Here’s a little backstory on the couple, from our bride, Ania,

“Ryan and I met at work… For about a year working “under one roof” we didn’t cross paths. However, it all changed when Ryan’s boss took over the tennis shop merchandise section. The first time he saw me his eyes got so big that I thought they would jump off his face. I thought that it was something on my face that made him look at me that way, but it was just me. He start coming down to tennis shop to fold shits, to chit chat, or give me a ride on his golf cart to my car after work. He kept asking me out for drinks, but I was hesitant to accept the invitation since I thought it would be strange to hang out with a coworker. Finally, I decided to give it a go, and to my surprise it was the best date ever. We spent about 5 hours talking about everything and nothing at the same time. No awkward silent moments or forced laughter, just him and I getting to know each other. After dating for about 6 months, we moved in together, and the rest is history.”

And when the two were wed, they invited our team to capture every minute!


The day began at The Guesthouse Hotel in Chicago, a trendy hotel meant to feel like a home. Ryan got ready in the library, he looked handsome in his navy suit. Meanwhile, Ania put her hair in a bun, got her make-up done, and slipped into her delicate lace gown and ruby Manolo Blahniks. The two met in the lobby for the perfect first look on opposite sides of giant barn-wood doors, and all of their family members were there to see it. Once they were united, they headed to Firehouse Chicago for their ceremony and reception.

The two were wed in front of an ivy covered wall. Ania looked stunning coming down the stairs, and Ryan was looking forward to that moment all day. The two exchanged rings and vows and shared a kiss before heading inside for their reception. The two ate delicious food from Fig Catering, shared a piece of their nearly-naked cake by Fluor Cake & Pastry, and danced the night away to the sounds of The UpBeat Band.

Every second of the day was perfect, and we feel honored these two chose us to capture their special day. Congratulations on becoming husband and wife you two!

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