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The Empress Banquets Wedding Photos, Addison Wedding Photography / April + Vito


April and Vito met in 2013 and dated for 3 years before Vito proposed in Italy (in an amazing restaurant tucked away in a cave right on the Adriatic Sea – so unbelievably romantic!!!). I can’t even begin to say how much we love these two. They are completely in love with each other, best friends, and my favorite part, they have fun together.

And they dance. Like, all the time :)

You don’t even know how happy this makes me, and they were having fun and dancing their whole wedding day!!

Their day started off with an emotional ceremony (yes Vito, we caught you crying!) at Riverside Presbyterian Church, followed by portraits at Wilder Park in Elmhurst. Their Empress Banquets reception was SO ridiculously fun. Their families exude the most amazing personalities, vibrance, love, and care for each other and for April and Vito.

They also ALL love to dance. I was so happy you have no idea :):):):)

April and Vito, thank you for choosing us to document this journey for you two. We absolutely adore you and wish you all of the best things in life!!!!


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  1. Patty

    June 14th, 2018 at 12:33 am

    Beautiful Photos

  2. Christ Floros

    June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 am

    It really was a wonderful day. Katherine and Jason were really a joy to be around and got some wonderful pictures!

  3. April Notarnicola

    June 15th, 2018 at 1:15 am

    OMGGG!! SOOO IN LOVE WITH EVERY PHOTO! Katherine and Jason hands down best photographers on the planet!!! Such a perfect day😍😍 Still on cloud 9!!!
    #VivaNotarnicola ♡♡

  4. Katie Schneider

    June 16th, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Amazing photos we had the pleasure to work with the bridal party freelancing hair and makeup and it was a beautiful experience ! The photography is amazing and the day looked as it should Perfect !! Thanks so much for letting us be part of your special day
    I DO TWO
    Hair and makeup freelance artist

  5. Rosa

    June 17th, 2018 at 3:56 am

    Love them all!!!! I can believe Catherine have you the note she wrote! Thanks for letting us be a part of your wedding!

  6. Rossella Cantore

    June 17th, 2018 at 4:11 am

    Beautiful Couple, Beautiful Wedding, Beautiful Pictures!!! We love these two so much 💜!! Love all these Beautiful pictures!!! Cant wait to see all of them!!!! Congratulations 🎊!! God Bless you Both Always ❤!!! It rained on your wedding day so in tradition it means you are blessed with lots of good luck!!! Oxoxoxoxoxoxo

  7. Ruth Tibstra

    June 17th, 2018 at 4:18 am

    You guys did a great job of capturing so many magical moments! It was a beautiful day…so glad it was well preserved.

  8. Lauren & Francesco

    June 17th, 2018 at 4:26 am

    So beautiful. Thank you for having us, we love you!

  9. Chiara

    June 17th, 2018 at 4:28 am

    Your photos are beautiful and the wedding was so much fun! 🥂Congratulations🥂 to the newlyweds and may your love continue to grow over the years to come.
    ❤️Love you both ❤️

  10. Billy

    June 17th, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Congratulations to the happy couple.

  11. Courtney Spirek

    June 17th, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Absolutely stunning. Congratulations to you both!

  12. Magan Krim

    June 17th, 2018 at 5:34 am

    The pictures are gorgeous!!!!!! I didn’t know how such a stunning bride and amazing day would ever truly get captured in pictures, but this is how. They are sooo perfect!!!

  13. Matt Krim

    June 17th, 2018 at 5:35 am

    The pictures put beautiful!!!!

  14. Frank Verna

    June 17th, 2018 at 5:58 am

    Beautiful pictures and a beautiful couple

  15. Gianna Acquaviva

    June 17th, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Beautiful wedding…Beautiful pictures!!

  16. Alexandria

    June 17th, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Gorgeous! ❤️

  17. JoAnna Colella

    June 17th, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Beautiful pictures for a beautiful couple inside and out!!! Omg!!! Love every single one of these pictures!!! We wish you guys happiness of life forever!!!

  18. Natasha Descala

    June 17th, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Beautiful couple! These photos make me happy….Congratulations to the bride and groom and to the photographers too!

  19. Loreta

    June 17th, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Stunning couple with stunning pictures love you guys everything was beautiful 💝❤️💓

  20. Vito Notarnicola

    June 17th, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Love love love the photos! Katherine Jason! You were both amazing and really captured our day! Thank you so much!

  21. Paige litte

    June 17th, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pics april!!!

  22. Marika

    June 17th, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Such amazing photos of an amazing day!!! Also cannot say enough good thinks about Katherine and Jason! You guys are amazing!

  23. LiAnna

    June 17th, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Amazing pictures and beautiful couple!!! Looks like a fairytale wedding!

  24. Ann Marie

    June 17th, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Very beautiful!! Congratulations!!

  25. Katie McConnell

    June 17th, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    So beautiful! All these photos are beyond amazing! Congratulations April and Vito cheers to a lifetime of happiness!

  26. Rose Mary Seavey

    June 17th, 2018 at 10:56 pm


  27. Amber

    June 18th, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Beautiful pictures!

  28. Jenna

    June 18th, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Was OBSESSED with this wedding! So beautiful!

  29. Katie McConnell

    June 18th, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Congratulations April and Vito! It was a gorgeous wedding and we are so happy for you!! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

  30. Tori & Katie

    June 18th, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Absolutely stunning 😍😍 Beautiful photos of a beautiful bride 🖤

  31. Lorri Floros

    June 20th, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    OMG! These photos really captured this wonderful, perfect day!! Katherine and Jason are so amazing, not only with their stunning photography, but with all their wedding day tips as well! And boy, that Jason really knows how to fluff a dress, lol!!
    Thanks so much!!!! Love you both!!!

  32. Kristy

    June 22nd, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Awesome pictures

  33. Lisa murray

    June 22nd, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like a perfect day filled with so much love and happiness.. April, you are the most gorgeous bride I have ever seen. I am very happy for you both. Enjoy many wonderful years together😘

  34. Kathy J

    June 22nd, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

  35. Sue

    June 22nd, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    The pictures say it all……… a PERFECT day for a PERFECT couple!! Congrats and wishes for a lifetime of happiness Vito and April!!!!!

  36. Chloe

    June 22nd, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    The wedding was amazing! love you apes! 💕

  37. Kathleen

    June 22nd, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Made me so happy to look through all the photos and remember such a PERFECT day!! Had so much fun celebrating! 💛

  38. Victoria Arnold

    June 22nd, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    April and Vito! your wedding was magical!!! And it is only a reflection of these amazing love that you two share. Apes, you are beyond gorgeous!! Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day! Love you guys!!

  39. Anna Batelli

    June 23rd, 2018 at 12:26 am

    The most beautiful couple!!!!!!

  40. Danielle Cornwell

    June 23rd, 2018 at 2:22 am

    Omg!!!! These photos are amazing! So stunning 😘

  41. Tom

    June 23rd, 2018 at 2:41 am

    By far the sexiest couple I have ever seen!!

  42. Kim

    June 23rd, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Amazing pictures! So happy for you both!

  43. Vince C

    June 23rd, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Woooooooo! Such a fun and special day :)

  44. Mike

    June 23rd, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Batman was a nice touch! Pictures look beautiful!!! Congratulations again =)!

  45. Carmine

    June 24th, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Awesome wedding and photos

  46. Samuel Albin

    June 26th, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Celebrating your wedding was super fun!!

  47. Pietro Notarnicola

    June 26th, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    It was an awesome fun wedding

  48. Christopher Johnson

    June 26th, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Such an amazing beautiful day! Love you two!!

  49. Apryl

    June 26th, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Congrats on your nuptials!

  50. livweb

    June 26th, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    beautiful wedding

  51. Cheryl Deeley

    June 27th, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Beautiful pictures April! You were gorgeous.

  52. Theo Tom and Thea Rhonda

    June 27th, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    What a wonderful recap if a fantastic day. So glad to have been a part of it. We love you!

  53. Susan Kelly

    June 27th, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Gorgeous pictures of a beautiful day!

  54. John Kelly

    June 27th, 2018 at 3:01 pm


  55. John Floros

    June 27th, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Great Pictures.

  56. Terry and Lorraine

    June 27th, 2018 at 3:36 pm


  57. Kailey Kas

    June 27th, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    These photographs are so beautiful and you can feel the love from the day just looking through them! Amazing! ❤️❤️❤️

  58. Soudy Hidalgo

    June 27th, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    These are the most beautiful wedding pictures I’ve ever seen!!! I’m sure that it doesn’t hurt that the couple are gorgeous!!

  59. Tyler

    June 27th, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Most beautiful bride ever!!!

  60. Marian

    June 27th, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Love both of you! What a gorgeous bride and handsome groom. Beautiful pics💜

  61. Don

    June 28th, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Congratulations to two wonderful people

  62. Mariah

    June 28th, 2018 at 12:30 am

    Gorgeous photos of the gorgeous couple!! Can we have another reception soon!? ;)

  63. Lisa Ipema

    June 28th, 2018 at 1:59 am

    Absolutely stunning photos.

  64. Barbara

    June 28th, 2018 at 2:34 am

    These photos are gorgeous!! Love you both ❤️

  65. Barb Stavropoulos

    June 28th, 2018 at 3:40 am

    Wow these pictures really capture the love and joy of that special day! It was a magical and wishing you both a lifetime of happiness and joy. Love, love, loved it all!

  66. Hilary

    June 28th, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Congratulations April and Vito! Xoxo!

  67. RPC

    June 28th, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Wonderful photos of a beautiful wedding. We have seen a lot of photographers at Riverside Presbyterian Church and would recommend Katherine and Jason to anyone. Awesome job!

  68. Cailin

    June 28th, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Beautiful!!! Congrats April and Vito!

  69. Connie kelly

    June 28th, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    So incredibly beautiful!!

  70. Lily Nedland

    June 28th, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Such beautiful photos to capture the most wonderful couple! Congratulations April and Vito! Wishing you all the happiness in the world

  71. Kathryn Nadkarni

    June 28th, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Such a fun day! Thanks for doing an amazing job and helping capture all these moments!

  72. Danielle Ellis

    June 28th, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Stunning. Simply beautiful work.

  73. Ross Rybakowicz

    June 28th, 2018 at 5:31 pm


  74. Lynda Nadkarni

    June 28th, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    You were fabulous! We have a photographer for life.

  75. Nicole

    June 28th, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    These pictures are absolutely amazing and brought the biggest smile to my face. You guys are just perfect. I’m so happy for you two! And there’s so many more years to come! Love you guys.

  76. Ryan Miller

    June 28th, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Great pictures can not believe how beautiful everything was!

  77. Louis Pratico (Dad)

    June 29th, 2018 at 2:05 am

    I might be a bit bias, but these photos really show my daughter’s beauty. Best wedding ever.

  78. Jackie K

    June 29th, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    These photos are amazingly beautiful just like the two of you! Love you both!!!

  79. Amy

    June 29th, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    How beautiful! Photos captured many key moments.

  80. Pietro Colella

    June 29th, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Such a beautiful wedding! Congratulations to the Bride and Groom!

  81. Bianca Scroggins

    June 30th, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Congratulations Vito and April! These photos are beautiful! We are so happy for you two!

    Taylor and Bianca

  82. Daniel Descala

    July 1st, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Beautiful day! Beautiful couple! Amazing pictures!

  83. Peter stavropoulos

    July 1st, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Great times great pictures !!

  84. Andrew

    July 1st, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    These photos are phenomenal! What a fun time, congratulations to the bride and groom

  85. Jordan Synnestvedt

    July 1st, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Love love LOVE! Such a beautiful couple, great work!

  86. Loreta

    July 1st, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Beautiful day
    Beautiful couple
    Beautiful pictures
    Now for a beautiful life together😘

  87. Kati

    July 1st, 2018 at 2:56 pm


  88. Tommaso Colella

    July 1st, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Fun wedding! Wishing many years filled with love to Vito and April!

  89. Malena Ayala

    July 1st, 2018 at 4:08 pm


  90. Maia

    July 1st, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    So pretty

  91. Natalia

    July 1st, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Great Wedding! Bubbly, happy with good kisses and Love.

  92. Michele Birardi

    July 1st, 2018 at 4:47 pm


  93. Connie

    July 1st, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Love these photos! They have a different touch than most of the wedding photos I’ve seen. Each photo captures a special moment, conveying a genuine sentiment, and these are the kinds of photos the bride and groom will cherish and enjoy, for years to come, even at their 50th wedding anniversary. Great job.

  94. Mikey

    July 1st, 2018 at 5:33 pm


  95. Birardi Family

    July 1st, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Congratulations to the newlyweds and may your love continue to grow.
    Your pictures from your special day are so beautiful.

  96. Jane Pratico

    July 1st, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    It is obvious that April and Vito really love each other. Beautiful photos.

  97. Tony K

    July 1st, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Amazing! Your photos captured all the special moments of your day.

  98. Kenny

    July 1st, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Amazing photos, congratulations to the both of you!

  99. Stephanie

    July 1st, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Beautiful pictures! May God bless you with a lifetime of happiness ❤️

  100. Michael

    July 1st, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Beautiful! Really sorry I missed it!

  101. Erik Rozanski

    July 1st, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Love the photos

  102. Bryan Joseph

    July 1st, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Congratulations Mr and Mrs N-Word

    Hope you live happily ever after

    Love you guys

  103. Lisa

    July 1st, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Lisa Lambert

  104. Joanna Poswiat

    July 1st, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Beautiful photos! Stunning couple! Congrats Newlyweds! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

  105. Vincenzo

    July 1st, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Great wedding!!!

  106. Tatum Alford

    July 2nd, 2018 at 12:16 am


  107. Maria Colella

    July 2nd, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Bellissimo matrimonio

  108. Loreta

    July 2nd, 2018 at 1:53 am

    Beautiful 😍

  109. Matthew Herzig

    July 2nd, 2018 at 2:48 am

    Beautiful pictures. Congratulations on a great day and future ahead.

  110. Judy Rasmussen

    July 2nd, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Absolutely beautiful.

  111. Sarah Cipriano

    July 2nd, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Looks amazing! Fabulous pictures.

  112. Sam

    July 2nd, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    The wedding was beautiful!

  113. Lily

    July 2nd, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Congrats! Pictures look great!

  114. Danielle

    July 2nd, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Gorgeous!!! Congrats April and Vito!!!!

  115. Tina

    July 2nd, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Such amazing pictures of a beautiful couple!!!!!

  116. Rachael

    July 2nd, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Congrats April and Vito!!

  117. Mark

    July 2nd, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Beautiful wedding