Oak Park Wedding Photos!
I had a great time getting to know Anita + Bret last year for their engagement session! We had a good time going to different places around Chicago for some creative photos of the city- If you haven’t already, be sure to check out their Chicago engagement session photos!
Here’s one of my favorite photos from their wedding day! We captured some amazing pictures in Oak Park, IL! Be sure to scroll down for more goodies! Shout out to the fabulous wedding coordinator: Christine from Tying the Knot! It was my second time working with her and she is great!
Getting Ready Photos
Some detail photos
All the ladies getting in on the action-
A necklace that is one of Christian/Catholic orthodox Indian traditions-
Anita wore a beautiful silk wedding dress from Vwidon – Carla & Kenneth do such an amazing job with their gowns!
A stunning portrait of the bride!
Another full length photo of Anita in her Vwidon wedding dress-
Blessings from Mom & Dad
A photo of the prayer time with the bridesmaids
Wedding Ceremony: Saint Giles Catholic Church Oak Park, IL
We caught up with the groom at St Giles for a few photos
Bret has such a great smile-
A portrait of the groom-
Saint Giles has a beautiful stained glass window above the entrance
Anita is all smiles!
Sharing their vows-
The ever important Indian tradition of tying the necklace around her neck! It’s not as easy as you would think! =)
And then placing the sari over her head-
Final blessings at Saint Giles-
They didn’t have bubbles or rose petals…they had little ribbon wands!
Their grand exit!
Had to grab a shot in Saint Giles before we left- Such a beautiful church!
Outside in the St. Giles courtyard…such a photogenic place!
The ladies were wearing silver/grey dresses with pink roses in their bouquets
Enjoying a moment sitting down on a bench together!
What a lovely veil! The wind blew at just the right time for this photo!
We headed to the downtown area of Oak Park for some urban photos! It was my time to be creative!
The group didn’t really understand what was going on while I was directing them from above…but the picture is so cool! Thanks to the bridal party for following directions and trusting my creative vision!
We found a really cool spot for some creative uses of light in this gorgeous photo of Anita
I love the opportunity to be creative and come up with something different!
The guys look pretty cool in this photo-
The ladies not to be out done in their picture!
And I absolutely LOVE this photo of Anita! wow – should be used in a Vwidon wedding dress ad!
Loved the urban look of the concrete – used it as a backdrop for another ladies photo
One last photo walking down the street in Oak Park!
We headed out to Venuti’s in Addison for their wedding reception- a picture of their wedding cake
Room photo at Venuti’s
First dance photo-
And then it’s party time!
A couple guys got hoisted up!
And then it was Anita + Bret’s turn!
Thanks so much for having me as your wedding photographer! It was great seeing you guys and being able to celebrate with your friends and family! Thanks for being so willing to take all those creative wedding photos in Oak Park! They turned out great!
sending love to Kansas City-
Your Chicago wedding photographer,