Their friend, Thomas Cantey, became a Universal Life minister just so he could preside over the occasion.
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.
The morning after their wedding, the couple and gues continued the festivities on a 3 hour tour of Chicago aboard a chartered CTA ‘L’ train.
To learn more about the couple please check out this article from the New York Times.
Some of the photos below are by Tasos Katapodis who worked with me as a second photographer for the event.
More about Chicago Gay Wedding Photography by Photographer John Gress
Candid photography of gay & lesbian couples getting ready for their weddings and receptions.
Gress enjoys shooting all types wedding ceremonies, parties, celebrations, receptions, and portraits in Chicago, Illinois and across the Midwest.
He’s an expert portrait photographer and he loves capturing candid photography of the couple & 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.