One of my favorite all-time projects was photographing Marc & Wendy’s wedding at the Old Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. We had the whole day to shoot pictures at different locations, before they got officially married at the Inn at 835. Marc, an accomplished photographer, and his bride, Wendy Baxter, are long-time art-show friends of ours. We met at the Cain Park Art Fair many years ago, in a pouring rainstorm that threatened to flood our tents.
The weather for Marc and Wendy’s nuptials was fine, and got better as the day wore on. We shot at the gazebo in Washington Park with Wendy, where her custom red high-top sneakers were an instant hit. Then Marc arrived for the first look — this couple was magic to shoot. Moving to the Old Capitol, where we were able to shoot some amazing images, we goofed around and then went back to the park for some group shots with the family. After a quick stop at Panera to refuel, it was time to go to the wedding venue.