Chicago Wedding Photographer - Nakai Photography

Eling + Nathan’s Wedding Slideshow!

Illinois Golf Course Wedding Photos

Eling + Nathan’s Wedding Photo Slideshow! Though it was raining during their portrait session, the sun came out for their golf course wedding ceremony! If you haven’t already, check out their other two blog posts!

Eling + Nathan’s San Francisco Engagement Session
Eling + Nathan’s Wedding Photos + Details!

Eling + Nathan’s beautiful wedding photos on an Illinois golf course! Pictures by Illinois wedding photographer: Nakai Photography

A Small Intimate Wedding but Gorgeous Photos!

Chicago Wedding Photos!

Eleni + Thad hosted a small gathering of their closest friends and family at Joe’s Seafood on July 4th! Since it was a low key event, we were able to spend a lot of time taking photos all over the Chicago Langham Hotel and riverwalk! As a wedding photographer, I love having clients who place such a high value on their wedding photos! Up first: a couple of my favorites from the day!

The Marina Towers in the background of this wedding picture taken in the Langham Hotel lobby!

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To celebrate the 4th of July, they had sparklers to photograph at the end of the night!

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Langham Chicago Hotel Getting Ready

Eleni + Thad chose the luxurious Langham Hotel to ready themselves for their special day! Up first, a photo of her beautiful wedding gown!

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Her Yves Saint Laurent shoes!

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Had to take a quick photo before she put her dress on!

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Found a cool reflection for this getting ready photo-

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I love the large windows at the Chicago Langham Hotel!

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Simply stunning!

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Looks like a photo from a magazine ad!

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The groom’s watch and cufflinks-

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His brother and dad helping him get ready-

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Looking sharp and ready to get married!

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I love the modern decor of the Langham Chicago…it’s the little things that enhance a wedding photo!

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The Langham boasts a gorgeous view of the Chicago river and downtown!

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langham chicago wedding photographer photos

The Langham lobby has these gorgeous glass orbs hanging from the ceiling!

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chicago langham hotel wedding pictures

chicago langham hotel wedding photographer photos

Love the large windows, they symmetry and modern decor! I also like the pose of the bride and groom on the lounge chair!

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langham chicago wedding photos

langham chicago wedding photographer photos

chicago langham hotel wedding photographer photos

The afternoon sun added the perfect amount of drama for this wedding picture!

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chicago langham hotel wedding pictures

We headed out to the Chicago river for some photos on the iconic Chicago bridges!

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We wanted to incorporate the Marina Towers in the background!

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The Marina Towers on the left, the Langham Hotel on the right!

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A photo down the Chicago river with the Wrigley building in the background!

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Elysia Root Cakes provided the perfect wedding cake!

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The ceremony and reception were held at Joe’s Seafood!

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We ended the night back at the Langham Hotel for some night photos!

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chicago langham hotel wedding pictures

Their family lit sparklers for the perfect ending to the day! The Chicago river made for the most romantic spot!

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chicago wedding photos river sparkers at night

chicago wedding photographer river sparkers at night

chicago wedding photos river sparkers at night

Thanks Eleni + Thad for having me as your wedding photographer! I appreciate your willingness to do whatever it takes to for your wedding photos! We captures so many amazing photos! So happy for you both!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny

Cafe Spiaggia Opening Night!

Cafe Spiaggia Re-Opening Party

Chef Tony Mantuano and the Cafe Spiaggia team threw an amazing re-opening party last night! Nakai Photography was there to help document the festivities! But first…a quick portrait of the 2005 James Beard Award winner: Chef Tony Mantuano!

Chef Tony Mantuano

To see more social media photos from the night, check out their hashtag #CheersCafeSpiaggia

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Completely remodeled and gorgeous! Through the windows on the left you can view Lake Michigan!

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As expected, the food was amazing!

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Congrats again Cafe Spiaggia on your re-opening! You continually raise the bar in our city!

Chicago Field Museum Wedding Slideshow!

Chicago Luxury Wedding Photographer at the Field Museum

Julia + Anthony’s wedding photography slideshow! Beautiful luxury details throughout! To read more their wedding details and vendors, check out their Field Museum Wedding Blog Post!

A handful of wedding vendors:

Getting Ready Venue: Chicago Public Hotel
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago
Wedding Reception Venue: Chicago Field Museum
Florals and Decor: Kehoe Designs
Day of Coordinator: Kensington Florals and Decor
Photographer: Nakai Photography

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with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny