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A Night to Remember; Mr. and Mrs. Hackelberg } Lake County, IL Wedding Photographer, Sara Glashagel

"Do you remember the 21st night of September?" Great song. And now it officially takes on a whole new meaning. I think anyone in attendance this 21st of September at Claire and Paul's wedding will 100%, without a doubt, remember this night for the rest of their lives.

The setting: a beautiful backyard wedding. White tent, gorgeous yellow and orange fall colors throughout, string lights hung, and burlap covering the tables. It was quite literally the perfect backdrop for a fall wedding in a beautiful prairie-style backyard overlooking a pond. What could go wrong? Ohhhhh, just mother nature for starters!

As I'm driving to start photographing for the day, I am in a literal downpour. I couldn't see past my windshield. The rain continued all afternoon. As we got to the hour before the wedding, a final decision had to be made. Do we go with Plan B? What about Plan C, D, and E....that's about where we landed. An outdoor wedding during a major fall storm. No biggie at all, right? Well, believe it or not, this bride and groom handled it with all the grace in the world.

One of the first lessons in marriage is to learn that things don't always go as planned, right? Life doesn't always give you what you expected, and what did they do? They took the punches and went with the flow. I can quite honestly say I've never seen so many people jump to help and make it happen. The ceremony moved under the tent, the tables being lifted by guests at the last minute, and not one complaint in the room. It's no wonder Claire and Paul are just amazing people. They are surrounded by just that. People willing to take off their heels and walk through the mud for them....literally. And the result, a perfect, beautiful backyard wedding,....yes, maybe they were on plan C or D for the day, but it was P-E-R-F-E-C-T.

They say rain on your wedding day is good luck....well, Claire and Paul, you are started off right, my friends! You are about as lucky as anyone can be on day 1 together! So so sooooo much mud, but so so soooooo much love! Major props to you for going with the flow; major props to every member of the wedding party who pulled off this beautiful day; and major props to every single person who stepped up yesterday and showing them unconditional love by lending a hand and celebrating with the bride and groom through their very first storm together in life. It is safe to say that none of us present yesterday will ever forget the 21st night of September!

Hi!   I’m Sara, and I’m so happy you’re here. I’m a family and wedding photographer in Lake County, IL. My style is very fresh and intimate. More than anything, I want to deliver timeless photos that will forever capture your family's bond. 

I offer maternity, newborn, senior portraits, milestones, and family photos, as well as engagement and wedding packages. I take so much pride in delivering a perfect gallery to your family for photos to hang throughout your home and look back on for a lifetime.  Look through my albums and get a feel for my style.  If you decide that it matches your own, then let's get you booked. 

If you’d like to book, send me an email @ or fill out my information form on the contact page of this website. I cannot wait to meet your family! Thank you!




Sara Glas Photography | Newborn, Maternity, Children, Seniors, Family and Wedding Photography

319 Old McHenry Rd Long Grove, IL

Lake County, Illinois | Libertyville, IL | Long Grove, IL | Chicagoland Photographer

Based in Long Grove, IL

Studio Located in historic downtown Long Grove, IL

Studio and on location photography

Sara Glas Photography Serves northern Illinois, Northwest suburbs, Northshore, Southeastern wisconsin, chicagoland, Lake County, Cook County, and beyond. Studio located in Long Grove, IL. Surrounding cities include: Antioch, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Crystal Lake, Deerfield, Fox Lake ,Glenview, Grayslake, Gurnee, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Lindenhurst, Long Grove, McHenry, Mundelein, Palatine, Schaumburg, Vernon Hills, Volo, Wheeling, Winnetka, and the surrounding areas.

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Do you remember the 21st night of september? love was changing the mind of pretenders while chasing the clouds away Our hearts were ringing in the key that our souls were singing. as we danced in the night, remember - how the stars stole the night away, yeah yeah yeah. Hey hey hey, ba de ya - say do you remember ba de ya - dancing in september ba de ya - never was a cloudy day Ba duda, ba duda, ba duda, badu ba duda, badu, ba duda, badu ba duda, badu, ba duda My thoughts are with you holding hands with your heart to see you only blue talk and love, remember - how we knew love was here to stay Now december found the love that we shared in september. only blue talk and love, remember - the true love we share today

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