Expert Chicago wedding photographer captures the preparation for the big day.
Gress enjoys shooting all types wedding ceremonies, parties, celebrations, receptions, and portraits in Chicago, Illinois and across the Midwest. When Marriage Equality became law Gress became a favorite of the gay community, but he has been a photographer for traditional and non traditional weddings for almost two decades.
He’s an expert portrait Chicago Wedding photographer and he loves capturing candid, photojournalistic images of couples & their guests during the private emotional moments and during the public cornerstone moments that make each wedding day special. Other Chicago wedding photographers claim to be wedding photojournalists, but Gress has had his work published in periodicals around the world.
While other Chicago wedding photographers take weeks and months to deliver images to their clients, Gress will send you a gallery link within days of the wedding.
Gay wedding photography: Brian & Byron were married at Salvage One, an event space in Chicago.
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 college on British railway policy, searched for men who were interested in “public transit.” Byron’s name was the first to pop up. I’m sure that was more productive than checking out @CTAhotties on Instagram.
Chicago Wedding Photography: Scott and Julie started their magical day with a first look on the Orleans – Franklin Street bridge over the Chicago River. Following a loving embrace with the skyline as a backdrop, the couple posed for formal portraits and then traveled to at Assumption Catholic Church for a poignant ceremony. After triumphantly celebrating…
Milwaukee Wedding Photographer: I remember seeing the shuttered Pabst Brewery on my first trip to Milwaukee over a decade ago. This was long before their white cans with red and blue lettering became a staple prop for hipsters standing and posing in revamped dive bars across America. While the brand’s resurgence may seem like a fleeting fad, the historic brewery, which is iconic in its form, has become a timeless event venue and boutique hotel.
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 Wedding Photojournalist: Last year Ken & Michael hired me to shoot their elegant wedding at the Thompson Hotel in Chicago’s Gold Coast. It was an honer to work with such a loving and expressive couple.