Peninsula Hotel Wedding : Chicago : Jenny and Tommy

I met Jenny years ago when I photographed her brother James’ wedding. It’s humbling when I get to photograph more than one wedding for the same family, and I really like being able to see some familiar faces. Jenny and Tommy were married at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago, and more than anything else, they just wanted to have a laid-back, fun day. They wanted the same for their guests, which made them a perfect fit for the way that I work. I loved being able to document their day exactly as it happened!

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Tommy and the guys arrived at the bride’s suite for some door games. If you don’t know what these are, photos might be able to explain better than words:

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Afterwards, Jenny and Tommy saw each other for the first time.

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It had been raining in the morning, but it let up just enough for us to head outside for a few creative portraits.

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Jenny and her father practiced their first dance in a quiet moment before the ceremony:

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Time for the dance party! Style Matters kept the dance floor packed all night long.


After the first dance, Jenny changed into her second dress, a beautiful red Chinese wedding dress.

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We stepped out onto the patio at the end of the night for a night portrait. I loved the nature-inspired patterns that were being projected onto the walls and wanted to use them in a portrait with Jenny and Tommy.


Congrats again Jenny and Tommy! I had a lovely time working with you, your friends, and your families. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to document your Peninsula Hotel Wedding day. I wish you both all the best!

Shout outs to some of the vendors who helped to make this Peninsula Hotel Wedding day possible:
Planner: Jennifer Clarke
Hair and Makeup: Diem Angie Nguyen
DJ: Style Matters
Floral Design: Hello Darling
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Peninsula Chicago
Videographer: Carl Miller
Bride’s Dress: Rosa Clara

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