Chicago nightlife advertising photography lifestyle ad campaign photographer John Gress

Chicago Nightlife Advertising Photography: World Of Chocolate Ad Campaign

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.

Grooms pose for Chicago Suburban Gay Wedding

Chicago Suburban Gay Wedding Photographer: 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.

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Illinois LGBT Wedding Photographer: Louis & Bob

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.

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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.