Brooke and Adam – Wedding Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Jewish Wedding at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

I’ve photographed weddings at beaches, in churches, hotels, courthouses, backyards and barns, and there’s always something about heading into the big city that makes me happy! Maybe it’s the fact that I grew up in the country and always get excited to see the skyscape, or the fact that cities are always buzzing with energy. Some wedding photographers may not enjoy the whole city vibe because it means you have a lot more elements to deal with – such as bright orange cones or a sea of pedestrians – but I say bring it on!

Brooke and Adam had their November wedding at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel on Wacker drive surrounded by breathtaking views of downtown and the Chicago River. The couple got ready at the Renaissance surrounded by family and friends.

in the hotel window
getting ready
champagne popping
Adam getting ready
father son
First look
seeing each other
bride on the renaissance staircase
urban lobby with local artwork

Since we were right in the middle of downtown we decided to take a trip to the most sought spot for wedding photos: the Wrigley Building by Michigan Avenue. Which is EXACTLY what I did for Brooke and Adam’s recent wedding, which we photographed smack dab in the middle of downtown Chicago on November 27th. 

Photo Session Chicago
wedding photo Chicago
Sunset in Chicago
Chicago Wedding Photographer
posing idea
bridesmaids session
groomsmen session
large bridal party Chicago
Brook and Adam by Chicago Theater sign.


The ceremony itself took place at Renaissance Chicago Downtown and the reception was at the same place, which made for some really spectacular shots.

Ketubah signing
Bride walking down the aisle
Wedding Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Jewish Ceremony at Renaissance Chicago

Breaking the glass
officially married
the wine blessing
breaking bread
best man speech
maid of honor speech
father of the bride
listening to toasts
father of the groom Paul Kredow
groom crying
first dance
jewish dance
jewish hora
jewish wedding celebration

Their wedding party was poised for action the entire time, which made my life easy and the images fab, too. I love Chicago vibe, the venues, the details, the party – and I especially love this couple! Congrats, lovebirds!

This amazing day would not have been possible without the help from:

Venue: Jessica Guidice with Renaissance Hotel Chicago

Cake Maker: Alliance Bakery

Wedding Planner: Ashley Lytel ( here is another beautiful wedding where I worked with Ashley) 

DJ: Kate Porter with Toast + Jam 

Photo Booth: Hipstr

Hair and Makeup: Marissa Schmitt with Salon Vie Rebelle

Florist: Flora Chicago

Videographer: Jay Eberhardth with Ever Heart Productions

Photography: Doru H. and Marius R. with H Photography 

Click here if you’d like to see other Wedding Photo Portraits Chicago and Wedding Reception at Hilton Northbrook

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