Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Brent & Melissa : Grayslake, IL Wedding

Back in July I had the great pleasure of tagging along with another awesomely talented wedding photographer, Tim Tabailloux. The day reminded me a lot of my own wedding day back in July 2004: cold and rainy. Brent and Melissa they were amazing. Originally, they were supposed to get married outside, but just as Melissa was walking down the isle, Mother Nature decided to let loose. They made it through the opening prayer before they decided to move the rest of the ceremony inside. Like I said, they were amazing. Not even the bad weather could destroy their happy day! Thanks to Brent and Melissa for allowing me to be a part of their special day for the sake of learning, and thanks to Tim Tab for being so selfless in sharing his photography wisdom with me. :)

Here are my faves!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

POTN Chicago Meetup

Well, it's been about half of forever since I've posted anything here, but I swear, I have a good excuse! For those of you who don't know me and have just stumbled upon here by accident, I'm expecting my first child in March 2010! Unfortunately, I have not been feeling the best, so not only have I not been taking as many pictures, I'm super behind in editing the ones I have taken. They keep telling me that this part should pass soon, so I should be up and kicking again in no time!

Until then, here are a few pictures from a recent meetup with some photographers I met through the Canon forum, POTN. We had a great time hanging out at Millennium Park over Labor Day weekend in Chicago!


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Some crazy kids playing in Crown Fountain. It was freezing out!
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Thanks for looking! I hope to be back up and running soon! :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Alex & Maggie : Chicago, IL Wedding

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to tag along with Katie Beverley, who, along with being an AMAZING photographer, is an old high school friend of mine. This was a very special day for me for two reasons: 1) It was my first time trying my hand at a wedding, and 2) I had such a great time catching up with Katie and her husband, Mike! I hadn't seen them since I graduated from high school, *ahem*, 8 years ago, but it felt like no time had passed at all since the last time I had seen them! I couldn't have asked for a better first wedding, and Katie was so gracious in letting me come along with her. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Katie!! :)

Before when I said that I couldn't have asked for a better first wedding, it's because the Bride and Groom were so flipping awesome! Maggie was so cute and full of energy from the moment Katie and I met her at her hotel room, and Alex was so laid back and go with the flow, I immediately felt comfortable sharing the happiest day of their lives. Thanks, Alex and Maggie, for letting me be a part of such a special day. :)

And now, the pictures. Strap yourselves in, there's a lot of them!

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Maggie's bouquet, which she made herself! Isn't it beautiful??
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Now for the ceremony. It took place at St. Clement Church in Lincoln Park, and I have to take a moment to say it was stunning!
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The rings
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Facing everyone for the first time as man and wife!
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After the ceremony, we went across the street to the Lincoln Park Conservatory for pictures afterwards.

I love this picture of Alex with his Groomsmen!
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Maggie's so gorgeous!
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The happy couple!
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This last series makes me smile :)
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Thanks again to Maggie and Alex for an amazing day!! :)