Chicago Wedding Photographer - Nakai Photography

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

Wedding dress picture

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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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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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Hub Studio Loft Launch Party!

Chicago’s New Wedding Venue: Hub Studio Loft

The folks behind Pure Kitchen Catering have opened their new venue: Hub Studio Loft! Nakai Photography was there to capture all the details and action this past Friday!

The list of vendors helped to make this launch party a success!
Venue: Hub Studio Loft
Food: Pure Kitchen Catering
Decor: A Perfect EventThe Flower FirmArt of Imagination
Photographer: Nakai Photography
Other Vendors: Black Dog GelatoSpin SpunToni PatisserieElysia Root CakesShutterboothClassic Party RentalsReal RussianLagunitas BrewingRed WeddingsChicago CupcakeNoktivoBower and BashTablescapesFEW Spirits - Cage & Aquarium - Celebration AuthorityErickson DesignJo Snow

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Entry way to Hub Studio Loft to the first room on the first floor themed: Spring!

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Shutterbooth –

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I love the ribbons behind the Bubbly Bar!

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Debi Lilly from A Perfect Event provided the decor for this first room!

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Snow cones provided by Jo Snow!

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Food provided by the talented folks from Pure Kitchen Catering!

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Art of Imagination turned the second room on the first floor into an iceless skating rink for the winter theme!

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Love the fur benches and the mirrored paneling behind the bar shelves!

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The Flower Firm took over the third room on the first floor with a Summer theme! Tiki bar and REAL sand included!

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Sunglasses for the guests-

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On the second floor was the fall themed room –

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On the third floor, Pure Kitchen had their pop-up restaurant running for their VIP guests! Decor by A Perfect Event

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More food photos!

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Needless to say, I think everyone ate well at the Hub Studio Loft Launch Party! Here are just a sample of the fun that people had throughout the evening!

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  • Courtenay LFebruary 12, 2015 - 7:10 pm

    Erin Danny Lipka check out the awesome photo of you on here! Great Job Kenny Nakai PhotographyReplyCancel

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  • Shari DuffyFebruary 12, 2015 - 7:33 pm

    Loved the EVENT!ReplyCancel

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  • David BockMarch 4, 2015 - 2:33 pm

    Looks like fun!ReplyCancel

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