Fall Westin Ohare Wedding Photos // Tanya + Christian!

Chicago Assyrian Westin Ohare Fall Wedding Photos

Tanya + Christian were such a fun couple to photograph on their wedding day! As a wedding photographer, it’s always great to have couples who love to take pictures! Since they are both Assyrian, the parents were sure to incorporate as many Assyrian wedding traditions into their day! Before heading to the Chicago Westin Ohare for their wedding reception, we made sure to stop by a forest preserve to capture the fall colors!

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

A shout out to Sabrina + Jorge who helped refer me to Tanya + Christian! The two brides are sisters…and it such an honor to photograph a siblings wedding! Nothing helps me book a wedding than a personal testimony and experience. Thank you!

As a photographer, I see the forest preserve in a different way than most brides and grooms. Here I saw the vertical structures of the leafless trees and I love the texture of the leaves on the ground…juxtaposed with a kiss and just the right amount of flash in the background!

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The Chicago Westin Ohare underwent a recent renovation…and I loved taking photos in their lobby area! Here’s one of my favorites. Be sure to scroll down to see more!

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Getting Ready Photos

A detail photo of her ring on the heel of her Jimmy Choo wedding shoes!

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Love this photo of Tanya and her sisters…The moments happen so fast and it is truly something special to ‘stop time’ in a photograph!

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Though this was just her bedroom, I found a beautiful spot for portraits! As a wedding photographer, it’s my job to create stunning portraits of the bride and groom where ever they are getting ready!

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The family awaited to bride in the living room-

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Traditional Assyrian dancing and dress to help escort her to the church!

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Elsewhere, the groom was getting ready-

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Assyrian Wedding Ceremony Pictures

Moments before his bride walked down the aisle.

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When you are friends with the priest…there are plenty of laughs to go around!

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Bridal party photo showcasing the fall season!

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When planning a fall wedding, one thing to remember: the sun sets a little earlier in the fall! Though it was cloudy all day, we were able to capture the sunset in this photo!

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After the sun went down, we continued their photos inside the Westin Ohare!

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This photo feels like it should be an advertisement from the Westin Ohare!

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As a wedding photographer…I try to push my creative juices at each wedding…here I found a window reflection of the bride and groom overlooking the streets below. It just feels so romantic!

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Loved this floral wall behind the head table!

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More Assyrian wedding reception traditions to help welcome the newlyweds into the ballroom!

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The guests were entertained by a couple belly dancers!

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Thank you Tanya + Christian for having me as your wedding photographer! We were able to capture so many amazing photos throughout the day! Thank you for being willing to stand in the cold fall weather for a few pictures! =) Can’t wait for you to see the rest!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny

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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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