If it wasn’t obvious after looking at my portfolio, one of my very favorite venues to shoot weddings at in Chicago is Walden Chicago. So when Angelica (who I had a class with at the University of Iowa back in the day, go Hawks!!!) reached out about shooing their wedding there I was of course so excited. As their day got closer, the excitement grew even more as Ang talked me through what her and Tre wanted out of their wedding photos: less traditional poses and shots more editorial, artistic vibes.

I had so much fun doing just that on their wedding day; from their getting ready moments, to portraits at the Art Institute, to their “just marriage” portraits on the roof immediately following their ceremony, to the reception, and so much more. 

Keep scrolling to read the sweetest review they left me and the list of talented vendor team who helped their day a reality. Oh and to see some photos from their day of course!

“The best decision we made for our wedding was having Marissa as our photographer. Our families could not stop talking about how great she was when shooting our rehearsal and wedding. Marissa has a way of making anyone feel natural and comfortable in front of the camera and she does it effortlessly because it’s literally her character/personality. She will bring your vision to life! Now looking back at our wedding I realize how important it is to have a photographer that brings the most calming + structured + positive energy- they are with you the majority of the day. Marissa ensured that we stayed on schedule and even pivoted when we had issues with our trolley for pictures— she is the reason I wasn’t extremely stressed in that moment. I feel really lucky to have had Marissa as our photographer, she was easily the best/most important vendor choice we made.”

Venue: Walden Chicago
Hair: Megan Schnell Hair
Makeup: Joey Soluvly
Floral: Thistle and Plume
Dress Designer: Alena Leena Bridal
Dress Boutique: Alice in Ivory
Lighting/Draping: MDM Entertainment
Linens: Windy City Linen
Dessert: Broken Tart
Band: Blue Water Kings Band

Walden Chicago Wedding | Ang + Tre


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