Illinois LGBT Wedding Photographer: Saint Paul's United Church of Christ & Germania Place, were the perfect backdrops for the LGBT wedding of two amazing people, Louis & Bob. Though we only met once before the wedding because they live in Champaign, we had a great rapport which led to making some great photos. I love the look of the old Chicago, Illinois church and the warm tones of the reception space.
"I found John online when we were looking for photographers for our July wedding. We looked at a number of different sites, but we were both really drawn to John's work as posted on his web-site. We contacted him, via e-mail, and immediately found him to be responsive, friendly, and easy going. We set up an appointment to meet him soon after. If you want a photographer who is going to take the standard, posed, multi-grouped wedding photos, John may not be your guy. Not that he doesn't take photos of any groupings etc. that you request, but his real talent lies in getting beautiful candid shots throughout the event. We asked him to take a few posed, close-up photos of our ceremony (because we requested he stay behind the guests at the ceremony so as not to cause disruption), and then a few posed family groupings. After that, we just let him go on his own. He was so calm and easy going...most of the time you didn't even know he was there. He captured all the happenings (cake cutting, toasts, first dance, etc.) but more importantly to us, he captured so many wonderful candid moments and faces of family and friends. I have beautiful shots of them that I truly can't wait to share with them because their faces are so filled with emotion. I was also concerned that our photographer be comfortable shooting photos at a gay wedding, as I wanted them to show the real love and emotion in our relationship, and some photographers are just not yet comfortable enough to know how to do that. Not a problem with John. He has had much experience shooting gay weddings and it shows in the depth of his work. I think you will also find that John is not a high pressure salesman after the event. He is always friendly, helpful, quick to respond, timely, makes a nice appearance, polite and accommodating. If you have viewed his work on-line, it is a true and honest representation of what to expect. He has all my respect, admiration, and appreciation for a job well done."
Illinois LGBT Wedding Photographer John Gress enjoys shooting all types wedding ceremonies, parties, celebrations, receptions, and portraits in Chicago, Illinois and across the Midwest. He's an expert portrait photographer and he loves capturing candid, photojournalistic images of the couple & their guests during the private emotional moments and during the public cornerstone moments that make each LGBT wedding day special. Other Illinois LGBT Wedding Photographers claim to be wedding photojournalists, but John Gress has had his work published in periodicals around the world. While other GLBT photographers take weeks and months to deliver images to their clients, John Gress will send you a gallery link within days of the wedding. See collections of photos from Illinois LGBT Wedding Photographer John Gress on his blog and on facebook.