Balloons, Bubbles + Sparklers! Congrats Anna + Phil!

Chicago Suburban Wedding Photos!

Before I share more about Anna + Phil’s wonderful wedding day in the Chicago suburbs, let me show you one of my favorite pictures from their wedding day!

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If you haven’t already seen their engagement session, be sure to check Anna + Phil’s Salvage One Engagement Session Blog Post!

Westin Chicago North Shore Wedding Pictures!

Anna + Phil got ready and held their wedding reception at the Westin Chicago North Shore! It’s a newer hotel space in the Chicago suburbs! For her Monique Lhuillier wedding dress photo, I tried to get a little creative and tie some white balloons to her wedding shoes!

Monique Lhuillier wedding dress picture

A close up of her Badgley Mischka wedding shoes!

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I kept the colors from the balloon ribbons in her earrings photo!

westin chicago north shore wedding photographer

Phil wrote her a sweet card along with his gift to her prior to the wedding-

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Anna’s card was just as sweet =)

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I always love working with the talented Sonia Roselli! Her makeup skills are amazing! She doesn’t just work on celebrities, she knows her brides! =) I found a cool reflection for this getting ready photo!

westin chicago north shore wedding photographer

westin chicago north shore wedding picture

Such a pretty photo inside of the Chicago Westin North Shore suite! Her Monique Lhuillier wedding gown is gorgeous on her!

westin chicago north shore wedding picture

This could be an advertisement for a Monique Lhuillier wedding dress. Great job on the wedding bouquet by Forget Me Knodt

westin chicago north shore wedding photo

westin chicago north shore wedding photographer

The groom and groomsmen were photographed by Tom, my second photographer-

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Phil looking sharp on his wedding day-

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Anna brought down the balloons as they played a role in their first look! She’s so excited to see her groom!

westin chicago north shore wedding photo

I caught her peeking through the balloons!

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I don’t normally post ‘first look’ wedding pictures, but I really liked the uniqueness of the balloons!

westin chicago north shore wedding photo

And then she let them go so they could see each other for the first time!

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I love my job as a wedding photographer! So picture perfect!

westin chicago north shore wedding photographer

The Westin Chicago North Shore has a modern vibe to it- I love how clean and fashion forward these next two wedding photos are-

westin chicago north shore wedding picture

westin chicago north shore wedding photographer

Runner up for this photographer’s favorite wedding photo of the day- I love the white gate…the greenery behind them – and most of all…I love their smiles! =)

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We need a close up of those smiles! =)

chicago suburban wedding photo

Had them stand next to these farm silos – for these fashion editorial shots-

chicago suburbs wedding photo

This next pose is new to me- but I LOVE Phil’s look in this photo!

chicago suburban wedding photo

A typical Nakai photograph…I love symmetry =)

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I was really drawn to the vertical lines and the peeling paint on this white farmhouse!

chicago suburbs wedding photo

We took a few bridal party photos in the park- I love the JCrew bridesmaids dresses!

chicago suburban wedding photo

Oh the greenery and the blue skies!

chicago suburbs wedding photo

The guys walked through the bushes and found some railroad tracks for some cool groomsmen photos

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chicago suburban wedding photo

chicago suburban wedding pictures

Their wedding ceremony was held at Lakeview Korean Christian Church – and this guy was a little shy walking down the aisle!

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This church has some amazing window light!

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asian wedding ceremony photos

korean wedding ceremony photos

asian wedding ceremony photos

korean wedding ceremony photos

korean wedding ceremony photos

In Asian cultures, family is really important…and it always gets me when the kids hug their parents and get emotional-

korean wedding ceremony pictures

It’s also rare in Asian & especially Korean culture to show emotions…it makes this moment between Phil and his dad all the more special!

korean wedding ceremony pictures

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Phil loves taking photos- had to have a selfie with his new bride!

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Lots of bubbles for their exit into the lobby of the church!

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I like to find little challenges throughout the day as a photographer…had to work hard to manually focus and find a photogenic bubble! =)

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Westin Chicago North Shore Wedding Reception!

The huge ballroom at the Westin Chicago North Shore

westin chicago north shore wedding reception photo

Wedding cake photo

westin chicago north shore wedding reception photo

Centerpiece by Forget Me Knodt

westin chicago north shore wedding reception picture

The MC having a little fun before announcing the bridal party-

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Cutting the cake!

westin chicago north shore wedding reception photographer

Picture of their first dance!

westin chicago north shore wedding reception photo

Love this moment caught by my second photographer-

westin chicago north shore wedding reception picture

I ran off the dance floor to incorporate the candles in the lower part of their first dance photo!

westin chicago north shore wedding reception photographer

The real show stealer what when Anna’s dad came out to dance with her!

westin chicago north shore wedding reception picture

Makin it rain with $$$$!

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westin chicago north shore wedding reception photo

They had a slow motion video booth at their reception! It’s the first time I’ve seen one at a wedding here in Chicago!

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Had to include a photo of my friend Aria on the dance floor!

westin chicago north shore wedding reception picture

My good friend Mike can do the ‘Carlton dance’ really well-

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Had to include a dancing photo of Madiha + Danish! I photographed their wedding a couple years ago!

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And to end the night…a sparkler exit!!!

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Their sparkler exit was perfect…romantic, fun + beautiful!

chicago sparkler exit wedding picture

Thanks to Anna + Phil for having me as your wedding photographer! I was truly blessed witnessing your wedding day! So many fun & emotional moments throughout the day! I can’t wait to share the wedding slideshow too! Have a great weekend!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny

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