Room 1520 Wedding | Chicago

Chelsea and Ori embrace under an umbrella as they're surrounded by a rainbow on the rooftop during their Room 1520 wedding in Chicago

I was recently in the windy city to help my friend and Chicago Wedding Photographer Travis Haughton document C and O’s Room 1520 wedding just west of Downtown. It’s definitely one of my favorite venues in Chicago like Bridgeport. I started the day with the guys at the Raffaello Hotel before we headed up to the fantastic rooftop for their first look. C looked absolutely stunning in what was possibly my favorite dress of the year and O had a huge smile on his face when he saw her. After a few… Read More »

Galleria Marchetti wedding | Chicago | Erin & Chris

I traveled out to Chicago for Erin and Chris’ Galleria Marchetti wedding in June for their wonderfully quaint morning ceremony and brunch reception. Galleria Marchetti is a hidden gem in the River West neighborhood and you would have no idea that it’s so close to the highway because of the all of the trees that hide the property from the surrounding area. As a Colorado wedding photojournalist I’m spoiled with all of the outdoor ceremony locations that I get to work throughout the busy wedding season so it was a… Read More »

Bottom Lounge wedding | Chicago | Katie & Chris

Earlier this summer I traveled out to Chicago for Katie and Chris’ Bottom Lounge wedding. I started the day with Chris and his groomsmen at the couple’s home before we spent the rest of the day at Bottom Lounge in the west loop for the ceremony and reception. The above image was one of my favorites from the day because it really captured the essence of the venue. It’s a concert hall and bar most of the time so I wanted to highlight the feel that you get after spending… Read More »

Bridgeport Art Center wedding | Chicago | Brad & Christina

I recently traveled to Chicago to work alongside Travis at Brad and Christina’s Bridgeport Art Center wedding. Christina got ready at the Westin Chicago River Walk so Brad and myself waited outside for her to arrive for their first look. It was great to see them both so excited and emotional when they saw each other for the first time. The notoriously chilly Chicago weather didn’t stop us from making some portraits along the river walk. Despite the overcast light being really flat, we managed to find some color to… Read More »

Morton Arboretum Wedding | Marjorie & Brian

Last week I traveled to Chicago for the first of several times this year to help my close friend and fellow photojournalist Travis document Marjorie and Brian’s Morton Arboretum wedding. Getting to work with someone you know really well is a huge advantage because we often know what the other is thinking and as a team we can capitalize on making the best photos possible. It’s really no different than any other assignment that I work on in a team environment. When I’m the second photojournalist I don’t have the… Read More »