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Susan + Dennis’ Wedding Reception!

The Final Chapter!

The third and final chapter to Susan + Dennis’ wedding photography coverage! In case you missed it:

Susan + Dennis’ Getting Ready Photos at JW Marriott Chicago wedding blog post!
Susan + Dennis’ Wedding Ceremony at St James Chapel + Creative Portraits at Art Institute Modern Wing!
Engagement Photos at an Abandoned Cathedral!

JW Marriott Chicago Burnham Ballroom Wedding Reception Photos!

Susan + Dennis held their wedding reception at the JW Marriott Chicago in their beautiful Burnham Ballroom! I love the uplighting and the chandeliers!

JW Chicago Marriott wedding reception Burnham Ballroom photo

Beautiful card table with a silver manzanita tree done by Vale of Enna!

JW Chicago Marriott Wedding Card table vale of enna

wedding photo Card table vale of enna

Susan + Dennis’ silhouettes were all over their wedding invitations, programs and more – it is fitting to see their silhouettes framed and on display!

JW Marriott Chicago wedding cake photo!

JW Chicago Marriott Wedding cake picture

A wonderful job done by the JW Marriott Chicago team and Vale of Enna for this stunning Burnham Ballroom picture – It makes my job so much easier as a wedding photographer to have a great team like they have at the JW Marriott!

JW Chicago Marriott Burnham Ballroom wedding reception picture

I love the manzanita trees by Vale of Enna! They deserve their own photo =)

JW Chicago Marriott Burnham Ballroom wedding reception photo

More silhouettes on their party favor boxes (cupcakes were inside!)

Their letters on the dance floor along with Susan’s handmade S&D!

After their reception entrance…Susan took the time to vent by beating up on Dennis =)

First Dance wedding picture! Their choreography was done by Duet Dance Studio!

JW Chicago Marriott wedding reception Burnham Ballroom picture

A picture of the Matron of honor toast-

Best man finished his toast by dropping the mic! Though not recommended – great photo by my second shooter Tom!

Susan + Dennis flew a silhouette portrait artist in from North Carolina so all their guests could experience having their silhouettes done! He cut these by hand! As as wedding photographer, I can appreciate his craft and skills to do this on the fly!

Late night snacks: tacos!

JW Chicago Marriott wedding reception photo

What a great wedding reception!

Congrats again to Susan + Dennis on your wedding! You guys put so much effort into your wedding and I tried to do my best in capturing it all in your wedding photography! Thank you for all your support of me and my artistry as well! Enjoy your wedding photos!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,



Chicago Wedding Photographer


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Chicago, IL 60618