I met Irene years ago when she worked for my dads company and we’ve kept in touch ever since. About two years ago she decided to move to Israel and work/spend some time there. She seemed to enjoy her stay in Israel quite a bit and it came as no big surprise when she told me that she had met Chaim and that they were getting married! The part that was a surprise was that here wedding would be here in Chicago! She asked me to shoot her wedding and we got to planning it right away. The biggest conundrum was to convey the idea to Irene as to just how much time was needed during the day to do the photos. Her idea was “Well, the ceremony is at 2, so if we meet at 1 or 1:30 for photos, that should be plenty of time, right?” No…photos take a much longer time than that. And we began by meeting early in the day at the hair salon and going from there. The flow was actually quite smooth. My assistant Sam and I started at the salon, then got some dress/getting ready shots in Irene and Chaim’s wedding suite, then picked Irene up from her makeup appointment in order to head off to the Adler Planetarium to get some posed shots with the Chicago skyline behind them. Finally the ceremony was right by Millennium Park in the Cancer Survivors Park and the reception at Tizi Melloul. Overall great time…until the police showed up! The rest of their photos HERE!