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Couples Helping Couples | Episode 2: Chicago wedding planner advice column

In this 8 minute episode with former Chicago bride turned planner, Meghan, we speak about all things wedding. This episode in an interview style with with candor. Meghan’s bubbly personality comes through to advise other celebrants planning their wedding as to how to keep tensions low and stay involved: especially in a big wedding format. […]

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Couples helping couples: Episode 1| Chicago wedding photographer podcast

In this week’s 24 minute episode filled with laughter with former Mandelette bride, Elise, we talk all things life and wedding. Elise gives her wonderful advice to future couples planning their wedding, and describes what she would have done differently and what she would have done again. Elise talks about planning a laid-back, stress-free wedding […]

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Advice for future couples planning their wedding | Chicago wedding photographer

Hi everyone! I hope you all are enjoying some sunshine, or if it is raining where you are, a cozy blanket and cup of hot cocoa. Sit back and relax if you are reading this, because we have some awesome tips for you from a former bride turned wedding planner that pertain to planning your […]

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Planning a wedding through Covid-19 | Chicago wedding photographer

Planning a wedding is stressful as it is, but add in a global pandemic, and that stress is maximized. My heart goes out to all of the couples who have had to postpone, have lost retainers, and are unsure of what lies ahead. If you have been following me for a while, you may have […]

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Union Station Engagement | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Maureen and Kyle are the cutest pair! The two enjoy electronic beats, and are all giggly and goofy together. I had such a fun time laughing and dancing along with them at their Union Station Chicago engagement session. I can’t wait for their wedding at the Peggy Notebart Butterly Musuem! Cheers to this lovely couple. […]

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Milton Lee Olive Park | Chicago Elopement Photographer

Eric and Faye had a wedding that brought tears to all of our eyes. This cute couple met years back, and shares a space together in Chicago. Eric’s and Faye’s family members were sweet as can be, and only added to the magic of this quaint and quirky elopement. Eric and Faye shared their vows […]

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Olive Park Elopement | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Kashon and Michael had the cutest elopement ever on a cloudy day, where the sun came out just in time for their portraits. When their planners, Michelle and Rian, asked me to photograph this dreamy Chicago elopement, of course my answer was a YES, accompanied by a gleeful dance around my apartment! As a Chicago […]

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How much does a wedding photographer cost in Chicago? | Chicago Wedding Photographer

I get asked often by friends and family members planning their wedding: how much should I expect to pay for a wedding photographer? I have written this blog post to provide genuine expectations for your wedding planning process, and hope that this helps you in your planning journey! Wedding photographers in Chicago start at anywhere […]

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10 Free, At Home Date Night Ideas | Chicago Wedding Photographer

As a Chicago wedding photographer dating a salesman, we are trying to be creative with all of our down time at home, and are keeping romance alive. I wanted to provide some loving ideas for you and your partner that you can do for free or low cost, and that are at home. Peek below […]

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