TEAMHorizons Preview

Another issue of TEAMHorizons is at the printer, hopefully about to be mailed out to all of the subscribers by Friday. It is always fun to see an issue come together, even though there is a level of frustration that accompanies each story. I am so blessed to get to photograph and design something that tells amazing stories!

Back in May I traveled to the Czech Republic and Austria, and then at the beginning of August I was down in Mexico.

I thought I would just share a preview of some of the spreads from this issue. If you would like to see the full digital issue, you can visit the TEAMHorizons media page.

Corina and Miles Engaged

Corina and Miles love to take road trips. So they packed up their car and left Delaware to come out to the midwest for their engagement session. It was so great to finally meet them, and spend the day capturing some beautiful photographs.

We waited out the rain that threatened our mid-morning shoot at one of my favorite breakfast spots in Aurora, Harner’s Bakery. After the rain moved out, and we had our fill of breakfast, it turned out to be a beautiful day.

Corina had so many details that she had already thought through. Their wedding (September 5, 2010) is going to be held at Ambiance Antiques, an antique store in San Francisco. She had already planned for the guys boutonnieres to be designed out of buttons, so they stopped and bought a large jar of buttons at an antique store. They added a lot of fun to our last destination.

Miles is in the United States Air Force, so I loved the little detail of the plane pins on her skirt. I look forward to showing the photos of their wedding! I know they have a lot of great stuff planned.

Anna and Travis — Delafield, Wisconsin

Anna and Travis are so much fun to be around. They both have contagious smiles and are such warm and friendly people that you want to stay friends with them for the rest of your life! It has been my honor to photograph Anna’s two other siblings, so I was looking forward to another opportunity to hand out with the Saindon family! Anna and Travis picked out a beautiful chapel in Delafield, Wisconsin called the Noble Victory Memorial Chapel located on the grounds of St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy. I remember in our first consultation, Anna mentioned the big red doors!

The ceremony was beautiful. One special touch was the addition of sign language interpreters. Anna works as a freelance sign language interpreter, so including this in her wedding was beautiful. You’ll also see in the reception shots people twirling their napkins over their heads. This is a tradition in deaf weddings – no clinking on the glasses to get the couple to kiss, everyone has to twirl their napkins above their heads.

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Anna and Travis are a lot of fun to be around. They love to laugh together, make funny faces, and it is so easy to see their love for each other. We did some shots after the wedding on the ground of the Military Academy, and then we also did some shots in New York City, at the reception that they had for all of their friends who couldn’t make it to the wedding. Travis is from Staten Island, and now they are both residents of the Island.

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Travis made sure to include some of his background into the day as well. At the reception there was a canvas for guests to add a “stroke” to the collaborative painting. Travis teaches high school art. …and I can’t end the post without including a picture of the epic game of musical chairs! What a fun day celebrating two wonderfully fun people! Best wishes to Anna and Travis.

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[...] thought I would pull out a shot from a 2010 wedding…Anna and Travis. We had a lot of fun running around New York City, jumping out at stop lights, walking through [...]

Sophie and Bud — Stockholm, Sweden

When Sophie and Bud approached me about photographing their wedding, I thought about what a great opportunity this would be. It was in Sweden! Not only was it in Sweden, but it was in an amazing church in Stockholm! Not only was it in an amazing church in Stockholm, it was two amazing people, and their amazing families coming together for a great celebration of love! I knew this was going to be a wonderful day.

It worked out that I was already scheduled to be in Sweden right at the time of their wedding, so I took a couple days off from my other responsibilities and joined in the party. On Friday, Bud and Sophie had their civil ceremony, and then Saturday was the big day at the Hedvig Eleonora Krykan. This octagonal church was consecrated in 1737 and named after a Swedish Queen Hedvig Eleonora.

Early that Saturday morning, June 5, Sophie and her bride’s maids were busy about the house preparing for the ceremony. Sophie’s family has a beautiful, cozy house full of wonderful antiques, and lots of room for all of the hustle and bustle (and extra guests). Sophie had chosen to include a touch of a nautical theme in her wedding – blue, white and red, anchors, and boats.

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After arriving at the church there was a picture everywhere you looked. This post could just be about the inside/outside of the church. I just chose a few of the images to show the wonderful details of this gorgeous Swedish church.

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The ceremony was so warm and heartfelt, including Swedish songs and hymns. Sophie comes from an amazingly talented musical family, and music has always been a part of their family (including the grandfather who led some wonderful singing at the reception)!

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After the ceremony the couple and I headed out to have some fun exploring the city and taking some wonderful photographs. First we had to weave our way through the blocked streets and crowds that had gathered for the Stockholm Marathon, but we finally ended up at a castle near the Sophie’s home. The beautiful grounds were quite a sanctuary from the business that surrounds the wedding day.

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Before the reception could begin everyone joined hands, linked arms and enjoyed a Swedish Polonaise. There was a lot of laughing and singing to follow in the reception hall.

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This was a beautiful day! Congrats to Sophie and Bud…may your love grow even deeper than it already was on this day! What a wonderful experience to be a part of your special day.

Ghost Face Killah, aka The big Cheese - August 22, 2011 - 12:48 pm

Great Pictures Rob!

Naomi . Senior Session

Naomi is a senior at Batavia High School, ready to graduate and continue pursuing photography as a career. It is always fun to shoot other creative people. We talked about photography and about some of her pictures. We talked about college options and what might be next after she graduates. It was a great time finding locations on the Fox River trail and in downtown Aurora. Good luck with your senior year, Naomi!

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