I recently had the great opportunity to shoot the bioscience research laboratory of one of my good friends. Having worked in this field in my prior career, I have a familiarity with the work being done. Laboratory science provides an excellently diverse pallet full of interesting details and a fun array of colors.
Jessica + Brian had beautiful and energetic wedding that combined some of my favorite things: the beach, rooftop gardens, and great dancing.
We started things out with a first look on the beach.
The ceremony took place on a rooftop with river and lake views.
The reception was directly below the ceremony site.
This group really had a groove. Helped by an extremely enthusiastic band, the Skinny Williams Band out of Chicago, the dancing carried on until the very last.
Jessica + Brian were sent off with a beautiful sparkler tunnel
One of the best parts of being a photographer is finding and exploring new techniques. Even better is to have someone to try these new techniques with. This light painting technique I saw on instagram and I just had to try it out. Combining long exposures with light tube manipulation provides some pretty awesome opportunities for creative artistry.
Had a great engagement shoot at sunset this week. The sunset was pretty stellar and we got a great variety of shots.