Bridgeport Art Center Wedding: Lauren + Jeff

I fell in love. Documenting Lauren & Jeff’s first day as husband and wife was way more magical then I could have ever imagined. From the tears Jeff shed when he saw Lauren for the first time to the electrifying dance Lauren and father surprised all of the guest with during their Father/Daughter Dance—the day was filled with so.much.love.

After getting ready with her best girlfriends, Lauren met Jeff at Aster Hall @ 900 North Michigan for the sweetest first look. In the car ride over, all Lauren kept saying was “I just need to see Jeff”. And when she did, all the anxiety she felt just melted away. She was at peace. He truly is her “calm”. Their first look was so sweet, even I needed a tissue to regroup.

Once portraits commenced, we headed over to the Bridgeport Art Center where Lauren shared another tearful first look with her father before the ceremony. Together they walked down the aisle and he gave her away to thee most amazing and deserving young man, Jeff. The ceremony was full of joy and laugher and even included a musical selection by a small choir. Everyone in the room rejoiced as they vowed themselves to one another and jumped the broom!

The celebration continued into the night where there was a delicious meal, drinks galore, crazy wild dancing and late night burgers (yum!). It was a celebration that truly spoke to who Lauren and Jeff are as individuals and as a dynamic couple. I am so honored to have been able to share in their special day. Lauren & Jeff, thank you for entrusting me with the opportunity to capture all these wonderful memories. I wish you both a lifetime of love, happiness and beautiful babies! xoxo

Many thanks to the amazing team who brought this celebration to life...

Venue: Bridgeport Art Center

Event Planner: Lauren Robinson (the Bride)

Day of Coordinator: Stephanie Spence

Makeup: Danielle Rochon Makeup

Hair: Kesha “Keystylist” Levy

Photographer: Nicee Martin Photo & Design

Catering: Cocina Fusion

Draping/Lighting: Art of Imagination

Florist: InFlorEsence

Ceremony Music: Trinity United Church of Christ

Cake Designer: Bjorn Bakery

Music: The DJ Firm

Bridal Gown - Bella Bianca Couture

Dress Designer - Hayley Paige

Groom & Groomsmen’s Tuxedoes - Black Tux

Bridesmaid’s Dresses - Brideside

Nails - Lady Legs


Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from this Chicago Wedding at the Bridgeport Art Center by Chicago Wedding Photographer, Nicee Martin.

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The Seville Wedding: Jessica + Justin

Jessica & Justin are thee sweetest couple. Their love for one another is so pure. It was such an honor to document their first day as husband and wife as they were surrounded by their dear friends. The day started in Hoffman Estates, where the bride and groom got prepared with their bridal party. After dressing, they shared thee most special first look with one another. It was such an intimate moment before all the busyness of the day began. From there we headed into their ceremony, which was heartfelt, yet straight-to-the-point—”let’s get married already!” After sealing the deal, we headed to a gem location at Schaumburg Town Square for fun bridal party portraits. We ended the journey at The Seville, in Streamwood, IL to celebrate with their family and friends, and what a party it was!! Complete with the Alpha Kappa Alpha’s hymn sang to Jessica by her sorority sisters followed by an energetic stroll. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day <3

Many thanks to the amazing team who brought this celebration to life...

Venue: The Seville

Cake Designer: The Baking Institute Bakery

Makeup: Danielle Rochon Makeup

Hair: Have You Been Caressed

Music: DJ EJ

Event Coordinator: Its My Planner


Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from this Chicago Wedding at The Seville by Chicago Wedding Photographer, Nicee Martin.

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Paris312 Birthday Party: Siena Rose Turns ONE!

Sweet Siena Rose turned 1 this month and I couldn’t be feel more honored to have photographed her 1st birthday celebration which was held at Paris312 in Chicago. I am always in awe at just how special this little munchkin is to her sweet family. As the first grandchild on both sides of her family, she is showered with love and affection from all—even family-friends can’t help but dote on little miss Siena, she is a precious girl indeed. I am so honored to have had the opportunity to photograph these major milestones in her first year and I am looking forward to all the wonderful memories and milestones ahead <3

Many thanks to the amazing team who brought this celebration to life...

Venue & Balloon Art: Paris312


Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from this Paris312 Birthday Party by Chicago Event Photographer, Nicee Martin.

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Stan Mansion Wedding: Patrice + Qiante

Patrice & Qiante’s wedding day was a glamorous event. From the brides soft flowy curls to the intricate details of the grooms tuxedo lapel—love was in the details! Not only was this couple dressed impeccably in their wedding day attire, but they even had very stylish party attire. There were gold accents all around: on the grooms lapel, on the brides clutch, on the wedding cake and on the backdrop of the stage. It was all so fun to photograph! The couple even used a smoke machine to “Dance in the Clouds” for their first dance—it was magical! I am honored to have documented their first day as husband & wife! xoxo

Many thanks to the amazing team who brought this celebration to life...

Venue: Stan Mansion

Florist: Juliet Tan Floral Design

Cake Designer: Amy Beck Cake Design

Makeup: Danielle Rochon Makeup

Hair: Hair by Lani

Music: DJ Commando

Caterer: Beyond Events

Event Designer: Big Hugs Photobooth


Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from this Stan Mansion Chicago Wedding by Chicago Wedding Photographer, Nicee Martin.

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Loft Lucia Chicago Wedding: Coniah + Gboyega

Fearless, brave and determined are the words that I would use to describe Coniah & Gboyega. Though you won’t be able to tell it through the warm images below, it was about 30 degrees in Chicago on Coniah & Gboyega’s November wedding day. To call it a “cool & brisk fall day” is an understatement—we were freezing! But everyone was determined to smile, pose coat-less and make the most of the day. Somehow, the high energy and comradery amongst the bridal party brought warmth to the day and helped us all survive the blistering cold! And boy am I glad it did, because we were able to capture some gorgeous shots with the iconic Chicago skyline despite the weather.

Coniah & Gboyega are truly a delight to know! Not only are they so very compatible with one another, but they are a true power couple. They both are driven, hardworking and dedicated, and all of their family and friends regard them in such high esteem & respect. It was beautiful to witness their closest friends and family gathered together to celebrate their union—many of which traveled far distances to do so.

Congratulations Coniah & Gboyega!! I wish you all a lifetime of happiness and love ❤️

Many thanks to the amazing team who brought this celebration to life...

Venue: Loft Lucia

Event Coordinator: Vintage Ivy Events

Cake Designer: Altissima

Makeup & Hair: Key2Glam

Music: DJ Protege

Caterer: Maison Cuisine

Officiant: Marlon Reid


Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from this Loft Lucia Chicago Wedding by Chicago Wedding Photographer, Nicee Martin.

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Glen Ellyn Private Wedding Ceremony: Aisha + Kendall

If the love is so good, why wait?! Aisha & Kendall are planning their wedding day for the springtime. But while planning, they asked themselves one day, “why wait?” So they decided to wed this Fall in an intimate ceremony surrounded by their immediate family. Everything about this ceremony was special, from the location—Aisha’s family church, to the attendees—loving Grandparents all the way down to the sweetest nieces and nephews ever. I am so incredibly honored to have shared in this special moment with these two. Can’t wait for the big celebration on April 27, 2019!


Many thanks to the amazing team who brought this celebration to life...

Makeup Artist: Danielle Rochon Makeup

Venue: Peoples Community Church

Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from this Wedding Ceremony by Chicago Wedding Photographer Nicee Martin.


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Naperville Riverwalk Engagement Session: Jessica + Justin

Endearing—that is the one word that comes to mind when I think of Jessica and Justin. From the moment I met them, their warm spirits made me feel comfortable and at ease. They truly are a perfect match for one another and they compliment each other so very well. Justin’s calm and quiet nature is matched by Jessica’s bubbly and energetic personality. These two can very easily get lost in their own little words when they’re together, and it is very heartwarming to witness. I am truly honored to be able to document their wedding day next summer. I know it will be a very special day for all in attendance. 

Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from this Naperville Engagement Session by Chicago Wedding Photographer Nicee Martin.


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Chicago Loop Engagement Session: Coniah + Gboyega

Coniah and Gboyega met in 2012 at a mutual friend’s housewarming party in Washington D.C. At the time Kobe Bryant was going though a divorce and upon meeting each other, Coniah and Gboyega got into a debate about prenuptial agreements. Let them tell it, they haven’t ceased to debate with each other about any and everything til this very day. Lol. They both love to debate, but when it came to falling in love with one another, there was no debating there. Coniah recalls, “I remember thinking that he was so stubborn, just like me, but if I could get him to bend for me, then we would probably have a good time”. These two lovebirds have been inseparable ever since. Coniah & Gboyega are set to wed this November 11th! I cannot wait to celebrate with them both!


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Chicago Theatre Engagement Session: Patrice + Qiante

Patrice and Qiante are simply adorable together and their affection for one another is so warm and heartfelt. Their love has carried them for nearly 10 years, many miles away and back home again. Through thick and thin, they have withstood the test of time and have built a foundation to get through the years ahead. I cannot wait to document their winter wedding this December at Stan Mansion here in Chicago! Cheers!


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Great Lakes Naval Base Wedding: Renee + Kyle

One day when we're old and gray, remind me to tell you about the time I almost got shot by an assault rifle on a U.S. Navy Base one morning as I was on my way to photograph a wedding. It's a comical story indeed, but luckily, I survived to see another day! Praise the Lord! Lol. After all of the excitement of getting onto the naval base on the morning of Renee & Kyle's wedding subsided, it actually turned into a wonderful fun-filled day! 

Although Renee & Kyle currently live in San Jose, CA, they decided to host their wedding back home in Illinois with their family and close friends. The ceremony was held at the Bluejacket Memorial Chapel on the Great Lakes Naval Base in North Chicago, IL. With its tall ceilings and ornate light fixtures, it provided the most pristine backdrop for this memorable occasion. Surrounded by their family and close friends, Renee & Kyle vowed themselves to one another and lit a unity candle to symbolize their two lives joining together as one. Soon after, we headed outdoors for bridal portraits then over to the reception hall to celebrate! The reception was held at Port O'Call Banquet Hall overlooking Lake Michigan where, along with their guest, Kyle & Renee laughed and danced the night away.   

Many thanks to the amazing team who brought this celebration to life...

Ceremony: BlueJacket Memorial Chapel

Reception Venue: Port O'Call Banquet Hall

Event Coordinator: Deanne Plattner

Florist: Elizabeth Renner

Music: Steve Dunning

Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from this Great Lakes Naval Base Summer Wedding by Chicago Wedding Photographer Miss Motley Photography.


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Chicago Botanic Garden Sip & See: Siena Rose

This elegant Sip & See was a joyous celebration for the newest member of the Segretto and Nisson family, Siena Rose. Not only is she the first child of newly weds, Michael & Nicole Segretto, but she is the first grandchild on both sides of her family, which makes this an extra special occasion indeed. All of her family members and family friends where thrilled to meet Siena and showered both, her and her parents, with love.

The delightful Sunday brunch, hosted at the Chicago Botanic Garden, was styled and planned by Akeshi Akinseye of Kesh Events. The decor included floral arrangements by Kesh Designs, balloon arches by Paris 312, a custom mimosa cart by Northern Decor and delicious sweet treats by Vanille Chicago

Many thanks to the amazing team who brought this celebration to life...

Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden

Event Designer & Planner: Kesh Events

Florals: Kesh Designs

Cake Artist & Sweet Treats: Vanille Chicago

Balloon Art: Paris 312

Mimosa Cart: Northern Decor

Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from this Chicago Botanic Garden Sip and See by Chicago Event Photographer Miss Motley Photography.


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Pazzo's 311 Chicago Wedding: Sheena + Nick

Smooth, suave, elegant, classy, poised these are all the words that describe Sheena & Nick. From the moment I entered the bridal suite at the JW Marriott Chicago the morning of their wedding and saw Sheena’s glamours details, I knew I was in for a photographers dream. I loved everything about their special day, from Sheena’s beautiful mermaid gown to the ceremony decor to the song the couple chose for their first dance. It was a day full of laughter and love and I truly did enjoy documenting this couple's wedding celebration at Pazzo’s 311

Many thanks to the amazing team who brought this celebration to life...

Venue: Pazzo's 311 Chicago

Event Coordinator: Weddings and Events By Karolina 

Cake Designer: Lezza's Bakery

Makeup Artist: Make Up Is Paint

Music: DJ Grilla

Secondary Photographer: Michelle Vergara

Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from this Pazzo's Chicago Winter Wedding by Chicago Wedding Photographer Miss Motley Photography.


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Bolingbrook Golf Club Wedding: Eman + Vincent

What a fun celebration Eman & Vincent’s wedding day was. Not only did I get to work with one of my favorite creative teams Pamela Hewlett Events, Danielle Rochon Makeup and Penthouse Sweets for this Bolingbrook Golf Club wedding, but I got to work with this very fun, cool, and affectionate couple. Eman & Vincent are every wedding photographers dream! They have crazy chemistry with each other, they trust their wedding vendors and give them creative freedom to do what they do best, and they are just all around fun loving people!! They literally flowed through their wedding day so naturally and carefree— just living in the moment! Which made things super easy for me, because I never had to force anything. I just came along for the ride and captured all the genuine emotions that unfolded throughout the day. The laughter, the awe, the dancing, the excitement. Nothing contrived or forced here. All genuine. All natural. All love. 

Many thanks to the amazing team who brought this celebration to life...

Venue: Bolingbrook Golf Club

Event Coordinator: Pamela Hewlett Events

Florist: Floral Events

Cake Designer: Penthouse Sweets

Luxury Invitations: IJORERE, Inc.

Makeup Artist: Danielle Rochon Makeup

Wedding Gown Designer: Pantora Bridal

Groom’s Attire: The Dapper Club, Inc

Music: DJ Commando 

Officiant: Pastor Frederick Wilson

Secondary Photographer: Michelle Vergara

Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from this Bolingbrook Golf Club Wedding by Chicago Wedding Photographer Miss Motley Photography.


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Chez Event Space: Derrick "PJ" Rose Birthday

This past Sunday afternoon family and friends gathered to celebrate the 5th birthday of Derrick "PJ" Rose. The birthday celebration took place at Chez Event Space in Chicago, IL. The birthday boy, PJ Rose, made his grand entrance on the back of a dinosaur! The Jurassic Park themed birthday party was designed and coordinated by Nicole Marie Events. Special thanks to parents Derrick Rose & Meika Reese for the opportunity to document this milestone. Happy 5th Birthday PJ!! 

Many thanks to the amazing team who brought this celebration to life...

Venue: Chez Event Space

Event Styling & Planning: Nicole Marie Events

Photography: Miss Motley Photography

Furniture & Decor: AFR Furniture // BBJ Linen // Northern Decor // Lunchboxes & Bottega // Tablescapes

Lighting: IMG Music 

Graphic Designers: Letra Design Studio // Avi Luxe Designs

Cake & Cupcake Designers: Cake Life Chicago // Rowie's Bakery

Specialty Cookies: Tale Cookies

Catering: Food For Thought

Life-size Dinosaur: Dinosaur Events

Step & Repeat: Paulina Fadrowska // Ellis Illusions

Music: DJ Will the Thrill

Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from Derrick "PJ" Rose's 5th Birthday Party at Chez Event Space by Chicago Wedding Photographer Miss Motley Photography.


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Renaissance Schaumburg Wedding: Delisha + Robert

Delisha & Robert's summer wedding was held at Renaissance Schaumburg in Schaumburg, IL. The two were surrounded by family and friends from near and far to celebrate their union. There were many special moments throughout out the day, one of which being the special fraternity & sorority songs and strolls for the bride and groom to commemorate their special day. It was a beautiful day indeed. 

Many thanks to the amazing team who brought this celebration to life...

Venue: Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center

Event Coordinator: Stylishly Alluring Events

Florist: Olivia Grace Events

Event Designer: Event Solutions By Blue Sky Entertainment

Invitations: Vividesigns by Alero

Makeup: Danielle Rochon Makeup

Hair Stylist: Hair by Lani

Wedding Gown Designer: Enzoani Bridal

Music: DJ Los

Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from this Renaissance Schaumburg wedding by Chicago Wedding Photographer Miss Motley Photography.


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Fishermen's Inn, Elburn Wedding: Emily + Mike

Ok, now these two literally make me swoon. Seriously. Not only do they absolutely adore me, their favorite photographer, but they are both head-over-heels for each other and have been that way since Day 1. There’s so much to love about this couple. Here are a few things that I adore about them:

First of all, they’re gorgeous. I mean just look through the photos for yourself! Emily is so petite and cute, you literally just want to put her in your pocket :) There’s something about her face that is so innocent and angelic. She is a beautiful woman indeed. No wonder Mike fell head-over-heels for her :)

And then there’s Mike, he’s not bad looking either. He’s tall, handsome and has a small scar on his left cheek which makes him a little rough around the edges, a quality that I like in a guy :) And he’s a man’s man. He’s a hard worker and a great provider and he simply adores his girls, Emily and Ava, above all else. You can see it simply in the way he looks at them. It will literally make your heart melt. Not only did Mike commit himself to Emily, his beautiful bride, on their wedding day, but he embraced his new role as a stepfather with open arms and made vows to Emily’s daughter Ava as well. She even got her own mini-commitment band and a special first dance with her new dad during the reception. It was truly heart-warming. 

Lastly, their love for each other. We all know that being a single mom is not easy, but I could only image how much more difficult it would be to be a single teenage mom, as Emily was. One of the things that I absolutely admire about Emily is how she has overcome every.single.obstacle with such grace and class; and that despite all odds, she has raised a beautiful & vibrant little girl who is a joy to all she encounters. Throughout their wedding day, I could not help but feel immensely humbled to be able to witness Emily marry her Prince Charming, Mike—the missing puzzle piece who fit so perfectly into their family. A man who came into Emily & Ava’s lives with hands and arms wide open with a willingness to love them and give them all of himself wanting nothing in return. What a blessing it is to have overcome so many obstacles throughout life’s journey and to have found a love that is so pure, so strong and so unconditional. Every girl deserves that fairytale happy ending and I am so honored to have documented hers <3

And yet the journey has just begun! I wish nothing but many many many years of happiness and love for this amazing couple. Throughout this process they have become dear friends and an inspiration to me. They will always have a special place in my heart. Without further ado, here's a sneak peek into Emily & Mike's Fishermen's Inn, Elburn wedding.  

Many thanks to the amazing team who brought this celebration to life...

Venue & Event Coordination: Fishermen's Inn

Makeup: One Bridal Company

Hair Stylist: Kelly Johnson

Cake: Vanilla Sugar Bakery

Music: Toast & Jam

Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from this Fishermen's Inn, Elburn wedding by Chicago Wedding Photographer Miss Motley Photography.


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Destination Wedding in Punta Cana: Sandra + Aaron

Sandra & Aaron's destination wedding weekend began with a welcome dinner for their close friends and family upon their arrival to The Level at Melia Caribe Tropical Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. They spent the evening reminiscing, laughing and toasting over tropical drinks and cuisine. Family members shared fun memories and well wishes with the couple before their big day.

Their wedding was an intimate occasion with 25 guest. The couple started the day sipping bubbly as they dressed and prepared to walk down the aisle. After a joy-filled ceremony, they headed into their reception where they partied the night away!