Garfield Park Conservatory couple Dan and Carolyn met in the dorm they lived in during undergraduate studies. They recently got engaged and selected the conservatory for their wedding venue. After hearing rave reviews from another Garfield Park Conservatory bride and groom whose wedding I photographed, they hired me as their wedding photographer. I had previously photographed several weddings at Bond Chapel and had done a previous shoot at Harper Library, so when Carolyn and Dan mentioned that they wanted to shoot on campus in locations significant to them as well as in a coop bookstore, I was thrilled.
A friend of mine mentioned how great this bookstore was, so I was really excited to see it. A massive, independent bookstore is such a great location for a photo shoot.
I learned a lot about my clients during the shoot, as we browsed through thousands of books. I encouraged them to pick books that were significant to them, or would be fun for a photo. They studied anthropology and physics but it wasn’t necessary to choose titles that were college texts, but they could if they wanted to.
After the book store, we walked over to the dorm that they met in.
Dan custom designed Carolyn’s ring using CAD software, and based his design off a ring that Carolyn’s grandparents had given her as a child.