Photography by Jasko Omerovic Photography
The city of Chicago is one of the most beautiful places to get married. Your photographer can create jaw-dropping imagery with the city’s gorgeous scenery and backgrounds. And as much as we love the classic wedding day photos, we also want to help you capture those unique settings that speak to you and your fiancé’s one-of-a-kind love. So, let’s create the perfect moment that will have your Instagram followers double-tapping every time.
Chicago may not be known for its beautiful nature-scapes, but hidden around our city are some extraordinary and lovely opportunities to incorporate Mother Nature. For instance, finding a hidden gem like Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary can transport you from Chicago’s busy streets to lush greenery and wildlife in the blink of an eye, all while keeping the Chicago skyline in the background. If you and your partner have a special connection to an outdoor location, make sure you snap a picture as a keepsake at that location. Not only does it make a great memory, but it can also help diversify the kinds of photos you decide to display in your album.
Lake Michigan creates a beautiful backdrop for any special pictures you have in mind for your big day. But don’t forget places like the Chicago River, with its many bridges, creating a wonderful opportunity to show off not only Chicago’s picturesque waterfronts, but also its gorgeous architecture within the same photograph. With so many access points throughout the city for these two bodies of water, it can seem like your pictures were worlds apart even though they were all within a few miles of each other.
While out and about in the city of Chicago, it’s hard to miss the colorful street art on bridges, stairwells and buildings. With so many pieces of unparalleled local street art on display, there’s sure to be a mural for every emotion and every couple!
A good place to start is with Logan Square’s “Greetings from Chicago” mural. Wall murals, along with the many interesting sculptures throughout the city, make it a breeze to add an artistic flair to your wedding photography. The infusion of color and excitement are sure to make photos that will be unique and totally original. Not only will they be cherished but they will also reflect your personality as a couple.
Adding an industrial ambiance to your pictures is among the easiest on this list. With so many iconic locations, such as right outside the Wrigley building, you can capture Chicago’s brilliant architecture while incorporating the Chicago River into the background. But if you are looking for something more rough-hewn, try using one of the many restored warehouses that are scattered throughout the city or areas below Chicago’s iconic L tracks.