I'm fortunate to have found and established relationships with excellent photographers and assistants who have stayed with me over time, making the approach and overall coverage of events a seamless affair. One of my first shooters, Frank, collaborated with, and documented, the groomsmen playing a game of pick up while I was having fun with the bridesmaids as they were getting ready. The ceremony was held at St. Francis Xavier in Wilmette, followed by a trip to the beach. If you are looking for a garden party reception, consider Winnetka Community House.
This is such a lovely example of how it all comes together-with some help. I wasn't surprised to find out the fitting, lovingly crafted floral displays were the work of Fleur. A welcome etsy find are the rustic, chic printed printed materials from Beacon Lane. The crew from Hearty Boys catering was-as always-fun, generous, relaxed, and professional. They also create one of the best vegetarian dishes around! All of this was enjoyed after an Old St. Michaels ceremony and some picture taking around town.
A few people are inquiring about having a 'portrait station' set up at their event. This is a great way for family and friends to have a professional photograph taken while everyone is looking great and in fine spirits ; ) Here are a few samples of what we can do; Natural. Authentic. Creative. Fun. All images are originally captured in color (just shown here in b&w).
A couple asked to see samples for their upcoming wedding at the Marriott Lincolnshire. I was so happy to have an excuse to highlight these images! Judy and Sam had a traditional jewish wedding, complete with tish and bedeken ceremonies-spirited, joyful, boisterous. As a photojournalist, I am elated to be in the middle of it all!