Star Wars Wedding at The Brix in Carpentersville, IL


Kayla and Tyler

Star Wars was the overarching theme of Kayla and Tyler’s wedding day, as they got married on May 4th, 2019 (may the fourth be with you ;) ).  

It was so much fun to mix some super unique lightsaber shots in with the regular portraits of the day, as well as the bridal parties entrance and everyone playing with the light sabers on the dance floor!! Who knew that lightsabers really help everyone at the wedding get up and dance?!

Kayla and Tyler were one of the first people to book their wedding at The Brix on the Fox, a new wedding venue in the Chicago suburbs.  I was so excited to shoot there, and let me tell you, it totally lived up to my expectations! It is a gorgeous venue!!  I loved all the areas around for portraits and the all big windows brought beautiful natural light in throughout the whole day until the sun went down.

The ceremony was definitely one to remember—full of laughs and love and all kinds of fun traditions.  A huge part of wedding day coverage is documenting not only the ceremony, but also the reactions of your friends and family as they celebrate you making your commitments to each other!

I had the bride and groom step out to do some sunset portraits, as our portrait session in the beginning of the day got cut short due to guests arriving over an hour early!!  Thankfully the river is just across the street and we were able to get some epic shots of them right as the sun was setting. Pulling wedding couples out during sunset is always my favorite, and if possible in the schedule, I always highly recommend it! It gives you a few minutes to breathe and just soak in your wedding day together, and you get some killer portraits in your wedding attire!

Congratulations Kayla and Tyler, and thank you for having me.  This wedding is definitely one for the books. May the force be with you!


Photographer: Hanna Walkowaik Photography

Venue: The Brix on Fox

Hair: Denise Fincutter

Makeup: Beauty by Lisa Ann

Caterer: Chic Chef Catering

Officiant: Minster Debra Ann

DJ: Spin ‘n Play

Wedding Dress Designer: Matthew Christopher

Wedding Dress Shop: Glamour Closet

Grooms Suit: Jos A. Bank

Rings: Brilliant Earth

Invitations: Minted