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Emily + Noah I Wedding (Olympia Fields Wedding Photographer)


{ Fiercely devoted I Passionate I Attentive I Faithful I Doting I Respectful I Enamored }

All of the words above describe and are a part of the very fabric of Emily and Noah’s love. Just look at the box of letters Emily had written to her future husband since she was a young teenager. Cherishing and preparing for the gift and responsibility of the marriage she knew she would have one day. It gives me chills even thinking about it, how much these two have absolutely cared for and prepared for their marriage. Not just their wedding day, but this life that they are entering into together as one. Their love is fiercely beautiful, fiercely devoted to each other and to God, and I am so honored and blessed to have been a part of documenting that.

Emily and Noah, thank you so much for just being who you are. I hope you’re enjoying your move to Texas and the start of your new life!

I love this, the robes are adorable!

Emily’s first letter to her future husband as a teenager, followed by her wedding day letter to Noah (Tears!!)

Noah gave Emily a “message in a bottle” – she tried really hard not to cry!

The 1st look!

Emily is a photographer herself (check out her work here), so she scheduled PLENTY of time for portraits! Yay!!!!

I absolutely adore this shot that Jason got:

LOVE the old fashioned cameras as centerpieces!

Absolutely adorable!

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Sgt. Means Park, Olympia Fields, IL 
Bridal Gown: Blue by Enzoani 
Bridal Veil: Made by the Mother of the Bride
Bridal Jewelry: Kohl’s and made by the bride
Bridal Shoes: Glint
Hair Stylist + Makeup: Jonathan Kane Salon & Spa
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Army Uniform and Men’s Warehouse
Florist: Bride (DIY)
Wedding Cake: Mother of the Groom (DIY)
Invitations: Bride (DIY)
Videographer: Impressions Cinema|Photo
Linens: Amazon/ bride’s family
Catering: Lee & Eddie’s Catering


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  1. Melissa says:

    We were honored to be at this wedding. My favorite shot of Emily walking down the aisle with her dad. My son is in the shot looking up in awe:) LOVE IT! Great work Katie and Jason!

  2. I am so in love with these photos. Emily and Noah, you both look so amazing and continue to show your love for each other. Best of luck on your move to Texas!

  3. Emily says:

    I am so proud to be a Katherine Salvatori bride!! :)

  4. Heather Ballard says:

    Thank you for capturing the beauty of the day. It was wonderful! Wishing Noah and Emily a lifetime of blessings!

  5. molly moore says:

    beautiful photos. looks like a magazine

  6. Allison says:

    LOVE these!! You perfectly captured the day – these are beautifully done!!

  7. Traci Fabyanic says:

    GORGEOUS pictures all the way through!! For those of us (relatives) that live far away, it is so nice to be able to view the photos & feel like we were there too! Congratulations to Noah and Emily, may you have a lifetime of happiness!!

  8. jenna says:

    Great job! everything looked BEAUTIFUL! Welcome to Texas Emily and Noah. It’s not home,but it’s not bad!

  9. Laura Bruns says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures!

  10. Noah Ballard says:

    Wonderful Work!

  11. Casie says:

    Emily….you wedding was gorgeous and captured by this amazing photographer! Would suggest her to anyone in a heart beat. :)

  12. Annie says:

    Love it! So beautiful!!!

  13. Emily's Aunt Jean says:

    Beautiful bride, lovely wedding, so nicely captured.

  14. Stephanie says:

    Emily you are such a beautiful bride! Love your dress and all your creative DIY touches. Absolutely stunning!!!!!

  15. Victoria says:

    WOW! Gorgeous photos of a beautiful wedding! Love them!!

  16. Jordan Falke says:

    Great photos and story! Nice to be able to share your day through pictures since we weren’t able to attend, absolutely beautiful!

  17. Kendra says:

    Looks amazing…so happy for you guys!

  18. Chase says:

    Looks like you guys had a blast on your day and thats what matter. Cheers you two. Pictures look fantastic!

  19. Lindsey Sackett says:

    Love these!! You looked gorgeous Em!!

  20. Sebastiana Basham says:

    What BEAUTIFUL pictures you guts look great!

  21. Ashley says:

    Great pictures for great memories. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Ballard!

  22. Tania says:

    Loved working with Katie and Jason! They know their stuff and portrayed Noah and Emily’s day perfectly! So blessed to be a part of Emily and Noah’s day!

  23. jeff says:

    gorgeous wedding, gorgeous pics!

  24. Bubba says:

    These are so darn tootin’ cool.

  25. Matt S says:

    Wonderful photos!

  26. Melisa Merca says:

    I love all of your photos! They came out great! I am very happy for you both, these pictures will give you wonderful memories to cherish!

  27. caryn says:

    You have a brilliant photographer I could look at these pictures all day! They are gorgeous! And I love your dress.

  28. Felicia says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Great photography team to work with. Very easy going and fun!

  29. Tony says:

    Great photos! Fun people to work with for the wedding day.

  30. Andrew says:

    Beautiful weddinng you guys, the pictures came out great!

  31. Ann Johnston says:

    Beautiful wedding and Beautiful pictures! Thanks for letting me share the wonderful day with you!

  32. Andrew Massengale says:

    Glad I could be a part of this beautiful wedding!

  33. cody meadows says:

    These are beautiful pictures of a wonderful couple. I am happy for them!

  34. Kim says:

    What a beautiful wedding & GORGEOUS pictures! Praying many blessings for you both! :)

  35. Whitney says:

    Absolutely beautiful photos! Congratulations Emily and Noah! :)

  36. gail says:

    Beautiful Bride!!

  37. Scott says:

    Photos turned out great! Really captured Noah’s good side…haha they really did do a great job

  38. Kathleen says:

    Lovely bride – beautiful photos!

  39. Meredith Banis says:

    Beautiful pictures!! :)

  40. Terri Grier says:

    Congratulations to you both! Fantastic photos! May the LORD richly bless you and your new wife, Noah. Cherish her!

  41. Chris says:

    It was a beautiful day with wonderful memories captured in beautiful photos

  42. Jessica Williams says:

    Beautiful pictures! Beautiful wedding! Everything looked so perfect ! Sad I couldn’t be there but so glad to have been able to see these pictures :)

  43. Kassie Benitez says:

    Gorgeous pictures :))

  44. Donna Ballard says:


  45. Russell says:

    O.M.G. so cute!

  46. Lynn Erickson says:

    So beautiful!

  47. Kaley says:

    Love the pictures Emily!

  48. Kelsea Gale says:

    EMILY! These are such wonderful photo’s!!!!
    I just know you had everything planned out so well and I bet you were so so so excited on this day! Everything is beautiful and you did SUCH a wonderful job on all the little details!!! <3

  49. Aly says:

    So beautiful! I am so happy for you Emily! And, of course, Noah!

  50. Diana Clem says:

    Beautiful couple. Great pix. I am a friend of your parents, Emily.