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From DC to Chicago – Rachel + Daniel’s Wedding!

From DC to Chicago!

Rachel + Daniel met and live in the Virginia/Washington DC area…and they just celebrated their wedding here in Rachel’s hometown of Chicago! I was excited to photograph these two after getting to know them during their Washington DC engagement session.

They just got back from their honeymoon…and I wanted to share their wedding pictures with you! Here’s one of my favorites from their creative portrait photos in downtown Lake Forest, IL.
korean wedding photos lake forest

Rachel was getting ready at the Westin Chicago North Shore- here’s a photo of her wedding dress!
modern wedding dress photograph

Her wedding shoes

A getting ready photo
korean wedding photo getting ready

A check in the mirror to make sure everything looks great!

The bridesmaids helping out with her wedding shoes!

I’m loving this portrait of Rachel. She looks stunning! Seriously…looks like a magazine advertisement! The Westin Chicgao North Shore windows were perfect!

korean bride wedding photo westin north shore

Another picture of the beautiful bride!
korean bride wedding picture

Getting ready photo of the groom-
korean groom getting ready

Daniel with his nephew!

Loving the symmetry in this creative portrait of the groom
creative korean groom portrait

He’s looking good in his navy blue suit!
korean groom wedding picture

The Westin North Shore has these great hallways that are perfect for photos!
korean wedding photo couple westin north shore

We headed out to Lake Forest for some ‘urban’ creative wedding photos!
korean bridal party wedding photograph

Such a cute moment of the bride and groom!
korean couple wedding photo

A fun time with the bridal party!
bridal party photo lake forest

Loving this black and white photo of the couple!

Bridesmaids on one side, the groomsmen on the other for this bridal party photograph!

korean bridal party wedding photo

Loving the columns that we find downtown Lake Forest-
lake forest wedding photo

The ladies looking great in their navy blue bridesmaid dresses!

korean bridesmaids wedding pictures

The guys are not out down in their suits!
korean groomsmen wedding photo

One last photo in Lake Forest before the wedding ceremony!
urban lake forest wedding picture

Korean Wedding Ceremony!

Rachel being walked down the aisle by her father-

Daniel is so good with relationships…and I love how much respect he pays Rachel’s father when he shakes his hand…and in Korean culture…it’s really important how you treat your elders-

She can’t hold in a grin-

Daniel sharing his vows-

A hug with her mom!

A shout out to Tom, my second shooter for a great photo of the first kiss!

This little guy walked so fast…I almost missed a photo of him!

Coopers Hawk Wedding Reception

Their wedding reception was held at Cooper’s Hawk – Here’s a photo of their wedding cake-

The intimate room at Coopers Hawk for the wedding reception. The wine barrels add the perfect amount of ambiance!

coopers hawk wedding reception photo

Though they specialize in wine…they had some champagne for the newlyweds!

coopers hawk champagne wine glass

Their MC for the night-

coopers hawk wedding reception

A toast by the brother of the groom- and I love the little touch of affection by Rachel-

korean wedding reception photo

The bride’s sister giving her toast via iphone =)

Rachel + Daniel’s first dance was a fun one!

cooopers hawk wedding reception photo

Thanks to Rachel + Daniel for having me as your wedding photographer! It was great to see so many old friends at your wedding! Who knew we had so many friends in common! Congrats to you both! And welcome back to the US after your honeymoon!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,



Chicago Wedding Photographer


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Chicago, IL 60618