Christina + Matt Brookfield Zoo Wedding

Christina and Matt, both being animal lovers picked the perfect place to host their wedding, Brookfield Zoo.  We started at the discovery center , then a first look at the Dragon Fly Marsh.  Diane (event manager/expert golf cart navigator) then took us a personal photo safari around the Zoo visiting some favorite sites.  Swan Lake was the perfect setting for their ceremony.  Cocktail hour proceeded at the Great Bear Wilderness and the reception followed at Bocaditos.  Congratulations Christina and Matt !   Thanks for choosing me as your photographer.

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Brookfield Zoo Wedding

Sarah and Jeff celebrated their wedding at Brookfield Zoo.  Their wedding was at Seven Seas, which was a nice setting for an intimate gathering.   We then proceed to Tropic World for Cocktail Hour.  The weather was a bit cold but that did’nt stop anyone from enjoying the day.   It snowed that Monday so we were’nt sure what to expect.  There are so many great places to shoot at the Zoo that I always discover a new location every time I’m there.  Sarah and Jeff, Thanks again for choosing me as your photographer.  I enjoyed photographing your wedding.

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Karina and Damian celebrated their wedding at Brookfield Zoo.  Karina fell in love with just about all the animals at the Zoo, and the groom ofcourse : )  It rained just about all day but we were still able to tour the Zoo.   All the guests really enjoyed Tropic World for their cocktail hour.  We then proceeded to Bocaditos for their reception.   Congratulations and Thanks again for choosing me as your photographer.Brookfield Zoo-0011 Brookfield Zoo-0012 Brookfield Zoo-0013 Brookfield Zoo-0014 Brookfield Zoo-0015 Brookfield Zoo-0016 Brookfield Zoo-0017 Brookfield Zoo-0018 Brookfield Zoo-0019 Brookfield Zoo-0020 Brookfield Zoo-0021 Brookfield Zoo-0022  Brookfield Zoo-0024

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I had the pleasure of photographing Laura and Ricks wedding at Brookfield Zoo.  The weather was great, not too hot with a slight breeze.  We started out with the first look at the Swan Pavilion then continued with family portraits.   Other people visiting the Zoo gave their well wishes and congratulations as we rode around the Zoo on the golf cart.   The ceremony took place at the formal pond, then we continued to the Great Bear Wilderness for the cocktail hour and Bocaditos for the Reception.  The bride and groom seemed to really enjoy the ride around the Zoo, it seemed like they were the main attraction that day.  Thanks again for choosing me as your photographer, you were fun to photograph.BrookfieldZooJEF_9668Their pets were part of the cake topper.001BrookfieldZooJEF_9051 003BrookfieldZooJEF_9105 004BrookfieldZooJFK_1214 005BrookfieldZooJEF_9179 006BrookfieldZooJEF_9189 007BrookfieldZooJFK_1233 008BrookfieldZooJEF_9198 009BrookfieldZooJEF_9216 011BrookfieldZooJEF_9233 012BrookfieldZooJEF_9264 014BrookfieldZooJEF_9277 015BrookfieldZooJFK_1312 016BrookfieldZooJFK_1323 017BrookfieldZooJEF_9411 018BrookfieldZooJEF_9443 019BrookfieldZooJEF_9449 020BrookfieldZooJEF_9491 021BrookfieldZooJEF_9504 022BrookfieldZooJEF_9521 024BrookfieldZooJFK_1381 025BrookfieldZooJFK_1382 026BrookfieldZoo_9198 027BrookfieldZooJEF_9568 028BrookfieldZooJEF_9571 029BrookfieldZooJFK_1464 030BrookfieldZooJFK_1472 031BrookfieldZooJEF_9613 032BrookfieldZooJEF_9629 033BrookfieldZooJFK_1519 034BrookfieldZooJEF_9632 035BrookfieldZooJFK_1523 036BrookfieldZooJFK_1525 037BrookfieldZooJEF_9643 038BrookfieldZooJEF_9681 039BrookfieldZooJEF_9685 040BrookfieldZooJEF_9686 041BrookfieldZooJEF_9727 042BrookfieldZooJEF_9743 044BrookfieldZooJEF_9758 045BrookfieldZooJEF_9777 046BrookfieldZooJEF_9808 050BrookfieldZooJEF_9840 051BrookfieldZooJEF_0013 052BrookfieldZooJEF_0037 053BrookfieldZooJEF_0038 054BrookfieldZooJEF_0061 055BrookfieldZooJEF_0129

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Madeline and Erik picked a great day to get married.  Their wedding was at the Brookfield Zoo and their ceremony at the formal pond.  We started out at the Great Bear Wilderness and continued throughout some of their favorite spots.  Here is a quick preview of some of my favorites, more to come soon.  Thanks again for choosing me as your photographer.JEF_8084JEF_7640 copy JEF_7646 copy JEF_7649 copy JEF_7812 copy BrookfieldZooWedding0013JEF_7947 copy

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The Zoo is really a great location for a wedding especially if your an animal lover.  Here’s a few of my favorites from Christy and Tony’s wedding at Brookfield Zoo.  I always enjoy discovering new areas and capturing original photography for happy couples.      Thanks again for choosing me as your photographer.BrookfieldZooJFK_0155BrookfieldZooJEF_8909BrookfieldZooJEF_9019 BrookfieldZooJEF_9023 BrookfieldZooJEF_9032 BrookfieldZooJEF_9036 BrookfieldZooJEF_9368 BrookfieldZooJEF_9547 BrookfieldZooJEF_9955

Mission Impossible?

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Mission Impossible?

I was commissioned to take a group photo of 1000+ people recently.   I have taken group photos over the years of about 300 or so but never 1000 so this was a challenge, a big challenge.  First problem to solve is to scout a location that would fit approximately 1000 people, calculate the average space per person, estimate final image ratio, then light the image, then maintain sharp focus from front to back, then find the sweet spot camera position to 1st see everyone’s  face, and then keep the headsize somewhat consistent from front to back…… This image would be printed mural size so a high resolution file would be needed, over 200 meg uncompressed tiff file was the final image size.  Lots of planning and coordination resulted in a successful final image that actually only took a few minutes to capture.  There is a lot of satisfaction in meeting a new challenge and ofcourse making the client happy in the end.  Big thanks to all who helped out.scoutingOuterwallGroupwebcuecards

Brookfield Zoo Wedding

Ann and Jake were married in LaGrange at St Xavier Church witnessed by their family and close friends.  All the kids in the bridal party really enjoyed themselves, I bet they will be getting a lot of future invites for more weddings.  The reception followed at Brookfield Zoo which is always a great setting to celebrate a wedding.  Thanks Ann and Jake for choosing me as your photographer.