What an Experience

If you know me at all, you know that I have never planned, nor do I ever plan to photograph weddings.

Don’t get me wrong…I love love….I love the excitement, the emotions, the details…all of that wedding stuff. But WOW….the pressure. It is hard to handle. Knowing that you are in charge of capturing the moments…those once in a lifetime moments… for a couple. You mess up, you end up on Judge Judy trying to explain why it really isn’t your fault.

I can’t handle the pressure.

But when my good friend Allison asked me to help out at the wedding of one of her best friends….I still hesitated. So not only do I feel pressure to help photograph the wedding, now I was doing it with one of my favorite photographers! More pressure.

But she convinced me that all would be ok. Allison, who was in the wedding, would do some shooting. Her associate Megan would be on hand to get all the important shots. It did help to relieve some of the pressure.

It was a gorgeous wedding…held at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago. I got there early, captured some getting ready shots…I think I had a 10 minute break where I could sit. Big mistake, I didn’t want to get up. But really, the day and night flew by and I really, really loved every minute of it.

I loved it so much, I knew I wanted to remember my first wedding….as my last. What is the old saying…quit while you are ahead?

So now that it is long over, I can take the time to share some of my images from that day. Julie and Sam were amazing, and I am so thankful they let me be a part of their day!

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