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Naperville is an affluent city in the Chicago metropolitan area in Illinois in the United States, voted the second and third best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine in 2006 and 2008 respectively. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 128,358, and the population was estimated at 147,779 in 2006.

Naperville is the fifth largest city in the state, behind Chicago, neighboring Aurora, Rockford, and Joliet. Approximately 100,000 "Napervillians" live in DuPage County, while about 50,000 reside in Will County.

Once a quaint farming town,[5] Naperville has evolved into a wealthy city due in part to a massive migration of professionals in the 1990s seeking jobs and globally renowned public schools.[6] This can be seen in part by the enormous growth of high-tech companies such as Tellabs, Alcatel-Lucent and the BP North American Chemical Headquarters, all located in Naperville. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked both Naperville School District 203 high schools among the top 3 percent of high schools in the country.[7] Also, District 204's Neuqua Valley High School and Waubonsie Valley High School won the Grammy Gold Signature School award in 2005 and 2007 respectively, ranking them top in the nation for a music program in a high school.

In July 1831, Joseph Naper arrived at the banks of the DuPage River with his family and friends to found what would be known as Naper's Settlement. Among those original settlers were Naper's wife Almeda Landon, his brother John with wife Betsy Goff, his sister Amy with husband John Murray, and his mother Sarah. Their arrival followed a nearly two-month voyage across three Great Lakes in the Naper brothers' schooner, the Telegraph. Also on that journey were several families who remained in the still raw settlement that would become Chicago, including that of Dexter Graves who is memorialized in Graceland Cemetery by a well-known Loredo Taft statue.

By 1832, over one hundred settlers had arrived at Naper's Settlement. These settlers were temporarily displaced to Fort Dearborn for protection from an anticipated attack by the Sauk tribe. Fort Payne was built at Naper's Settlement, the settlers returned and the attack never materialized. The Pre-Emption House was constructed in 1834, as the Settlement became a stage-coach stop on the road from Chicago to Galena. Reconstructions of Fort Payne and the Pre-Emption House stand as part of Naper Settlement, which was first established by the Naperville Heritage Society and the Naperville Park District in 1969 to preserve some of the community's oldest buildings.[8] After DuPage County was split from Cook County in 1839, Naper's Settlement became the DuPage county seat, a distinction it held until 1868. Naper's Settlement was incorporated as the Village of Naperville in 1857, at which time it had a population of 2,000. Reincorporation as a city occurred in 1890. A predominantly rural community for most of its existence, Naperville experienced a population explosion, starting in the 1960s, but largely during the 1980s and 1990s following the construction of the East-West Tollway (now known as the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) and North-South tollways. In the past two decades, it has nearly quadrupled in size as Chicagoland's urban sprawl brought corporations, jobs, and wealth to the area.

On April 26, 1946, Naperville was the site of one of the worst train accidents in Chicagoland history. Two Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad trains, the Advance Flyer and the Exposition Flyer, collided 'head to tail' on a single track just west of the Loomis Street grade crossing. The accident killed 45 and injured more than 1000 residents. This event is commemorated in a metal inlay map of Naperville on the southeast corner of Nichols Library's sidewalk area.[9] Forty acres once housed Nike Site C-70 in Naperville, Illinois. It has since been "Divided into an office park and Nike Park, part of the Naperville Park District, with soccer, softball and Little League fields. It is located at the south-east corner of Mill Street and Diehl Road in northern Naperville.

The March 2006 issue of Chicago magazine cites a mid-1970s decision to make and keep all parking in downtown Naperville free in order to keep downtown Naperville "alive" in the face of competition with Fox Valley Mall in Aurora and the subsequent sprawl of strip shopping malls. Existing parking meters were taken down, parking in garages built in the 1980s and 1990s is free, and parking is still available on major thoroughfares during non-peak hours.[8] Naperville marked the 175th anniversary of its 1831 founding in 2006. The anniversary events included a series of celebrations, concerts and a balloon parade.

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
Naperville, Illinois
The town of Naperville, Illinois is one of our most favorite towns in which to capture wedding photography. The beautiful town of Naperville gives us many opportunities to perform our photojournalist wedding style as well as traditional wedding style of photography.

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

Naperville Wedding Photography Galleries and Articles
Use the links below to view photos from Naperville Illinois Weddings and other Chicago Weddings as well as articles which can assist you in preparing your Naperville Wedding. Photos and articles include: wedding dresses, wedding shoes, wedding cakes, wedding flowers, wedding invitations, and more!
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Specials for Naperville Weddings

We have several specials currently being offered for Naperville 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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Chicago Wedding Photographers, Loftus Photo & Design, performs photography in Naperville, Illinois and services Chicago, Chicago Suburbs and the greater Chicagoland area with exceptional Wedding Photography as well as portraits, special events, corporate, and commercial photography.