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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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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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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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