Chicago Athletic Association Hotel | Cindy’s Rooftop wedding | Christene & James

Heading to Chicago Athletic Association Hotel for Christen and James’s Cindy’s Rooftop Wedding . I knew that it was going to be an extraordinarily special day. This gorgeous, planned a sweet, intimate wedding shared between themselves the kids and immediate family.

Christene and James had a first look at Rockeffeler Chapel at Chicago University. What an amazing place for first look! 

Groom getting ready. Bride Getting ready. Helping the bride to get ready. first look First Look at Rockefeller Chapel wedding portrait intimate wedding candid shot fun shot on the stairs of Rockefeller Chapel wedding fun pic wedding portrait Chicago University campus Bride and Groom portrait

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 forest of pedestrians – but I say bring it on! Which is EXACTLY what I did for Christene and Jame’s recent wedding. I photographed smack dab in the middle of State Street with Chicago Theater sign in the background then on the middle of Michigan avenue, surrounded by a sea of people. Then I got them at Adler Planetarium for the best skyline of Chicago and on the LaSalle Bridge for a cool industrial feeling of the city. 

Chicago-Board-of-Trade LaSalle bridge Chicago-Theater-on State-Street Michigan Avenue Sea of People in the center of Chicago

chicago-skyline view from the Adler Planetarium Adler Planetarium wedding portrait Chicago Chicago skyline Lake Michigan and boats

The ceremony itself took place in the small John Timothy Hope Chapel from Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan ave. and the reception was at Cindy’s rooftop at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. Cindy’s rooftop made for some really spectacular shots. Views over Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, The Art Institute of Chicago and all points south.

toast in limo fun photos at Fourth Presbyterian Church groom and boys bride and daughter ring ceremony wedding exit bride enjoying  Cindy's rooftop View over Millenium Park from  Cindy's rooftop by the fire pit at  Cindy's rooftop Cindy's Rooftop Wedding enjoying food at  Cindy's rooftop Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Wedding

I find that one of the best things about small weddings is that they lend themselves to especially tender moments. They also somehow feel a little more at ease, and that’s exactly what the vibe was on this beautiful day in last day of August.  Big congrats to the newlyweds!

 

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One Comment

  1. Jill Butler September 26, 2019 at 7:23 pm #

    Thank you for capturing all these special moments. These photos looks beautiful. I’m anxious to see more.

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