Pat + Angie

This was a unique wedding for me.  I had the opportunity to shoot my friend Pat's wedding and reconnect with a lot of old friends.  Way back when, when I was just starting out, there was a music "scene" in Chicago that was pretty amazing.  A lot of people all embracing the DIY mentality and getting inspired by their friends.  I certainly grew a lot in my photography/video skills by working with people who's art I respected.

This was a great wedding on a kind of rainy Saturday afternoon.  Everyone got ready at the Crowne Plaza and the rooms had a great view of the city.  Then they made their way over to Galleria Marchetti for the ceremony, photos, and brunch.  The reception was really pretty special and unique.  Pat has been in a number of bands for a lot of years and a couple people got up and played songs.  Kevin Prchal and his wife, The Vorel Brothers, Angie's cousin, Tom from the Plain White T's, and Adam and Kaustubh from Lucky Boys Confusion.  It added a great personal touch to the day.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza

Venue: Galleria Marchetti

Second Shooter: Nevin Nelson