Some days you just get lucky. There are those who say luck is when opportunity meets preparation. But then there are times when you have to notice the opportunity in order to take advantage of it. Today was a little like that.
I had the honor of photographing Linda and Jim’s wedding on Saturday. As I walked upto their apartment, I noticed a window sill with an interesting view of a brick wall. I thought that if time worked out, I would sit the bride there for some portraits. As luck would have it, we did have time. I took a test shot to get my camera set and noticed the grooms reflection in the window. A little adjustment, and we have the shot you see here!
We had an opportunity to take a couple of quick snaps at Humbolt Park.
The ceremony and reception were at Calo in the Andersonville area of Chicago. Calo had placed votives in the brick wall.
A moment of levity during the ceremony.
I walked by a wait station at just the right time: 6/7/08 9:10 PM
The end of a wonderful and memorable day.
Today (well technically yesterday) was Melissa and Jeff’s wedding. They got married at Starved Rock, one of my favorite venues. Unfortunately, it had rained for the previous several days and the ground was too soft for an outdoor wedding. But it was onto plan “B” and everybody had a great time. Here are some photos from the wedding.
I’m home early tonight and feeling just a little down. Today was a beautiful day. It was a beautiful wedding. Yet, it was the last wedding of the season for me. We could not have asked for a better day! The sun was shining, it was nearly 80 degrees with a nice breeze. Normally, I like to meet my clients and spend time getting to know them before I photograph the wedding. But today’s couple was the exception to the rule. Nicole and Bart put their wedding together in just a few short weeks. For you see Bart, received deployment orders.
Meanwhile, Nicole is a student teacher this semester. In fact, the night before the wedding, she had to grade papers for Monday. Can you imagine that! No time off to get married. I feel bad for these kids. Yet the day was filled with love. I could just see it on their faces through out the day. I hope I have the opportunity to be there in a year for the reception. Here are some photos of the day:
As I mentioned the other day, I helped another studio on Saturday. I photographed Sarah and Steve’s wedding for them. There complete wedding day was at the Doubletree Hotel Alsip. This is the second time I’ve been there this season. Once again I had the pleasure of working with Noelle, from the Doubletree. She also got me some of their chocolate chip cookies. Yum.
There were a couple of things which made Sarah and Steve’s wedding, uniquely theirs. First, they met at a racetrack, so the wedding was race themed. Rather than table numbers, they used track names. The head table was named after the racetrack where they met. Another difference at this wedding was that Sarah made the floral arrangements with faux flowers. Didn’t she do a great job!
This weekend is one of the very rare weekends when I have two weddings. The first I’m shooting for my self. Tomorrow, I will be helping another studio since they were short a photographer or two and I was available. Normally I would not have done this but Roxanne and Mike had booked me until 10:00 and Saturday’s wedding did not start until 4:00 so I knew I had enough time between events.
Roxanne and Mike’s wedding was held at the Old Barn. This actually has a special meaning for me as well. When I was looking for a new job within EDS, I had just accepted the position here in Chicago. I delayed my departure in order to have dinner with the team at, you guessed it, the Old Barn. It has been years since I’ve been there but the place looks exactly the same.
I’ve got to rest as I’ve got a busy day on Saturday.