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Oak Forest Illinois Wedding Photographers
Oak Forest is a suburban city about 24 miles south/southwest of downtown Chicago in Bremen Township in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 28,051 at the 2000 census.

The area currently known as Oak Forest was originally called Cooper's Grove in the 1800s. Cooper's Grove was then bounded by Kenton, Cicero, Kilpatrick, Lamon, Lavergne and LeClaire Avenues. Mr. Cooper who settled here in the 1830s was said to have been the first resident of Bremen Township.

The community was further established when settlers arrived to farm in the area (many German-born), sometime in the mid to late 1840s. The Cooper's Grove post office began service in 1848 and later changed its name to New Bremen alongside the Bachelor's Grove post office which began service in 1843 and later changed its name to Bremen after township governments were established in Cook County in 1850. Neighboring community Tinley Park was part of the community know as New Bremen starting in 1854 until it was later incorporated as Tinley Park in 1892. The population of Bachelor's Grove began to dwindle with people moving to New Bremen/Tinley Park or Blue Island to be along the railroad tracks for more economic opportunity.

Christian Goesel settled along 147th and Oak Park Avenue (then Bachelor's Grove Road) in 1861 in a community named Goeselville where a satellite of the New Bremen/Tinley Park post office operated from 1884 to 1903. At its highest peak there were about 30 residents in this area with a few general stores to supply area farmers. This area was absorbed by Oak Forest with earlier settlements abandoned and forgotten. The earliest reference to the community as "Oak Forest" (probably so named for its proximity to nearby forest preserves and mature oak trees throughout and surrounding the area) is in an 1893 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway timetable. Oak Forest was incorporated as a village in 1947, and then incorporated as the City of Oak Forest in 1971. It became a Home Rule Community in 1981. The first Oak Fest Celebration - now an eagerly anticipated annual event - was first held in 1987.

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

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


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

We have several specials currently being offered for Oak Forest 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 Oak Forest, 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.