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Katherine Salvatori



Katherine Salvatori

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Esplanade Lakes by Doubletree Wedding Photos, Downers Grove Wedding Photographer / Emily + Jason


Emily and Jason are SO sweet together!! These two met at work – she took care of patients in the ER and Jason brought those patients in via ambulance – not your normal day job :) 6 years later and these two started their forever last Saturday!! We love how much they are able to just enjoy life together!! They are constantly laughing and enjoying being around each other, and Jason and I had a blast hanging out with them on their beautiful day at Esplanade Lakes by Doubletree :) Emily’s flowers were jaw-dropping amazing thanks to the crazy talented Kio Kreations who we love working with!! We loved so many aspects of this day, but one of our favorites was the Greek dancing after dinner…Emily and Jason, we had a blast hanging out with you and wish you all the best on your new adventures! :)

PS – we had such amazing vendors on this wedding! Here’s the list:

A Posh Production / You Name It Events / Brandi Koerten Makeup / Forty-One Films / Kio Kreations


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  1. Judy O'Brien

    August 24th, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    You did a great job capturing the day with joy and happiness.

  2. Amanda

    August 26th, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Such beautiful pictures! Great job capturing all this love!!!

  3. Laurie

    September 7th, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Beautiful pictures, showing lots of emotion through the pics is amazing

  4. Michelle

    September 7th, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Beautiful pics

  5. Desiree

    September 7th, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures!

  6. Janet McGrath

    September 7th, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    beautiful photos of beautiful people
    the artistic poses of the bridal couple are amazing
    stunning pics

  7. Jennifer Q

    September 7th, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Each picture tells such a beautiful story, what a way to preserve the day!

  8. Betty

    September 7th, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Beautiful pictures everyone looks so happy and seems like had a great time. Bride looks beautiful.

  9. Marcia Witkowski

    September 7th, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    these are probably the best pictures I have ever seen absolutely outstanding!

  10. Ela

    September 8th, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos!!!!!

  11. Chris

    September 8th, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Awesome pics! Great job!

  12. Donna

    September 8th, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures, Really captured the essence of the day!

  13. Nick Klugger

    September 12th, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Beautiful pictures

  14. James Bretz

    September 12th, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Beautiful photos. What a great night!

  15. Christian Nowicki

    September 12th, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Awesome pictures!

  16. Dave Verde

    September 12th, 2019 at 12:53 am

    Nice couple and beautiful pictures!

  17. Melanie Tropea

    September 12th, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Love, love, love these pics!!!!!! Such great shots!!!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ‘° 🀡😁

  18. Joe Tropea

    September 12th, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Pictures are beautiful. Great work.

  19. Ellen

    September 13th, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    So beautiful!πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  20. Kristen Salkas

    September 13th, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Such beautiful photos of a gorgeous couple! The venue was perfect, too. Just an awesome day!

  21. Lesley M Radius

    September 13th, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    These photos are amazing. They truly capture the beauty of this couple…inside and outside and caught the true celebration of the day.

  22. Eric Hosteland

    September 14th, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Amazing shots!

  23. Linda

    September 14th, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Enjoyed celebrating your wedding with you! The pictures give a wonderful glimpse into other special moments. They are absolutely breathtaking!

    All my love…

  24. Sue

    September 14th, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    These are wonderful!
    Such a beautiful bride & handsome groom … happy couple. XXOO
    Great memories of such a wonderful day.

  25. Melissa Wostratzky

    September 15th, 2019 at 1:27 am

    These pictures are gorgeous! Congratulations! Beautiful couple!

  26. Jaclyn Palermo

    September 15th, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    We had so much fun at the wedding! Congratulations again! We love you guys!!
    Mario and Jaclyn Palermo

  27. Chris

    September 15th, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Amazing!! The demographics of Art and poetry in the photos radiate from this special day.

  28. Joe Monaghan

    September 15th, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Absolutely Stunning! Was such a great day and night! So happy for you guys, Love Yas!

  29. Elisa

    September 15th, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Completely captures how wonderful the day was.

  30. Sara L

    September 15th, 2019 at 9:17 pm


  31. Lawrence Gunther

    September 15th, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Not only are the pictures amazing, you guys are great to work with. Job well done!

  32. Michele Fasel

    September 16th, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Katherine & Jason,
    It was such a pleasure to work with the two of you during my daughter’s wedding. . You truly captured the emotions of their special day. I also absolutely love your style of photography. Thank you so very much!

  33. Linda Day

    September 16th, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    What gorgeous photos. They made you feel like you were right there with everyone. You definitely captured the joy and love of the day.

  34. Marsha

    September 17th, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Beautiful pictures!

  35. Barb

    September 17th, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Beautiful couple. Beautiful pictures. Congratulations

  36. Christy Goff

    September 17th, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Congrats Kezs!!!! Very excited for you and miss your face!!

  37. Ann Polodna

    September 17th, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    The pictures are absolutely beautiful!!! What a great day!

  38. John

    September 17th, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Very pretty venue. Pictures look fantastic

  39. Arlet Tambirino

    September 17th, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    awesome pics, great lighting! love the way the day was captured

  40. Jay

    September 17th, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Aw, what a cute couple.

  41. molly

    September 17th, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Love these pics! What a great day.

  42. Lisa

    September 17th, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!!

  43. Jennifer

    September 17th, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Such Beautiful photos!

  44. Jayne

    September 17th, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    So awesome!

  45. Melanie

    September 17th, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Such beautiful pictures!!

  46. Nicholas Fiore

    September 17th, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Pictures were beautiful!!

  47. Jason

    September 17th, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Truly beautiful picture! Congratulations on your wonderful day.

  48. Laura

    September 17th, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Beautiful wedding! Love the spirit of the dancing captured in these photos.

  49. Jamie Deckinga

    September 17th, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Truly capture the love and happiness shared by Jason and Emily on their wedding day!!

  50. Ken Deckinga

    September 17th, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Great pictures.. They will enjoy these memories forever.

  51. Mark

    September 17th, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Nice Pictures!
    Great wedding!

  52. Nancy

    September 17th, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Amazing pictures of an amazing wedding. The pictures certainly capture the love, joy and fun.

  53. Salwa Klugger

    September 17th, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Wonderful wedding and amazing pictures ! Caught all the joy of that day .

  54. Kari Lovgren

    September 17th, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    These pictures r beautiful. The wedding was absolutely beautiful!!!!!

  55. Deb

    September 17th, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking! The photos captured the amazing day perfectly!!
    Congrats, Emily and Jason!!!

  56. Randy

    September 17th, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    These are absolutely stunning!!! Congrats to you both!!

  57. Karen Malyszka

    September 17th, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    beautiful pictures. love the action shots

  58. Yvonne

    September 17th, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Beautiful Photos!!!

  59. Phil

    September 17th, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Really nice work!

  60. Junita Hilliard

    September 17th, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    The pictures of Emily and Jason are gorgeous. You really captured the love they have for each other. My favorite picture is where Emily is bending backwards in Jasons arms on the steps. Great job!!

  61. Nancy Felker

    September 17th, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Wow! Beautiful bride and groom and fantastic pictures! The angles and moments captured were beautiful. I was unable to attend the wedding so enjoyed these very much.

  62. Dave Felker

    September 17th, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Amazing pictures!

  63. Paul

    September 17th, 2019 at 10:02 pm


  64. Nicole

    September 17th, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Great job!

  65. Tracy Richter

    September 17th, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you for these wonderful pictures!

  66. Lexi Gunther

    September 17th, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Amazing day and beautiful pictures! Love you two!

  67. Nancy M.

    September 17th, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Such stunning wedding photos!! Congratulations and best wishes to Emily and Jason!!!

  68. Carole

    September 17th, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Beautiful family, beautiful event, beautifully captured in amazing photos!

  69. Jenn

    September 17th, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  70. Janice M

    September 17th, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Great pictures of a very special day!

  71. Sari

    September 17th, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Wow, love all the photos! Congrats!

  72. Lauren

    September 17th, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    These are gorgeous!

  73. Nate

    September 18th, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!

  74. Laura

    September 18th, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Such beautiful photos! Congratulations!

  75. Adam

    September 18th, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Beautiful photos that really captured the beauty of the day!!! Congratulations to the happy couple!

  76. Carole

    September 18th, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Beautiful family, beautiful event, beautifully captured in these amazing photos!

  77. Jamie Kezios

    September 18th, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Such a fun wedding, I was in the wedding party and I really enjoyed having you all as the photographers you were so fun, nice and down to earth! Your pictures were beautiful also!!

  78. Jason kezios

    September 18th, 2019 at 1:26 am

    We had such an amazing day and you guys made it a little bit easier! Thank you, we are so happy with the way everything turned out!!

  79. Steve

    September 18th, 2019 at 1:27 am

    These pictures are great!

  80. Eric Hosteland

    September 18th, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Such a wonderful day! what splendid images to help us remember such a glorious event

  81. Mandy Mellon

    September 18th, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Fantastic wedding friends! Love you both so much!

  82. Jim Mellon

    September 18th, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Great time! Thanks for a great night!

  83. Donna Tollard

    September 18th, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Emily, You are a beautiful bride! I am sorry Mr. Tollard and I missed your special day!

  84. Del Tollard

    September 18th, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Beautiful couple! Congratulations again

  85. Jason and Emily

    September 18th, 2019 at 2:47 am

    We love our photos!! We’re lucky we found such a great duo for our wedding : )

  86. Liz Fasel

    September 18th, 2019 at 3:03 am

    Gorgeous couple and a wonderful wedding!!! I had so much fun celebrating you guys!!

  87. Danielle Gunther

    September 18th, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Beautiful photos to capture such an amazing day and and awesome couple!

  88. Marnie Hixon

    September 18th, 2019 at 3:34 am

    Such wonderfully beautiful pictures taken on such an amazing day!! I’m sure the couple couldn’t have asked for better pictures of their special day!

  89. Luke

    September 18th, 2019 at 3:40 am

    What a beautiful day! So happy for you two!!

  90. Lydia Koranda

    September 18th, 2019 at 3:56 am

    What a wonderful wedding this was! These photos turned out beautifully! ❀

  91. George Kezios

    September 18th, 2019 at 4:13 am

    Awsome pictures!

  92. Lydia K

    September 18th, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Lovely photos for a lovely wedding!

  93. Rachel

    September 18th, 2019 at 5:21 am

    What a beautiful day for a beautiful couple. Cheers to a lifetime of happiness!

  94. Ashley P

    September 18th, 2019 at 6:07 am

    How beautiful! I love how happy they are and how well that was captured.

  95. Penny Ruston

    September 18th, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Just Beautiful!!
    Beautiful couple & the love just shows through!! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

  96. Carol Trusheim

    September 18th, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    These photos of our Beautiful Emily and her new Husband Jason were some of the most amazing I have ever seen. Even though we were unable to be at the wedding your photography brought us there in spirit. Thank you so very much. We will treasure them always.

  97. Gabrielle

    September 18th, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Beautiful photos that truly captured a beautiful day!

  98. Marty fasrl

    September 18th, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Beautiful memories created for years to come . Nice pictures.

  99. Frankie

    September 18th, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Looks great. We had a blast.

  100. Craig Smith

    September 19th, 2019 at 12:09 am

    I threw a party for the workers who remodeled my house. The door guy was late, but man could he make an entrance! GOTCHA!

  101. Margaret

    September 19th, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Lovely pictures that truly capture all the happiness and love celebrated on a beautiful wedding day!!!

  102. Jeanold

    September 19th, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations πŸ’ž

  103. Jeanold

    September 19th, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Beautiful pictures!!
    Congratulations πŸ’•

  104. Megan

    September 19th, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Great pics!