A Korean Wedding in Chicago : Chicago Wedding Photographer

It’s not often that my wedding day starts with the bride and groom picking me up in their car. But on an unusually hot day in April, I had no problem sitting back and enjoying the air conditioning! Jaime and Phil, who you may remember from their engagement session in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, were getting married. We started the day by doing tons of fun portraits at the Arlington Heights train station and the Busse Woods forest preserve. Next, it was off to the European Crystal Banquets for the Korean wedding ceremony. Since the reception was going to be in the same location and we had already taken all of our portraits, Jaime and Phil were able to relax with their guests during their cocktail hour. Grace Kim, the amazing florist from Vale of Enna, not only did the flowers, but was also one of Jaime’s bridesmaids. My fantastic second photographer, Maggie, was with me and captured some great moments throughout the day, too! The shot of the little girl with the camera by the window is hers.

Congratulations, Jaime and Phil. Thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding day!

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  1. Sandy

    I love the one where the light is over her eyes. Great work, Steve!

  2. Yo Steve! Dig the TS bridal party shot.

  3. Nice style! Love the group shot. Very nice

  4. Emily

    I love the group shot with the wall!

  5. Grace

    Steve, man, you are GOOD. These are some great shots of the day. It was fun hanging out with you and Maggie!

  6. Michelle Rodriguez

    Beautiful pictures, as always, Steve!

  7. I’m in love with that little girl! Beautiful wedding couple.

  8. Csanad

    Dude! great work! that shot with bridemaids/groomsmen in front of the wall with negotive space above them…that is awesome.

  9. Great job on all the photographs. I love the photograph of the bride and groom amongst the trees and the fact that it was taken on a hill, the tilted horizon really adds character to the photograph.

  10. Razvan

    Beautiful wedding, Steve. Great job capturing the emotions of the day!

  11. Becky

    Love the shot in the car mirror.

  12. These are so cool!! I love your creativity. The first one is super cool! They’re all amazing!

  13. SO, so, so much good stuff here to digest. The contrasting shapes of the dress blowing in the wind have me captivated.

  14. so many great shots! I particularly love the comp on the bridal party shot.

  15. Katie

    The little girl is so precious! Wonderful pics :)

  16. Steve, beautiful set. I love the lighting on just the bride’s face in one of the shots and the one of them walking through the train station. Also, always gotta love a little tilt shift action in the portraits ;-) Very cool work.

  17. cindy

    Beautiful portraits!

  18. Great work – ditto on the eye shot. Very cool. Looks like you had a very long day. Nice dedication to the craft and to the couple.

  19. Great work! I really love the one with the little girl looking at the camera, and that group shot (heads only) is awesome! Keep it up!

  20. Really nice wedding photographs, especially like the details!