Rachel Visits!

Rachel Visited For Christmas And Got Into The Spirit! We Had A Great Time!

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Rachel And A Few Friends

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I Wanna Rock N Roll!

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Christmas Moment

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Cookie Model

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Too Cool!

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Tracy And Donald

Tracy And Donald Got Married In December In Chicago. We Had Great Weather And Beautiful Light, Took Some Wonderful Images And Had A lot Of Fun.

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Tracy In One Of Many Glamour Moments.

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Very Cool Bride

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Lincoln Park Chicago In December Is Not Usually This Warm.

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Very Elegant Bride And Her Groom

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Look Of Love

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Cool Couple By The Beautiful Chicago Skyline And Lake Michigan In December

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Tracy

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Donald

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Donald’s Crew

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Columbia Yacht Club Is A Very Special Place

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Cool Bridal Party

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Just Married

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The Famous Tip Top Tap On Top Of Chicago’s World Famous Allerton Hotel

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Great Party! First Dance!

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Mag Mile, Water Tower, Tracy & Donald!

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Tracy And Donald’s Rehearsal

Tracy And Donald Are Getting Married Today! We Photographed The Rehearsal And Fabulous Dinner Party Last Night!

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Tracy And Donald!

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Cool Moment

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Great Rehearsal Dinner Party At Cite’

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! We photographed Jennifer And Michael’s Wedding 5 Years Ago. They Have Been Busy! Enjoy Some Favorites From Their Christmas Sitting We Did Saturday.

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My Tree

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Baby’s First Christmas 2009

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Trimming The Tree

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Mike’s Really Cool Christmas Shirt

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Mom Let’s Me Play With Her Wedding Ring. Really!

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Baby Christmas!

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We Thought We Heard Santa!

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Merry Christmas To All!

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Jen and Tim

We Had The Honor Of Photographing Jennifer And Tim’s Wedding. Great Couple, Wonderful Love Story. Enjoy Some Of Our Favorites!

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Jen Arrives

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Tim Smashes A 300 Yard Drive At The Spectacular Flossmoor Country Club

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There Was A Golf Event And Jen Surprised Tim On The First Whole With A Very Special Flag

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The Beautiful Jennifer

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The Ladies Rocked!

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Meanwhile, Back To The Golf Tournament And The Closest To The Pin Competition. It Was Very Close!

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Tim Was So Much Fun To Work With

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The Men

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Fun And Emotional Ceremony

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The Look Of Love And A Little Bling

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Cool Moment In The Rain

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Sweet Cake! ProV 1

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Start It Up!

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Great Party!

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Sarah and Patrick

Sarah And Patrick Got Married! Sarah Let All Her facebook Friends Know! Beautiful Couple, Wonderful Wedding! Enjoy!

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The Beautiful Sarah O’Bryan

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Patrick Sees Sarah For The First Time!

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Magic Moment!

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Patrick

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Everyone Was Ready!

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This One Of My Favorite Moments Of The Wedding

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Cool Moment!

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Abbey Road

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Great Bridal Party!

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Beautiful Day!

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Got To The Chapel And Got Married!

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Let’s Dance!

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Sarah Gave The Flowers Quite A Toss

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The Garter

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Great Party!

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Leah and Joe

We Photographed Leah And Joe’s Wedding And Had A Great Time. Beautiful Day, Great Couple, Fun Party! Enjoy

A Very Special Family Member

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The Ladies Were Very Cool!

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This Felt Like Shooting An Album Cover

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Leah

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Joe

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Getting To The Church On Time

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Getting Dad Ready

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Rockafeller Chapel University Of Chicago

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Spy Cameras!

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Bubbles

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All These People  Came To The Wedding

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Romantic Moment

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University Of Chicago Is A Very Special Place

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Great Bridal Party

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le Bean

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The Pier

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Getting Here Was A Pretty Funny Journey

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Leah Sets A Course

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Cool Stairs On The Columbia Yacht Club

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Sweet!

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First Dance

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Paris!

We Went To Paris A Few Years Ago And Had A Great Time. The Experience Changed Our Photography, Inspired Us And Opened A lot Opportunities. We Shot Over 5000 Photos And Wanted To Share A Few. Enjoy The Images!

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Lynne Does Not Like Heights So We Did Not Go Up The Tower. This Opportunity Lead Us To See Some Really Cool Parts Of The Park.

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Shot From Directly Under The Tower. There Were several People Sitting Around The Base Of The Eiffel Eating Lunch And Feeding The Flying Rats, I Mean Pigeons. When I Fired The Camera Hundreds Of Pigeons Flew Away From Me And Into The Lunchers. I Got Cursed Out In Several Languages And We Left The Grounds Quickly.

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Joan Of Arc Statue

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Lynne Bought Rick Steves Book On Paris. I Teased Her About The Many Bookmarks Until She Told Me To Sit On The Left Side Of The Bus For The Night Tour Of Paris. You Get The Best Photos From The Left Side. Stop Teasing Lynne After That.

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Love The Tower!

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Hagen Das After The Night Tour! We Met A Mom And Her Daughters There From Greece. They Were Convinced Lynne Was Greek, So I Took A Family Photo!

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I Watch A Lot Of Old Movies And TV. In The Movie, Is Paris Burning, This Pharmacie Is Seen In Actual Footage Of French Resistance Fighters Saving Paris. We Saw Several Other Parts From The Movie  On Our Tour. I Loved Shooting In The Rain In Paris. Kept Thinking About The Famous Painting Rainy Day In Paris.

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Paris Taxi Drivers Are Much Like Chicago Taxi Drivers And Many Come From The Middle East Making Communication Familiar.

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We Got Lost Walking Back To Our Hotel From The Eiffel Tower On Day One. How Hard Is Paris To Navigate? Very! We Wound Up In A restricted Area Of The French Department Of Defense. When Confronted, I Innocently Explained That I Did Not Know France Had A Department Of Defense.

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Monet’s Home Was On The Top Of Lynne’s List. It Is One Of The Most Inspiring Beautiful Places In The World.

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The Driveway To The Home Is The Subject Of Many Famous Monet Paintings

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Monet Had A Garden That Is 5 or 6 Acres Of Beautiful Flowers. Lilies Grow In The Grass Like Weeds.

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Water Lilies!

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I Love The Color Of Every Day Paris. In Art School I Was Told That You Must Go To Paris To Be A Complete Artist. When Shooting This Photo, I Felt That. It Is True, Going To Paris Changed Me As An Artist.

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What To Eat? This Looked Good But I Did Not Eat It. Sandwiches Are Made And Placed In The Window All Day Long. We Did Eat At Some Cool Places And Promised Ourselves, No McDonalds. We Broke That And Ate At McD’s A Few Times For The Fast Food And Cost. Coca A Cola On The Champs Was 10 Euro At One Of Those Cute Sidewalk Places.

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Notre Dame Cathedral! A Must See. Go Irish!

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Lynne Lit Candles At All The Churches We Visited. 2 Euro Per. Beware Of All The Fake Priests, Nuns And Scams At These Famous Churches.

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Side Chapel At Notre Dame That Cost 12 Euro To See. Relics From Dead Popes, Napoleon’s Church Gown. I was Told No Photos And Do Not Stand Behind The Pulpit.

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Life Size Statues In Notre Dame Cathedral

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Morning Walk On The Rue de Bac Over The Seine. The Orsei In Morning Light

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The Orsei Art Museum Is My Favorite In The World! This Was A Train Station At One Time.

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They Keep The Monet On The 5th Floor And Make Them Hard To Find.

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Cool Wedding Dress

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Another Cool Dress. No Escape From Weddings!

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All The Cool French Designer Stores Could Be Found. We Did Not Buy Any Designer Stuff But We Did Get Some Cool Photos.

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Napoleon Promised To Be Less Ostenagous When He Became Emperor. Then He Built The Opera House.

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Gold Ceiling In The Opera House

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Marc Chagall Painted The Ceiling In The Auditorium Of The Opera House. Very Cool!

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Versailles Was Very Cool. I Had A Hard Time Walking On The Cobblestone.

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The King’s Bed. Marie Antonette’s Bed Is On The Other Side Of The Wall Behind The King’s Bed. There Is  A Passage Door Between Them. The King “Entertained” Here Often After ROugh Days Of Hunting, Eating Drinking, Etc.

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Pan Handler In Front Of The Louvre

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We Stayed At 2 Great Paris Hotels. This One Is Next To The Louvre And WIthin Walking Distance To The Opera House And Many Other Cool Places. We Did Not Steal The Towels. Lynne Would Not Let Me.

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Top Of The Arch de Triumph. Best View Of Paris!

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Climbing To The Top Of The Arch Was Tough. 13 Stories Of Circular Stairs, 2 Stories Of Straight Stairs. Then You Have To Walk Back Down! Worth It.

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This Is The US Cemetery Just Up The Hill On Omaha Beach. France Gave The US This Property. THIS IS US HALLOWED GROUND. Only US Citizens Can Work Here. Both Of Our Fathers Were WWII Veterans, Lynne’s Uncle Was In The D Day Invasion. In The Movie, Saving Private Ryan, There Is  Scene Filmed Here. Nothing Could Have Prepared Us For This Emotional Part Of Our Trip. Lynne Made All The Plans For The Trip. My Only Input Was That We Take The Normandy, D Day Tour. This Fell On Our Wedding Anniversary And Turned Out To Be The Highlight Our Trip, If You Go To France, Take This Tour. Thank A Veteran!

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My Knees Were Shaking By The Time We Left The Cemetery. Reading The Headstones Became Very Personal And Emotional.

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Point Du Hoc. American Rangers Climbed 150 Straight Up This While Being Shot At. Once They Got To The Top They Held This Position For 2 Days Waiting For Reinforcements. Losses Were Heavy. Note The Choppy Sea. Weather Conditions On The Day Of Our Tour Were Identical To D Day. First Time Since June 6, 1944. Almost Impossible To Get On The Beach.

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Me Posing In A Bomb Crater. These Craters Are All Over Normandy And Are A Reminder Of The 40,000 Plus Civilians Who Were Killed In The Days Just Prior To D Day From The Allied Shelling.

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The Beauty Of This Place Is Overwhelming. The Contrast Of The Remains Of The Battle And The Flowers Is Stark But Lends Hope Of Peace.

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Andy With One Of The Paris Gifts

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Beth and Nick

Beth and Nick Got Married At The Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook, IL. Beautiful Bride, Nice Groom, Great Party!

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Happy Birthday Frank

Frank Coughlin Celebrated His First Birthday With His Mom And Dad On July 30, 2009

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First Of Many Birthday Gifts. Frank Enjoys The Wrapping Papar Too

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Frank’s Favorite Toy! A Gift From Our Neighbor And Frank’s Special Friend, Joyce

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Frank Cuddles Under Lynne’s TV Blanket Every Night

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Frank Loves To Sleep On His Back And Snore

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Happy Birthday To Frankie

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They Know I Do Not Eat Cake

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