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Lemont is a relatively affluent village in Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 13,098 at the 2000 census. A great percentage of the village's residents are predominately Caucasian, making it one of the least diverse suburbs of the Chicago metropolitan area.

The village of Lemont began during the planning and construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal (I&M Canal), in the mid 1800s. The location of the town of Lemont is just west of the originally planned location of a town on the I&M Canal to be called "Athens".

The town of Athens was never built, due to the proximity of the village of Lemont. The town provided support services for construction of the canal, providing housing as well as a red light district known as "Smokey Row". Many of the original buildings of this era still exist in the downtown area. The historic central business district, adjacent to the I&M Canal, contains numerous examples of architectural styles of the mid 1800s. Many of these buildings are constructed of locally quarried limestone, which at the time of mining was termed "Athens Marble". One famous historic structure which is constructed of this material is the Chicago Water Tower (the only structure to survive the Great Chicago Fire).


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The I&M Canal was used until the early 1900s. It was succeeded as a major conduit for shipment of cargo by the parallel Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The Sanitary and Ship Canal, which is presently in use, is the sole water connection between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River.

Lemont is home to the Argonne National Laboratory, Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (home of the PGA Tour's Western Open and now the PGA Tour's BMW Championship). Sacred architecture is another strong suit of Lemont whose skyline is dominated by two landmark religious edifices: the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago and SS. Cyril and Methodius church in the 'Polish Cathedral style'. Interestingly enough both are situated in the sides of hills, giving an even more dramatic backdrop to their monumental architecture.

Lemont was featured in the movie Save the Last Dance starring Julia Stiles. The first five minutes of the movie take place in various areas of Lemont. Lemont High School was depicted as Johnson's white Midwestern high school. Portions of the front of the high school were shown along with the main staircase inside the school. A Lemont home and flower shop and Theo J. Gorski & Sons Bus Company[1] were also featured in the beginning of the film. Lemont has also been featured in The Hunter (1980), Straight Talk (1992), Children on Their Birthdays (2002), The Poker House (2008), Witless Protection staring Larry the Cable Guy (2008), Straight Talk (1992), and Under the Bus (2000).Furthermore, several commercials and a made for tv movie "Enememies,(2006)" were filmed in the downtown location.

In 2006, the Lemont Little League All-Star team traveled to the 60th Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The team, which represented the Great Lakes region, received 4th place after losing to the Beaverton, Oregon team and was the only team to beat the champions from Georgia. Upon returning home, the Lemont team received a parade down State Street in honor of their achievements. In 2007 R. Kelly filmed a music video for the song Rock Star at The Carousel, a local bar in Lemont. Later in 2007, the Interstate 355 tollway extension opened, providing Lemont with more direct access to the Chicago expressway system. This is expected to generate major growth over the coming years. Academy Award winner Diablo Cody, writer of the film Juno, was reared in Lemont. In 2008 the Lemont Girls 10-11 year old Softball All Star team went down to Beardstown, Illinois after defeating Brookfield in a two game win. Once at Beardstown, the team defeated the Rock Falls team in a two game streak, and won the Championship. This feat has not been accomplished in over 30 years.

Illinois Cities in Which We Have Performed Wedding Photography
Below is a partial list of cities in which we have performed wedding photography:
Arlington Heights
Downers Grove
Elk Grove Village
Glen Ellyn
Lake Forest
Long Grove
New Lenox
Oak Park
Oak Brook
Orland Park
Palos Hills
St. Charles
Tinley Park
Villa Park
West Chicago
Willow Springs
Lemont, Illinois
The town of Lemont, Illinois is one of our most favorite towns in which to capture wedding photography. The beautiful town of Lemont gives us many opportunities to perform our photojournalist wedding style as well as traditional wedding style of photography.

In addition to Lemont, other favorite towns we have enjoyed performing wedding photography in include: Chicago, Naperville, Lemont, Schaumburg, Oakbrook and Lombard.

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Specials for Lemont Weddings

We have several specials currently being offered for Lemont 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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