Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sister's Wedding!

For the hundreds of weddings I've gone to, I could count on my hands the number of them I was a guest at. There was no better place for such a cause than to have the honor of putting down my camera for the day and standing up for my sister on the greatest day in her life. She's always been there for me and now for once, I can be there for her. I see how much Francis lights up her life and it makes me excited to see what the future holds for them. 

Another thing that excites me? Dancing at weddings! As lame as it sounds it's one of the hardest parts of my job. (Rough life, I know) (: To have killer music, a crowd that's lovin' it, and yet not be "allowed" to dance since I'm supposed to be taking pictures of other people dancing. (: Buuut again, such a day finally came where I got to cut loose and whether it was awkwardly by myself, or by dragging of the husband to the dance floor, I finally got to dance! 

Love my sister, Loved her wedding, and love the fact that my brother in-law now has major Ping Pong competition. (:

Friday, July 17, 2009

Just The Three Of Us...

Look at how cute these two are? (: They wasted no time in busting out their adorableness. They claim it's because they haven't had alone chill time in forever but I, the willing third wheel for the day thinks otherwise...They just love each other. You can see it, and I loved capturing it. (: 

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Sweetest...

This is one of those couples I wish you all could meet. They are just the sweetest! They flew in from Florida for their engagement pictures and despite an over-night delay and little to no sleep they were still excited to get started. With it being July 3rd a.k.a the busiest day ever for people to be out and about we had to get creative in order for all of America's population not to be in our pics. After much maneuvering and strategy I think it worked out really well. I can't wait to see these two again in a month in Florida!

My Fellow Greek...

So here's another blasty from the pasty...Natasha (The bride) and I played soccer together growing up. I actually broke my nose on her shoulder during Senior Soccer Day which is always fun. (: Despite that incident I've always loved this girl. Whether it's the fact that we share the common bond of being greek, the fact we fought the back line in our soccer glory days, or that she's just a sweet-heart, whatever the reason, I just think she's great. So I was obviously thrilled that I got to shoot her wedding! She was stunning...The wedding was stunning...The day was great!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friends With Everyone...

I'm pretty sure between the bride and the groom they know just about everyone in Chicago. You hear of people people but these two are the leader of the pack. And I can see why...They balance having a great time at all times equally well with taking care of others. Amidst the fun and chaos of their rooftop engagement party and their local hang out with friends after their wedding I'd see the groom making sure my camera bag was safe, or that I got to my car okay.  And the bride...She very well may be the life of the party, and yet, is so concerned with helping others before herself she has physically made herself sick less than 24 hours before we were supposed to shoot. (Glad she was okay and it worked out) They just genuinely care...And I...Just genuinely care about these two. (: Oh and in terms of pictures...They're fantastic. We even got a picture with a rainbow! Are you kidding me!? Awesome...(: