I just shot a wedding which included some of the top and most requested locations for Chicago weddings…..Millenium Park, Adler Planetarium and Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain. The reception was at Millenium Park’s Park Grill. The event went really smoothly and the locations proved to be perfect Chicago iconic locations. I guess there is a reason everyone wants to shoot at Grant Park and Adler….they just look awesome in photos! The wedding party was transported by Trolley which made getting in and out easy and fun. The ceremony was at Old St. Pats on Adams and the Renaissance hotel on Wacker provided a great window view of the city and gave me an awesome shot of flower girls looking out. This wedding really shows some classic Chicago views….
Archives for September 2009
As one of three Maybelline contest winners, I went to NY last week to do a photo and video shoot for Maybelline and Candace Bushnell’s new webisode “The Broadroom”….. Contest winners will be appearing in the 4th episode and my story will be featured in magazines and online in October.You can see a portion of my entry at http://www.thebroadroomonline.com/and can watch the 1st webisode….
Maybelline sponsored Candace Bushnell’s (creator of Sex and the City) new webisode called “The Broadroom”. The actresses in the Broadroom are Jennie Garth, Mary McMann, Jennifer Esposito, Talia Balsam, and Lauren Devereux. Concurrently, Mabelline sponsored a contest looking for Colorful women….regular day to day women with colorful stories. I was chosen as a contest winner through my entry which explained my passion as a photographer and creator of a photographic children’s book called Drums, dancers and a bird as big as you! , which was published this year. The contest winner’s stories will be integrated into the stories of the characters in The Broadroom.
Me putting on Maybelline lipstick for a film segment……
In the limo on the way to the premiere at Barney’s New York…..
Cool shoes in the limo ride….
Walking into Barney’s….
Colorful Life Contest Winners…..Jacqueline Wayans, Kara Forney, Heidi BradyCandace Bushnell giving interviews about her new series “The Broadroom”
Jennifer Esposito talking about her character Roan in “The Broadroom”
Me standing near the photographers at the red carpet entrance
Me and Kara Forney, another Maybelline contest winner
At the premier party in Barney’s New York
The wedding I shot at Cuneo Mansion in Vernon Hills Illinois last weekend was impressive! Wedding planner Elizabeth Giromini of Events Worth Toasting outdid herself with the planning of this beautiful and perfectly organized event! The Cuneo gardens are large and luxurious and a photographer couldn’t ask for better photo ops. There seemed to be an endless supply of amazing angles and spaces for photography. If only I had more time or if I could have postponed the cake cutting!
The front and back of the Cuneo property are both exceptional settings for wedding photographs
Preparing for the ceremony…..
A golf cart provides transport for guests and wedding party to go from the Cuneo mansion to the wedding site…..
Walking down the garden aisle….
exchanging vows….the cunio mansion in the background
sharing a private joke….
wedding in progress!
The bride sees herself in her dress for the first time
Bride observing her party….
The path to the reception tent at night
I had a great maternity photo shoot yesterday!