Emmanuel and Katie asked me to shoot their wedding as part of what I like to call their “wedding tour.” Katie grew up in the Chicago suburbs, Emmanuel grew up in Ireland (which is also where they met) and now they both live in Vancouver, so, needless to say they have friends all over the world. They had decided to make Millenium Park in Chicago, the first stop as they toured around celebrating their life together with all of their friends and family. It was the first time I had photographed a wedding ceremony at Millenium Park and also, quite possibly the quickest ceremony I have ever photographed. I think it was 5 minutes long! I barely had time to change lenses once. Of course, when it’s 90 degrees in the Chicago humidity and there is a giant silver ball directly behind you…that’s the exactly the way to do it! We were able to take some photos in the beautiful new Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. I had such a great time meeting Emmanuel and Katie and their families. They are such a great couple and such fun, laid-back people to be around. The only down side is that they don’t live nearby. Maybe some day I will just have to make my way up to Vancouver for a visit.