Tuesday, July 31, 2007


just got back from LA where i photographed Liz and Donni's beautiful wedding (with nikon legend's photographer john solano!!!) on the beach in Santa Monica- what a fun wedding and an awesome experience to get to shoot with someone as talented and esteemed as john - i can't wait to share some photos from it!!!

But first i had to post this fun link....this is what i look like as a simpson! good fun- go simpsonize yourself here!

Friday, July 27, 2007

NBC's Today Show: The Running of the Brides!

why was i awake at 4 am and on the street with camera in hand in the pouring rain this thursday?
to photograph al roker and the today show who were in town for a live national taping of chicago's running of the brides and the martha stewart dream wedding couple search!
see- here i am at 5 am with a break in the clouds and al roker behind me ready to do his thing
chicago style weddings was a promoter of the event and had us come shoot it for their magazine (check out my images in their next issue!)

chicago news anchor ellee hong gives the girls a sneak peak before they make thier mad dash from the starting line to get a free wedding dress and a chance to win a dream wedding
and their off!
mass pandemonium!
ellee helps a bride find the perfect gown
a satisfied customer
al gets ready to lead the brides in song
the models are ready for their close ups

the models show off chicago designer's bridal fashions
the happy brides to be leave with their loot

and last but not least- me and al!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Jennifer and Andy's Engagement Photos

what a gorgeous day to explore the city! it was perfect out and even with the crowds in millinium park we managed to find some open space just for us. andy and jennifer were such troopers- we walked all over the place but it was worth it- got some great shots and had a blast! i can't wait for thier wedding in september!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Help protect Lake Michigan!

if you have read about BP's plans to dump more toxins, amonia and industrial sludge into Lake Michigan, the very source of Chicago's fresh water, and are as outraged as i am- please take a moment to contact your legislators, sign the petition and spread the word!

info on the petition is here

our senators contact info is here and here

and more background on the story is here

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Congratulations Shannon and Tom!

After 7 years together- Shannon and Tom tied the knot on 07-07-07! What a fun and beautiful wedding- Best of luck guys!!!

The photos from this wedding will be posted on my proofsite by July 27- for the event code, use the brides maiden name.