Mara and Joshua booked me through their mother, via an email, as a referral from Beth Bernstein of SQN Events. Are you following still? They trusted Beth, loved the work they saw on my web site and booked sight unseen. When I showed up to the wedding, I had never met the client nor the families. That is a little unusual for me, but growing more common.
Shidi comes to me from a previous Chinese Chicago wedding I shot several years ago when she was a bridesmaid. I am honored to still be working with the group after all these years, and like usual, we nailed out some truly incredible portraits throughout the day.
Chicago gay weddings clearly make me happy. Being gay myself, there is absolutely nothing more thrilling than shooting a gay wedding. I still can't believe we gays can walk down an aisle AND have the government legally recognize us and provide us with protection. There is a long way to go, but we are moving along in the right direction.
I always enjoy photographing a wedding at the Standard Club because of those 4 white walls, and white ceiling. Seriously, it is a photographer’s dream. There are so many options to easily manipulate the flash strobes because and always land a great photograph.
Chicago engagement sessions are truly magical. Especially with this couple who finally got married a few months back with a wedding at the Standard Club. Stay tuned for next week when we reveal their wedding ceremony and reception. Ashley and Neal wanted to do two sessions: One in the winter in their home in the Gold Coast overlooking Lake Michigan and the second session in their Gold Coast neighborhood when the weather finally warmed.