Jeanette and Sal’s wedding date was set for September 2020 in Lake Geneva, WI. We are always excited to celebrate with couples we have gotten to know and this wedding was no different. As this story continues, it was at Sal and Jeanette’s wedding we met Ariana. Ariana is Jeanette’s cousin and was a bridesmaid that day. Jantzen was also in attendance as a wedding guest and Ariana’s date. They knew they were a good match, but no proposals quite yet as the relationship was still quite new.
It was then in December of 2020 that another couple reached out to us – Janine and Will. They wanted us to capture their wedding day because Janine’s college friend and sorority sister, Ariana, had recommended us. Again Ariana was going to be a bridesmaid at her cousin Janine’s wedding. Well you know what they say about always being a bridesmaid, you get to be the next bride (eventually).
If you’re still with me, great… I feel as though an infographic is needed by this point.
Joslyn & Zach (2019) –>
Jeanette & Sal (2020 – best man and bridesmaid for Joslyn & Zach) –>
Janine & Will (2021 – Janine was Ariana’s sorority sister and Ariana was kind enough to recommend us) –>
Ariana & Janzten (2023 – Ariana is Jeanette’s cousin and bridesmaid)
It was a couple weeks before Janine and Will’s wedding day in May 2022 when I get an email from Ariana “WE’RE ENGAGED!” We were both excited for Ariana and Jantzen. It had been fun getting to know this couple throughout the years which makes us even more excited to be the ones trusted to capture their wedding day. Words cannot express how truly grateful we are when our past couples recommend us to their friends and family.
I am so excited to share it is now Ariana and Janzten’s time to shine as one of our latest couples! They wanted something with nature and white barns for their engagement session and I knew of just the spot. They traveled out to the suburbs to meet me in West Dundee at the Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve. The sunset was stunning, the air was still warm, and it was the perfect evening to capture their session. These two are so natural together – easily demonstrating the love and admiration they have for one another. Two peas in a pod, birds of a feather, soul mates that the stars brought together. They do truly bring out the best in each other. We are so happy destiny brought our own paths to cross and look forward to celebrating your wedding day together in June.
Photo Session Location: Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve – West Dundee, IL