Chelsea and Jack were married on July 8th, with a ceremony and reception at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago.
My second shooter, Alberto, and I had a blast at this Chicago-area wedding, especially because we had perfect vendors to work with. With a genuine couple like Chelsea and Jack paired with the historic sights of the city, we were spoiled as photographers. Their love was so natural, their affection so effortless that it made photographing them so easy. Working with great people against a stunning, iconic backdrop like the Chicago skyline made for an excellent trip.
After a sweet first look shared between the bride and groom, we took pictures with the whole wedding party on the waterfront near the SHED aquarium. The wedding party had as much character as the locations we were visiting. It’s not every wedding that I see a bride thrown that high into the air! I couldn’t help but laugh when they threw Jack into the air as well. It really set a tone of fun for the day having everyone in this wedding party so excited to celebrate with their friends.
Guests were greeted at the front door of the Bridgeport Art Center by butler service and champagne in a functional freight elevator. That kind of historic touch to an old building like this only makes the experience feel more authentic, and I could tell that the guests appreciated the fun start to the day. The ceremony was held in a very unique area of the building with a high, soaring ceiling. The light filtered in through the slats to create an amazing affect. Chelsea and Jack looked so happy as they said their “I do”s.
The entire day was beautiful, from the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the party afterward. Everyone brought their own flair to things, and Alberto and I were never pressed to create excitement for our photographs. The smiles and happiness were all genuine. The joy shared by all was easy to document.
Jack & Chelsea, thank you for letting Alberto and me be part of your special day. Your wedding was truly a day to remember!
Limo – Elite Chicago Limo
Caterer – D’ Absolute
Jeweler – Raymond – R&L Jewelry
Dress – Eva’s Bridal – Oak Lawn
Suits – Adrian Park
Bakery – Oak Mill Bakery
Flowers – Juliet Tan
DJ – Style Matters DJ
Pianist – Violist – Bow Plus Hammer
Emmaleigh – Maid Of Honor
Max – Best Man
Ben – military