Gabby and Yan had a larger wedding abroad but before they left they wanted to have a ceremony in Chicago to celebrate with local family and friends. They decided to keep it simple and small. We started the day meeting up at a neighborhood coffee shop.  On the phone, Gabby said there would be no first look since they were getting ready together but they’d love to start their day with a coffee– it was kind of a must since great coffee is something that they share a love for as a couple. We met up, they caffeinated, had a bite, and we took a couple photos on location. Next, we were off to Lincoln Park for a few portraits before meeting up with family and friends for their intimate and super sweet ceremony. Their dads were their attendants and everyone was so overjoyed for these two. I ended coverage at the park and they were off to a dinner to continue the celebration.

Thank you Gabby and Yan, I had so much fun with you two! Below are some of my faves.

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Angela Renée is a Chicago based wedding photographer that gets excited by meeting people and documenting creative events both local and destination. Contact Angela Renée for any inquiries, and head to her blog for more wedding and engagement photos!