E & A at Ovation in Chicago

May 02, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
My day with Emi & Alex started off with first look photography next to a white 1959 Rolls Royce at Ovation in Chicago's west loop. The venue re-imagined what was once an old foundry and created a highly versatile modern industrial loft event space. It was so cute seeing Emi make her way down the stairs and greet Alex. Following formal p...
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M & J at the Art Institue of Chicago's Modern Wing and Terzo Piano

March 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
As summer neared it's end, the marriage of Jason and Meredith found its beginning. The couple, who shared their poignant pledge at The Art Institute of Chicago 's modern wing and Terzo Piano, departed the vaunted venue as an officially blended family with their daughter Taitum. The cherished painting and the architecture of the historic museum help...
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J & J in Northwest Indiana

February 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
As a wedding photographer sometimes you get lucky, sometimes its the weather, sometimes its the venue and sometimes its the couple. This time in Northwest Indiana, I got all three! On a warm winter day Jared & Julie were married at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland, Indiana. The Northwest Indiana Social Center was magnificently decorated by the cou...
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M & J in Evanston, Illinois at the Peckish Pig

January 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
When my husband Marcus and I met Jazmine and Meridith the first time in the Chicago suburb of Evanston you could spot Jaz a mile away due to her warm and boisterous smile. We didn't know for sure it was her in the beginning, but needless to say we were drawn to her. Luckily after dinner with the engaged couple, they decided to hire me to be the wed...
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T & N at the Cultural Center

December 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Recently, Terry & Nathan asked me to be their Wedding Photographer... well sort of. After the couple was wed by a judge at the Marriage and Civil Union Court in Chicago, they asked me to create a series of unique portraits with just the two of them at the Chicago Cultural Center. I have been the wedding photographer for many gay couples, but this...
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L & S in Richmond Illinois

December 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I first met Leah and Susan when I photographed their BFF's Jack & Jim 's gay wedding 2 years ago. Back then, the ladies stood up as the matrons of honor and this time, the shoe was on the other foot, as it was the guy's turn as the best men! Both couples were wed in the Jack & Jim's back yard in Richmond Illinois, just north of Chicago. Jack & Jim...
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Chicago Wedding Photographer: Matt & Rebecca at the Union League Club

December 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Chicago Wedding Photographer: Matt & Rebecca's black tie wedding began in the exclusive Union League Club 's Main Lounge amid festive holiday decor and some of the club's most exquisite high end artwork. After the ceremony and cocktails, the couple and their guests adjourned to to the elegant main dining room which has 28-foot high ceilings, fanlig...
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Gay Wedding Photography: Brian & Byron at Salvage One in Chicago

December 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Gay wedding photography: Brian & Byron were married at Salvage One, an event space in Chicago. Their friend, Thomas Cantey, became a Universal Life minister just so he could preside over the occasion. In 2005 the couple met through the social networking site Friendster, when Brian, who became fascinated with trains as a toddler and wrote a paper in...
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Chicago Suburbs Lesbian Wedding Photographer: Arlyn & China at The Grove Redfield Estate

December 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
As dusk fell upon the Redfield Estate in Glenview, Illinois, Arlyn & China met beneath a Gazebo on the grounds of the historic landmark. After their triumphant exit from their ceremony, the couple and their guests share cocktails outside the 1856 Kennicott House before retiring inside for their reception. Following dinner, the newly weds shared the...
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Gay Wedding Photographer: Scott & Alan at the Park Hyatt Chicago

December 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Chicago Gay Wedding Photographer: As the clock struck midnight at the Park Hyatt Chicago on New Years Eve 2015, Alan and Scott celebrated their then five-hour-old marriage with their friends, family and their eight-year-old poodle Rascal! The evening started off with cocktails, followed by their 7pm vows, reception and dancing. Chicago Gay Frien...
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