Nature Museum Wedding Photos

September 25th, 2017

This was a terrific recent wedding at the Notebaert Nature Museum.  The ceremony was outdoors in the courtyard, but, unfortunately, the weather was too threatening to have dinner on the terrace.  It was all set up, but the caterer had to bring it indoors, after all.  That’s why you’ll see tables set up both outdoors and in.  Never a dull moment!

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Happy Labor Day!

September 4th, 2017
The people who carry stuff from place to place rarely get the credit they deserve.

The people who carry stuff from place to place rarely get the credit they deserve.

I’m always happy to celebrate Labor Day, and all the working people who make possible much of our good lives.  Here are the people I really appreciate when I’m on site at a wedding:  the kitchen staff; the florist’s set-up and tear-down crew; the building engineers who take care of heating and cooling and make sure the lights are working; the security guards; the people who set up and clean portable restrooms; the delivery drivers; anyone who carries heavy stuff from a truck to a room or back out again; the sound engineers; the good people who come in at the end of the night to clean the floors and take out the trash.

Most of the time all of these excellent people are invisible to an event.  They aren’t glamorous.  But they are all indispensable.  Today is a day to celebrate their contributions to your party, wedding, or other event.  Happy Labor Day to all of you!!

Summer Weddings!

August 30th, 2017

Sorry for the total radio silence these last few weeks.  I’ve been working on some very wonderful weddings, each of them very different from the others.  Here are some teaser photos for your viewing pleasure.  I’ll have the full set of the photos I took for each event very soon.  Enjoy!

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Photos from a Steampunk Wedding

February 27th, 2017

I worked with this really fun couple last fall on their wedding at the Levy Center in Evanston.  They did everything to their own personal taste, so it turned out really wonderful.  Check out these photos.

You could tell right off that this was not going to be an entirely traditional wedding.  Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

You could tell right off that this was not going to be an entirely traditional wedding. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Rabbi Debra Nesselson was their terrific officiant. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Rabbi Debra Nesselson was their terrific officiant. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

The bride carried a decorated lantern instead of a bouquet.  Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

The bride carried a decorated lantern instead of a bouquet. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Can you tell that they were a little excited? Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Can you tell that they were a little excited? Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Since both bride and groom are gamers, here's the bride with her wedding dice. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Since both bride and groom are gamers, here’s the bride with her wedding dice. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Instead of spending a lot of money on decorations, they asked their guests to dress up.  Here's their MC. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Instead of spending a lot of money on decorations, they asked their guests to dress up. Here’s their MC. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Table decor was appropriately goth. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Table decor was appropriately goth. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Here's another look at the decor. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Here’s another look at the decor. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

The MC helps a member of the wedding party give a toast.  Yes, it's actual toast. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

The MC helps a member of the wedding party give a toast. Yes, it’s actual toast. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Of course there was dancing. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Of course there was dancing. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

There were also games for the guests. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

There were also games for the guests. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

There was no cake at this wedding, but this is what decorated the ice cream bar. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

There was no cake at this wedding, but this is what decorated the ice cream bar. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.