Friday, June 3, 2011

Angela & Sterling's Downtown Rockford Wedding | Rockford Wedding Photographer

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of being asked by Brian Milo to shoot Angela & Sterling's wedding in downtown Rockford with him. The ceremony was at the gorgeous historic Trinity Lutheran Church, just a block off the Rock River and the reception was at Franchesco's Ristorante, decorated in a very impressive amount of pink.

The entire wedding party was a blast, but no matter what you hear, I was not singing boy band songs along with any of them. (Cough...ahem)

Anyway, hey look! Here's a few photos from throughout the day:

Flower girl candid wedding portrait in downtown Rockford, Il

Father and son - groomsman and ringbearer - enjoy a moment together at the Courtyard hotel before the downtown Rockford, IL wedding.

Wedding groomsmen walking in downtown Rockford

Panorama of Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Rockford, IL

Elegant bride gazes lovingly at groom during wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL

Ringbeaer amongst bridesmaids at downtown Rockford wedding.

Gorgeous bride and groom after downtown Rockford wedding.

Elegant bride and groom share a kiss at Franchesco's during their wedding reception, Rockford IL.

Beautiful bride and groom share their first dance at Franchesco's during their wedding reception, Rockford IL.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011


This is my uncle Delbert. He passed away early this morning. I was lucky enough to spend some time with him over past few months. His quiet, strong, dignity as he made peace with his decision to end dialysis, and watching him and my dad spend time together is something I will never forget. 

My son is too young to be able remember spending time with his great-uncle Delbert, but that really got me thinking about why we take most photos in the first place. To mark a moment in time. To stir up memories. To spur conversation. So when I show some of these photos to my son Felix years from now, he will get to know Delbert through them and the stories that will come up as those memories stir. And that is a great thing.

So please, take lots of photos.

  Here are a few of mine.

Goodbye Uncle Delbert.

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