Earlier this month I had the pleasure of photographing my friend’s sister’s wedding in Chicago.
It was a wonderful set up – Tyler, Olive, and I drove to Illinois the day before the wedding and shared a hotel room at the Blackstone downtown with our friend’s Brooke & Scott. I’m from just outside of Chicago and Chicago is where Tyler and I met while we were both living there.
We all woke up Saturday morning and I headed upstairs with Brooke to photograph the ladies getting ready while Scott, the brother of the bride and my fellow photographer, captured what the men were up to. Tyler and Olive did some adventuring around the city.
The ceremony took place at the Chicago Veterans Memorial in the middle of downtown, right on the river. It was a hot and sunny day! I think we all complained about the heat that day but it’s been so much worse since then – I’m so glad they got married at the beginning of the month! After the portraits were done in the same area we headed to Reza’s where the reception was being held. Scott walked with Tyler and Olive while I took a cab with the bride and groom.
It was so much fun to photograph this wedding. Starting early with a wedding party, photographing them getting ready, and having time to get to know each other really makes for a wonderful atmosphere and experience for the entire event. And its always fun to work with friends. It was extra special that Tyler and Olive were able to pop in to visit every once in a while and also attend the reception. The reception was enjoyable and exciting well into the night. Scott and I made sure to put our cameras down and get in on the dancing.
We spent the rest of the weekend visiting with my family in the suburbs. Tyler’s family also drove in from Iowa to visit. Our moms watched Olive for the day while we took a trip up to Six Flags Great America with Tyler’s little brother and sister. Overall it was a wonderful weekend. I love photographing weddings and events out of town but love it even more when I can turn it into a trip to visit family as well!
Here are a few of my favorites from the day:
Be sure to check out my flickr gallery if you’d like to see more and to see Scott’s perspective of the day you can see his work here.
I’m a little behind on everything these days. I’ll blame it on having a baby. And being a really easily distracted person. The latter is probably the bigger issue…
Here are some photos & captions from our trip “home” to Chicago. A few posts ago I shared photos of Olive eating her first avocado at our family picnic. I took photos at Olive’s first baseball game, walking around the city, and at the Pancake House. We did many other fun things and Olive got to meet lots and lots of family but I wasn’t glued the camera on this trip. Sorry!
How do you use the word home? Is it where you currently live? Where you’re from? Where you wish you were from?
We’re heading to my hometown for this weekend so don’t expect any posts until next week. I may have time to squeeze a couple in but I can’t guarantee…
We’re going to Six Flags with Tyler’s little brother and sister (we’re so excited!) while my mom and Tyler’s mom watch Olive. Tyler and I used to have season passes to Six Flags. We miss it a bunch! We’ll also be going to my dad’s family’s annual family picnic which will include many more introductions to Olive.We’re going to a Cubs game and showing Olive around Chicago. And then we’re be driving back to MN.
Guess what we’ll be driving home in?
Our new silver 2002 VW Golf! Yippie! We got it today and its so cute! :) The couple that we bought it from seemed so neat and had the most wonderful home that the father designed and built many years ago. I would love to grow up and be just like them. They took wonderful care of the car and only put 66,000 miles on it. After listing it for sale the “check engine” light unfortunately turned on which resulted in the car getting a new water pump as well as a timing belt and a few other things while they were in there. He did all of these repairs before selling it to us – how nice! :) The drivetrain is also warrantied until 100,000 miles. Neat! Aaaand he said to give them a call if the car gives us any trouble in the near future.
What kind of car do you have? This is my first non-Ford car and I’m excited to see how it goes!