Studio This Is
Fine art, editorial, and documentary style wedding photography in the Chicago area

Northerly Island Wedding

Chicago Wedding Photographer

Northerly Island | Musuem Campus

Jenni and Rich wanted their wedding to reflect their love for nature and their home in California, but also wanted to celebrate near their families and grandparents in Chicago. Northerly Island offered them a venue in the heart of Chicago with the skyline peeking out from fog in the distance but that felt like their beloved wide open spaces. Adding a couple of pygmy goats to the equation didn’t hurt either!
The bride and her bridesmaids dressed at her family condo in the Gold Coast of Chicago.
Our style of documentary wedding photography drives us to look for shots like this candid moment where Jenni’s can’t help but laugh as her mother and friends help her button her wedding dress.
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Northerly Island weddings are wonderful because we get to utilize so many various photo locations. The Sears Tower and Chicago skyline are in the distance. This shot is one of our favorite editorial photos of a group of groomsmen with a perfectly-timed flock of geese flying through the frame above them.
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The beach is another photo location at Northerly Island. Who would have guessed this wasn’t California?
This is such a great documentary photo of the Ketubah signing at Northerly Island.
The bride walked into the tented outdoor ceremony at Northerly Island with the backdrop of Chicago behind her.
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