Illinois LGBT Wedding Photographer: Louis & Bob

Chicago Gay Wedding Photographer, Lesbian Wedding Photography, ceremonies, parties, celebrations in Illinois

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

One of life’s lessons: Chicago’s violent legacy gets personal

Ronnie Chambers Jr. looks down towards his collapsed mother Tahitah Myles during a funeral for the boys father Ronnie Chambers on February 4, 2013 in Chicago. Shirley Chambers of Chicago had four children - three boys and a girl. Now they're all gone. Her son, Ronnie Chambers. was the last of the single mother's children ' all victims of gun violence in Chicago over a period of 18 years.s. REUTERS/John Gress

Its not every day that an assignment teaches you something about your own childhood. When I was 7 years old my father, who shared my name, passed away and when I looked down today, I saw a boy, Ronnie Chambers Jr., who is about he same age as I was back then, sitting at my feet with RIP carved in the back of his hair. He was there mourning the loss of his father, who also shared the same name.

Jesse Jackson For Der Spiegel

Chicago Magazine Portriat Photographer John Gress

Most magazine portraits are routine…. but you wont believe what we found when we went to photograph civil rights legend Jesse Jackson.