Morgan MFG Wedding Photos // Jason + Chase!

Luxury Chicago Same Sex Wedding Photos // Morgan MFG

Just over a month ago Chase + Jason were married in Chicago at Morgan MFG in the West Loop! There are so many wonderful moments and stories captured in their photos…and I hope you are able to experience their day through their wedding photography slideshow!

***If you haven’t already seen Jason + Chase’s Sunrise Chicago Engagement Photos OR their Riverwalk at Night Engagement Pictures, you NEED to check them out!***

Wedding Details:
Planner: Wrap It Up Parties
Getting Ready Venue: Waldorf Astoria Chicago Hotel
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Morgan Manufacturing
Catering: Food For Thought
Decor + Florals: Kehoe Designs
Photographer: Nakai Photography
Custom Tailored Tuxedos: ESQ Clothing
Custom Grooms Party Dresses: Borris Powell Luxury Fashion Designer
Cake: Mindy Segal from Hot Chocolate Chicago
DJ: Fig Media
Taco Truck: Big Star
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

 

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Westin Ohare Wedding Teasers // Tanya + Christian!

Westin Ohare Wedding Teaser Photos!

What a pleasure to photograph Tanya + Christian’s wedding today! It’s 1am…and the bride and groom are probably just finishing their last dance at the Westin Ohare! I met Tanya + Christian last year at Tanya’s sister’s wedding! A shout out to Sabrina + Jorge for referring me to your family – it always means so much to me have my clients refer me to engaged couples!

Wedding Details
Ceremony: Mart Marian Chaldean Church
Reception: Chicago Westin Ohare
Photographers: Nakai Photography

There is so much to share, but for tonight, here are a few teaser photos from their wedding day! The interior decor at the Westin Ohare is pretty amazing. They completed their $22 million renovation in 2014 and it is a remarkable wedding venue and hotel!

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Love the fashion editorial feel of this photo-

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The LaSalle Ballroom at the Westin Ohare. I absolutely loved the flower wall behind the head table!

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Congrats again Tanya + Christian! Thank you for braving the cold weather for your wedding photos! It was worth it!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny

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Navy Pier + Olive Park Engagement Photos!

Olive Park + Navy Pier Engagement Pictures 

Sarah + JT wanted to take their photos with the Chicago skyline…and one of the best views is from Olive Park! Olive Park is one of those hidden parks…but it is definitely a favorite among Chicago engagement photographers!

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They made sure to take a few photos with this guy! I love the bow tie! =)

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Photographer’s Tip: Blur out the background to bring emphasis to your subjects! Bonus if your background gives a sense of place! (You know this is Chicago because of the John Hancock)

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Love this photo with the Navy Pier Ferris wheel in the background!

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We left Olive Park and took a short walk to Navy Pier! I love how the wind blew her hair in just the right way!

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This next photo might be my favorite from the day. Photographer’s Tip: Use symmetry and leading lines! I also love the contrast in colors and how there are such strong geometric shapes!

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We finish off their engagement pictures with a sunset and a kiss!

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Thanks Sarah + JT for coming into Chicago for your photos! Olive Park + Navy Pier were the perfect locations! Can’t wait until your wedding next year!

with love,

your Chicago engagement photographer,

Kenny

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Riverwalk + Lincoln Park Engagement // Raquel + Robert!

Chicago Engagement Photos // Riverwalk + Lincoln Park

Raquel + Robert had their engagement session photos taken at the Chicago Riverwalk and the South Pond in Lincoln Park! These two were a little worried/nervous about their engagement pictures (as most couples are!) but after just a few photos, they were able to see how natural and amazing they look! Getting comfortable with a photographer is a huge benefit of shooting engagement photos with your wedding photographer!

I’m a photographer that loves sun flare, so when I see it, I have to shoot it!

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A classic photo along the Riverwalk with the Wrigley Building in the background-

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Love the contrasting colors of the river and her dress!

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This was one of the first photos we took of their engagement session. As an engagement photographer…it’s always a great feeling when the couples loves the first few photos you take! =)

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We finished their session at Lincoln Park with a view of the Chicago skyline and some fall colors!

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Photographer’s tip: Find unique views of iconic structures! Here the John Hancock screams “Chicago” but this is not a common angle of it!

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Thank you for such a great session you two! I can’t wait till your wedding next year!

with love,

your Chicago engagement photographer,

Kenny Nakai

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Morgan Manufacturing Wedding Photos // Jason + Chase!

Luxury Chicago Gay Wedding Photos // Morgan Manufacturing

There were quite a few tears shed at Jason + Chase’s wedding at Morgan MFG! From the moment they saw each other for the first look at the Waldorf Astoria to their toasts at the reception…it was a special day for their close friends and family! Be sure to scroll down to see all their luxury wedding details! The best part of a gay wedding…everything amazing comes in pairs! As in a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes and a pair of custom ESQ Tuxedos!

This first photo was epic. A DOUBLE RAINBOW to celebrate their gay wedding! Yes this did happen! I am thankful to have clients who trust their wedding photographer when he suggests going up to the roof of Morgan MFG in the rain!

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Shout out to Ginny from Wrap It Up Parties for coordinating this all-star team of wedding professionals! Thank you to my former clients Will + Todd and Jae Heller for referring me to this amazing couple! I appreciate the support!!!

***If you haven’t already seen Jason + Chase’s Sunrise Chicago Engagement Photos OR their Riverwalk at Night Engagement Pictures, you NEED to check them out!***

Wedding Details:
Planner: Wrap It Up Parties
Getting Ready Venue: Waldorf Astoria Chicago Hotel
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Morgan Manufacturing
Catering: Food For Thought
Decor + Florals: Kehoe Designs
Photographer: Nakai Photography
Custom Tailored Tuxedos: ESQ Clothing
Custom Grooms Party Dresses: Borris Powell Luxury Fashion Designer
Cake: Mindy Segal from Hot Chocolate Chicago
DJ: Fig Media
Taco Truck: Big Star
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Love their custom tuxedos from ESQ Clothing-

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Phil and the team at Kehoe Designs did an amazing job with all the decor at Morgan Manufacturing!

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Getting Ready at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago 

Earlier I mentioned…”the best part of a gay wedding is that everything comes in pairs”? That goes for rings and cufflinks!

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Shoe envy. Talk about luxury wedding details!

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We stopped by the Chicago River for a few pictures!

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This next photo is all about the Chicago architecture. Or perhaps the red soles at the bottom of the photo. =)

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Straight out of a fashion magazine? Photographer’s Tip: Match luxury with luxury. The gold/brass finishing pairs perfectly with their custom fit tuxedos!

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Just look at this gorgeous bouquet by Kehoe Designs!

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Standing just 1 block from where they first met!

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Morgan Manufacturing is a wedding photographer’s dream. So many photogenic nooks and crannies!

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Photographer’s Tip: Look for symmetry everywhere. I also love the monochromatic feel with the exception of the staircase + their tuxedos!

Wedding party photo part 1 on the rooftop of Morgan MFG

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Wedding party photo pt 2 in a mirrored room with crystal chandeliers!

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Kehoe Designs with a wedding ceremony in the round

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Though they had already seen each other for photos throughout the day…That doesn’t keep the tears back when Chase sees Jason walking down the aisle! Great photo by my associate photographer!

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A kiss on the roof with their double rainbow!

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Morgan Manufacturing Wedding Reception Pictures

Escort card table photo!

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These two were so excited to get their party started!!!

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First dance photos!

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Tacos from the Big Star Food truck!

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Congratulations again Chase + Jason! Your wedding was simply unforgettable! Thank you for having me as your wedding photographer being willing to take photos in the rain for that rainbow! Can’t wait to share more photos with you all!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny Nakai

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