Jamie and Ryan first reached out to me in the summer of 2016 to photograph their Chicago wedding in July 2017. I was thrilled of course, so we proceeded to make plans. Jamie is a violinist, so fittingly, she and Ryan would be married at the Chicago Symphony Center.
Jamie got in touch with me later that same year to let me know that her father had suffered a heart attack and sustained a brain injury due to a fall he had taken during the episode. It was shocking and a very traumatic blow to the family. The couple decided to postpone the wedding in hopes that her father would be there to walk her down the aisle, as the father she has known and remembers. I told her I would be there for them whenever they were ready. Happily, he made a beautiful recovery and they resumed planning for August of 2018.
This breathtaking wedding was two years in the making, with some major setbacks, lots of tears and so much love. Oh, and Jamie’s mother made the red, traditional dress Jamie wore during the reception.