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Dreamlite + 1

A special message from Howie:

My beautiful wife and I are expecting our first child. Diana is due later this month and we couldn’t be more excited. We have not found out the gender of our baby and look forward to the surprise. We wanted to share some great photos that Jon (the other half of Dreamlite) took of us both in New York City. We hope you enjoy these photos and we’ll update you soon with more photos of the new baby! (HC)


Moritz + Anne-Laure

Sometimes, it’s nice to take a break from the busy wedding scene to photograph smaller, more intimate wedding celebrations. Moritz (who hails from Germany) tied the knot with Anne-Laure (a native of France) in a civil ceremony at the Eagle Rock Reservation Conservatory in Essex County; they plan to have a big wedding ceremony later on in Europe. A few of their closest friends joined them that day, making for a very intimate and serene wedding ceremony. Below are a few of my favorite images from the portrait session we did immediately after the ceremony. Moritz and Anne-Laure, it was a real privilege to be a part of your big day. (HC)


Mark + Grace’s Wedding

Back in February, I (Howie) had the opportunity to document the wedding day celebration of an old friend, Grace. This wedding was pretty different than the weddings we have done in the past; Grace and Mark’s wedding was both a celebration and a farewell. For the bride, Grace, this marked a new milestone in life, as her marriage meant a change of address thousands of miles away in California. Don’t get me wrong; the wedding was nonetheless a huge celebration, as everyone knew that her new life would be established with her new husband, Mark.

I was very fortunate to be able to part of their big day. To Mark & Grace: we wish you the best on your new life on the West Coast, and we hope everyone enjoys the latest photos on our blog. (HC)



Mark + Grace’s Wedding Teaser

Today was the start of Dreamlite’s 2011 wedding season. What better way to start this season then with a chance to shoot a friend of ours, Grace’s wedding to Mark. I (Howie) shot this wedding solo as Jon, Dreamlite’s other photographer was still on assignment in Central America. (Check out his travel blog,

It was great to see how many people from her church mentioned how much they would miss her, as she starts her new life with Mark in California. As much as they hated for her to go, they all understood that this was the next step in God’s plan for her life. It was a touching wedding, sometimes you don’t need a lot of a things going on in your wedding to make it nice. Thanks Grace and Mark for having me be a part of your wedding, it was simple but sweet. (HC)


Christopher + Diana Wedding

It’s always special when I (Howie) get to photograph weddings with a unique story behind it. Christopher and Diana have been together for some time now, and have two children together. However, they haven’t had the chance to tie the knot until now. It was really nice to be there, especially since they’ve both been waiting for this day to come for quite some time. Here’s a quick glimpse of some images from that long awaited day. HC


Steve + Tesh Wedding

In July, I (Howie) was able to go back to my alma mater and see Chicago again! However, despite the excitement of going back, I was even more excited to shoot the wedding of a good friend. We go back way back to the times in our Sunday School classes, fellowship at Youth Group, and hangouts. He is also the second in our “youth group” class to get married! With a beautiful bride and a handsome groom, I was a lot of fun capturing many awesome pictures of the wedding day. The ceremony was in a beautiful indoor south beach feel room at the Chateau. And with an elegant reception following where guests danced the day away!  Below is just a glimpse of Steve and Tesh’s Guatemalan German Polish Chinese Wedding. Congratulations again Steve and Tesh and thanks again for having me be part of your big day! HC

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Chadwick + Brooke’s Wedding

You may recall a few weeks back, the teasers of Chadwick and Brooke’s wedding in Minnesota.  Here is the full post of the awesome wedding I (Howie) had the privilege of shooting. It was definitely one of the most memorable ones, as I was able to witness my college roomate tie the knot with the girl of his dreams.


The ceremony took place at Wilmar Evangelical Free Chuch in Wilmar, MN with the reception at the bride’s parents backyard under the gorgeous afternoon sun. The weather was perfect!


Below are just a few of my favorite moments of the wedding. From the bride and grooms first look at each other to the beautiful handmade bridesmaid dresses to the elegant backyard wedding and dancing throughout the night, it was one for the books!  The fun personality of the couple, the uniqueness of the their wedding and attention to details can definitely be seen in the wedding. (Loved the sparklers at the end!).


Congratulations again! Thanks for letting me take part in your wedding day! And Brooke- you’ll have just as great a time as I did as his roommate! HC

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Steve + Tesh Wedding Teaser

You may recall the surprise proposal that I (Jon) photographed back in January. We’re happy to write that, as of this past weekend, our friends Steve and Tesh have officially tied the knot!!

This time around, Dreamlite swapped roles. Howie had the opportunity of photographing their beautiful wedding day, while I had the supreme honor of being Steve’s Best Man. Having seen my share of wedding days unfold through the viewfinder of my cameras, it was really refreshing to see a wedding celebration unfold through a new perspective. Instead of photographing others running errands, making calls, grabbing breakfast, joining in on prayer circles, it was finally my turn to be a part of it all. It really felt like I was giving away a brother that day. In a nutshell, being there for their wedding day was exciting, anxious, stressful, teary-eyed, and simply beautiful.

Check out the teasers photos by Howie… and to Steve and Tesh, love you guys a ton. (P.S. Tesh, I said it once and I’ll say it again, welcome to the family.)

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Chadwick + Brooke Wedding Teaser

This story begins in 2005 when I (Howie) moved to Chicago to go to Moody Bible Institute. I wanted to test fate and not specifically request specifics regarding a roommate. So not knowing what to expect, I moved into school the first day of orientation and met my roommate, Chadwick Bacon. We got to know each other very well, from me introducing him to weird smelling chinese snacks to Chad introducing me to his love of Chicago pizzas and we both shared our love for movies. Like most college roommates we shared about the girls we were interested in and girls we liked. But one night as we laid in our bunk beds talking before we went to bed (as we did most nights), he mentioned to me this girl that he was interested in named Brooke. I thought it was nice, but didn’t think that much about it. However, as the weeks went along and as I saw them interact with each other, I had a feeling that this wasn’t going to be like a Gary Grobowski and Brooke Meyers story but more like a Harry Burns meets Sally Albright story.

So my once roommate went on to find a roommate for life. I couldn’t be more happy and excited to play a part in their wedding. Here are just the teasers from the wedding. Can’t wait to post more from this wedding! HC

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Rami + Jen Engagement

Rami and Jen were such a great couple to shoot. I (Howie) had a blast getting to know them, they were really relaxed and chill. We had two shoots over the course of a six day period in different areas of NYC. Anyway enough typing and more pictures!

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