Rachel Mandel, Author at mandelettephoto.com

Colvin House |Chicago Wedding Photographers

Cole and I got married on the luckiest day of the year. 7-18-21, are all lucky numbers both in Vegas and Jewish tradition. The one thing missing from our wedding was my father, who passed away from brain cancer this March. He was shining down from heaven on our cocktail-style event, and I carried his […]

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Kickapoo Creek Winery | Chicago Wedding Photographers

Ashlan and Dimitri have a special kind of quiet love that fills the senses and warms the soul. They also share a sense of humor together, and their families mesh so well. The pair met after Dimitri moved to central Illinois following his studies to be an engineer at Purdue. I am so happy for […]

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Backyard rooftop wedding | Chicago photographers

Bridget and Scott met so many years ago, and still love each other just as much as the first day they laid eyes on each other. One pandemic, a baby born this March, and so much love and support later, the pair tied the knot in their backyard in downtown, Chicago. Their rooftop which was […]

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Bolingbrook Golf Club Wedding | Chicago Photographers

Lauren and Mike met 12 years ago in high school. One party that they went to, they shared their first kiss and knew almost immediately that it would be a lasting bond. Lauren’s best friend proceeded to tell everyone out of excitement that they had kissed! The pair soon started dating, and Mike proposed in […]

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Tavern on Rush Proposal | Chicago Wedding Photographers

Iris and Lexi are so cute together! The pair met at a party, where Lexi “put the moves on Iris,” and her moves worked! A few years later, the pair are ready to tie the knot! I am so excited for them, and can’t wait for their Chicago wedding. Peek below for their beautiful public […]

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Museum of Science and Industry Engagement | Chicago Wedding Photographers

Jessica and Randy are such a fun couple! I met them through Melissa at Clementine Custom Events, and we hit it off right away 🙂 Randy is one of the funniest people out there, and Jessica is super easygoing and sweet. Together, they are a recipe for giggles, a sweet and kind type of love, […]

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Wrigley Building Elopement | Chicago Wedding Photographers

Rachel and Connor are so sweet together! The two met at Georgia Tech while studying engineering abroad in China. Rachel is Korean and met Conner in the study abroad program. The pair dated long distance for many years, and they finally moved in together in the Chicago suburbs! After so much time apart, they felt […]

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Royal Sonesta Proposal | Chicago Wedding Photographers

Tim and Daria met on Instagram! Tim had sent Daria about 5 friend requests, and she kept turning him down. Eventually, he broke her walls down and she accepted! The two fell in love very quickly, and soon enough had bought a house together in the Chicago suburbs. One year later, Tim popped the question […]

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London House Engagement Party | Chicago Wedding Photographers

Tre and Ang met in college at Iowa, just bought a condo in Roscoe Village, and have been dating for over six years! It was Tre’s mom’s birthday, and he was using the event as a decoy to surprise Ang with a proposal and engagement party. Tre got down on one knee at the Wrigley […]

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