Palos Park Illinois Micro-Wedding | Illinois Wedding Photographer | Alejandro & Annelle

Annelle & Alejandro’s Illinois Elopement

Alejandro and Annelle! What an incredibly beautiful micro-wedding. This intimate elopement was in Palos Park, Illinois at The Wayside Chapel at The Center. It was a rainy fall day as these two promised their lives to each other and every moment was a dream! We LOVE Alejandro and Annelle's love story! They met while playing an online video game. Annelle lived in New York and Alejandro lived here in Chicago. They dated long distance, fell in love, and finally married in 2020 in Illinois! They chose to have an intimate ceremony with just their closest family members with them. The couple and their family celebrated with tacos afterwards!

Rainy Day Wedding Portrait Ideas

The rain didn’t stop us from taking photos of Alejandro and Annelle’s day! After the ceremony, we captured portraits of the couple in the gardens at the Center. The garden was filled with majestic oak trees that had vibrant fall colors. Alejandro and Annelle brought a clear umbrella to keep them dry as they walked the cobblestone paths through the gardens. If it's looking like it might rain on your wedding day, here are some tips:

  • Scout out some indoor locations for photos with good lighting. Your photographer can help with this!
  • Look at what time of day there might be breaks in the rain and schedule any outdoor photos during that time.
  • Bring a clear umbrella, or a cute umbrella that you like, in case you end up braving the rain for portraits!

Do I need a wedding photographer for a small wedding?

More and more couples are choosing to celebrate their wedding day their way, which can mean having a small wedding or elopement instead of a large wedding. You don’t have to have a huge wedding to hire a wedding photographer. A photographer will capture the moments that you will want to cherish and share with loved ones for years to come. We personally love capturing micro-weddings and elopements! We have created personalized packages for our couples so that they can have the high-quality images they want even if their wedding day has a short timeline or small guest list. If you are planning to elope in Illinois, contact us today!

Illinois Wedding Photographer

Hi! We are Jacob and Amanda Rousary, wedding photographers based in Chicago, IL! We absolutely love getting to know couples with unique love stories and capturing a part of that story through engagement and wedding photography. Reach out to us today and tell us your love story!