Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Getting Ready - The Groom

Andy and Claire's Wedding Saturday 4

Emily and I took the traditional bride and groom getting dressed shots. They didn't have attendants so it was uncomplicated. They considered recruiting a Worst Man and Maid of Dishonor at the Friday night party but no one followed through.

Andy and I drove down to the swanky W Hotel in The Loop where the couple spent Saturday night. He assiduously pressed his tie (I have never ironed a tie in my life). Tie straightened. Hair in place. He put a small plastic bag on the pillow with two Rice Krispie bars and a tiny flower, then wrote a little note to place on it.

The last picture says something about the transition from batchelor to married man.

I am sorry I have not left any comments on my friends' blogs lately. It was a busy weekend, of course, and now I am both back to work and deep into editing the more than thousand pictures Emily and I took. Back ASAP. 

Andy and Claire's Wedding Saturday 5

Andy and Claire's Wedding Saturday 6

Andy and Claire's Wedding Saturday 7

Andy and Claire's Wedding Saturday 8

Andy and Claire's Wedding Saturday 9


Olivier said...

super reportage, j'aime beaucoup la photo ou il remet en place ces cheveux dans la glace

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Being a wedding photographer is way more pressure than I could handle. I did it once, during the film photography age. Fortunately, the photos turned out OK. The marriage did not last, so I suspect the bride and groom do not care much now how the photos turned out.

I also have never heard of ironing a tie. But I have never heard of a mass transit trip from the wedding to the reception. What a refreshing and sensible,and fun, idea. They look like a lovely couple in every sense of the word.

s.c said...

The last photo say all. Before and after. Nice one.

Stefan Jansson said...

Only one thousand photos? Have fun going through that bunch!

Luis Gomez said...

This is a beautiful post as well Bob. Very nice. Thank you.

William Kendall said...

Good portraits, Bob, particularly that first one.

TheChieftess said...

Nice shots!!! Well done!

Norma said...

These are the best wedding photos I've ever seen!

Virginia said...

I'm gushing here. Forgive me. I love the idea that a man IRONS.!!!!!!!!!!

I love all the rest as they are so beautifully captured. These are some of the best wedding photos I've seen.
They are not, "This is what I saw," They are, "This is what I felt.". Thank you David du Chemin for these words.

Nathalie H.D. said...

Bob, there's something really moving about this series of photos you took of Andy's last hours as a bachelor.
Thanks for sharing these special moments with me.

PS - I neither had ever heard of ties being ironed, no matter who does it.

Nathalie H.D. said...

... and the world will have truly changed when we stop marveling at a man doing his own ironing, don't you think? I understand Virginia's comment but to a certain extent I resent it. Why should we find that extraordinary?