The above image was taken at Valparaiso University a The Chapel of the Resurrection on campus. It's been a few years since I've photographed there, but happy to report that I will be returning in another month for Heather and David's wedding ceremony.
I often get asked "Where Did You Take That Photograph?!!" and the above image is always one of those I get asked about. Today I'm going to post a few more images I often get asked the location of. I always say we can make great photographs anywhere. I've shot in alleys and you will find at least one of those on my wedding photo gallery page. So if you don't have an exotic location for your wedding, don't sweat it. Here's an example of an image taken on the edge of a parking lot on Route 41 in Saint John. The couple told me they were asked by friends if they had flown somewhere previous to their wedding day to take photos!! Good to hear, that means I've done my job. :)
I'm surprised that many couples who book White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point, Indiana don't know about the swampy bridge out in the middle of the course. I suppose it's not high on their list during a tour of the facilities, but it certainly makes for great photo opportunities.
For a rustic outdoor wedding, Gardens on the Prairie in Lowell, Indiana is a great location. Sounds odd, but most days it's a garden center - a place where you buy seeds and plants for your own landscaping. However, they have a beautiful garden there and various areas for outdoor weddings as well as an indoor area should weather not cooperate. This wedding party group shot was taken in front of 'The Ruins' structure that can be seen off the main road.
While photos in Chicago might not be viable for a lot of you, if you want a photo opportunity every time you turn around you will certainly find one there. I often go to the city for engagement photos, but occasionally get the chance to do wedding images there. The beautiful garden at Millennium Park would certainly be one of my stops.
I mentioned alley ways earlier and perhaps this graffiti wall in the back of a Hobart business counts for that. It's just off the path of the boardwalk along Lake George.
I thought we'd end with a fun one of Chris and Candy dancing toward the White Chapel in Hobart, Indiana. This is one that people always recognize the church in the photo, but can't always place where it is. It's Grace Lutheran Church on Rt. 51 just south of Hobart Mercy hospital.
I hope you have enjoyed this post featuring my most asked about wedding photography locations in Northwest Indiana.
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