Alyssa and Alex Wedding Photography Crystal Lake IL

We are thrilled to announce Alyssa and Alex’s wedding photography in Crystal Lake IL. We took part at the surprise proposal in Chicago that Alex planned in detail, last year. Then in fall of 2018 we took a countryside type engagement session with the couple.

Wedding Day

On the wedding day, Alyssa got ready at her home and Alex at the church. The wedding ceremony was at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Crystal Lake  followed by the reception at Boulder Ridge in Lake in the Hills. 

Alyssa and the girls wedding dress hanging black and white Karen helping bride portrait groom groomsmen picture groom first look first look praying ring exchange elizabeth ann seton church mother bride flowers for moms church in Crystal Lake IL limo waiting for the bride Alyssa portrait

The next stop was in Crystal Lake downtown to get some urban wedding photos with some Christmas flavor as we walk through decorated streets in this beautiful city.

Crystal Lake Metra Station Crystal Lake downtown wedding Crystal Lake Christmas decoration The clock tower in Crystal Lake Couple posing by the clock tower wedding couple by the Christmas Tree Christmas feel Baby is cold outside Christmas decorations in Crystal Lake

Wedding Itinerary

Since the whole bridal party moved to Boulder Ridge Country Club we wanted to make sure we took advantage of the beautiful bridge and landscape surrounding the venue. We missed the snow but Karen ( bride’s mother) had the idea of getting some artificial snowballs that we used for the photos. The bridal party had a lot fun playing with the snowballs. 

Boulder Ridge Country Club Bridal Party snowballs fights groom fun portrait playing with snowballs Wedding at Boulder Ridge Country Cllub funny bridal photo outdoor wedding portrait Alyssa and Alex wedding portrait outside wedding photo Alyssa and Alex playing on the terrace December evening wedding Boulder Ridge portait indoor

Their reception was also wonderful. The atmosphere was one of an intimate & warm feeling. The room was decorated with Christmas feeling and the room looked amazing. 

reception room grand entrance cake tasting first dance dance dip first speech candid pic bride reaction fun speech mother of the groom dance floor open reception party Italian song bouquet toss flower girl got the bouquet Boulder Ridge decorations

The wedding vendors

A big thank you goes out to these awesome companies that helped make Alyssa and Alex’s day so special.

Cake Maker: The Sugar Circle

Venue Wedding Planner: Janet – Boulder Ridge

Wedding Dress:  Crystal Bride in Geneva, IL

Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal


Flowers: Mayfield Flowers

Groom’s suits: Menswearhouse

 Jewelry: Pandora, Alex & Ani

 Make Up & Hair: Karen Lavorata, Mary Kay Cosmetics

DJ, Josh Nilson with SpinNPlay

Photography: Doru & Claudia – H Photography 

About their wedding day, Alyssa said, “The best day of our life! 

How about what made the day really special to you? 

 “Having our friends & family by our side celebrating the sacrament of marriage. ”

You guys are going to rock this whole being married thing. Thanks for sharing your day with us!


 Also, might interest you : Winter Wedding in Crystal Lake. 

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  1. Karen Lavorata December 28, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

    Thank you to Doru and Claudia for capturing our daughters Special day of Marriage to Alex. WE are so pleased with their art form of photography and captured amazing moments that we will always treasure! From the beginning of the day as Alyssa was getting ready, they were amazing! Setting the atmosphere to be perfect to capture this day! ( even my messy dresser, lol!)

    WE love the beautiful backround they know how to bring into the photographs that truly make it feel more like a piece of art than photography!

    Thank you Doru and Claudia for helping to make this day even more special and for capturing these beautiful photographs that will be treasured forever!

    Karen and John Lavorata

    • H Photography December 28, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

      Thank you Karen and John! It was such pleasure being able to capture this beautiful wedding!

      • Martha G. Hurm December 30, 2018 at 5:42 pm #

        Doru and Claudia you did a fantastic job with the photography of Alex and Alyssa’s wedding. The settings, backgrounds and lighting really enhanced the moments of this special day. Thank you so much for capturing the day in such a splendid way. These memories we will have forever.
        Martha Hurm.

  2. MarthaHurm December 29, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

    Doru and Claudia thank you so much for participating in Alex and Alyssa’s most special day. You captured their joy and love for each other in each photo. These are memories that they will treasure forever. Beautifully done.

    Martha Hurm

    • H Photography December 31, 2018 at 10:49 am #

      Hi Marta! It was a real pleasure to meet you and your family! We had such a great time photographing
      Alex and Alyssa’s wedding.

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