LoftyWeddings Photography documented the wedding of Adrienne and Erin in November with both still images and video.The weather had been freezing with threats of snow, but the day of their wedding was the sunniest day in a long while. We met both brides at the Crowne Plaza where they were awaiting their “first look.” These shots are the most fun to capture from a photographers perspective. Erin met Adrienne in her suite and from that point on all the stress flew out the window. We took this fun bridal party on a real Chicago city adventure!
We boarded a bus to the Chicago Theater. There we bumped into "Tina Turner" who dedicated the Etta James song “At Last” to Adrienne and Erin. This unplanned event was a real highlight of our walk around the city. Then we were off to Michigan Avenue to capture some shots by the river.
After location photos we headed to Loft on Lake where the ceremony and reception were held.
The ceremony was wonderful. Lighting is so important to photos and the light quality inside Loft on Lake is fantastic. All lights are on dimmers and can easily be adjusted to enhance. The additional lighting provided by Art of Imagination really drew the attention to the couple.
Afterwards we took advantage of the ceremony curtain and used it as a backdrop for formal photos. Guests enjoyed having formal family portraits taken during the cocktail hour.
Adrienne and Erin added many personal touches to the decor for their reception, they made centerpieces themselves!
All the while photos were taken the video team was shooting footage as well. Look for video highlights of this wedding very soon to be posted to our website.
We are also proud members of STAND UP for marriage equality and were so happy to share the wonderful day with Adrienne, Erin and their family.