month: January 2012
I’m so exited to be a featured member on the DWF blog!! The DWF (Digital Wedding Forum) is the largest on line community of professional photographers from all over the world, with over five thousand members! If you have a minute, please take a look 🙂 Link here.
BTW I submitted over 40 photos for the article because I simply could not choose a ‘few’ favorites, so I just asked them to choose.
If you haven’t done so yet, please take a second to click ‘Like’ my Facebook page, thank you!
And since blog posts are dull without photos, below are some favorites.
Kim & Justin’s wedding is going to be posted in parts so I can make a point. These photos were taken after the ceremony just before the reception. (The Byron Colby Barn) This little mini romantic shoot took about 30 minutes, and we were within a block of the reception hall. So the point I’m trying to make is that I don’t need hours, or a ‘magical’ location, I just need a happy willing couple and time. Kim gave me total freedom when it came to photography. Honestly I have never felt freer or more creative…and that’s why the photos are so fun 🙂
No hesitation whatsoever when I asked them to sit in the grass 🙂
Kim listens to my funny dialog…
…then decides I’m completely hysterical!
Oh looky looky, the groom wore red socks, how happy was I? VERY!
I was obsessed with these clouds, they were perfection.
Favorite!!! LOVE!!!! Canvas print for my office? Yes, please!
A few years ago I was shooting an engagement session at Navy Pier, and we walked into the Crystal Gardens…after I was done drooling I said to my couple ‘someday I WILL shoot a wedding here’. I’m happy to say that, that day has come (and now gone) and I have the pictures to prove it 😉 Renee is THE most organised Bride ever. Indian wedding always have a lot of events going on, and sometimes they do not run on time, but not this wedding! The whole day went off without a hitch, everyone stayed on schedule (one of the bridesmaids sole job was to make sure everyone stayed on schedule)….and Renee and Sanoj managed to pack 3 days worth of fun into one. I’m happy to say that I ended this season on a very high note 🙂
Well it didn’t hurt that Bride looked like she was straight from a magazine.
Dress by Maggie Sottero.
Flowers by Shamrock Garden in Lombard, IL.
Cute note from the groom. BTW did you know a lot of my couples meet their significant others on line? If you’re single, I highly recommend it!
The ring-bearer did such a good job.
I turned to see the commotion behind me, and see the cheer section for the little flower-girl to make sure she made it all the way down the isle.
For someone so young, she did a fantastic job!
Renee and her dad.
I saw Sanoj fighting back some tears 😉
The Catholic ceremony took place at St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Cathedral in Belwood, Illinois.
The Wedding Saree is placed on the Bride to symbolize that the Groom is committed to clothe and protect his wife.
How cool is it that the boys got to wear Converse All Stars?
Sanoj and his friends are sooo fun the photo ops were endless with this bunch!
At Navy Pier. One of the benefits of having your wedding there, you get your own private escort to the front of the line at the Ferris wheel.
And you can’t beat the view!
Look at these gentlemen, they all gave up their jackets for the ladies, it was so cold and windy.
But when you have the Crystal Gardens to play in, you don’t need to worry about the weather.
Carolyn’s view of me taking the above photograph.
The Groomsmen decided to wear Superhero T-shirts under their suits. But the Groom couldn’t find out until the intros because the boys wanted to surprise him. So I had Sanoj come closer to the camera and made him promise not to look back, and that’s how my favorite Groomsmen photo came to be. (PS. My husband was jealous when I told him about the Converse and the Superhero shirts, they are two of his favorite things and wishes he would have done something like that at our wedding) Favorite #3!
While Renee changed into outfit two, we had some fun with the ladies.
The cake topper was a replica of the B&G and on the laptop is the name of the on line dating website where they met.
I love the reactions to the custom cake topper. ( http://microdwarf.com/ )
Bears colors anyone? Yes, please! Cake by Flour, Cake, & Pastry from Chicago, IL.
Outfit two! I love this photo!
The intros where the groomsmen do their big reveal. I love the reactions!!!
Some of the Bridal party and their friends surprised the couple with the most amazing performance. Seriously, I can’t describe it, but you can watch it >>>here<<<.
Video by the handsome and talented Albert Alunni [email protected]
Kudos to all the performers, you were outstanding!!
Outfit three, comfortable enough for dancing and for being carried around on people’s shoulders 😉 Love this photo so much, look how happy they look!
The grooms Converse All Stars. Bears colors and their wedding date…LOVE it!
This kid’s dancing blew me away, seriously. He has more natural talent in one little toe than I do in my entire body.
And if you think he’d back away from a dance off challenge, you’d be wrong.
From Renee & Sanoj…
“Dress — I bought it from a consignment store in Philadelphia, called Sabrina Ann. It’s Maggie Sotero gown, and got a deal on it.