The tones in this photo (captured by our third photographer Rachel) and the contrast in texture fascinate me. It’s almost a monochromatic photo taken in color which is no small feat.
The Field Museum is probably the only venue that offers this sort of vantage point from which to photograph the ceremony. The bold floral arrangements are a great contrast to the weathered stone exterior of the museum. But this photo is really about Paula’s joyful laughter, and her Dad’s smile as they begin to walk down the aisle.
These two photos (above and below) were taken 5 seconds apart, and it would have been impossible for one photographer to capture both of them. One of the best things about working with Nancy (and Rachel) is that I don’t have to decide between one or the other. We can capture both the semi-panoramic shot with guests and friends clapping and the city in the background; and the intimate emotional shot with a little sun-flare from the setting sun.
You might have to be Paula and Ben (or just Ben) to properly appreciate this photo, but that’s who they are for anyway.
Don’t mind the Elephant battle nor the T-Rex in the background, Rachel beautifully places the intimacy of their first dance in the grand surroundings of the Field Museum.
Paula’s dance with her mom is probably the most emotional first dance I’ve ever witnessed. There’s about a half-dozen other photos I’d love to share with you from it, but space prohibits that, and your tears would prevent you from seeing the rest of the photos, so moving right along...
Frost did a spectacular job of lighting the Stanley Field Hall. This photo shows only SOME of their work (and the amazing party going on).
Event Coordinator: Ali Phillips of Engaging Events by Ali
Hair and makeup: Antonette White
Floral: The Flower Firm
Venue: The Field Museum
Band: Ken Arlen Orchestra
Lighting: Dennis of Frost Lighting
Caterer: Blue Plate