Jewish Orthodox weddings have quickly become my favorite type of Chicago wedding to photograph – I strongly believe that EVERY wedding should include shtick because I’ve quickly learned that there is no better way to discover the true hidden talents of family and friends. Combine the Jewish shtick with dark, dashing Persian good looks (like…
You know that feeling you get when you finally fall in love and you feel like the word ‘love’ isn’t enough to describe the magnitude of your feelings? You realize that ‘love’ is one of the most commonly used and abused words in our language, but nothing else seems to have the resonance that it…
August 2, 2013 - 7:00 pm
DYING! This is more than I ever hoped for! I called Eric trying to catch him before work to describe to him the detail and presentation you have given us in this blog. I was in tears. I kept say no one could have done this but Rachel and Joshua, not only because they are so incredible (yes I said incredible), but because they were the only ones with us throughout EVERY MOMENT OF THE DAY! Thank you so much for recreating this memory for us. We are ecstatic!
August 2, 2013 - 7:27 pm
Amazing!! What a great post and beautiful photos! In just a day you’ve captured what has taken all of us years to learn.
You have decribed them perfectly. Thank you for your vivid and detailed observation of a most magical love.
August 2, 2013 - 7:36 pm
I don’t have words to express what I felt as I scrolled through this wonderful account on your blog. I had tears in my eyes as I remembered that day and how very blessed I was to see my son so happy. I love Marisa so for her gentle, loving spirit but most of all because she loves my son so much. Thank you for this incredible reminder of this special event.
August 3, 2013 - 1:06 am
You left me speechless…you captured every special moment of Marisa & Eric’s Love, Celebration & Family. Your attention to detail is impeccable. Thank you Joshua for creating this timeless keepsake.
August 3, 2013 - 2:27 am
Ahhhh Joshua, you take me back to that magical day!! Thanks for your insightful reflections. I truly believe the unification of soooo much family and friends’ energy and beauty ;channeled through all the shared experience of professionals like you and all our industry friends and my wife Rose and Pastor Rob and the Alta Villa staff and Taimane on that day with us ; yes that’s what culminated in that truly EPIC day in our lives. Marisa and Eric are blessed with a lifetime of memories. And for them and all of us; this preview is a heart and mind tickling sample of our shared experiences that Great Day. We remain sooo looking forward to the rest of your creative gift of hard work. (HaHa- no pressure Joshua ,just anticipation )
Thanks again for imprinting our Moon couples beginning.
Joshua Albanese Photography = true artists !
August 3, 2013 - 10:47 am
I hate to be cliche, but it was the single most incredible night of my life. I was actually angry when it ended. It was something I wanted to last forever. Thanks to Joshua, I’m getting the next best thing in the form of all of these wonderful photos and video.
I LOVE YOU MARISA, AND WE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE!! THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING!
Thank you Joshua. We truly chose wisely.
August 5, 2013 - 5:29 pm
What a beautiful couple! The first look pictures are especially adorable 🙂
August 6, 2013 - 9:34 am
Words can not express except to say, Marisa and Eric’s wedding was beyond breathtaking!! It was a picture-perfect day, and I couldn’t be happier for them. I tried many times not to cry but what I realized was that I’ve never seen anything more beautiful! The way they looked at one another throughout their day was perfectly captured in these absolutely stunning photos. I can’t wait to see more!!!!
August 9, 2013 - 9:31 pm
Eric and Marisa’s wedding was incredible! It was an honor to be there on their special day. We flew in from Honolulu and expected a beautiful wedding, but were blown away by every single detail of that night and their thoughtfulness throughout our entire trip. We were sad when the night was over (and even sadder when we had to leave Chicago)! Your blog and photos captured the wedding perfectly. Beautiful!!
When I drive up from Indianapolis to Chicago to photograph weddings with Joshua, the landmark that stands out the most to me isn’t the Willis Tower, the White Sox stadium, or even the elusive ‘Circle’ that I finally discovered about 3 months ago. It’s Carnivale. I loved that restaurant before I had ever sampled their…
July 24, 2013 - 3:43 pm
The bride’s dress is so flattering on her, and the bouquet is so bright and gorgeous. Fits in perfectly with the decor (along with the rainbow of shoes). Awesome pictures – especially the one with the blue/yellow background. Love it, and I bet the food was off the chain!
As I sat down to review Naitik and Anupa’s wedding images and begin this post, I realized two things – that this was our first time photographing a Hindu wedding in Chicago (although we did shoot an Indian engagement party at Brookfield Zoo), and that 2013 is becoming our year for learning wedding customs and…
July 18, 2013 - 8:12 pm
Omg. This wedding is so insanely beautiful and vibrant. What a gorgeous couple. The outfits and florals are out of this world. Love, love, love!! One of my favorites, alongside Kannitha and Mario’s wedding. I guess I just love ethnic weddings. Keep up the amazing work.
“May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.” Chicago is known as the melting-pot of the Midwest with…
July 8, 2013 - 7:00 pm
fantastic photos! love all of them Joshua!
July 8, 2013 - 8:25 pm
The shot of them kissing with the veil in the wind is so beautiful!! Looks like a really fun wedding.
Adina Rasekh - These are absolutely amazing!!! You out-did yourself! We couldn’t be happier!!!!! Thank you sooo much!!
Shelley Dolitsky - BEAUTIFUL 🙂
Eytan Rasekh - Amazing pictures! Can’t wait to see more!!
Samantha - Love them!
Erin - Adina! These pictures are awesome!!!!! I love the pics of CLW & SBG cutting the rug on the dance floor 😉 You’re a beautiful bride!
Sara Schmerling - Love the pictures of the beautiful bride and groom. I especially love how fun and unique the picture of Ilan, Ari, Eytan, Oren and Igal showing off their socks!
Menucha - The pictures, as well as what you wrote, are stunning!!!!
Shelly Rasekh - Love the pictures! They capture the the life and joy of the party. Rasekh crew …the socks are awesome!!!
Jess Polin - These are so beautiful!!!!!
Ari - These pics are excellent! Can’t wait to see more…
Oren Rasekh - The wedding was so much fun! These pictures came out really well!
Beth White - Beautiful pictures. We had the best time.
Sarah Benji - So beautiful!
Emily Lawrence - Beautiful – can’t wait to see the hard copies!
Melanie and Isaac Piha - Great photos and I agree, those socks are awesome!!!
Stacey Saal - Thank you for sharing. Everything looks so beautiful. At the beginning I started scrolling down and didn’t recognize the kids, specially Adina. A while later I realized it was Ilan, so the woman had to be Adina. They looked so happy, so adult, so gorgeous!!!! I specially liked the socks the men wore (for the picture only, I hope…),
Barbara Levy - Fabulous pictures! We had a wonderful time! Beautiful couple. Happiness always.
Nahid Goldstein - Absolutely beautiful pictures, it looks like a royal wedding.
Beautiful bride gorgeous handsome groom, the tables and more.
May God bless you with a happy life and everlasting love together.
Nahid Goldstein and family including my mom.
Netta Maoz - Dear Adina and Ilan, Shelly and Igal,
The pictures are amazing, they transfer the happiness and excitement of this beautiful wedding, The bride and groom are very beautiful.
I wish you all fulfillment of you wishes.
Beth Kava - The pictures are absolutely fantastic. They truly capture the ruach. Enjoy reliving that beautiful day.
tom and edna krausz - Beautiful bride. Handsome groom. How can the photos be anything but GORGEOUS!! The expression of joy is wonderfully captured for eternity. A keen sense of humor too. Love those socks, men!
Adina and Ilan, may your mazal continue to shine on forever. Amen.
ruth - I love the pictures.
Igal Rasekh - I love it, I love it, I love it……
Rivka Benhiyoun - Such a nice surprise to receive the email and to relive the wedding through the pics!!!
I love the pics, the angles etc. They look so real and genuine, the Rassekh socks are terrific.
Thank you again for sharing the pics. We should always share only simchos.
Jane Dubro - STUNNING!!!! I love the wedding photos! Thanks for sharing!!!!!
Jane Dubro - STUNNING!!!! I love the wedding photos! Thanks for sharing!!!!!
Devorah Levy-Haim - The pictures are amazing. I showed them to the whole family.
It should be a beautiful beginning to a beautiful life together for the beautiful couple.
Lynn Moore - Gorgeous bride and groom! Exceptional pictures! So sorry we missed your wedding, we would have loved to be there….
Giddi Kalimian - May God bless you with a happy life and everlasting love together.
Linda Harary - Pictures are beautiful as are the subjects!!! They make a gorgeous couple and should have much MAZAL and happiness always.
Nahid Oberman - Dear Shelly and Igal, Adina and Ilan:
What a beautiful wedding, bride an groom and all the in-laws. Wish you all at the best and a happy New Year. Thank you for sharing your simcha with us.
Nahid, Jeff, Shireen and Jasmine
Yael kava - Nice pictures
Tami Stalbow - Love the photos and the bride and groom. Mazal Tov!