Chicago Wedding Photographer - Nakai Photography

Royal Melbourne Wedding Photos – Linda + Rick!

Royal Melbourne Country Club Wedding Photos

I’ve known Linda + Rick for a long time…Linda and I went to junior high together! She is now the 4th person I’ve photographed from Fairview South (Thank you Facebook for helping reconnect old friends!)! Rick and I also went to high school together – and go figure…Linda + Rick dated for a brief time in high school! Their relationship was rekindled years later and now they are married! What a story! I was thankful to have been their wedding photographer to help capture their special day! Here’s one of my favorites from the day as they walked on the Royal Melbourne Country Club Golf Course!

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Found a reflection for her creative wedding dress photo!

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Definitely had to take a photo of her Jimmy Choo shoes!

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She had beautiful Swarovski jewelry –

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One of her jr bridesmaids…affectionately known as Linda’s ‘mini-me’ 

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The ladies with their matching sweat getting ready outfits-

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She carried this photo on her wedding bouquet- in memory of her late father

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A beautiful portrait of the bride-

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A few photos of Rick -

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Found a cool reflection for this creative picture

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A few photos together before the ceremony starts!

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Bridesmaid photo-

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Groomsmen photo

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We didn’t have a lot of time for photos…but we did manage to get a full bridal party photo!

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For those that don’t know…in Japanese tradition, it’s good luck to have a thousand hand folded origami cranes gifted to the couple at their wedding! Their wedding officiant happens to be my Aunt! This wedding was a “Nakai Production” =)

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One of those moments, that only a few people witness…Linda’s mom has a huge smile on her face!

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They honored their parents by serving them tea-

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After we finished with family photos, I was able to get the bride and groom outside for a few photos before the reception began!

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I love her smile in this photo!

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During the reception, Linda + Rick changed into traditional Korean wedding outfits!

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First dance-

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Linda danced with all five of her nephews – it was so cute and fun!

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Thank you Linda + Rick for having me as your wedding photographer! It was such a wonderful celebration! I’ll never forget that dance with all of Linda’s nephews! Soooo cute & funny! I hope you are able to relive your wedding day through your images!

 

with love,

 

Kenny

Wedding Pictures at Chicago Trump Hotel – Jennie + Eric!

Wedding Photos at the 5 Star Chicago Trump Hotel

Jennie + Eric’s gorgeous wedding pictures taken at the luxurious 5 star hotel, Trump Tower! My job as a wedding photographer is significantly easier when working with great people…and the Trump staff is top notch! They make sure their guests have a wonderful wedding experience on their special day! Here’s one of my favorite photographs from their wedding! The Trump has the most perfect 16th floor terrace for wedding photos! You can reach out and touch the Wrigley Building!

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The Trump Ballroom transformed by Kehoe Designs – The floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Chicago River is what sets this 5 Star luxury hotel apart from the rest! Special thanks to my second photographer, Tom, for helping out on this wedding!

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Getting Ready in the Trump Hotel Suite

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I love the reflection and the Trump windows in the background!

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Jennie’s wedding dress had the most amazing back design on the back! Such a pretty photograph! So simple and timeless!

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Such a beautiful wedding photo! It could be an ad in a wedding magazine!

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So simple and so beautiful!

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The amazing view from the Trump Hotel suite –

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I try to bring a fashion forward approach with my wedding photos…they look stunning!

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A Truly 5 Star Hotel Experience

We headed out to the Trump Tower terrace for these one of a kind photos of Chicago!

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It was cold to say the least…so we took a few photos and went back inside!

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The Trump lobby is a great place for wedding photos!

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As a creative photographer, I’m always on the hunt for reflections!

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Wedding Ceremony Pictures – Trump Hotel Ballroom

Lovely escort card table arrangement by Kehoe Designs

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Trump ballroom ready for the wedding ceremony!

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Trump Hotel Wedding Reception Photography

I love the amazing decor by Kehoe Designs!

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Thank you Jennie + Eric for having me as your wedding photographer! We had such a great time taking photos throughout the Trump! I know you just returned from your honeymoon – I hope these photos help you relive each moment!

with love,

you Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny

  • Vickie EnloeMarch 21, 2015 - 4:25 pm

    Absolutely stunning photo’s! Thank you Kenny. Eric’s mom.ReplyCancel

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  • Rosa RosaeMarch 24, 2015 - 5:04 pm

    buen trabajo,¡¡¡ReplyCancel

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  • Tim DirsmithMarch 29, 2015 - 12:55 pm

    Jenny & Eric…simply elegant, over the top, I love that we were included in your wedding day !ReplyCancel

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  • Julie Parmacek PlussMarch 30, 2015 - 4:28 am

    Jenny Bernstein, Marcia and Leon_omgosh! Congratulations! I had no idea Jenny was even engaged!
    Congratulations to simply the most elegant bride and groom, I’ve ever seen and most importantly the most beautiful woman inside and out! How can this be….werent you and Susie just babysitting my three?ReplyCancel

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Chicago Winter Engagement Session! The River, Bridges + Skyline!

Winter Chicago Engagement Session

We caught the tail end of winter for Matthew + Mari’s Chicago engagement session! As an engagement photographer, I love exploring our city and finding cool and unique perspectives of our city! Thankfully Matthew + Mari were more than happy to explore Chicago with me!

I love this picture shooting through one of the iconic bridges of Chicago

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A unique view of the skyline down the Chicago river! The ice patches on the river remind us of this past winter! Matthew is an amateur photographer himself, and I always appreciate it when other photographers ask me to photograph their engagement sessions and weddings!

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I love the strong shapes of the river ice juxtaposed with their soft embrace!

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The Chicago skyline in the background without being a cliche shot! Not to mention…they look good in this photo!

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Made sure to get the Chicago bridge in the background!

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As a photographer, I’m always looking for that unique angle or reflection =)

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I love this spot for a photo! We definitely had to explore Chicago to find this unique engagement photo spot!

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Lower Wacker Drive – aka – Gotham City

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Chicago Skyline Engagement Picture

I’m always looking for unique views of the Chicago skyline and I was uber excited that Matthew + Mari wanted to follow my suggestion on this engagement photo!

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Strong lines of the Chicago Transit Authority helping to compose this engagement picture!

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And one more under the Chicago train tracks! Reppin’ their school colors!

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Can’t wait til your wedding Mari + Matthew!

with love,

your Chicago engagement photographer,

Kenny

Lindsey + Mark’s Winter Wedding Photography Slideshow!

Lincoln Park Zoo’s Cafe Brauer – Wedding Photography Slideshow!

Lindsey + Mark’s wedding photography slideshow! Beautiful photos at the Chicago Four Seasons and the Lincoln Park Zoo! Cafe Brauer is a one of a kind wedding venue and we took advantage of the Zoolights as well! To read more about their wedding and to see more photos…head over to Lindsey + Mark’s Cafe Brauer Wedding Blog Post!

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with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny

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