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Lindsay + Jeff’s Langham Wedding Slideshow!

Langham Chicago Wedding Photo Slideshow

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My favorite moment from Lindsay + Jeff’s wedding…when tears were shed during their Ketubah ceremony! Such a special moment held in the presence of family members and close friends. Make sure you have a good internet connection as this slideshow is in 1080p HD! To see photos and read more about their wedding details, head over to Lindsay + Jeff’s Chicago Langham Wedding Photos Blog Post!

Wedding Details

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Chicago Langham Hotel
Coordinator: Randee Phillips
Photography: Nakai Photography
Florals & Decor: Richard Remiard Design
Videographer: Poetic Productions
Band: Arlen Music
Cake: Elysia Root Cakes

 

Urban Art + Balloons = Amazing Engagement Pics! Esther + Angus!

Chicago’s Urban Art + Balloons = Amazing Engagement Pics

Chicago is home to a broad variety of urban art! Esther + Angus wanted to incorporate a couple murals into their engagement pics! They also brought large balloons with their initials on them!

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Took a few photos at Lincoln Park’s ‘honeycomb’ installation!

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I had found this awesome urban art of “Chicago” while driving around and was thankful it was still in pristine condition when I recommended this location to Esther + Angus!

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I always love a photo underneath the CTA ‘El” tracks!

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Love the ‘pop’ of gold in their balloons contrasting with the black and purple background!

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Thanks for having me as your engagement photographer! I can’t wait until your wedding this fall!

with love,

Kenny

Stunning Wedding Photos Throughout Chicago – Lauren + Justin!

Chicago Wedding Photos

I had a great time photographing Lauren + Justin’s wedding last month! Here are two of the best photos from the day! I love the intricate detail at the 4th Presbyterian Church Chicago

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A quick shout out to Alicia from Clementine Custom Events…she did a wonderful job coordinating all the details throughout the day! Here’s a photo in the garden at the Art Institute of Chicago!

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Getting Ready Photos at Hotel Palomar

Lauren was getting at Hotel Palomar. I loved her pink wedding dress!

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She loves her shoes and picked out the perfect pink Jimmy Choo’s to go with her dress!

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A photo of the bride with her bridesmaids before they get into their dresses!

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Lauren was moved to tears by Justin’s note =)

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Lauren in her gorgeous wedding dress!

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A beautiful portrait of the bride!

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She carried the memory of her father with her throughout the day-

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Simply stunning-

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My second photographer was with the guys as Justin was getting ready

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Fourth Presbyterian Chicago Wedding Ceremony

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Love her smile after the first kiss!

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We had to take a couple photos inside of 4th Presbyterian before heading out to their courtyard!

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Green space is rare in downtown Chicago and the 4th Presbyterian boasts a gorgeous courtyard for wedding photos!

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They had their dogs come all ready for wedding pictures!

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Wrigley Building Wedding Photos

We stopped by the Wrigley Building for pictures in front of this iconic Chicago building!

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The Wrigley Building is right on the Chicago River – a great spot for wedding photos!

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I wanted to incorporate the Wrigley Building architecture into this wedding picture-

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We had to stop by the Blue Line Jackson stop…where they first met!

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As a Chicago wedding photographer, I love incorporating our urban art into a wedding photo!

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Montgomery Club Wedding Reception

In all my years of being a wedding photographer in Chicago, I had never heard of The Montgomery Club! A great location and of course, amazing food from Gibson’s Steakhouse!

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Justin surprised Lauren by singing to her!

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Thank you Lauren + Justin for having me as your wedding photographer! We took so many amazing photos all over Chicago! Great choices for locations! Can’t wait to share the full set of photos with you!

with love,

Kenny

Eleni + Thad’s Wedding Photography Slideshow!

Chicago Langham Wedding Photos

I always enjoy working at the Chicago Langham Hotel. From a wedding photographer’s point of view, they have great interior decorating, lots of space, and the perfect location! Not to mention that the Langham was voted TripAdvisor’s #1 Traveler’s Choice Hotel for 2014! To read more about their wedding, check out: Eleni + Thad’s Langham Wedding Photography Blog Post! And be sure to see Eleni + Thad’s Amazing Chicago Engagement Session Blog Post!

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Make sure you have a good internet connection to watch their video in 1080p HD quality!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny

Felice + Michael’s Engagement Session!

Art Institute of Chicago Engagement Photos!

Can’t wait until Felice + Michael’s wedding this upcoming New Year’s Eve! With Hope Weis coordinating everything, I know it’s going to be one memorable night! We started their engagement session photos at the Chicago Art Institute’s garden. It’s a beautiful green space tucked away right next to the building!

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I LOVE the color of Felice’s dress with the green space! The perfect ‘pop’ of color! And of course, as an engagement photographer, I love the reflection off the water!

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We walked over to Lake Michigan for a couple photos next to the water!

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A photographer’s trick to get rid of the crowds at Millennium Park – crop them out! =)

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Love their smiles!

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To close out the evening, they wanted to take a couple photos with their cute puppy!

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Thanks Felice + Michael for a great time taking photos the Art Institute and Millennium Park! Can’t wait til your wedding!

with love,

your Chicago engagement photographer,

Kenny