Archives for 2009
Photographs from a winter wedding I shot in Tinley Park and Naperville. The wedding happened in Tinley Park and from there we moved to Meson Sabika in Naperville. From the Meson Sabika website….”Built in 1847, Meson Sabika is a Georgian-style mansion specializing in Spanish cuisine. The mansion houses eight dining rooms, all of which are available for private parties. Each dining room has its own individual style and ambiance from the Victorian romance to a Spanish courtyard garden.” The service was great and speedy and the private room for the wedding party was small, warm and intimate. The food was served tapas style with everyone at the table sharing….the food was delicious.
The curtains form a nice entryway to the room which is great for photographs. Since it was cold outside the only room we had available for photos was this one and the entryway to the restaurant.
This is the entryway to the reception site and restaurant. Everyone enters through the same door. The staircase and entryway are small reflecting their history…..
The wedding itself took place at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in Tinley Park. The church had an open circular design with skylights.
The bride and groom were actually already married and going through the ceremony formally in a church…..
This wedding goer had his own agenda which I appreciated…..
Outdoor photo opportunites were rare and we only had a few minutes to shoot in the back of the church. This ended up being our only time for outdoor photo opportunities….The light was really beautiful for a few minutes…..
Before the wedding, the bride got ready with the help of her mom and her bridesmaid….
location photo shoot-Arlington Heights, Il
The Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness hosted a Breakfast with the Mayor last week to outline the year’s progress, unveil a new board of directors, award the Honorable Abner Mikva with a “partner in change” award, and unveil a new brochure that was created with a grant from the Taproot Foundation. I photographed the event for the Alliance and was part of the Taproot team which created the brochure. The brochure is part of renewed efforts to raise awareness about Chicago’s plan to end homelessness and The Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness is at the forefront of creating that plan.
Randall Doubet King giving the introduction to the breakfast
Nancy Radner, CEO of The Chicago Alliance, thanks Mayor Daley for keeping homelessness a priority and for taking part of the proceeds from the Parking meters and directing them specifically to the Plan to End Homelessness and the homeless system ( to the tune of $4.2M)…
Mayor Daley thanking Nancy Radner and the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness for all of their efforts to end homelessness in Chicago.
Abner Mikva walking up to receive the “Partner of Change” Award for his impressive record of service in Chicago
Nancy Radner and Abner Mikva
Keith Richardson, a formerly homeless man who is still on a 10 year waiting list for permanent housing, gave his perspective of the homelessness story…..
Keith’s story is also featured in the Alliance’s new brochure. His speech was inspiring and received a large ovation.
Redwood City, California
on location photo session of newborn baby and family. Chicago, Il
Location photo shoot of newborn baby. Arlington Heights, Illinois. Baby with flower hat asleep.