Rachel Mandel, Author at mandelettephoto.com

The Carter Chicago Wedding Photographers

Jessica & Randy had their wedding at The Carter Chicago on a summer day. With planning by Clementine Custom Events, their affair was one for the history books. Gorgeous florals, thoughtfully curated details, and a lot of love went into this event. The couple loves each other dearly, and has truly been through thick and […]

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Bridgeport Art Center Chicago Wedding

Maddy and Josh had a champagne-filled, minimalistic event at the Bridgeport Art Center. Many changes occurred leading up to their date, but the love that they share stole the show, and meant everything to those who were able to be present with them. From illness to unforeseen events, the couple truly weathered the storm, and […]

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Chicago Museum Campus Wedding Photographers

Symone and Erhan are a match made in heaven! Their museum campus engagement session was magical, and fashion magazine inspired. We wandered happily to find the most scenic light and locations. We can not wait to celebrate their wedding next year the Loews Chicago Hotel! Peek below to see their Chicago Museum Campus engagement session. […]

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Chicago Yacht Club Wedding Photographers

Congrats to Holly & Jonathan! Their Chicago Columbia Yacht Club wedding was a dreamboat fete, that set sail to their honeymoon trip around the world as husband and wife. The path of their love continued to marriage, and they are beginning their wedded union on a trip around the globe that encapsulates their love for […]

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Royal Sonesta Chicago Wedding Photographers

Jacky & Hasumi started dating ten years ago, when they were both studying to be data analysts at The University of Michigan. Their love bloomed over time, and immediately upon meeting, they were smitten. They share a beautiful life together in New York City, where both of their families, as well as mine, immigrated to. […]

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Chicago City Hall Wedding Photographers

K + C eloped at Chicago’s iconic City Hall on a rainy day in April. I spent the day with the couple and their families, including their adorable French Bulldog, exploring some of Chicago’s lesser-seen architectural marvels. K’s great grandfather was part of the team who laid the foundation for The Marina Towers and other […]

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Chicago Union Station Engagement Photographers

Joerissa & Montel had the most beautiful engagement session at Chicago’s Union Station. I love it when couples are in love and happy, and allow me to be creative with my photography. This pair was an absolute dream to work with! The couple met in college, and stayed together through thick and thin. Joerissa is […]

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Royal Sonesta Chicago Proposal Photographers

Congratulations, Neal and Pranati! Neal proposed at the penthouse of @royalsonestachicago by having Pranati take a walk down memory lane. As Pranati ascended the floral aisle by @ashaddevents, she was greeted with each step by a grouping of family and friends, each holding an artistic rendering of an important event that the couple has shared in chronological order. […]

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Lincoln Park Chicago Engagement Session

Lindsey & Ross are so adorable together! Although it was freezing and pouring rain on their session date, we truly made lemonade out of lemons. With clear umbrellas, some gorgeous purple attire, a stunning pair of Louboutins, and lots of giggles; their presence brightened up the dreariest of weather. Peek below for their high fashion, […]

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