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.
Chicago Gay Wedding Photographer: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church’s wood beam ceiling and gothic inspired century old interior provided a moving venue for the wedding of Pastor Erik and Kerry. Friends, family and Erik’s congregation came together to celebrate their summer nuptials inside the Logan Square church.
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 their first dance in the estate’s outdoor pavilion.
Frank & Brock’s ceremony affected me like no other, it was the last gay wedding I attended before my own. Given the future that faced me only weeks later, seeing the moments of the evening unfold were emotional to say the least, as I saw several parallels between my relationship and theirs. The Chicago couple exchanged their vows before family and friends at the Farmhouse, in Evanston, which was also the venue for the reception that followed.