Category Archives: Photography

Gabrielle and Brad Wedding Preview

When I met Gabe and Brad I knew that they were really special people…and over the last few times that we have been together I see even more examples of how they love and reach out to people. I heard that expressed over and over yesterday through the speeches, the wedding sermon, and even their parents and siblings telling me more about them. So congrats to these two…and here is a small preview! Enjoy!

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Whitney and RW Wedding . Part One

After Whitney and RW’s engagement session, and meeting to talk about the details of the wedding day, I knew that this was going to be a great event!  Not only did they incorporate so much of their lives into the style/vision for the wedding (books, art, libraries, handmade elements…), but they surrounded themselves with their amazing friends and family and celebrated in a beautiful way. Both RW’s and Whitney’s parents and extended families seem so real and genuine…so it was great to be a part of this celebration.

Now this is only part one! I didn’t want to drag this post out too much…so look for part two to hit the blog shortly. More details (Don’t you just love the cotton, the succulents in the bouquets? Just wait for more surprises!). More portraits…and DANCING! (Because there really was a party going on!) Enjoy, and share some love with Whitney and RW (ie. leave a comment…)!

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Maggie Fortson - October 20, 2011 - 10:21 am

wow! These turned out beautifully! What a great day with a beautiful couple!

Tasha - October 20, 2011 - 10:50 am

Wow! Amazing pictures of your beautiful wedding day! My favorite so far is the one of you and RW right after you were married with your dad in the background! That picture speaks a thousand words!xo

Mary Alice - October 20, 2011 - 12:42 pm

Soooo unbelieveably beautiful! Great job and so happy that these special moments were caught.

Jane O'Loughlin - October 20, 2011 - 1:09 pm

We are relishing the images of the day…Whitney & RW had a vision for their wedding which was fulfilled beautifully.
So many people had a hand in making the day successful. We thank you all!

Brilliant photography, Rojo and Maggie. Thank you both for capturing the essence of a special couple, very much in love.

Jane - October 20, 2011 - 1:15 pm

Captivating images of an exceptional day! Rojo and Maggie, you caught the essence of this special couple, very much in love. Whitney and RW, you look like you have a future in modeling for the next issue of Bride’s Magazine!!!

Whit & Rw - October 20, 2011 - 6:57 pm

These are just so fabulously beautiful! Wow, what an outstanding way of remembering out BIG day. Thank you. xo

Hannah Minks - October 30, 2011 - 6:31 am

What lovely photos! I am on the edge of my seat for part two!

[...] May you guys have many, many years of love and happiness! Blessings to you guys! (Here’s part one, if you missed [...]

The Rice Family Preview

I had a blast riding a go cart around the Chicago Golf Club tonight and taking photos of the Rice family! What a beautiful and fun family to be around… Have a look at a few shots from the evening, and keep your eyes out for a more complete blog post in the future!

Chicago Golf Club Family Portraits, Wheaton Illinois Family Photography, Aurora Family Photography

em and whit - October 21, 2011 - 1:28 pm

such fun in motion, and in stills! we are spoiled to have you guys so close, just ‘cross the way. these photos showcase your many playful personalities…xo

[...] if you missed the preview of the Rice family, go have a look… We had a lot of fun running around the Chicago Golf Club, letting the wind blow us here and [...]

Gabrielle and Brad . Engagement Session

Gabrielle and Brad are about to throw an amazing wedding party with all the Chicago essentials (Portillo’s chocolate cake, Garrett’s popcorn, Lou Malnati’s pizza…)! But before we can get to all of that, we did an engagement shoot. These two are a lot of fun and are really in love, can’t you tell?! The fall colors were beautiful and the sunset lighting made for some amazing photographs. As the last little bit of sun disappeared from the sky we ended up at Gabrielle’s house for some fantastic trampoline shots…have fun looking at these images, and keep your eyes peeled for their wedding coming soon!

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maggie fortson - October 16, 2011 - 11:01 am

Such a great shoot! Love everything about it!

Glenda Lissette - February 19, 2012 - 12:26 am

I was wondering if you used a flash on the 6th post of this session: http://rojofotodesign.com/photography/gabrielle-and-brad-engagement-session/
If so, what kind?
They look so fantastic :)

admin - February 19, 2012 - 8:43 am

Hi Glenda! Thanks for the kind words! I counted 6 photographs into the post (including the two verticals that were together), and yes, I did use a flash on that image you mention. (Holding hands, eyes closed) This was just a Nikon SB-900 with the bounce card pulled up. A really simple setup! :) I love your images…just browsed through flickr! Good stuff! Thanks for stopping by.

Christina and Kyle . Byron Colby Barn . Preview

I had the privilege of second shooting for Maggie Fortson at Christina and Kyle’s wedding, and Maggie gave me permission to post a preview of some of the images that I captured! What a lovely wedding, perfect weather, and a beautiful couple. Enjoy a quick look!

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Maggie Fortson - October 10, 2011 - 2:08 pm

Why did I wait so long to have a second photographer?! Always a pleasure working with you! These are stunning!