When Keren from Keren Sarai Photography asked me to second shoot for her I said absolutely! I adore shooting weddings so whenever I get a chance to shoot more I take it without hesitation.

      Lauren and Ryan’s wedding was to die for! First off purple is one of my favorite colors, I love how elegant it makes everything feel. Second, these two love birds were ADORABLE together! Which made shooting them and their wedding party a total breeze.

      From the dress to the earrings, Lauren was a stunning bride! And the best part for me was her interaction with her Ryan, it was simply precious. You could tell he was beaming with happiness when he looked at her… melts my heart!

      Throughout the day I had a blast shooting with Keren and even though I was just second shooting for Lauren & Ryan’s wedding, I’m honored she had me come along. I’m so thankful to have such great photography friends like Keren to share these experiences with! Below I asked her to write a little bit about herself, you definitely will want to check it out!

      If you get a chance check out Keren’s work and show her some love! She is such an amazing photographer and I’m lucky to call her a friend.

      “When Christine asked me to write a little something about myself I drew a blank and I’m pretty sure I hit the delete button several times! So bare with me as I tell you a little about myself! For starters, my name is Keren Chookaszian and I am the lead photographer/owner of Keren Sarai Photography.

      I am a boutique-wedding photographer based in Evanston/Chicago, IL and I just LOVE brides and couples in love. I had the privilege of meeting Christine almost a year ago through a fun workshop held in Chicago by the one and only Jasmine Star! For those of you who aren’t wedding photographers….she’s basically THE rock star of wedding photogs!

      Anyway, Christine and I have had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate in some pretty amazing styled shoots as a result of this workshop, so when I was in need of a second shooter for this late September wedding I knew exactly who to go to! Just so you all know, picking out a second shooter isn’t easy! You want to make sure that they know exactly what they are doing as they are an extension of your brand and business the day of!

      Christine went above and beyond any expectation that I had….she even carried some of my bags!!! She has an incredible eye to capture detail and was so fun to work with. As I looked at some of the pictures she took that day, I was blown away by the moments she captured….moments that sometimes get missed when you’re the lead photographer! I’m sure you’ll enjoy some of her shots from Lauren and Ryan’s wedding as much as I did!! Thanks Christine!”

       -Keren Chookaszian