The next location for photos was suggested by our photographer. We’d expressed interest in taking photos on the Kinzie Street Bridge, but he suggested this location just on the other side of the river. He said it was a bit more industrial-feeling and gritty. I had no idea what to expect until we rolled up. I’m so glad we took a chance because it turned out to be an awesome backdrop.
We got our America’s Next Top Model on underneath the railroad tracks. When we moved out to the other side, we took advantage of the beautiful light for my favorite wedding party shots of the day.
|Love love love this one|
We split up into guys v. girls again.
|They called this their Flying V. “Quack, quack, quack…”|
|This is my favorite girl picture of the day.|
Mr. T and I got a few shots together, too.
There’s nothing I love more than a shot of a bride in a flowing white dress against a dirty, gritty backdrop. I love the juxtaposition of the delicate femininity of the lace and flowers against the dirt and grime of a neglected urban environment. I wish I’d worn my veil for the full effect.
Then it was back to the trolley!
All photos by Andrew Collings Photography
Miss a Treasure recap? Catch up!
Practice Makes Perfect—Our rehearsal
Hitting Rock Bottom—Our rehearsal dinner and too many butterflies
Hair, Makeup, and Broken Mirrors—I get ready with my girl friends
All Dressed Up—I become a bride
The Somethings—Old, new, borrowed, blue
The Guys Get Ready—Mr. T and the rest of the guys get dressed and head to the church
Goin’ to the Chapel—We head to the chapel and fix a wardrobe malfunction on the way
Moments Before—My nerves resurface just before the ceremony
The Processional—The bridal party makes their way down the aisle
Here Comes the Bride—My parents walk me down the aisle as I see Mr. T for the first time
I Do—Our Catholic wedding ceremony
We Are Family—We take formal photos with our family
Trolley Time—We cruise around Chicago on our trolley
Life’s a Beach—We take photos at North Avenue Beach