Chicago, IL

Millennium Park

One of the most beautiful parks in the city, Millennium has plenty to see and do, with perhaps the most popular spot being the famous Cloud Gate art piece, also known as The Bean. A visually striking spot at any time, this area offers very cool photo ops close to the heart of the city.

Another out-of-the-box photography location within the park would be Crown Fountain, which is a striking black granite pool with a 500-foot tall screen that shows the faces of the community.

Address: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602

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Stairwell at the Rookery Building

Known to be one of the most elegant buildings in the city, the Rookery has a stunning light-filled atrium with full glass ceiling and grand marble staircase. It also houses a remarkable iconic winding staircase that adds a luxurious look to any photo.

The outer building has warm brick façade with old world features that add beauty and charm to wedding photos, while the interior is filled with bold artistic details that make each photo pop.

Address: 209 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60604

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Adler Planetarium

With stunning panoramic views of the Chicago’s skyline and Lake Michigan, the Adler Planetarium is the perfect combination of bustling city and calm nature wedding photos. Known to be a popular wedding venue, this is also one of the best places to get those bold and colorful sunset shots.

Combining historical and modern architecture with big open spaces adds a lot of visual interest for bold wedding photos, no matter if the wedding party is big or small.

Address: 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

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Naperville, IL

McDowell Grove Forest Preserve

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Address: 4s500 Raymond Dr, Naperville, IL 60563

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Riverwalk Park

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Address: 500 Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

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Springbrook Prairie

Address: Naperville, IL 60540

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