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One of my favorite couples, one of my favorite weddings… I could have made this post 200 images long and still not shared all of the emotions, beautiful moments and little nuances of Gina & Tim’s day.  I just scratched the surface here, but you can also read and see more by checking out the recent feature of this day on BRIDES and Snippet & Ink. Thank you to the amazing vendors who brought Gina & Tim’s vision to life: Anne Book Signature Style, Pistil & Vine,  The Blackstone Hotel, Magnificent Milestones, Happy Menocal, Vera Wang, Girl with a Serious DreamYour Stylist AJ and Shannon O’brien Makeup Artist.

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Chicago Botanical Garden Engagement Session

Randi & Curt met me at the CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN on what turned out to be the first sunny day of the Spring.  It was just the kind of day to catch Spring Fever and I had so much fun spending it with these two.

It was so exciting to travel down to Oxford, Mississippi for this engagement session.  Marielle and Matthew are the absolute sweetest couple and to capture them in a place that was so significant to them… their college alma mater town, the place they first met and where their relationship budded… was just perfect.  I simply cannot wait for their Chicago wedding with Hello Darling Styling at The Peninsula Hotel next March.

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Head on over to Brides.com to see more from Gina & Tim’s stunning wedding day at The Blackstone Chicago Hotel.

Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography

“Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.”  ~Robert Brault

I get that this is an over-simplistic quote, but it sums up exactly how I felt getting to spend time with my friends Stefanie & Ivan this month in always beautiful California.  Whatever residual winter blues I had were washed away over glasses of Sangria, laughs, and stories of Europe with these two.  It’s such a gift to meet kindred spirits in this world that suddenly brighten your outlook and refresh your perspective.  Love you two!

  • Kina – I love these photographs! Thank you Kina for your company and for capturing these pics of my hubby and I – we will cherish them forever – and one day show them to our kids with the words “this were mom and dad when they were young” – lol :) It was such a blessing meeting you and spending time with you! Exactly what we all needed to recharge. Can’t wait to see you again – hopefully soon!ReplyCancel

  • what a beautiful session. Makes me want to be there!!ReplyCancel

  • These are deliciously beautiful! Stephanie looks absolutely gorgeous. Stunning work Kina!ReplyCancel

  • Oh these are breathtaking! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • These are GORGEOUS! I love the warmth and the tones. What a beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Very beautiful session Kina!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful session! I just love how intimate the photos feel!ReplyCancel

  • I feel like on repeat here as I go through your blog posts commenting.. but seriously, I love you. Your radiant, loving self always shines through so brightly in your work. I love the LOVE you bring out in the people you photograph.. love these so much. And so proud of you for doing it all in film, BEST DECISION EVER!!! :) ReplyCancel