I love this portrait of Stacey (by Nancy) because somehow it manages to be simultaneously cute, classically beautiful, mysterious, and a little mischievous, which, not surprisingly, also describes Stacey.
I honestly can’t tell you what was going on when I took this picture, but I love it. It is so full of life. The wind blowing through her hair, a huge smile across her face and her body leaning forward like Charles Sykes’ “Spirit of Ecstasy” while Judd hangs out in the corner of the frame.
The textures in this photo are delicious, and I like how her dress hangs just over the edge of the bridge. I love the repetition of the triangle-shape made by vertical and 45-degree beam. It’s in her white dress joining Judd’s black suit, it’s in the pattern of light behind them, again in the beam to the right of that, and then it’s inverted in her arm and elbow. But what really makes this photo for me is the delicacy and passion of their embrace.
This is a quintessential Dave photo. Extreme overhead angle (taken from about 100 feet above them), very simple background, strong repetition of patterns and bold contrast between the subject and ground. It was also shot with a Tilt-Shift lens which narrows the point of focus to just the area right around them.
Event coordinator: Joyce Dunne of Joyce Westin Dunne Wedding Consultants
Caterer: Brian of Food For Thought
Venue: Chicago Illuminating Company
Hair stylist: Betsy Stover
Makeup artist: Lori Thomas
Event designer: Kehoe Designs
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