If you’re getting married in Chicago you can’t miss the opportunity for wedding day photo on the lakefront. There are numerous places along the Lake Michigan shore that are ideal for capturing your wedding day with the beauty of nature and the Chicago skyline as your backdrop. North Avenue Beach, Olive Park, The Adler Planetarium, and Promontory Point are some of the favorites of Chez couples and their photographers.
The Mag Mile sits just two blocks west of Chez so many of our brides and grooms make it their last stop on the way to Chez for their wedding ceremony. The Wrigley Building and the Michigan Avenue median are ideal if you’re looking to feature Chicago architecture in your wedding day photos.
La Salle Street & The Board of Trade
The iconic Board of Trade building offers a breathtaking backdrop for urban wedding photos. Just watch out for traffic whizzing by!
Add some color and texture to your wedding album by posing in front of one of the many murals that appear throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods. One such mural is located just outside Chez. The mural featuring Jimmy Durante and the Chez Paree adorables is a nod to the incredible history of Chez and The Chez Paree super club.
The Chicago Riverwalk
Just a few blocks from Chez, the Chicago River walk is a the perfect location to capture a first look moment.
With dozens of bridges crossing the Chicago river it’s easy to add this shot to your wedding day photography schedule. La Salle St. bridge, Kinzie St. bridge, and State St. bridge seem to be the most popular.
Lincoln Park is the ideal spot for wedding couples looking for a more natural backdrop for their wedding photos.
You can go in search of an abandoned warehouse or pose in an alley or loading dock. The striking contrast of a perfectly manicured couple against the grittiness of the city is still a popular look for wedding day photographs.
Photography by (in order of appearance): G Reyes Photography, JPP Studios, Tim Tab Studios, G Reyes Photography, Megan Saul Photography, Colin Lyons Photography, Esenam Photography, Ed & Aileen Photography, Jeremy Lawson Photography, Ed & Aileen Photography, Michelle Lytle Photography, Jeremy Lawson Photography, Tim Tab Studios, Jeremy Lawson Photography, Colin Lyons Photography, Christy Tyler Photography, Allison Williams Photography, Christy Tyler Photography, Tim Tab Studios, Amanda Megan Miller Photography, Tim Tab Studios, David Turner Photography, Michelle Lytle Photography, Michelle Lytle Photography, Michelle Lytle Photography, Elite Visions Photography, Amanda Megan Miller Photography, Elite Visions Photography, Amanda Megan Miller Photography.