Here is a wider selection of some of our favorite images from Amber and Paul's wedding at the InterContinental Hotel on Michigan avenue in Chicago. Register to view the complete set of images once they are made available on Pictage.
Daniella and Noah are getting married this weekend in Evanston at Noah's family's synagogue (his grandfather helped build it!). Noah and Daniella are two intellectuals that fell in love in an unlikely place during their PhD work. Noah teaches film criticism and Daniella is a French historian and they have some of the most hilarious banter we've heard in a while. We had a great time discussing our mutual love for film while we shot in some brand new locations we'd just scouted the day before.
Here are a few of our favorites from their session.
We're honored to once again have our photos featured on one of the industry's leading blogs: Style Me Pretty. They just published a great article titled "Romantic Engagement Session ~ Where Else But Rome?" about Wilson and Camille's destination engagement-session I shot in Rome a few months back. Be sure to check it out.
My favorite part of being a wedding photographer is getting to witness and capture the emotions that surround a couple in love. Rarely are those emotions more purely expressed and evident than during a marriage proposal. So I'm grateful for forward-thinking people like Sameer who realize the importance of documenting this momentous occasion.
Madhuri, a producer for a major ad agency, has always loved Grand Central Station (I think the word she used was "obsessed"). After a lot of careful planning Sameer chose July 12 as the date, and arranged to fly me out there to photograph his proposal. He chose the date in part because it was the second day of Manhattanhenge (when the sun lines up perfectly with Manhattan's street grid), and in part because it was about a month earlier than Madhuri expected. As you'll see in the photos below the surprise was a total success.
I'll leave you know to enjoy the photos, but stay tuned for another post in the coming weeks with photos from their engagement session that we shot all around New York City.
Thalia and Alex, two writers from NYC, recently moved to Chicago. We couldn't imagine shooting their engagement session anywhere else, and neither could they, so we flew out to NYC to do their e-session properly. We spent the afternoon and some of the evening with them at their old haunts in various parts of Manhattan. We stopped at their favorite neighborhood pizza joint, Pier 54 where Alex proposed, the very cool High Line Park, and other favorite New York haunts. We had a wonderful time getting to know the parts of the city that they loved.
Their wedding is coming up soon in Maine, and we're looking forward to shooting them again in very different context. For now, here are a few of our favorites from that delightful afternoon in New York City.
Thalia and Alex dressed up for the evening portion of our shoot, and I just have to comment about how fabulous Thalia's vintage dress is!! I think it's at least a few decades old, and it looks incredible :)
Breathtaking, lusciously elegant, stunning... these are just a few words that come to mind when trying to describe Terese and Ed's wedding at the Chicago Illuminating Company. Terese and Ed's first look was at Olive Park along the lake which fit them perfectly. Terese waited for Ed eagerly and she could barely keep herself from looking over her shoulder as he walked through the gates to greet her. After their first look we met up with their wedding party for more pictures. The bridesmaids wore long gray gowns in different cuts and shades which made photographing them feel like much more of a fashion shoot than photos of a bridal party. I loved how it all came together!
Once again, we're blogging this wedding a bit differently; we're going to do a second post dedicated entirely to the details. And of course, we'll be posting the full slideshow of favorites which will tell the whole story of the day in the next few weeks. There were so many unique and stunning elements at their wedding, that I simply won't do them justice by trying to describe them. Happily, I have something better than words to share with you; images will do this wedding more justice than anything Dave or I could say.
Sarah and Matt first met in middle school during a community theater production of Grease. What ensued for the next 6 years was a fun friendship where at least one of them wanted to be more at one time or another, and finally, 6 years later, it happened, and they started dating :) After a few years of long distance dating, and finally some time together in the same city Matt proposed to Sarah (check out their proposal on our blog back in January!). She of course said yes, and they are getting married in their hometown of Neenah, Wisconsin this coming November.
For their engagement session we spent some time at their local neighborhood pub and the surrounding area, and then went to a classic Chicago spot to finish off the evening. Here are a few of our favorites from that evening.