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Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago wedding : Lauren & Josh

I have been anxious to photograph a wedding at the Trump International Hotel and Towers so I can get myself outside on to the terrace to witness the "most incredible and unobstructed view of Chicago."

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It was sure a spectacular view. I can't argue that one bit. Different. I am used to "spectacular" meaning higher up and more expansive landscape views. But if I think about it, to be only 13 stories high, and have a view of the city, unobstructed, in the middle of all the buildings, is truly a site I have not seen.

Working with Reva Nathan & Associates always puts my competence to a test which allows me to know where I stand. Reva's weddings are tightly run. The timelines that most consultants hand me have a lot of room for leeway and error. Not Reva's timeline.

I like that no matter happens throughout the day each event must go on as planned. And on-time. If you think about it, there is quite a bit to pack into one tiny little wedding day. I think the most challenging portion of the day for me is the first half. Why? Normally things are running late with makeup and hair. And that leads to a later First Look for the Bride and Groom. However, this "play time" for the couple and the bridal party is the first thing to get cut to put us back on schedule for family formals.

It is my job to stay calm, and figure out a way to still make stellar pictures for the couple even though our time is condensed. The pressure from pushing through this, trying to get ahead with the family formals so I have a little extra time to work with the couple under the Chuppah, can set the tone for my non-stop internal "rush" which will last all day long. There is never a dull moment when I work with Reva.

In the end, composure and competence are key. And being able to end the day knowing you still gathered incredible images despite the stress is what lets me know I have built a solid foundation. There are no excuses.

If you have not seen their adorable Chicago engagement session, be sure to take a look! 

Lauren Spies & Josh Shapiro

September 4, 2011
Ceremony: Trump International Hotel & Tower; Chicago, IL
Reception: Trump International Hotel & Tower; Chicago, IL 

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Ceremony: Trump International Hotel & Tower; Chicago, IL
Reception: Trump International Hotel & Tower; Chicago, IL 
Caterer: Trump International Hotel & Tower; Chicago, IL
Deserts: Trump International Hotel & Tower; Chicago, IL
Wedding Cake: Sarah's Pastries
Band: Lynne Jordan and the Shivers
Florist: Ronsley Special Events
Lighting/decor: Ronsley Special Events
Makeup: Shanya Shapiro
Rabbi: Rabbi Joel Nickerson
Videographer: VDO Events
Invitations & Menus: Bella Weddings
Wedding Consultant: Reva Nathan & Associates
Wedding Dress: L'ezu
Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom's Shoes: Prada
Tux: Hugo Boss

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What they Said... [ 11 ]

Wow! It is so trippy to look at moments captured at wedding at which I performed. You captured it all beautifully. Love this!!! Great, beautiful work Kevin!! Loved the blog post also!

Sep 28, 2011  /  Lynne

Gorgeous images! Love that ring shot!

Oct 05, 2011  /  Charisma Moran

All Images are Gorgeous. Beautiful capturing of snaps for these kind of moments make us happy , when we see them.

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Nov 22, 2011  /  Wedding Photography Melbourne

i love that pic with the extremely out of focus background that starts this blog. very innovative. congrats

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I don’t think Curt would have much of a shot winning any eeictlon.  Is there anyone out there who actually likes him?  For all he did for Boston, still every Boston fan I know doesn’t really like him, they just respond to questions with something like, well, I’m really happy for what he helped accomplish for us, but he should shut his mouth because he’s an idiot.As for Moose in Hall, I guess it makes sense that he not get in if we look at his peers who will be getting nominated around the same time- Maddux, Smoltz, Glavine, Randy Johnson, Clemens, Pedro.  Those are all guys who were incredibly dominant.  Moose, as great as he was, just wasn’t in that league.  While I have never thought much of Glavine, he does have the magic number and that’s what counts to get him over the hump.  As far as Moose playing on the Orioles in the 90s and Yankees in the 2000s, that’s true that that probably helped him get some wins, but it’s also true that pitching in the AL East probably took away it’s fair share of wins from him.  Facing at various times the Sox, Yankees, Orioles, and Blue Jays is not an easy task- far more difficult than playing in other divisions.  This is the premier offense division and probably always will be.Side note: if Moose shouldn’t get in before Blyleven- should Schilling get in before him?  Or before Jack Morris for that matter?  Schilling’s got the 3000+ strikeouts, but he doesn’t have the win total of Moose or Blyleven (who also has more Ks, as do Clemens, the Unit, Maddux, and Pedro).  He also has the postseason record, making him similar to Morris.  If you put those together does it make him Hall worthy?  I don’t know.  I think right now people think he and Moose should get in, but in five years from now, with some perspective, I think people will answer no.’

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