Schaumburg Marriott Wedding – Leslie and Mike
I photographed Leslie and Mike’s wedding at the Schaumburg Marriott over Memorial Day weekend while working for Serendipity Portraits. The morning of this wedding it RAINED!!! I’m not saying a little sprinkle or a light drizzle, like Noah almost got his ark out for this one. So of course as my second shooter and I drove slowly to this wedding we brainstormed ideas for indoor portraits. As we walked into the lobby of the Schaumburg Marriott, we were greeted by hundreds (ok maybe not that many) of teenagers who were supposed to be in town playing soccer! Oh no! What now!!! So we ran around the hotel for about 30 minutes (we showed up early…brownie points) and looked for spots to shoot. Luckily we found a few although we were thoroughly disappointed as the outdoors had an amazing lake and some beautiful landscape. So we headed to the bride’s room with our plan B and got started shooting.
Luckily just before the ceremony started, the rain came to a complete stop!!! Yay! So we then went on to photograph the rest of the day. The ceremony took place in a permanent tent outside of the hotel and then the reception moved back inside.
One thing Leslie and Mike failed to mention to me during our meetings is that they LOVE to dance! So as you scroll down you will see some of my favorite dancing photos from 2011.