Kankakee Wedding | Zack & Jessica

“In you, I’ve found the love of my life and my closest, truest friend.”

Zack and Jessica are a genuine and adorable couple. Hands down.

I first met these two last year when I took their engagement photos. We battled through swarms of mosquitos at the time to get some beautiful images.

Fast forward to September 2, 2017. The BIG day.

My second shooter and I met up Saturday morning at the X-Line Sportsman Club in Kankakee. Zack and his groomsmen hung out outside while Jessica and her bridesmaids got ready inside.

The two exchanged letters prior to their first look. None of us know how the letters read, but judging by their expressions, I think they both knocked it out of the park!

When it was time for the first look, I positioned Zack outside in preparation. He was so excited to see Jess, as was she to see him. She walked across the grass to where he stood, lightly tapped his shoulder and he turned to see his beautiful bride. After snapping away for several photos, we let the two have some moments to themselves to embrace the day and each other. This is always one of my favorite experiences during the wedding day… witnessing the first time the couple sees each other on the big day! ❤

The ceremony and reception went off without a hitch, and I think it is safe to say that everyone had a fabulous time!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Stone! May you have a lifetime of happiness!

Photo Whimsy by Megan is a Clifton, Illinois-based photographer.