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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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