Here in Chicago, we are lucky to have a plethora of amazing locations that are perfect for your wedding day photoshoots. From skyscrapers to green space, Chicago has it all.
TIP: As you are working on your wedding day itinerary, don't try to pack in too many locations! Pick your top TWO favorite spots at most, and then consider their proximity to each other, as well as proximity to your ceremony/reception venue. And then allocate twice as much travelling time from point to point as you normally would... things always run late on a wedding day. It takes much longer to gather and travel with a large bridal party, plus your photographer(s) and maybe your videographer(s). Not to mention when you've booked a limo/trolley/bus, they just are bigger and slower!
Here are some of our favorite Chicago photo spots:
The Financial District & Board of Trade Building (LaSalle & Adams):
The South McCormick Courtyard
This little gem is located directly south of The Art Institute of Chicago off Michigan Avenue!
This well-known Chicago attraction has several photo-op locations! Cloud Gate aka "The Bean"
Chase Promenades at Millennium Park
The Lurie Garden at Millennium Park
Chicago Theater Sign
The State Street Bridge
The Kinzie Street Bridge
Your Favorite Chicago EL stop!
The Wrigley Building
No matter what side of the street you stand on..the view is gorgeous!
Milton Olive Park (near Navy Pier)
Here you get both greenery...
South Pond at Lincoln Park Zoo
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
Tucked away in Lincoln Park off Fullerton Parkway (between Cannon Dr. & Stockton), I think this spot is one of the most magical locations for photos!
Where in Chicago will you head to take photos on your wedding day?