Mar 24, 2007
Rich Chapman Wedding and Lifestyle Photographers
My wife, Lori, and I chose Rich Chapman to be the photographer at our wedding on March 24, 2007, and we were very impressed with the way he handled the entire day. We also were impressed with his son, who served as Rich's assistant. Rich -- who covers weddings with the same passion that he's covered news stories in Chicago for decades as a photographer for the Chicago Sun-Times -- did a good job making us feel comfortable as we did a sort-of photo walk throughout Chicago before the ceremony. He shot us at our condo, on Michigan Avenue, at Millennium Park and on the campus of the University of Chicago, where our ceremony took place. Something like this easily could be hokey if you've got a shooter that wants to pose everything, but Rich has a way of making everything look natural. It was a very foggy day outside, but Rich used the Gotham City effect to our advantage, producing many pictures that made the final album. And, at U. of C., his years of experience came in handy as there were low-light conditions in both Bond Chapel, where our ceremony was, and Ida Noyes Hall, the site of our reception. Throughout the night, Rich and his son were flies on the wall; it wasn't like they were making spectacles of themselves and distracting from the ceremony/reception. More importantly, the pictures turned out better than we ever could have imagined.
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