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

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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2017 Chicago Styled Shoot

2017 Chicago Styled Shoot with Miss Motley Photography + Nicole Marie Events

March 31 | Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding & Rehearsal Dinner | 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Private Residence in Hyde Park - Chicago, IL

Nicee Martin of Miss Motley Photography + Nicole Pittmon of Nicole Marie Events are teaming up to create a phenomenal styled shoot here in Chicago for new and seasoned photographers alike. This styled shoot allows photographers, like you, to capture luxurious details & portraits without the stress of an actual wedding day. Here, you'll be able to practice finding your own creative photographic voice, or just capture some fresh images for your website or for marketing purposes. It also provides you with an opportunity to network with other fellow creatives here in the Chicagoland area.

The color palate that has been selected for this Great Gatsby inspired shoot is black and gold, with white accents. The styled shoot will take place in an elegant Victorian private residence on Chicago's Southside. With its 20-foot cathedral ceilings, Juliet balconies, chandeliers, polished Grand Piano, and open spiral staircase, this venue is sure to provide the perfect backdrop for our elegant styled shoot.

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Who's it for?

  • New or aspiring photographers looking to advance their skills
  • Intermediate photographers looking to build their portfolio
  • Professional photographers looking for new marketing images

Our Itinerary | Your day begins with a meet and greet at 1:00pm. We will begin shooting at 1:30pm with groups of two photographers each rotating through designated "stations" throughout the residence. Stations include, but are not limited to: "bride" getting ready with hair/makeup, bridal details, wedding cake/dessert table, invitation suite, full tablescape, specialty drinks & hors d'oeuvre, couples exit outdoors with a Rose-Royce Phantom, etc.

There will be 4 main models: a bride, a groom and a man and woman posing as an engaged couple. That way you'll have an opportunity to capture bridal images, as well as, party images for more versatility. There will also be several other models coming later in the day to give the space an actual party feel should you wish to capture interactive photos. A full list of contributing vendors will also be provided so that you can tag the appropriate vendors when sharing your images online after the shoot.

Attendees | This styled shoot will be limited to 12 photographers. You are encouraged to bring all the necessary gear that would be used to photograph an indoor event. Lunch will be provided.

Registration | $175 early bird rate EXTENDED through March 31..

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot today!!

Questions? Please email Nicee at


We hope to see you soon!

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Lincoln Park Conservatory Engagement Session: Delisha + Robert

Delisha & Robert met through mutual friends while in college at Northern Illinois University. From the moment they met their connection has been electrifying. The journey has taken them through graduation, starting new careers and then moving across the country to Settle. Yet, Chicago is still home and where they plan to marry come August 2017. So it was only fitting that they choose to capture their engagement photos here in Chicago at the Lincoln Park Broadwalk. It was a great day to get together minus the 20 degree weather, snow flurries and overcast skyline. These two snuggled up and made the best of it--they are the true MVPs! xoxo

Click Here to view the entire gallery of images from the event.

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