Joanne & Dan met at a church event while both attending the University of Illinois. Dan was a sophomore and Joanne was a freshmen. They began to spend more and more time together and eventually grew to be best friends. Everyone around them knew that they were going to get married – it was just matter of time. Eight years later, he is now a successful business man and she is a school teacher. Although many things have changed in their lives, their love for each other remained the same and on June 20, they decided to honor their commitment before God in front of their family and friends at the beautiful Northminster Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL. It was followed by a dinner reception cruise inside the Odyssey Cruise in Chicago at Navy Pier.
I was thankful to photograph their wedding as I gotten to know Dan & Joanne over the years and they have become good friends of mine. Dan is a huge sports fan and is passionate about sports. I adore the way he looks at Joanne because you can tell that he is absolutely in love with her more than any sports team or players out there and she is just as much in love with him. Although because of our busy schedule I do not get to see them as much, it was great to spend time with them. Their thoughtfulness, sincerity and caring hearts for God and for people impresses me so much and it was evident by their friends surrounding them. It was also a small reunion for all the people that were friends with them in college as their celebrated together under a beautiful midsummer night looking over the Chicago skyline which is one of the best in the world.
I was thankful to see several of my couples whose weddings I photographed in the past there attending as guests. It is always good to catch up with them and serves as a good reminder of why I love what I do. Big thanks also goes out to my new friends in Brandon & Jessica Springer from Windsor, Canada! They came all the way from there to spend the day with me and helped by capturing some awesome images. We had an awesome time together aye? (canadian slang).
By the way, here are some images from their engagement session that we did couple months back in Chicago.
Without further due, here are some sample images from their wedding. For more, visiting my facebook gallery:
Dan & Joanne – thank you guys so much for allowing me to photograph your wedding. But more importantly our friendship that we have in Christ. I look forward to seeing you guys grow now as a couple! Congratulations.
Visit my facebook gallery for more photos.
Checkout the video made by Chris & Oliver Cinema for this wedding. These guys continue to blow me away with their ability to artistically capture and tell a story in movie format: