For those who aren't aware, we moved back to California this past summer for Alicia's medical residency program. So when Megan and Guy first asked us about photographing their Chicago winter wedding, we were super flattered to be asked to travel so far to cover their special day...but worried that our now thin blood wouldn't be able to handle the "norm" for that time of year -- cloudy, damp/snowy, and icy cold. But we were all pleasantly surprised by a gorgeous sunny day with temps in the low 50s! It was a direct reflection of the happiness and excitement that filled the day for Megan and Guy and their family and friends. Clearly this marriage was one eagerly awaited by literally hundreds of people -- and to prove it they came from all over the world (Europe, South America, and across the US) to share in Megan and Guy's celebration and dance the night away.
Perhaps the most fun we had that day was taking photos at the Chicago Firehouse downtown where Guy works as a firefighter/paramedic. The timing worked out perfectly so that we were even able to use one of the trucks! Nothing like a bridal party hanging around a fire truck with flashing lights to get a couple wedding photographers excited. ;] From there we hit up a few spots on Michigan Avenue with Megan our fearless bride walking all around in the evening wind with no coat and 4-inch purple heels -- and all with a smile! She is seriously a trooper and one of the most go-with-the-flow brides we've ever worked with.
Even in the midst of a jam-packed day filled with lots of excitement and tons of people, the thing we enjoyed watching most was the way Megan and Guy clearly love and care for each other. Just like their engagement session, the cute moments came very naturally to them and we rarely had to prompt them to hold hands, kiss, or look/smile at each other since they couldn't seem to stop doing that candidly!
A special shout-out to Alicia's cousin, Randi, for stepping in and being an awesome assistant. We couldn't have done it without you, and it was so nice being able to see and spend time with you. :]
Megan and Guy -- we had such a great time photographing your wedding and are so happy for the two of you. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your celebration! We hope you enjoy your wedding images as much as we did capturing them!