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

Wedding at Four Seasons Chicago

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FOUR SEASONS, CHICAGO


On a rare warm January night in Chicago, Margie and Dan gathered their closest of the close at the top of the Magnificent Mile in the ballroom of the Four Seasons. After their sunset ceremony at St Vincent De Paul, we whisked off the couple and their wedding party to Lincoln Park’s promenade and conservatory for portraits. The light was gorgeous as the sun began to set while we took a few moments to enjoy what had happened and was about to while making timeless portraits. We got back to the Four Seasons just before cocktail hour began so we could create a Vanity Fair style wedding party portrait with studio lighting. The golds in the decor of the Four Seasons played beautifully with the wedding party attire.
The brides and her bridesmaids kicked off the day with a pillow fight in the bridal suite. We can’t help but note how the colors throughout the entire day coordinated - from the floral satin pajama sets of the bridesmaids to the reception florals. Well done, Margie!
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The bride and her dad shared a teary moment prior to the ceremony when Margie gave her parents custom handkerchiefs. Moments like this are why we do what we do and why we’ve honed our style and our vision to search out these quiet moments to photograph.
A vintage Rolls Royce was the bride’s personal mode of transportation all day, from the hotel to the church to Lincoln Park, and then back to the hotel.
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Winter weddings in Chicago may be treacherously cold but we can’t help but adore the light we get to work with as the sun sets right after an afternoon ceremony.
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Lincoln Park Conservatory is the best downtown wedding photo location for chilly winter wedding days when you want to stick to the north side of the city. Other alternatives would be the Art Institute, Lyric Opera, or Union Station, but for weddings at hotels like the Peninsula, Ritz, or Four Seasons, it just makes sense to hop up to Lincoln Park. The diversity of backdrops available here is fantastic as well since you can make use of the conservatory as well as the outdoor gardens and promenade and also have the skyline backdrop right at your fingertips.
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Editorial magazine-style wedding party photos are a specialty of Studio This Is! When we get to work at venues like the Four Seasons, we already have a gorgeous setting to work with and then we get to add some magic with studio lighting to create something Vanity Fair worthy.
The staircase at the Four Seasons inspires us for these editorial style portraits.
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Let’s just talk about the dream team that made this day possible!   Caterer - Four seasons Event Designer -  Renee Price kehoedesigns.com  Kehoe Designs Hair Makeup stylist - Epoch Studios Planner - Willow street weddings, Samantha Bernstein  willowstreetweddings.com  Dj - Okyne Media
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Classic, documentary dancing photos at weddings can be hard to make happen but this is one of our favorites from the last year. Margie’s reception dress had a gorgeous flowing skirt that was so fun to photograph!