August 8, 2010

Nicole and Adam

Yesterday, I shot Nicole and Adam’s downtown wedding. They were married at Assumption Church and had their reception at Newberry Library–a location I’ve shot at several times. Though I probably shouldn’t admit this, Nicole and Adam are one of my favorite couples, and their wedding was definitely one of my favorites, too. They are both so warm and welcoming. They were also very involved in the photography process (in the most creative and considerate way). Weeks before the wedding, Nicole emailed me asking if I had any ideas for making their photos a little more fun. Since I knew their reception was at the Newberry, and since she mentioned that she was running with the library theme, I suggested that she get her hands on a bunch of vintage books. Two days later, she emailed me and told that she had bought enough for the whole wedding party. Needless to say, the books provided great inspiration for some photographs and I was really looking forward to shooting their portraits. All in all, it was a wonderful day and these are some of my favorite wedding photos ever.

Nicole’s sister recently had a baby, and she was hanging out while the girls got ready.

Adam gave Nicole a beautiful diamond necklace as a wedding gift. He also sent a card with a charm that said, “Redeem for one hug.” Nicole joked that she better be getting more than a hug that night!

LOVE this shot I took while Nicole’s girls were fluffing her veil.

Another favorite moment: when the bride sees herself for the first time.

Adam hanging out before the ceremony:

Adam was very emotional when he first saw Nicole. I told him that I took a few photos of his “ugly cry.” Really, though, it was very sweet.

How gorgeous are these two?

We shot a few photos at the Kinzie bridge before looking for a second, more shaded location.

Then, we started driving and looking. We were searching for the perfect spot: lots of texture, visual interest, and SHADE! These are my FAVORITE places to shoot.

These are two of my favorite shots from the day:

Finally, we headed back to the Newberry and got a few more portraits in.

How cool are these?