Row 24 | Chicago, IL | Wisconsin Wedding Photography | Brittany & Shailabh

Brittany and I have been friends since "running" the mile in seventh grade gym class where we basically walked the whole thing and have been inseparable ever since. She moved to Chicago in eighth grade and we've been navigating the waters of long distance friendship ever since... which technology has made a lot easier, since now we mostly just send funny memes to each other over Facebook Messenger, haha! Everyone has to have a meme friend, right?

When Brittany asked me to photograph her wedding, she told me, "I remember when you got your first point and shoot camera." In my wildest dreams, I never could have imagined that me goofing around taking pictures with my friends or when I was bored would turn into an entire career path for me. Even when I took Britt's senior pictures, way back in 2009—the summer before our senior year, I never imagined that ten years later I would be here, photographing her wedding.

Brittany and Shailabh's traditional Indian wedding was a first for me. It was so amazing to see the celebration of different cultures and to witness how two families come together to celebrate their children. Their legal ceremony afterward left everyone with tears in their eyes. It was truly one of the most magical celebrations that I have ever been a part of.

Brittany has never been a formal person for as long as I've known her, so this wedding was super laid back, no formal photos, and it was a nice change of pace being a fly on the wall and doing mostly candids! Plus, Brittany and Shailabh had TACOS for dinner and the most epic dance party. All around, A+ wedding for sure.

Keep scrolling to see more from their epic party!

Venue: Row 24

Catering: Ashyana Banquets

Dinner: Jarabe Mexican Street Food

Photography: Anna Gutermuth Photography

DJ: Reggie Jones

Cake: Molly's Cupcakes

Rings: Jewlr and Etsy

Headpiece: Kochetova on Etsy

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