Real Weddings: Jessica + Michael

When you think of Chicago weddings in December, you may not expect them to be very glamorous. Jessica + Michael’s is definitely breaking that stereotype. Their Chicago wedding was lovely from start to finish. As Chicago wedding photographers this is a wedding we won’t soon forget!

 Jessica + Michael began their wedding day with a ceremony at Visitation Church in Elmhurst, IL. Their ceremony couldn’t have been more magical. You could certainly feel the love in the air as they exchanged vows. From there, we enjoyed the beautiful winter weather with the entire wedding party as we made our way to the reception. Chicago wedding photographers have to be prepared for any type of wedding day weather, and we’ve found recently how much we love the winter!

We went to all of our newlyweds to their favorite hangout, Riley’s in Elmhurst before the reception began. We still can’t get over how much fun we had in the snow. This is one thing we love about photographing Chicago weddings, you never know what’s in store. Although it was chilly out, we captured so many amazing moments.

Once we arrived at Venuti’s in Addison, the festivities and celebration began! The reception venue was a true work of art, and a favorite venue for Chicago weddings. Everything was decorated for the holidays and a perfect compliment to our newlyweds. As the night continued, guests enjoyed a night of dinner, drinks and dancing. We had the best time photographing Jessica + Michael’s wedding. Thank you both and congratulations on your marriage.

Photography: Timothy Whaley Photographic Artists/Jorge M

Timothy Whaley is a 3rd generation photojournalist. His father, along with his grandfather, a Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame inductee, passed down a love for telling stories through pictures.

Mr. Whaley has taken this passion and assembled a group of award-winning photographers who are dedicated to providing couples with excellence and care. Visit us at to learn more.

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