Friday, July 24, 2009

Rachel & Dan | Philadelphia Wedding Photography

For most of us the whole Swine Flu "outbreak" was just another seemingly overhyped news story. Maybe there's something to it, maybe it was a good idea to stay away from Mexico, maybe not. Hard call right. For Rachel and Dan it was more of a problem. Their wedding was scheduled for Playa del Carmen May 23, about a month after the outbreak broke out. After deciding that going to Mexico wasn't a risk they wanted to take for themselves or possibly expose their guests to, they regrouped and started looking local.

They live in Chicago and quickly started scrambling looking for all new everything. My friend Kevin Weinstein had shot their engagement pictures but he was already booked for their date so he wasn't able to have gone to Mexico with them. They called Kevin to see if he could help them find a photographer. I happened to be free on May 23 and was happy to put my name out there for them to consider. First I was going to come to Chicago then Dan's dad worked some magic with Marriott and got them an awesome situation at the Marco Island resort. It wasn't Mexico but it was the beach.

I flew down the day before, hung out on the beach, went to the rehearsal dinner and had a great time with the crew for the day of the wedding.

A full slideshow can be found (here).
Thanks so much! These are absolutely fantastic. The photos are so incredibly creative and candid, and you truly captured so many precious moments.
–– Rachel

Thinking through the plans for the next day as Rachel's brother shares his thoughts on the ceremony he'll be performing.

As an artist, when you have someone as cool and gorgeous as Rachel your job can be really really easy.

Details. Details. Details.

I love a woman who isn't afraid to laugh from deep down.

At sunset the three of us took a walk on the beach. There was no real sun but blue and soft is good too.

Details. Details. Details.

Yes, it happens. Not often but it does happen.

My wife and son even came down and we stayed a few extra days soaking up the sun while my then 9 month old son had his first taste, literally, of sand. I try not to talk too much about my family here just to keep things focused and all but since my family became part of this event, I feel compelled to share one image from the iPhone.


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