Chicago Indian Orthodox Wedding Photography
I’ve had a great time getting to know Anita + Deepak during their two part engagement session…where we took photos with the Chicago skyline and the Seattle Space Needle. If you haven’t already, check out their Chicago Engagement Photos Blog Post!
I had a great time seeing so many old friends & their families at this wedding – one of the perks of being a wedding photographer, I get to connect with people that I haven’t seen in awhile!
Here’s one of my favorites from their creative wedding photos! We headed down to Chicago’s Millennium Park to take some night photos in front of the water fountain! I love this silhouette photo of the newlyweds! And make sure you scroll down to see the photos we took in front of the Adler Planetarium – the best view of the Chicago Skyline! And it looks even better at night!
We started the day at Anita’s house for getting ready photos and a traditional Indian Orthodox prayer ceremony
I love this moment between the bride and her mom- photographed in a mirror –
Anita’s fall wedding bouquet-
I loved Anita’s veil – so pretty!
A lovely portrait of the bride-
Anita looks amazing! I’m glad we had a few minutes to take these photos before all the events of the day started!
Indian Orthodox pre-ceremony prayer ceremony-
Anita’s emotions as she hugs and kisses her mom – what a special moment + photo!
Deepak and the guys were getting ready at a hotel-
Anita’s gift to him rang true to his heart – a Seahawks jersey =)
The groom looking good for his bride!
Prayer ceremony picture with Deepak’s parents-
Dad was getting a little emotional too-
Indian Wedding Ceremony Pictures
A photo of the gold chain that is used for the crowning ceremony and the minnu that Anita will wear- On top of the sari that will be worn by bride at the reception!
The cute flowergirls!
A photo of the bride walking down the aisle and the large cross above her-
I turned around and saw the groom getting a little emotional-
The beautiful Oakbrook church-
A picture of the crowning ceremony in an Indian Orthodox wedding ceremony
The important tying of the minnu by the groom –
And the last important Indian Orthodox wedding ceremony tradition – the Manthrakodi, where the groom places the sari on his brides head-
Chicago Skyline at Night! The Adler Planetarium View
We drove in from Oakbrook to downtown Chicago to grab these epic photos of the Chicago skyline at night! We were right in front of the Adler Planetarium which has the best views of the Chicago skyline!
The Chicago skyline is glowing at night!
One my other favorites from the night – what an epic Chicago skyline wedding photo!
Millennium Park at Night!
Ever since I took at walk in Millennium park at night this past fall, I’ve been wanting to photograph a bride and groom in front of this water fountain! We started with a groomsmen silhouette photo-
Bride and groom!
And we turned around and grabbed a quick photo of the Chicago skyline from inside Millennium Park!
Back at the reception – a picture of their wedding cake!
One last Indian wedding tradition – the milk ceremony!
They played a fun game incorporating Deepak’s love for the Seattle Seahawks-
Deepak’s sister and future brother-in-law sang a song for the newlyweds!
Deepak’s sister gave a touching toast –
One of their flowergirls performed this dance!
And then a group of their friends danced!
Mad props to them for performing this move where the girls are swung behind their backs!
One last photo of the bride and groom – with her new wedding sari!
Congrats Anita + Deepak! Thanks for being willing to stand outside for those Chicago skyline + Millennium Park photos! I think they were pretty epic and worth the shivering! May you both continue to grow in your faith as you begin this new chapter in your lives!
your Chicago wedding photographer,