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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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Where to order custom Save the Dates and Thank You cards

Finding the perfect Save the Date or Thank You Card can be tough. Many companies embed their logo onto the card, which does not exactly allude to the luxury experience from wedding start to finish. If you value paper goods, our team member, Sierra, can make you a custom thank you card or save the […]

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Engagement, Wedding

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How to plan a styled shoot

Hi there, budding photographer! So, you want to grow your business. Congrats on taking the first step by reading this blog! I am about to show you what has worked for me in terms of planning a styled shoot in Chicago, Illinois. Announce to your sphere of influence that you are planning a styled shoot […]

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White Pines Ranch Wedding

Atlee and Mike are so stinking cute together! When asking Atlee to fill out a survey on how the pair met, this was her reply: “We met three years prior to the wedding at the bride’s best friend’s bachelorette party (where I was the maid of honor at). Some of the bridesmaids knew that Mike […]

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Kelsey and Dain’s Adler Planetarium Wedding Chicago

Adler Planetarium Wedding Chicago Kelsey and Dain met back in college, but the pair did not know that they had attended high school together (and had my big sister as a physics teacher!). The two met in a bar.. Dain was there to meet another girl for a date that night, and the girl was […]

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Nathan and Fedrerica’s Backyard Wisconsin Wedding

Nathan and Fede met in Israel. When Nathan first saw Fede, he said that she was way out of his league. When Fede told a friend of Nathan’s that she liked him, Nathan did not want to miss a golden opportunity to date someone as classy and beautiful as his now wife. Little did the […]

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