July 21, 2010

Tracy and Nat

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: