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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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Morton Arboretum Proposal | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Alex and Emily are so sweet together, as is their dog, Greta! Alex had been planning to propose to Emily for quite some time, picked the perfect ring, and coordinated the whole thing with myself and Emily’s best friend, who happens to be a planner with the Simply Elegant Group in Chicago. Danielle and I […]

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Chicago Wedding Photographer | Garfield Park Conservatory Engagement

Ally and Griffin are the cutest pair! They asked me to photograph their wedding in Lake Barrington this September, and I just can’t wait for their big day 🙂 These cuties looked for a Chicago wedding photographer near and far, but after our initial phone call, we knew we were the perfect fit! Ally met […]

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Chicago Wedding Photographer | BRIX on the Fox Wedding

As a Chicago wedding photographer, I get to see all kinds of beautiful and unique weddings. Christine and Chris were married at Brix on the Fox in the Chicago Suburbs. Everything about their wedding was personalized and unique! From the flowers to the makeup artists to the DJ, every vendor that the couple chose was […]

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Save the Date Cards | Chicago Wedding Photographer

As a Chicago wedding photographer, I get asked all of the time about what save the date cards look best for their big day. For my clients, I am always here to make recommendations and help choose that wow-factor image for your wedding announcements. A personal friend of mine customized a Basic Invite template, and […]

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Complete shot list to provide for your Chicago wedding 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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Client Experience, Photography Education

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How to Select a Photo Booth in Chicago | Chicago Wedding Photographer

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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