10 Best Places to Propose in Chicago
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10 Best Places to Propose in Chicago

10 Best Places to Propose in Chicago So, you’ve decided it’s time to pop the question, and now it’s you need to figure out when and where you might get down on one knee and ask, “Will you marry me?” Don’t worry if you’re not sure where to go. Chicago is a huge city, and…

5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer
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5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer

5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer “All of these photographers are within our price point, so I guess we could go with any of them.” If you’re just starting to plan your wedding, then you may not have a good idea what options are available to you when it comes to choosing a…

Should you hire a second wedding photographer?
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Should you hire a second wedding photographer?

Should you hire a second wedding photographer? Whenever I sit down with a couple for a wedding day discovery meeting, the question is bound to come up: “Do we need a second photographer for our wedding?” Deciding if you should hire a second wedding photographer is a very important decision to make. Many couples list…

How to Plan the Best Micro Wedding in Chicago | Micro Wedding Planning Tips
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How to Plan the Best Micro Wedding in Chicago | Micro Wedding Planning Tips

How to Plan the Best Micro Wedding in Chicago | My Top Micro Wedding Planning Tips | Chicago Wedding Photographer The wedding planning process has changed significantly in 2020. I’m here to share some good news and give you the micro wedding planning tips that I’ve learned over the past few months. Who am I?…

7 Best Chicago Engagement Photo Locations | Chicago Wedding Photographer
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7 Best Chicago Engagement Photo Locations | Chicago Wedding Photographer

7 Best Chicago Engagement Photo Locations | Chicago Wedding Photographer Sometimes I sit down with a bride and groom to plan their engagement session, and they draw a blank when I ask them where I’d like their engagement session to be. Chicago is a huge metropolis, offering so many unique and beautiful photo spots, it…

5 Wedding Album Reasons: Why you should consider investing in a timeless heirloom | Chicago Wedding Photographer
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5 Wedding Album Reasons: Why you should consider investing in a timeless heirloom | Chicago Wedding Photographer

5 Wedding Album Reasons: Why you should consider investing in a timeless heirloom | Chicago Wedding Photographer Wedding Album Reasons Many couples ask me why they should consider investing in a wedding album, adding another expense to an already expensive day. But here’s something to consider: a high-quality wedding album is likely to last decades,…

How to Get Amazing Detail Photos on Your Wedding Day | 5 Wedding Detail Photo Tips | Chicago Wedding Photographer
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How to Get Amazing Detail Photos on Your Wedding Day | 5 Wedding Detail Photo Tips | Chicago Wedding Photographer

5 Wedding Detail Photo Tips | How to Get Amazing Detail Photos On Your Wedding Day | Chicago Wedding Photographer I love creating detail photos for my clients. Starting the wedding day by artfully styling rings, shoes, invitation suites, and other personal items is always personally and creatively fulfilling for me, but that’s not the…

Finding the Perfect Light for Your Engagement Session | Chicago Wedding Photographer
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Finding the Perfect Light for Your Engagement Session | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Finding the Perfect light for your Engagement Session | Chicago Wedding Photographer As you get ready for your engagement session, you’re definitely going to want to carefully plan your outfits. But something you might not think to plan for is your engagement session lighting. And no, I’m not talking about bringing a big off-camera flash…

Questions to Ask a Wedding Planner | Chicago Wedding Photographer
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Questions to Ask a Wedding Planner | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Questions to Ask a Wedding Planner | Chicago Wedding Photographer Your wedding celebration is the first chapter in your new life together, centered around you and your partner’s love and commitment to each other. If you’re considering adding a professional planner to your vendor team, it’s important that you vet them thoroughly to make sure…

How to choose your dream wedding dress | Chicago Wedding Photographer
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How to choose your dream wedding dress | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Dress silhouettes First, let’s gather some ideas for the type of dress that will fit you best! When looking at wedding dress designs, consider something that flatters your unique shape. Mermaid Silhouette If you’re a curvy gal, then the mermaid silhouette (sometimes called “trumpet,” too!), might be right for you. With a fitted bodice, waist,…

5 Tips for including your pet in your engagement session
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5 Tips for including your pet in your engagement session

5 Tips for Including Your Pet in Your Engagement Session More and more of my brides and grooms ask me if they can bring their favorite doggo to their engagement session, and my answer is always, “Of course!” I’m an animal lover, so I understand just how meaningful including a furry family member in your…

6 Tips to Improve Engagement Photos
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6 Tips to Improve Engagement Photos

6 Tips to Improve Engagement Photos This is it. You’ve booked a photographer and you’re getting ready for your engagement session, but you’re not sure how to make the most of your session. If you haven’t had professional photographs taken before, or if it’s been a while since you were photographed together, read on for…