Mahlia + Anthony | Volunteer Park Conservatory Wedding
One of the most remarkable parts about being a wedding photographer is having the opportunity to be a part of someone else’s world for a day. Mahlia, Anthony and their wonderful families were so warm and welcoming, and not a moment passed where I didn’t feel like a guest myself. What a lovely group of people I had the honor of documenting.
Photographing a Volunteer Park Conservatory wedding has been a bucket list item for me for quite some time. One of my favorite things about this wedding day was that all the bride and groom portraits were actually done after the sun had already set, and we were functioning entirely off the twilight and the heat lamps in the greenhouse. It brought such a beautiful mood.
See Mahlia and Anthony’s engagement session, also at the Volunteer Park Conservatory!
I am absolutely over the moon for this gorgeous wedding, and have been dying to share this stunning love story with you all.
Such a precious moment I almost cried myself! Mahlia’s dream was to see Anthony for the first time walking down the aisle. When your wedding takes place later in a winter afternoon, this can be difficult to pull off since you’re strapped for daylight and its most time efficient to have a “first look” so you can have ALL your portraits and formals taken prior to the ceremony. But we made it happen, and this moment made it all worth it.
For contextual purposes.. The sun sets at 5:54 PM on February 25th, and we began photographing the following portraits after 6:00 PM that evening. Yet you would never know!