July 27, 2010   |   Clients

This is just another reminder that, if you haven’t joined my Facebook page, you should! I’ve been posting a TON.

You can find it by clicking HERE. See you in social networking land!

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July 25, 2010   |   wedding

Kit and Mikey were married this past Friday in Tinley Park. I was looking forward to their big day because I knew there would be many familiar faces! A few months ago, I shot Kit’s brother’s wedding, too. The day was going perfectly and then, when we walked outside of the church after the ceremony, we could tell it was about to storm. After a quick change of plans, we decided to skip right to wedding party photos and save the family pictures for later. We went to the Tinley Park Metra station for photographs. The weather was getting worse very quickly. As soon as I took my first photo of Kit and Mikey, a powerline blew up. Then another. And then another. Needless to say, we weren’t doing photos as planned. The great thing about these two is that they were happy to roll with the punches. We made our away to Dinolfo’s, their reception venue, and decided we’d work with that building as much as possible. We got some lovely photos and we didn’t get blown away. It was a success!

Their puppy was hanging out with the girls while they got dressed.

I LOVE this picture of Kit:

A couple from the ceremony:

Kit’s cute sisters/ladies of honor:

ADORE these:

In the middle of dinner, Kit heard that–as a result of the storm–the sky was full of color. We ran out to catch a quick glimpse:

These two had the most entertaining Djs I’ve EVER seen. They had no less than 5 costumes and dance routines, including this number from Blues Brothers. They were a HUGE hit.

The garter toss was intense:

And lastly, a special wedding guest made a surprise appearance:

July 21, 2010   |   Uncategorized

This past weekend, Tracy and Nat had a beautiful, classy wedding in downtown Chicago. They were married at Holy Name Cathedral and had their reception at the Peninsula (complete with a cocktail hour on the gorgeous terrace that overlooks Michigan Ave.). Since we did a first look, we had plenty of time for photographs. We started by going to the gardens at the Art Institute. Then, because it was early afternoon and we were trying to avoid direct sunlight, we decided to look for a second spot. Tracy and Nat wanted something a little less “pretty,” so we headed to the West Loop. We ended up shooting in Fulton Market and–although it was quite stinky–we got some great shots. The wedding party were such troopers, too! Tracy and Nat are two of the most grounded and easy-going people I’ve ever worked with. I was so happy to celebrate with them and, if you don’t mind my saying, I think we got some great photos!

We did the first look as soon as I arrived, and I love this series of Nat seeing Tracy for the first time.

Didn’t Tracy look gorgeous?

I really adore these two shots of the wedding party. Thanks for dealing with the smell, guys!

Holy Name Cathedral was AMAZING:

Soon to be married…


After the ceremony, we went back to the Peninsula for more pictures. I usually don’t post family shots, but I thought this one was so lovely and relaxed.

We had PERFECT pre-sunset light:

The food at the Peninsula was unbelievable.

However, they had nothing on the cookies made by Tracy’s family. It’s a tradition.

And a joyful shot of Tracy dancing with her father:

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