Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A family weekend

Over Memorial Day weekend, my aunt and uncle from New York came to Chicago for a lovely visit. I always love to see family! I didn't shoot all that much, but here are a few to share.

The obligatory staring up at the Bean (Cloud Gate) with uncle Michael

We made an appearance to see little Seamus and Violet

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Kansas City

Whenever I travel for a wedding, I love to take a little extra time and explore the city, especially if it's a new location for me. This was my first time in Kansas City, so I spent a lot of time wandering around interesting areas.

One of the many fountains in the city; this one right outside Union Station

There was awesome light streaming through Union Station

The glowing Nelson-Atkins Museum

One of four really cool giant shuttlecocks outside the museum

Monday, June 23, 2008

Family portrait in Hyde Park

My friend Mike asked me a few weeks back if I would be available to shoot his family's portrait while they were all in town for his graduation. I was very excited that schedules worked out and I got to meet his fabulous family for a morning of fun exploring Hyde Park.

We headed over to Promontory Point, a really beautiful park right on the lake

Also to Ida Noyes hall on the University of Chicago campus.

I loved the reflections on this table!

I always like to do smaller groups when photographing families. Here are mom and dad!

And the "kids"






Thanks to all for a great morning!

Chasity and William's Wedding

I spent the weekend in the lovely Kansas City for Chasity and William's wedding. It was held at the beautiful Loretto, a perfect place for a wedding! The day was filled with laughter and emotion, and everyone was such a joy to be around.

Hanging out with the guys for a bit

I loved the detail on Chasity's dress


Married! As I was cleaning out my bag at the hotel later that night, I found quite a few rose petals that had fallen in.

They had a fun balcony to play with

Beautiful bouquet by Victorian Gardens

Got to love the Electric Slide!

The perfect time of night for an exterior - love that blue sky

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Maria and Wes's wedding

What a fun group of people I had the pleasure of working with! I drove down to Cincinnati for Maria and Wes's wedding and had such a fabulous time.

I loved the detail on Maria's ring

Gorgeous bouquet!

Maria described Nana as the cutest Italian lady you'll ever meet; she was right!

The girls and I went to Eden Park for photos before the ceremony - this wall was great!

I loved that Maria agreed to climb up on this wall

One of their little flower girls, talking to Maria and her dad just moments before the ceremony

A gorgeous church!

The reception was held at the magnificent Cincinnati Union Terminal. We were able to do a few photos in the private and normally locked old office of the original Union Station president. It felt very 1930s to me.

We had a beautiful sunset to play with out front

Thanks for a fabulous time, Maria and Wes!