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Viceroy | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Viceroy Chicago will charm you immediately as you walk into their lobby, and are greeted by their ornate features and friendly staff. If it is winter, there will be a roaring fire in their fireplace as you walk in, and toasty warmth with comfortable seating. Their ballroom seats around 200 guests, and also has a […]

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The Stockhouse + The Zephyr | Chicago Wedding Photographer

It’s not very often you meet staff as friendly and kind as those at Stockhouse & Zephyr Chicago! Jenna, the events manager, gave me a tour of The Stockhouse (white venue with rooftop below), and we spent the better of two hours chatting, laughing, and getting to know one another. The Stockhouse is a bright […]

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Newberry Library | Chicago Wedding Photographer

The Newberry Library is truly a historic and beautiful space. From the array of old and romantic books, to the restored original mosaic floor in the lobby, there is so much that one can do with a space like this! Chayla and Matina, the event coordinators at the library, surprised me with this styled shoot […]

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Walden | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Touring Walden was a dream: the bright ethereal lighting, the floral installation by Steve’s Flower Market, the built in archway and stunning decor, it was all lovely. To top it all off, Walden has their own internal planning company, Plum and Ivy, who plans hundreds of events for them every year. The venue is complete […]

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International Museum of Surgical Science | Chicago Wedding Photographer

The International Museum of Surgical Science, or IMSS, has a long rooted history in Chicago and photography. The woman that the home was built for had a son who was extremely interested in photography, and his works made with pin hole cameras are situated throughout the museum. The stunning library and hall of mortals on […]

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Loft on Lake | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Loft on Lake is truly a special place. Once a photo studio, the family owned business converted into a Chicago wedding venue situated perfectly in the bustling west loop. Nods to the family photography history are found throughout the space, including 2 vintage cameras that were in a historic camera store in Chicago. The wedding […]

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Cafe Brauer | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Cafe Brauer is honestly one of my favorite venues to capture, and I definitely would be getting married there if it weren’t for 2020 blues. This venue has a gorgeous entrance from start to finish. The stained glass lights as you enter the foyer set the tone for a luxury evening in the great hall. […]

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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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