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Michelle does not do weddings… except for when she does.

June 21, 2010 Published by . Leave your thoughts

I get asked now and then if I photograph weddings, since everyone’s looking for a good wedding photographer to have in their rolodex. And I usually don’t book myself for weddings… Because I eat way too much cake at weddings and end up with a sugar hangover.
This weekend, however, I found myself at a lovely wedding for two Neo-Futurists: cast members from a local Chicago theatre company with a 21-year run of the production of “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind,” a collection of 30 rotating short plays done in 60 minutes. (A great show if you haven’t seen it yet. Go see it.) The highlight of the ceremony was a short comedic play on love performed by two other cast members, just before the rings and vows were exchanged.

I was the second camera operator for my good friend and fellow photographer, Johnny Knight, who does more weddings than I and ate more pecan pie at this wedding than I ate. I am, naturally, including an embarrassing photo of him that I snagged as he walked across the dance floor balancing a couple cameras and a piece of pie. Now that’s talent.