“That guest”

Sometimes others write something way better than I could.  This post shows the same examples we could in regards to why you should have an unplugged wedding, but wrote the reasoning so much better!!  Please check out this link and see that this is not just an individual experience for us – it’s everywhere and […]

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Marie - Thank you for posting this. I never realized that it could ruin the photographers images. I love to take pictures, but they are no where near professional grade and after reading a blog earlier in the year, I realized that I was the person you are talking about and I have stopped! I only now try to take candid photos where the professional is no where near! You have changed one photo freak! Hopefully I am not the only one that you have reached!! Good Luck and I love your work!

Brian H. - This is actually why I stopped shooting weddings back in 2010 after 16 years in the business. It got to the point that every day someone would be a pain in the ass and ruin the client’s photos in some way. I can only imagine how much worse it is now.

Derek Christie - I am not alone! Thank you for posting this. Guests are starting to do my head in. Great post that I’ll be sharing with clients who hopefully will share with guests.

Rachel & Sam {wedding day}

Rachel & Sam were married on a gorgeous – albeit steamy – Sunday during Labor Day weekend. Living in Chicago, we didn’t have many opportunities to meet the couple in person or get to know them throughout their engagement. However, we got to know them AND their family and friends on one of the most important days of their lives and that is a privilege that most don’t have the opportunity to do!!! Rachel is shy and a bit quiet, but absolutely gorgeous and Sam is more outgoing and the one who takes care of the details yet when it comes to Rachel he’s more soft and listens to every single word she says. Their dynamic is sweet and so respectful, and we were so thrilled to get to capture that and their love this very special day! Enjoy Rachel & Sam’s wedding!!

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Sam Kallison - I just wanted to thank you both for these great pictures. They turned out better than I ever could have imagined! You made our day special and we now have the most beautiful pictures that we can share with our family and friends for years to come.

Jill Landau - These pictures are absolutely beautiful!

Adam Kosh - Very nice pictures. Anyone that can make Sam look average height must be a magician.

Lisa G. - Beautiful job! The purples really pop here. I love the black and white photo of bride and groom kissing. Also, my shocked face as the chairs are lifted. Priceless capture.

Lise Bernstein - You captured the range of emotions throughout Rachel & Sam’s wedding day! Such a mix of feelings–joy, pride, tears, spiritual, happiness and love.

Lalitha Sitaraman - Love the use of black and white!

Jane Kosloff - Amazing photos! What a beautiful day!

Amy Anichini - Love these pictures! I feel like I’m reliving the wedding over and over. Sam, the picture of you being a boss is PRICELESS.

Lee - Great photos which capture the joy of the day!

Rachel Bernstein - Karin and Roger – Thank you for the beautiful, amazing photos! What a great gift to get to relive our wedding day on our one month anniversary through these pictures that so perfectly capture our day. The black and white picture of us in the courtyard outside is one of my favorites, but really it’s so hard to choose. You two were wonderful to work with. Thank you so much!

Emily Bernstein - I think my favorite is Rachel looking out the window, or the two of you kissing in front of the hotel…hard to choose, they are all beautiful! Such a great day!! 🙂

Scott - Nice action shots of Sam during hava nagila.

Randee Kallison - Amazing photos. Captured the day of emotions and love. Everything was beautiful!

Michael Kallison - You have captured wonderful moments during my brother’s and new sister-in-law’s special day. It was a special and yet bittersweet day without our parents; however, your pictures and kind words along with family and friends made it a very special time for my brother. Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures.

Miriam - Wonderful pictures!

Alicia - Congrats Rachel!! You look amazing! These photos were really well done!

sharon - love these! gorgeous pics of a wonderful night!!

Lily - I love every one of these pictures! So much fun to relive such an amazing day!

Silvio & Rose Marie Anichini - Thanks for the memories…and for your heartfelt comments on Sam and Rachel’s beautiful day. We were honored to be there.

Gary Goldstein - Great Pictures!

Jackie Milano - The pictures came out absolutely beautiful! The photographers did a nice job.

chris Meccia - Great pictures!

Joe Portera - Great use of colors. Love the pics!

Penny - Love love love the black & white photo’s! Beautiful bride.

Larry - Just magical!

Jenna & Paul {engaged}

Their sisters were friends and INSISTED they needed to date. Jenna blew it off. “I don’t even know him” Jenna said when coaxed. Life went on and the prodding subsided and Jenna forgot about her sister’s insistence on dating her friend’s brother. A few months later, Paul had bought a home and happened to see Jenna’s photo on a bank billboard as a loan officer. Thinking she was good looking, he figured “I’ll get my home loan from her!”

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Bailey S. {H.S. Senior}

Bailey is SUCH a sweetheart. She is a natural beauty with perfect hair and perfect skin, and she’s well liked and adored. So it was a no brainer when choosing our VIPs that we would ask Bailey to be one of our models!! She was such a joy to photograph and be around for a few hours and we had a blast the day of her session. She has more great photos than you can imagine, so enjoy just a few from her session!!

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Rachel H {H.S. Senior}

One of our favorite days this summer was the day we photographed Rachel’s senior session. The weather wasn’t ideal – it was humid and cloudy and just sticky. Yuck. In fact – we were pretty close to pulling the plug because of the fact that it kept raining off an on. But we went ahead and threw caution to the wind and met Rachel and her mom for the session. Rachel is adorable to the eye no doubt, but when you put a camera up you see someone that the camera LOVES. She can straight up BRING IT in a way that most cannot. There is nothing better than working with someone who takes great direction and is beautiful in a natural, refined way. And I haven’t even mentioned the fact that she has a personality that matches!!! She is SO fun to be around and her mom was a complete joy as well. Enjoy a sneak peek of Rachel’s gorgeous session!!

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