When to Schedule Engagement Photos
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When to Schedule Engagement Photos

When to Schedule Engagement Photos As soon as you log into a popular wedding planning site like WeddingWire or The Knot, you’re presented with a “wedding planning checklist” filled with every possible wedding-related task under the sun. Many of them may not apply to your celebration plans and situation! Something every wedding planning checklist will…

10 Best Tips to Personalize Your Engagement Photos
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10 Best Tips to Personalize Your Engagement Photos

How to Personalize Your Engagement Photos You’re engaged! Now what? Oh, that’s right. You need to schedule your engagement photos, and you’re twelve steps down your wedding planning checklist, knee-deep (or neck-deep) in logistics related to the wedding day. You want your session to be memorable and unique, so what’s the best way to personalize…

How Much Should I Spend On My Wedding Photographer? | Chicago Wedding Photographer Cost
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How Much Should I Spend On My Wedding Photographer? | Chicago Wedding Photographer Cost

How Much Should I Spend On My Wedding Photographer? | Chicago Wedding Photographer Cost If you’re like me when I got engaged, one of the first steps after that happy “I do” moment was that realization of…we need a budget! A wedding celebration is an important milestone in every couple’s love story, and one of…

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?…

10 Best Chicago Engagement Photo Locations
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10 Best Chicago Engagement Photo Locations

10 Best Chicago Engagement Photo Locations 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 can be overwhelming trying…

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

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
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Finding the Perfect Light for Your Engagement Session

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
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Questions to Ask a Wedding Planner

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…