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    JAMES CURRIE PHOTOGRAPHY is a Chicago area studio with a strong passion for capturing the unique experience of people's relationships and interactions with each other. We love photographing destination portraits and weddings in a creative, journalistic style at locations that inspire you.

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Amy + Parker | Chicago Casino Club Wedding Photography

Public Hotel Chicago Wedding Photography

On a bright January morning, surrounded by the laughter of her sisters and girlfriends, Amy waited patiently. The room fell to a hush as her Father walked in to see his daughter dressed and ready for her wedding day. A warm look of pride came over his face as he walked into the room and then tears overcame them both. Above the rooftops, Parker was waiting to see his bride for the first time, they were surrounded by the historic part of the Chicago skyline. Tears continued to fall and the day was off to a wonderfully emotional start. Old Chicago was the was the setting for this wonderful black tie celebration and it almost felt like we’d traveled back to the 1920′s as the celebration unfolded all around us. Check out a few favorite images from this classic old Chicago wedding.

Getting ready: Public Hotel, Racquet Club of Chicago Make-up: Make-up by Elisa Ceremony: Forth Presbyterian Church Reception: Chicago Casino Club

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Nancy and Justin’s Double Maternity Session | Salt Lake City, Utah

They couldn’t wait to tell their families their good news, Nancy and Justin planned a special reveal with each of their families sharing their surrogate was officially pregnant with their baby…but that wasn’t the only surprise.

Their long journey through infertility took them down the road of multiple attempts at IVF at several different clinics only to be told pregnancy would never happen for Nancy. This painful road lead them to the emotional, challenging but hopeful road of surrogacy. Still their were challenges, but they were finally matched with a wonderful, benevolent surrogate for their child. While moving forward on that timeline, Justin and Nancy chose to start a new timeline with themselves suggesting a change in protocol they had researched. After multiple failed attempts, Nancy was finally pregnant. Justin and Nancy planned to move ahead with the surrogate as well; now they were officially pregnant…twice! Nancy and Justin are due in May and their surrogate is due one month later; an incredible story of love and hope. You can learn more about their amazing journey at Nancy’s blog: http://www.hellobee.com/author/mrs-starfish/

I can’t tell you how thrilled we are for Nancy, Justin and their growing family! Check out a few favorite photos from Nancy and Justin’s maternity session in Salt Lake City along with their lovely surrogate.

Morgan + Tim | Independence Grove Engagement Photography

On a rare and beautiful Summer evening, I met up with Tim and Morgan in a park that has grown to be very special to them. After a few years away at school, these high school friends met up for a run through the park at Independence Grove, that run lead to many runs and those many runs lead to a relationship. We had to start off our engagement session capturing their shared love for running before we got into the good stuff. Check out a few favorites from their session.

Jake + Lydia | The Onion Pub and Brewery Wedding Photography

You may remember Lydia and Jake from their awesome snowy engagement session last year. Snow flakes were the theme at their January wedding this year. Lydia and her friends and family crafted all their winter details together and Jake lent his carpentry skills to pull off a wonderful winter wonderland wedding. After a wonderful ceremony performed by Lydia’s Father, everyone gathered to celebrate and The Onion Pub & Brewery. Make-up by: Katie Riordan. Check out a few favorites from the big celebration.

Alyssa + Dan | Germania Place Wedding Photography

It’s not that I’ve never photographed a wedding with two people so in love, it’s that I’ve never photographed a wedding where two people, their parents and everyone surrounding them were so devoted to each other and honored to be there with each other. There was something special in the air on Alyssa and Dan’s wedding day that I can’t quite put into words, but it comes through in the photos. You can see it in the way they look at each other. Come for the elegant soiree, but stay for the Father/Daughter dance. Seriously, the Father/Daughter dance puts a smile on my face every time; they really know how to get down. Dan and Alyssa and their families are bound by love and a common faith; check out some photos from a day of great celebration.

Makeup: Elisa Lojkutz | Getting Ready: Hotel Allegro | Venue: Germania Place | Band: Stephanie Rogers Band | Photography: James Currie Photography

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