When a couple is deeply in love, it makes my job, as a wedding photojournalist, easy. They are beaming with admiration and love for each other. And all I need to do is to capture that emotion.
When I first met Michelle and James, I knew the day would be picture perfect. From the time when Michelle was getting ready with her mother and sister, to the end of the night when we were taking a stroll down LaSalle Street in Chicago south loop, the day was filled with tears, laughters and love.
The day started out with Michelle getting ready with her mom and sister at The Godfrey Hotel in River North.
After a few words of advice from her mom, Michelle heads out to The Library, where they are having their dinner reception later in the evening, to meet with her groom.
It would be the first time they see each other all dressed up in their wedding attire.
After spending a few quiet moments together, we headed out to Garfield Park Conservatory with the entire wedding party for some pictures. James is a super funny guy and there was never a dull moment.
The ceremony is held under a beautiful sculpture at the lobby of 190 S LaSalle building, where The Library is. The couple has included many of their closest family members in their wedding ceremony.
After the ceremony and a few cocktails, it's time for the dinner reception. After all the guests are seated in the beautiful room with walls of books from floor to ceiling, the newlyweds are being introduced. James did not forget to make some dance moves on his way in that had everyone cheering for them.
It's almost party time when guests finished their dinner and gathered around to see Michelle and James danced for the first time as husband and wife.
Finally, the dance floor opens and thanks to the awesome DJ of Cage and Aquarium, it was packed with sweaty happy people.
Before the end of the night, we took a stroll down the street to get some night portrait. The temperature has cooled down and it was a nice change of pace to end the night.
Photographed with Cage and Aquarium.