I had to add a couple of instant favorites from Katrina & Charley’s wedding last weekend. There’s nothing better than celebrating with friends, old ones and all the new ones we just made!
Katrina in the mirror
Charley – what a guy. Just waiting to see his bride minutes before the ceremony…
Katrina’s smile said it all. Nothing like making your photographer tear up to make it tricky to keep shooting! I couldn’t be happier for you guys!
Love you guys!
Be sure to check out the slideshow to see more of this fantastic celebration!
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!
Just in time for the weekend we’re thrilled to announce Katie & Joe’s Fine Art Wedding Album is ready to view! We had a blast celebrating with the newlyweds and I got to use some new reception lighting techniques I had been sharpening during the wintry months. Vinylized kept the party going – River Forest Country Club was jumping till the last song!
Click the album preview image or CLICK HERE to view the album designs.
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
Joe ready for the big day
Dad and daughter greet the groom
Rings and vows of unity
Sunny Saturday celebration
Time in a bottle
I made note of trying out some new lighting ides last week during a senior portrait shoot and I went all out with it last weekend at Katie & Joe’s wedding. Here’s a favorite reception detail show while the gallery is being posted. Enjoy!
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.
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’s pumped up for the big day!
Ivan and the South Bend Skyline
Rachel and Ivan’s first glimpses of each other at the Palais Royale ballroom
Quiet moments with the couple in the Morris Auditorium foyer before the ceremony
(huge thanks to their event director for the hookup!)
Rachel & Ivan in the foyer balcony
Super cool guest favors – custom tickets!
Introducing the newlyweds!
Ah the Palais in springtime! Thanks Rachel, Ivan and everyone there for all the fun last weekend!
Happy 1st Anniversary Sis!
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!
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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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!
Another fun dance photo from last summer at Meghan & Jon’s wedding.
Can’t wait to get out in some warmer springtime temperatures soon!
In the meantime, we’re heating up the dance floor again!