EVENTS

Chicago Botanic Garden Sip & See: Siena Rose

This elegant Sip & See was a joyous celebration for the newest member of the Segretto and Nisson family, Siena Rose. Not only is she the first child of newly weds, Michael & Nicole Segretto, but she is the first grandchild on both sides of her family, which makes this an extra special occasion indeed. All of her family members and family friends where thrilled to meet Siena and showered both, her and her parents, with love.

The delightful Sunday brunch, hosted at the Chicago Botanic Garden, was styled and planned by Akeshi Akinseye of Kesh Events. The decor included floral arrangements by Kesh Designs, balloon arches by Paris 312, a custom mimosa cart by Northern Decor and delicious sweet treats by Vanille Chicago

Many thanks to the amazing team who brought this celebration to life...

Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden

Event Designer & Planner: Kesh Events

Florals: Kesh Designs

Cake Artist & Sweet Treats: Vanille Chicago

Balloon Art: Paris 312

Mimosa Cart: Northern Decor

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Gallery Guichaed Chicago Baby Shower: Kimberly + Ogbonna

This gender reveal baby shower took place at Gallery Guichaed on Chicago’s Southside. This modern co-ed shower, began with mingling and drinks, followed by a delicious meal and fun games. During the balloon pop gender reveal, Mom & Dad, Kimberly & Ogbonna, were thrilled to discover that they’ll be welcoming a precious baby boy into their family very soon. Congratulations on the new addition!

Special thanks to the talented team who brought this event to life:

Venue // Gallery Guichaed
Design & Planning // Nicole Marie Events Chicago
Catering // Fuze Catering & Events
Desserts // Cake Life Chicago

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Farmhouse Chicago Bridal Shower: Future Mrs. Paeth

Last weekend, Christine's family and friends traveled from near and far to shower the bride before her big day. The celebration was held in the private room at Farmhouse Chicago. As always, it was a heartwarming event filled with love, laughter and good memories.

Congratulations again Christine & Travis!! I can't wait for you guys to say "I Do" on September 30th! Cheers! #PartyWithThePaeths

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LondonHouse, Chicago: Chuck + Kevin's Retirement Party

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job as a photographer is being there to document some of the most memorable moments in my clients lives'. After over the 30 years of service at ComEd (Exelon), Mr. Charles "Chuck" Walls, VP Customer Financial Operations and Mr. Kevin Brookins, SVP Strategy & Administration have retired. They closed this chapter with a festive retirement party surrounded by family, friends, and co-workers who showered them with love and appreciation. I was honored to be there to capture the memories. Congratulations on a job well done! May the next chapter of your lives be full of many great adventures and fond memories!

Many thanks to the fabulous team who brought this event to life...

Event Planner & Stylist: Nicole Marie Events Chicago
Cake Designer: Cake Life Chicago
Venue: LondonHouse Chicago
 


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2017 Chicago Styled Shoot

2017 Chicago Styled Shoot with Miss Motley Photography + Nicole Marie Events

March 31 | Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding & Rehearsal Dinner | 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Private Residence in Hyde Park - Chicago, IL

Nicee Martin of Miss Motley Photography + Nicole Pittmon of Nicole Marie Events are teaming up to create a phenomenal styled shoot here in Chicago for new and seasoned photographers alike. This styled shoot allows photographers, like you, to capture luxurious details & portraits without the stress of an actual wedding day. Here, you'll be able to practice finding your own creative photographic voice, or just capture some fresh images for your website or for marketing purposes. It also provides you with an opportunity to network with other fellow creatives here in the Chicagoland area.

The color palate that has been selected for this Great Gatsby inspired shoot is black and gold, with white accents. The styled shoot will take place in an elegant Victorian private residence on Chicago's Southside. With its 20-foot cathedral ceilings, Juliet balconies, chandeliers, polished Grand Piano, and open spiral staircase, this venue is sure to provide the perfect backdrop for our elegant styled shoot.

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Who's it for?

  • New or aspiring photographers looking to advance their skills
  • Intermediate photographers looking to build their portfolio
  • Professional photographers looking for new marketing images

Our Itinerary | Your day begins with a meet and greet at 1:00pm. We will begin shooting at 1:30pm with groups of two photographers each rotating through designated "stations" throughout the residence. Stations include, but are not limited to: "bride" getting ready with hair/makeup, bridal details, wedding cake/dessert table, invitation suite, full tablescape, specialty drinks & hors d'oeuvre, couples exit outdoors with a Rose-Royce Phantom, etc.

There will be 4 main models: a bride, a groom and a man and woman posing as an engaged couple. That way you'll have an opportunity to capture bridal images, as well as, party images for more versatility. There will also be several other models coming later in the day to give the space an actual party feel should you wish to capture interactive photos. A full list of contributing vendors will also be provided so that you can tag the appropriate vendors when sharing your images online after the shoot.

Attendees | This styled shoot will be limited to 12 photographers. You are encouraged to bring all the necessary gear that would be used to photograph an indoor event. Lunch will be provided.

Registration | $175 early bird rate EXTENDED through March 31..

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot today!!

Questions? Please email Nicee at nicee@missmotleyphotography.com.

 

We hope to see you soon!

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Talley's Kitchen + Bar: Sarah's 40th Birthday

I absolutely adore Jeff & Sarah Martinath and their family. Together they have welcomed me into their home and entrusted me with the opportunity of capturing some of their most precious memories over the last year. The genuine love, affection and camaraderie that Sarah & Jeff share is infectious-- it is a relationship that I emulate in my own marriage. So naturally, I was thrilled when Jeff reached out to invite me to Sarah's 40th birthday celebration! Jeff did an outstanding job pulling off this surprise for Sarah, she was blown away!!

It was such a fun gathering complete with endless libations and lite bites provided by, Sarah's favorite restaurant, Talley's Kitchen + Bar in Clarendon Hills.  I'd be remiss if I didn't send major kudos to Krista Talley and her team. They were on top of everything!! They kept the food & drinks coming and provided exceptional service to Sarah's guest. From the owner Krista, to the bar tender, to the servers, everyone of the staff members went out of their way to make sure that everyone was well taken care of, creating a fabulous event for a fabulous lady.

Happy Birthday Sarah!!! May the next 40 years be as fabulous as the first!! xoxo

Many thanks to the fabulous team who brought this celebration to life...

Venue & Catering: Talley's Kitchen + Bar

Photography: Miss Motley Photography


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Cracked at 695: The Northeasterners Inc, Chicago Chapter

The fabulous ladies of The Northeasterners Inc. - Chicago Chapter held their monthly gathering at Cracked at 695. They are a group of educated, talented, socially and politically conscious Black women rooted in a deep sense of sisterhood. The theme for the February meeting was obviously love and appreciation. It was a pleasure to be in attendance and to not only document their gathering, but to also capture headshots of each member to use on their website.

Many thanks to the fabulous team who brought this event to life...

Event Planner & Stylist: Nicole Marie Events Chicago
Cake Designer: Cake Life Chicago
Venue & Catering: Cracked at 695


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Leigh & Lynn's 18th Birthday Celebration | Chicago, IL

“It takes a village to raise a child.” That was my biggest personal takeaway from Leigh & Lynn’s 18th Birthday Celebration. There was an indescribable warmth throughout the home as relatives, friends, neighbors and godparents poured in from the blizzard outside. Laughter and love filled the air.

Each guest was asked to bring an ornament to help the Logan family trim their tree this year. However, in actuality, it ended up being an ornament exchange, as the Logan family distributed personal, and might I add, well thought-out ornament awards to their honored guest. It was their little way of showing appreciation to their friends and family members who have loved and supported them over the last 18 years of Leigh & Lynn’s life.

Nicole Pittmon of Nicole Marie Events planned and designed the event space. She and Shawnelle coordinated fun events throughout the evening, which included: an "awards ceremony", a champagne toast with vintage 1996 Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne, a cake cutting, and a gingerbread cookie decorating contest. Many great memories were made that evening, it was a true celebration of life, family & love.

A few highlights from the birthday celebration are featured below, to view the full gallery of images click here: http://galleries.missmotleyphotography.com/loganholidayparty2016/

Many thanks to the fabulous team who brought this celebration to life...

Event Planner & Stylist: Nicole Marie Events Chicago
Cake Designer: Cake Life Chicago
Mixologist: Leira Knows Cocktails & Events
Catering: Fuze Catering & Events


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Hinsdale Junior Women’s Club 2016 Holiday Party

Eat. Drink. Be Merry. The Hinsdale Junior Women’s Club hosted it’s annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December 8, 2017. This sold out event was held at Davanti Enoteca, in Western Springs, IL. The HJWC Social Committee Co-Chairs: Joelle Brower, Julie Kauffman, Mistie Lucht and Puja Gupta planned a fun event full of delicious Italian cuisine, specialty cocktails and festive holiday music. It was a night to remember!

A few highlights from the open photo-booth are featured here. To view the full gallery of images click here: http://galleries.missmotleyphotography.com/hjwcholidayparty


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The Bedford Engagement Party: Christine + Travis

Christine + Travis’ engagement party took place in a private room at The Bedford - Chicago. It was a very joyous occasion as the couple was surrounded my family and longtime friends. Love was truly “in the air” that night and laughter filled the room as they all reminisced about old times. I know that Christine and Travis’ wedding day will be yet another memorable celebration in all of their lives. Congratulations on your engagement guys! I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness.


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Cookie Johnson's "Believing in Magic" Book Signing

Cookie Johnson's "Believing in Magic" Private Book Signing took place in Chicago at The Grant.   This event was, as Cookie affectionately called it, "the most elegant book signing, I've had."

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Special thanks to the talented team who brought this event to life:

  • Venue: The Grant - Chicago
  • Event styling and design: Nicole Marie Events 
  • Charcuterie table & catering: Chef Judson Todd Allen
  • Desserts: Cake Life Chicago