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Nightlife Lifestyle Ad Campaign: World Of Chocolate

I first stepped into Chicago’s Union Station in 1996.I was 18 years-old and traveling through on my way to check out colleges with my mother. What possessed me to take a train clear across the country is beyond me, but I did really enjoyed the experience of seeing so much of our country first time.

Fast forward 18-years and I am back in Union Stations cavernous great hall, creating a Nightlife lifestyle ad campaign for the Aids Foundation of Chicago’s World of Chocolate. A charity event that raises money for people living with HIV and AIDS.

Chicago Suburban Gay Wedding: Chris & Tom

Chicago Suburban Gay Wedding Photographer: Following Chris and Tom’s wedding at Bethel United Church of Christ in Elmhurst, Illinois, we headed to Wilder Park to shoot formal photos. We had to cut things short when a massive thunderstorm passed over. Thankfully we took refuge in another couples tent from a wedding that took place earlier that day. Once the flash flood was over the shoeless grooms ran to their car so we could make it to the reception on time.

Chicago GLBT Wedding Photographer: Louis & Bob

Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ & Germania Place, were the perfect backdrops for the wedding of two amazing people, Louis & Bob. Though we only met once before the wedding, we had a great rapport which led to making some great photos. I love the look of the old church and the warm tones of the reception space.

Chicago LGBT Wedding Photography - New Website

Last week I updated my website to include a new wedding section, with over a hundred new photos of brides and grooms tying the knot.

The weddings I had the privilege to witness over the summer covered a range of emotions and locations. There were great moments and particularly memorable were Pete & Mike’s Lake Michigan reception and this moment below with Bob & Louis right after their ceremony.

Chicago LGBT Wedding Photographer: Pete & Mike

The blazing sunlight shining through the stained glass windows of the church as well as the late afternoon sun skimming off of the gentle swells of Lake Michigan helped to make for a beautiful set of images showcasing their momentous day.

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