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Complete shot list to provide for your photographer

As a wedding photographer in Chicago, I get asked all the time by my clients, “can I please have an example shot list to base mine off?” So in turn, I have created an outline that you can use to base your shot lists off of! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts in the […]

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How to Select a Photo Booth in Chicago

In this guest post from In Light Photo Booths, we’re going to take the stress out of the decision-making surrounding the countless photo booth options. In this article, we’re going to break down your choices so it’s easier to make a decision about your wedding photo booth.  Open-Style Photo Booth Option for Your Wedding Open-style […]

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What is a Parent Album?

As a Chicago wedding photographer, I get asked often what a parent album is, and what the difference is between a parent album and a client album, so I thought I would write a post about it! What is the purpose of a parent album? -The purpose of a parent album is to gift each […]

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The Film Archives: Roll 3- Canon 1V Fuji 400H

Being a Chicago wedding photographer who has shot digital for years, I had my first 35mm film client come to Rogers Park to shoot with me… YAY! I was over the moon with how these scans turned out with my new Canon1V film camera. This was my first time shooting with the 1V, and the […]

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The Film Archives: Rolls 1&2- Fuji 400h PentaxK1000

Being a Chicago wedding photographer who has been shooting digital for over 10 years, I just started shooting film! After idolizing film photographers for about a decade, my father gifted me his old Pentax K1000 film camera, which some would say could double as a hammer for nails since it is so durable. I am […]

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How to get amazing getting ready photos

Ever wonder how some brides’ getting ready locations really look stunning in their wedding photos? There are a few tips and tricks to help you prepare, and I am sharing them here! I am a Chicago wedding photographer with a team of wedding photographers and videographers, and we are all trained in the same style […]

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Chicago History Museum Romantic Garden Wedding Photographer

Our team of Chicago wedding vendors went above and beyond to create a romantic, modern shoot with vintage elements. This styled shoot couple was so cute together, and was over the moon to take part in this shoot at the historic venue. The team of vendors pulled together to create a modern elegance with a romantic feel. Peek below […]

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Intimate Lincoln Park Wedding |Chicago Wedding Photographer

Chris and Brooke are the cutest pair! The two knew that they were made for each other once they moved into their West Loop apartment after years of dating, and just “fell into step without missing a beat.” I am so happy for these cuties, as they tied the knot at the Lincoln Park Conservatory’s […]

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The Drake Chicago Intimate Wedding

Elise and Alex knew they did not want a traditional wedding. That’s why they employed the help of the best elopement planners in town to make their non traditional, intimate wedding dream a reality. At The Drake, we typically think of the big ballrooms and extravagance, but that is just not this pair’s style. Tastefully […]

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