Congrats Molly & Aaron!

What a day to celebrate with Molly & Aaron! Probably the best weather of the year to kick of the Memorial Day weekend for this wonderful wedding day with the Abernethy and Roussell families. The newlyweds were an absolute blast to spend the day alongside enjoying the happiness between them, the laughs shared from siblings’ toasts, the live music and festivities of the reception – the day flew by in an easygoing breeze!

Congrats you guys! Many more photos to come!

Congrats Joe and Katie!

What a blast hanging out with Katie & Joe celebrating with the Seroka and Catanzarite families into the wee hours of the morning! The day was full of smiles, laughs and lots of great times and went effortlessly celebrating outside the Windy City. Thanks again for inviting us to tell your story!

The bride adorned for her day

Katie ready for the big day

Katie ready for the big day

Joe awaiting the ceremony

Joe ready for the big day

Katie enters

Katie enters

Dad and Daughter greet the Groom

Dad and daughter greet the groom

Rings and vows of unity

Rings and vows of unity

Newlyweds!

Newlyweds!

Sunny Saturday Celebration

Sunny Saturday celebration

Time in a bottle

Partying at the Palais

Saturday I joined 3 fellow photographers to snap away and celebrate Rachel & Ivan’s wedding celebration at the Palais Royale ballroom in downtown South Bend. While working with Matthew from Zeta Alpha Studios on what was undoubtedly the biggest and busiest wedding day shoot of the year for all 4 of us was also probably the most fun I’ve had behind the scenes hanging out with Ivan and the guys. What a riot.

Palais Royale Wedding Photography by EB Photography

Here’s one of my favorite photos from the ceremony, and the reason I keep a fisheye lens within reach for these wide shots of the celebration.
Ivan gets ready to party at the Palais

Ivan’s pumped up for the big day!

Ivan and the South city skyline

Ivan and the South Bend Skyline

Rachel & Ivan\'s first glimpses at the Palais Royale

Rachel and Ivan’s first glimpses of each other at the Palais Royale ballroom

Quiet moments at the Morris Auditorium balcony

Quiet moments with the couple in the Morris Auditorium foyer before the ceremony
(huge thanks to their event director for the hookup!)

Ivan & Rachel in the Morris Auditorium Foyer Balcony

Rachel & Ivan in the foyer balcony

Some of the coolest guest favors - custom tickets!

Super cool guest favors – custom tickets!

Introducing the newlyweds

Introducing the newlyweds!

Ah the Palais in springtime

Ah the Palais in springtime! Thanks Rachel, Ivan and everyone there for all the fun last weekend!

(Feed readers – if you can’t see the photos you’re missing the fun! Check out the original post at http://ebphotography.com/blog/2008/04/15/partying-at-the-palaispartying-at-the-palais/ to see them all!)

Summer Newlyweds by Holga

Last summer I picked up the classically cheap and funky photo making Holga camera as part of my creative escape from the immediacy and trigger happy shooting of digital photography. The Holga has become a quick low tech favorite of mine, and I’ve had some pretty cool candid snaps printed from some of our summer weddings. One of my favorites is… this one!

Holga Wedding Photography: Tara & Dwight by EB Photography

This outdoor wedding day was not only a fantastic celebration but a perfect day for Holga photos. I snapped 3 candid frames and especially liked the way this one came out. A high-res scan of it made it into the album too.

Check out that classic plastic lens Holga look – semi-sharp center and wonderfully “soft focused” and vignetted edges – all in camera! All that from medium format film from the mid 1990s – not too shabby!

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awesome available light – Megan & Brian

Not only was this the first big shoot I’ve used our Nikon 85mm f/1.8¬†lens but it was a wedding day rich with available light. A fast, meduim telephoto prime lens and lots of great light combined made for a creative day out with Megan & Brian Brooks. One of my favorite candids was shot at First Presbyterian Church here in South Bend between portraits at the church and out along the East Race. Enjoy! I’m off to get some sleep!

Megan & Brian Brooks - Wedding Day Photography

So you think you can dance? – Reception action snap

I know I can’t.

At the risk of my adorable son overtaking this blog – and you know photos of him sure could – I’m putting up some favorites from last year’s amazing year of amazing couples.

I love a good rowdy dance floor. Not because I can dance, but because I get to put my action photography into practice. Here’s one of my favorite dance photos from last year, a crazy flip or spin move that ended the rowdiest rendition of Footloose I’ve ever been in the middle of! Seconds before one gent did a jumping toe-touch splits and that was enough to break out the big guns and this move.
footloose!

Enjoy, and keep on dancing!