Brad & Holly's wedding day took place at the historic downtown Hotel Blackhawk. We started the day photographing in Holly in her hotel suite. It's always a great to have somewhere nice to create some getting ready shots. Many times brides underestimate the importance of their getting ready portraits and choose a cluttered church basement which can definitely make it more difficult to capture beautiful portraits.
|Holly's bridesmades were all smiles and laughs as they helped Holly with her dress.|
We always set up a private first meeting between the couple.... its great to see the anticipation, it's also great for the couple to have a few moments alone to talk and soak each other in. Check out Holly's smile. She was certainly excited!
|How beautiful does Holly look on the marble staircase!|
|Hotel Blackhawk has many great places for portraits. The hotel embodies class, sophistication and elegance.|
|I loved this portrait because it feels like Holly and Brad are an art piece.|
|This was a classy yet fun pose for Holly and her bridesmaids!|
The bridal party was so much fun to shoot. They were very eager and excited to be a part of Holly & Brad's wedding. Check out the groomsmen... they were just hanging out before the wedding and I was able to capture a cool portrait of them!
|The Quad City downtown cobble-stone road made for a great background for this fun portrait.|
After the wedding ceremony we jumped on the Trolley and rode downtown where we created some portraits of the wedding party & the couple having fun and enjoying the BIG day!