It’s a true pleasure today to introduce you all to one of my favorite and most trusted floral designers in Chicago, Natalie of Hello Darling. Every time I see Natalie’s work at a wedding or in studio I have to take a look and then come back and look again, because every perfect little piece is placed with such care and ease it inspires awe in this flower loving girl’s heart.

We… and by we I mean SHE dreamed up this little brunch wedding or shower inspiration a few weeks ago and I was delighted to photograph all the lovely details- peonies and Solomon’s seal from Natalie’s own backyard and place settings of vintage brass, colored glass, and Limoges china with other linens from BBJ Linen and rentals from Tablescapes Chicago.

Hello Darling Styling Chicago- Photo by www.kinawicks.com
Hello Darling Styling Chicago- Photo by www.kinawicks.com
Hello Darling Styling Chicago- Photo by www.kinawicks.com
Hello Darling Styling Chicago- Photo by www.kinawicks.com
Hello Darling Styling Chicago- Photo by www.kinawicks.com
Hello Darling Styling Chicago- Photo by www.kinawicks.com
Hello Darling Styling Chicago- Photo by www.kinawicks.com
Hello Darling Styling Chicago- Photo by www.kinawicks.com
Hello Darling Styling Chicago- Photo by www.kinawicks.com
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Hello Darling Styling Chicago- Photo by www.kinawicks.com

North Pond Engagement Session- Kina Wicks Photography
North Pond Engagement Session- Kina Wicks Photography
North Pond Engagement Session- Kina Wicks Photography
North Pond Engagement Session- Kina Wicks Photography
North Pond Engagement Session- Kina Wicks Photography
North Pond Engagement Session- Kina Wicks Photography
North Pond Engagement Session- Kina Wicks Photography
North Pond Engagement Session- Kina Wicks Photography
North Pond Engagement Session- Kina Wicks Photography
North Pond Engagement Session- Kina Wicks Photography
North Pond Engagement Session- Kina Wicks Photography

Hania & Tim got engaged at North Pond so it was the perfect place to celebrate their engagement memories and capture some more!  I enjoyed this sunny Chicago afternoon with these sweet lovebirds so much.

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Rachel & Preston are simply beautiful, inside and out and have the natural repartee that is simply charming. This day was full of rich family tradition, heritage, elegance and romance. Definitely a pinch me experience.

Wedding Planner: La Belle Fluer Events || Wedding Gown: Pronovias || Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Kennedy Blue || Wedding Venue: Newberry Library  || MUA: Bisi Essien, Crystal Eyez (http://www.crystal-eyez.com/) || Hair: Shari-Lyn Banks, The Healthy Hair Boutique (https://www.facebook.com/TheHealthyHairBoutique) || Floral: Alexandra Jusino, Exquisite Designs (http://www.exqdesigns.com/) || Wedding Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe (http://www.weddingshoppeinc.com/) || Tuxedos: The Men’s Wearhouse (http://www.menswearhouse.com/) || Cake: Alliance Bakery (http://www.alliance-bakery.com/)

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Shooting this session at Mint Springs Farm was pure joy.  Glen and Stephanie are head over heels for each other and I can’t wait to capture their Nashville wedding at the farm next May.

Cantigny Park Wedding
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Cantigny Park Wedding

Nothing like springtime in Chicago and a sweet couple like Carol & Eric to put a smile on my face!  This day at Cantigny Park in May was such a joy to be a part of.

  • Eric Lam

    i loveeeee!!!! thank you again kina!!!! cant wait to see the rest of them soon!!!!ReplyCancel

  • What a lovely couple. And I am so, so, so, so jealous of that location! Those trees and the flowers and the colors… so beautifully captured!ReplyCancel

  • What a perfect spring wedding this is. The trees, the light, the couple…everything is just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • wow, this is just stunning. the colors. the couple. Beautifully done!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous! So pretty and light.ReplyCancel

  • janny

    sooo in love! these are amazingReplyCancel

  • Maggie Fortson

    These are so stunning! I just love the romantic feel to your imagery. Cantigny is a great venue in the Spring time!ReplyCancel