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Night time Jewish Wedding Photos

It’s always such a highlight when I get to shoot weddings for old friends and so last year when my former high school classmate Hillary emailed me letting me know that she was engaged and wanting me to shoot her wedding this fall in Chicago I was thrilled for the opportunity.  Not only was it a blast shooting a wedding for an old friend, it was also fun to shoot WITH an old friend Kenny Nakai, another fantastic shooter out of the windy city who came out to help document Hillary and Brad’s wedding with me.

Here’s a few of the highlights from the day…..

From their first time seeing each other the day of.

Loved this shot… Brad, his dad, and his father are all avid golfers, so it was fun to be able to photograph them out on the course of the Lake Shore Country Club where the wedding was held..

Because it was a Jewish ceremony, the cocktail hour was actually before the ceremony and the ceremony took place after sunset.

A few from the Ketubah signing.

The outdoor nighttime ceremony certainly presented it’s own set of challenges, it was also a neat opportunity to play with the contrast of the lights set up for the ceremony vs. the backdrop of the darkness of the night.

A few from throughout the reception…

Both Hillary’s dad and her brother play the drums so it was fun to see them both hop up and play drums with the band during the reception…

Love this final one of Hillary and her mom out on the dance floor…

Many many thanks to Hillary and Brad for allowing me to document their beautiful wedding!  Hillary after being in the same 5th grade class together growing up, it was so fun to be there on your wedding day!  :) Many many thanks also to Kenny for his excellent eye and amazing help throughout the day!

  • Kenny Nakai - October 11, 2011 - 6:52 PM

    Great photos Chris! What a great wedding! Congrats to Brad & Hillary! As challenging as a night time wedding ceremony was to photograph…the photos were EPIC!

    Love it!

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  • Lenisse Goldberg - October 11, 2011 - 11:41 PM

    This was such a magical wedding & to have it captured with
    such elegance…just the right lighting, the beauty of the
    venue & their happiness came right thru in the photography.
    A beautiful wedding & I’m so happy to have shared it with
    my cousins.

  • Myra Saxon and Burt Saxon - October 13, 2011 - 1:36 AM

    The photos are works of art. The wedding was unique. Seeing things through another lens was a thrill.The night scenes were magnificent.

  • Vikki Olesen - October 18, 2011 - 5:20 PM

    These pictures are so amazing… but they wouldn’t be nearly as amazing without you my dear! Beautiful!!!

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