Chicago Gay Wedding Photography: Gay wedding photographer John Gress captured Mike & Wally’s amazing wedding at the Alder Planetarium in Chicago: They were accompanied to the altar by their sons Dylan and Zach. Then they all celebrated afterwards with their guests on the terrace overlooking the Chicago skyline. Next, they headed inside to have dinner and to dance to music provided by the High Society Orchestra.
Mike & Wally pose for a portrait outside of the Alder Planetarium before their summer wedding.
“Working with John was a true pleasure. From our first meeting, he took the time to listen to what we wanted to capture on our big day. Shooting the ceremony in the domed theatre at the Adler Planetarium presented its own photographic challenges, and during the pre-wedding site check he offered some excellent ideas and solutions to get us what we wanted. Then he more than delivered, from the outdoor pictures beforehand to the ceremony itself to the action-packed reception afterwards. And he did so in an unobtrusive, highly professional way. Net, John gets a top rating — as well as profuse thanks — from my husband and me.” – Wally
Guests line up to enter the theater before the ceremony.
( R-L) Mike, his son and the judge watch the beginning of the ceremony.
Mike & Wally are applauded after saying their I dos!
After leaving the ceremony Mike & Wally share a kiss as their sons and best men Zach and Dylan look on.
Wally’s brothers offers his toast at the reception.
Mike & Wally hug their sons and best men Zach and Dylan after a toast.
Mike & Wally perform their first dance to “(You’re) Timeless to me,” from the musical Hairspray.
More about Chicago gay wedding Photography by photographer John Gress
Chicago gay wedding Photographer John Gress enjoys shooting all types wedding ceremonies, parties, celebrations, receptions, and portraits in Chicago, Illinois and across the Midwest. Heâ€™s an expert portrait photographer and he loves capturing candid, photojournalistic images of the couple & their guests during the private emotional moments and during the public cornerstone moments that make each wedding day special. When you look up Gay Wedding Photography Chicago, other photographers will claim to be wedding photojournalists, but John has had his work published in periodicals around the world. He’s also engaged to his partner Marcus and is planning his own wedding. Do you know any good photographers? =)
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Event Coordinator: Lynn Gonzalez, Five Grain Events
Band: High Society Orchestra
Florist: The Flower Firm
Baker: Dinkel’s Bakery
Limo: Windy City Limo