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Lower West Side located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of 77 well-defined Chicago community areas. The area is called Pilsen by Chicago area residents.

Heart of Chicago is a neighborhood located in the southwest corner of the Lower West Side community area and has an Italian restaurant strip on Oakley.

Pilsen is a neighborhood made up of the residential sections of the Lower West Side community area of Chicago. In the late 19th century Pilsen was inhabited by Czech immigrants who named the district after Plzeň, the fourth largest city in what is now the Czech Republic. The population also included in smaller numbers other ethnic groups from the Austro-Hungarian Empire including Slovaks, Slovenes, Croats and Austrians, as well as immigrants of Polish and Lithuanian Heritage. Many of the immigrants worked in the stockyards and the surrounding factories. As many early 20th Century American urban neighborhoods, however, Pilsen was home to the wealthy as well as the working class and doctors lived next to maids and laborers amongst businessmen with the whole area knitted together based on the ethnicities, mostly of Slavic descent, who were not readily welcome in other areas of the city.

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The Czechs had replaced the Germans, who had settled there first with the Irish in the mid 1800s. Beginning in the early 1970s Pilsen became increasingly ethnically Mexican as people were forced to move when their former small enclave to the North of Pilsen was torn down to make way for the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mexico's racial breakdown is officially presented as 9-17% white, 60% Mestizo (Indigenous-European hybrid), 30% Indigenous, and 1% other but the majority of Pilsen's most recent immigrants are those of the Mestizaje (mixture) of Indians and Spaniards. Mexico, like the United States, is a PanCultural Society. Latinos became the majority in 1970 when they surpassed the Slavic population. The Slavs were the majority in the 1960s but the passage of the INS Act of 1965 caused a turn in the ethnic makeup of not only Pilsen but the United States as a whole. The neighborhood continued to serve as port of entry for immigrants, both legal and undocumented immigrants and mostly of Mexican descent, since. Many elderly central Europeans, some even without English language skills, also still reside in Pilsen. Pilsen's Mexican population is increasingly dwarfed by what has become the largest Mexican neighborhood in Chicago, Little Village. Famed author Stuart Dybek hails from Pilsen and explores these issues such as ethnic change and acculturation through his short stories in books such as Childhood and Other Neighborhoods or The Coast of Chicago.

Chicago Neighborhoods in Which We Have Performed Wedding Photography
Below is a partial list of cities in which we have performed wedding photography:
Rogers Park
West Ridge
Lincoln Square
Edison Park
Norwood Park
Jefferson Park
Forest Glen
North Park
Albany Park
North Center
Lincoln Park
Logan Square
Portage Park
Irving Park
Blemont Cragin
Near North Side
Near South Side
Humbolt Park
West Town
West Garfield Park
East Garfield Park
Near West Side
North Lawndale
South Lawndale
Lower West Side
Garfield Ridge
Archer Heights
Brighton Park
McKinley Park
New City
West Elsdon
Gage Park
West Lawn
Chicago Lawn
West Englewood
Armour Square
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The neighborhood of Lower West Side is one of our most favorite Chicago neighborhoods in which to capture wedding photography. The beautiful neighborhood of Lower West Side gives us many opportunities to perform our photojournalist wedding style as well as traditional wedding style of photography.

In addition to Lower West Side , other favorite towns we have enjoyed performing wedding photography in include: Lombard, Joliet, Naperville, Schaumburg, and Oakbrook.

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Specials for Lower West Side Weddings

We have several specials currently being offered for Lower West Side Weddings. See our pricing page for our current specials as well as pricing for:

  • Traditional Wedding Albums
  • Matted Wedding Albums
  • Coffee Table Books
  • Flush Mount Albums
  • High Resolution Digital Negatives
  • Prints in Color, Black & White, and Sepia
  • Digital Photo Albums
  • Musical Photo Show DVDs
  • Photo Composites
  • Special Effects

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