Sunday, August 31, 2008

Yesterday was a fun day. We celebrated my father's 65th birthday party. Ironically, that's the same year he graduated college. And yes, he also went to Purdue University. And in a very bizarre turn of events, he actually taped the number 65 to the front of his chest, and then he revealed it in front of everyone. I admire his sense of youth and exuberance. Joshua helped introduce him by adding a big "ta dahhh" when he came in the room. Joshua was up to his normal funny self. He's now at the point where he knows how to ask for a horsie ride, so everyone was giving rides all night long. When people started getting tired, he then realized he actually had to feed the horse hay so they could keep going. So everyone was fed imaginary hay. After about 15 minutes of rides, everyone was pretty tired. When Joshua realized people were getting tired, he looks around and says "this isn't nap time, let's go". We bought my dad a certificate to the White Sox game, which I'm sure he will use in the next month. Here's a picture of Joshua and Carolyn hanging out at the birthday party wearing my sunglasses.

After the birthday party we went to our second party of the night to celebrate Katie's 30th birthday. The birthday party felt like a mini reunion from her wedding last month. And of course, I had another piece of birthday cake, which made it two pieces of birthday cake within two hours. Here's a picture of Katie blowing out her birthday cake, from our favorite spot "Sweet Mandy B's"!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Melissa and Casey

Here are some pictures from this past weekend. We started out taking pictures on Michigan Avenue. Melissa and Casey had an awesome car which actually was a stretched version of a Rolls-Royce so there was plenty of room for all of us in the back seat. What's funny about this shot is that the Trump Tower is now getting in the way of the Wrigley building.

This was taken right in front of the Chicago River.

Here's a shot walking around on Michigan Avenue

Melissa watching people enter the ceremony. I love how you can see the city skyline in the background.

Here's a shot from the backside of the Adler planetarium. I've always thought that it looks like a spaceship, so I guess were going for some kind of futuristic shot here.

I love the flower girl here, she's so excited to be walking down the aisle. And then you have the guy who is calm and collected, he acts like he's done this 10 or 20 times.

It was a perfect day for an outside wedding, even though it was a little windy. Here you can see how blue the sky was.

Some shots after the ceremony.

It ended up getting really windy after the ceremony, and I was actually teasing Melissa and Casey because I called this shot the "I'm the king of the world" shot from Titanic. The sun was perfect, you can see how it was a nice orange glow.

I like this shot because you can see them in the background standing next to each other just like the two dolls on the table

The end...

hi everyone

Sorry it's been so long since my last blog post. The last couple of weeks have been pretty busy. Carolyn's dad actually had a heart attack last week, so we went to Michigan for a couple of days. Bruce is doing fine now and is back at home resting. Everything happened so fast, and things were pretty scary for about a day. Everyone is doing well now and everything should be back to normal just in time for a nice long weekend. We're going to go back and visit him next weekend as well.

Last weekend I photographed a wedding at Adler planetarium for Melissa and Casey. Strangely enough, Kenny Kim and Mike Colon photographed at the same venue the night before. I guess you could say that I follow in their footsteps... Ha ha ha ha ha. I'm actually anxious to see some of the pictures they took so I can compare them to mine. I'll post some of the pictures from Melissa and Casey's wedding shortly.

This weekend we have a couple different things going on. The first is a birthday party for Katie B. and then we're also celebrating my father's birthday with a barbecue at my brother's house. And guess what we're cooking up for the BBQ... Vienna Beef (courtesy of Carolyn). It will be fun to see Joshua because I don't think I've seen him for about a week or two. I'm sure I will have plenty of funny stories to tell since he seems to be full of personality these days. We also have a couple of random things to do around the house. Additionally, I'm in the process of upgrading my computer. I'm installing a new internal hard drive that is one terabyte, so I will have plenty of extra space for more pictures.

Have a great weekend.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hanging out with Kenny Kim

I helped shoot a wedding with Kenny Kim yesterday which was a blast. Kenny and I have hung a couple times over the past couple months, but it was the first time I shot with Kenny, so it was great to see his approach and technique. Some of you know that I met Kenny at the Mike Colon Workshop earlier this year. Here are a couple of quick shots from yesterday.

Laura getting ready at the hotel

this was Jack, who I think is going to be a photographer some day

A shot of Laura after their ceremony

details of one of the arrangements at the reception

Friday, August 15, 2008

What is everyone yelping about?

I'm not sure.. but Yelp is now my official place for customer testimonials? Click here to look at my page and start yelping already!

Steve Goldhaber Photography

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Website

If you haven't already seen it... make sure to visit the new and improved I've been working on it for the past couple months, so it's really been rewarding now that it's complete. I've also re-branded everything, so you can see what my new logo looks like and bunch of other fun stuff. Let me know what you think of the site, and of course, make sure to pass it along to all those newly engaged couples out there.. ha ha...

click here to visit the site

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ethan Hunt in the House

The coolest little guy came over yesterday for a surprise visit. Matt and Alison brought Ethan over for us to say hi. Here's a picture of Carolyn holding him.


Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Pictures of the White Sox Game

Last night Carolyn and I went to the Sox game with her Dad and my parents. It was a great night for baseball, with the exception of about 10,000 bugs that attacked everyone right around sunset. After that they went away though. Here are some shots...

it was a great sunset. a nice mix of blues and purple

Ken Griffey Jr. after striking out (I think he went 0 for 4)

AJ (also striking out... there was a lot of that last night)

more striking out by Griffey, but what a nice swing hugh?....

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Pictures of Michael

I took some shots of Michael yesterday who turned one recently. Here are a couple of my favorite shots.