I am so excited to share Sarah and Hendrik’s Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Photos because these two were so incredibly fun to photograph! I quickly learned how down to earth these two are during their downtown Chicago engagement session. We hit up a few places in the city that were meaningful to them, including their office at the Boston Consulting Group where they met! We also shot some of their engagement pictures at Millennium Park where we went back on their wedding day. I love when couples like to recreate one photo from their engagement session at their wedding!
The day began at Sarah and Hendrik’s gorgeous home in Chicago. When I arrived, Sarah was relaxing and having a great time with her bridesmaids. I quickly fell in love with the large floor to ceiling windows she had in her living room! Beautiful natural light during getting ready photos is a must!! Sarah got in her dress, put on some killer shoes, and was ready to rock her bridal portraits! Meanwhile, my second shooter, Erica was busy rockin’ the groom getting ready photos. Shortly after, we all headed to the GORGEOUS St. Alphonsus Catholic church where the ceremony was to be held. This church had the most beautiful blue ceilings which led for some dramatic ceremony shots.
After the ceremony, we stuck around for a bit for family photos and then headed off to take more of those Chicago Athletic Association wedding photos. Thankfully, the hotel is walking distance from Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago so it was super easy to get around for pictures. We wrapped up the portrait session with a picture of Sarah & Hendrik in front of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, as well as one of them inside on their stunning grand staircase!
The reception room was amazing as well. We had an incredible view of the city! It’s fun to look back on this day because I captured a picture of one of the buildings with the window lights set up to say “Go Cubs Go”. This just happened to be the night that the Cubs won the game that would take them to the World Series! I don’t think anyone will forget where they were that night!
Sarah & Hendrik, thank you for allowing me to capture your spectacular wedding day! It was certainly one to remember!
Ceremony | St. Alphonsus
Reception | Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Videography | Aaron Bean Cinema
Flowers | Bunches
DJ | Toast & Jam
Hair & Make-up | Hairs 2 The Bride
Dress | Macy’s Bridal Salon