Gorgeous Langham Chicago Wedding Photos // Kara + Kevin

Best Langham Chicago Luxury Wedding Photos // Kara + Kevin

After a 2nd and 3rd Chicago winter these past few months, the skies opened up and the sun came out for Kara + Kevin’s Langham wedding! Kara loves everything about the Langham Hotel (one of the best in the country!!!), so we made sure to get a bunch of photos all around their venue! Be sure to scroll down to see photos in front of the Langham marquee at night!

If you haven’t already seen their engagement pictures, be sure to check them out here: Kara + Kevin’s Chicago Engagement Photos!

Everything went smoothly the whole day. Shout out to Alicia and Julissa from Clementine Events and to Davina from The Langham for planning and coordinating a flawless day!

Love the symmetry and embrace in this first photo with the Langham marquee! The pink taxi and sign are iconic to this Chicago luxury wedding venue!

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Wedding Details
Getting Ready and Reception Venue: The Langham Hotel // 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago
Ceremony: St James Lutheran Church // 2101 N Fremont St, Chicago
Planner: Julissa + Alicia from Clementine Custom Events
Gown: Enzoani from Dimitras Bridal Couture
Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Music: Okyne Media Lab
Florals: Farmers Market Garden Center
Photographer: NAKAI Photography
Cake: Sugar Fixe

When you pair a beautiful couple and beautiful Langham lobby together, you get an amazing photo!

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I love incorporating Chicago architecture into wedding day photos. Here the Wrigley Building is in the background! It helps remind the newlyweds where they were married!

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Getting Ready Pictures at the Langham Chicago

The Langham is located right along the Chicago River, all their bridal getting ready suites boast a view of the River!

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Check out the luxury details on these shoes!

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Customized bridesmaids gifts

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Loved Mom’s reaction to seeing Kara…

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Helping the bride with her finishing touches-

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Had to take a portrait of the bride in the Langham Lobby! Photographer’s Tip: Framing and symmetry: Here Kara is in the middle with wonderful symmetry and her body is framed by the doorway in the background as well as the floor tiles on the ground!

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Grabbed a few portraits of the groom before departing for the church

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Christian Wedding Ceremony at St James Lutheran Church

Before the ceremony started, I saw this ray of light where the guys were waiting, so we took a quick picture with all the groomsmen!

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The moment when Kara + Kevin saw each other for the first time on their wedding day!

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Wedding Day Photos in Front of the Wrigley Building

After the ceremony we stopped by one of the best locations for wedding photos, The Wrigley Building!

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This photo just makes me smile! =)

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We headed to the Riverwalk for some more pictures!

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Photographer’s Tip: Take a moment and look from a different vantage point! This photo below and the one above are taken in the exact same spot, except for my position! Two uniquely different pictures in the same spot!

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Langham Chicago Reception Pictures

We returned to the Langham for their reception and captured a few more photos of the bridal party! Love this ‘Vanity Fair’ style group photo! It’s all about the posing and groupings to make make it look amazing!

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Love the way the long tables looked in this room shot!

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The sweetheart table overlooking State Street and the Chicago River-

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First dance pictures-

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Before I departed for the night, we headed down to take a few photos at night!

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A little dance together –

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And one last kiss!

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Thank you Kara + Kevin for having me as your wedding photographer! The day was amazing and we captured so many special moments throughout! Can’t wait to share more in the coming weeks!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny Nakai

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Chicago Timeline Theatre Photos: Too Heavy For Your Pocket

Chicago Timeline Theatre PreProduction Photos

Last month we teamed up with Timeline Theatre for their Pre-Production pictures! Their upcoming show called: Too Heavy For Your Pocket is set during the civil rights movement. These four talented actors/actresses got dressed up in their period pieces and killed the photoshoot!

Timeline Theatre liked the fashion magazine look to my fine art portraits and we incorporated that style into their photos! Be sure to pick up some tickets for their show starting April 24th!

If you were a theatre or film production company that wanted or needed a photographer, feel free to reach out! I also shoot headshots for actors/actresses if you were wanting to update your portfolio.

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Kara + Kevin’s Chicago Langham Wedding Teaser Photos!

Wrigley Building and Langham Chicago Wedding Teaser Photos

The sun came out in Chicago on this glorious Saturday! While many were outside exercising, doing yard work or just going for a walk, Kara + Kevin were able to capture these beautiful photographs outside at the Wrigley Building! There are so many photos to share, these are just three teaser photos from just 10hrs ago!

Wedding Details:
Getting Ready + Reception Venue: Langham Chicago Hotel
Ceremony: St James Lutheran Church
Planners: Julissa + Alicia from Clementine Custom Events + Weddings
Florals: Garden Chicago
Photographer: Kenny from NAKAI Photography

The sunshine helped make this Wrigley Building photo AMAZING!
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Nothing is more romantic than a veil blowing in the wind with the Chicago River in the background! The view from the Wrigley Building is like no other!
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Kara + Kevin wanted to make sure we got a romantic nighttime photo with the Langham sign!
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Congrats again Kara + Kevin! Enjoy these next few days with all of your out of town family + friends! Thank you for being willing to brave the elements to capture your dream wedding pictures!

with love,

Kenny Nakai

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Intercontinental Chicago Photography Slideshow // Jamie + Aric

Intercontinental Magnificent Mile Wedding Photography Slideshow

Jamie + Aric’s wedding slideshow is up and ready for viewing! Make sure you have a good internet connection to watch the video in 4k HD! There are just too many wonderful emotions throughout the slideshow- enjoy it!

If you haven’t already seen them be sure to check out their Intercontinental Wedding Photography Blog Post and their West Loop + Zoolights Engagement Photos!

Wedding Details:
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Chicago Intercontinental Magnificent Mile
Planner + Coordinator: Jan Ehrenberg from Parties, Events & More!
Florals + Decor: HMR Designs
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Dresser: Caroline Shaw from The Wedding Dresser
Makeup: Cynde Cosmetics
Band: Greenlight

 

 

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Langham Chicago Wedding Slideshow // Brianna + Jim

Langham Chicago Wedding Photography Slideshow 

It is so special when families and friends come together to celebrate the union of two souls. We often grow up thinking life will look like this, or life will look like that. But it rarely turns out that way. We can’t control love, and when Brianna and Jim found each other…they both knew right away…things were going to be different!

There’s a lot to be thankful for this holiday season…but I am super thankful to have wonderful clients who appreciate our work! Here’s the five star Yelp Review Brianna left for Nakai Photography! Thank you Brianna!

Kenny is an artist in how he is able to capture the moment. He was our photographer for our wedding at the Langham hotel this past weekend. I saw his past work that he did at the Langham and knew he was the one for us. He makes the pictures look like art in that nothing looks posed or fake. He is able to bring out the beauty of the city/hotel/people and capture the moment. He also is easy to work with. He’s calm and friendly but has no problem telling you what to do to get the perfect picture. His wedding album is so beautiful that it’s going to be our coffee table book. If you have any hesitation, follow his Instagram account and you will quickly see how talented he is @nakaiphotography

Make sure you have a good internet connection to watch their wedding photo slideshow in 4k HD! If you haven’t already, be sure to read more about their wedding at their Langham Chicago Wedding Photography Blog Post!

Wedding Details:
Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Langham Chicago Hotel
Florals + Decor: A Stem Above
Planner + Coordinator: North Shore Weddings & Events
Band: Time Chicago Band
Photographers: Nakai Photography
Gown: Pronovias

 

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