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…

Claire & Stephen Backyard Wedding Chicago IL
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Claire & Stephen Backyard Wedding Chicago IL

Claire & Stephen Backyard Wedding Chicago IL As seen in Modern Weddings The Venue Claire and Stephen reached out to me about photographing their wedding in January 2020, almost three months before the pandemic changed everything about weddings in 2020. We got to know each other coffee and Chai tea lattes in a chic downtown…

Blue & Blush Lehmann Mansion Wedding Inspiration
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Blue & Blush Lehmann Mansion Wedding Inspiration

Blue & Blush Lehmann Mansion Wedding Inspiration | Chicago Wedding Photographer This beautiful editorial has been featured in Brides & Weddings Magazine and CHI thee WED. My vision for this Lehmann Mansion wedding inspiration event began with a luxurious blush tulle gown from Opal and June, and blossomed from there. By the generous invitation of…

Sean & Ann Wedding Starved Rock State Park Oglesby IL
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Sean & Ann Wedding Starved Rock State Park Oglesby IL

Sean & Ann Wedding Starved Rock State Park Oglesby IL About the Couple I knew Sean and Ann’s wedding would be special when Sean’s email inquiry made reference to the JRR Tolkien quote displayed on my homepage. Sean is the cousin of a former bride, Morgan, and I was so excited for another chance to…

Abigail & Jacob Wedding Aurora IL
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Abigail & Jacob Wedding Aurora IL

Abigail & Jacob Wedding Aurora IL | Chicago Wedding Photographer About the Couple I have known Abigail since undergraduate school — in fact, we’ve attended the same church for many years, too! When I learned that her brother, Andrew, encouraged her to try out the new Facebook dating app, I was so hopeful and excited…

Jessica & Aaron Elopement Navy Pier Chicago IL
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Jessica & Aaron Elopement Navy Pier Chicago IL

Jessica & Aaron Elopement Navy Pier Chicago IL | Chicago Wedding Photographer As seen in CHI thee WED. About the Couple Jessica and Aaron originally planned to tie the knot this year in a grand ceremony and celebration at the Builder’s BLDG in downtown Chicago, but when the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the nation, they…

Katie & Jordan Wedding Bridges Bay Resort Arnolds Park IA
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Katie & Jordan Wedding Bridges Bay Resort Arnolds Park IA

Katie & Jordan Wedding Bridges Bay Resort Arnolds Park IA The Venue When I first met Katie and Jordan way back in 2019, they were planning a grand Fourth of July wedding celebration in their favorite city in America — Chicago — at the Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino. It was going to be an elegant…

How to choose your dream wedding dress
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How to choose your dream wedding dress

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,…

Why not elope? COVID-19 Wedding Tips
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Why not elope? COVID-19 Wedding Tips

Why Not Elope? COVID-19 Wedding Tips | Chicago Wedding Photographer We need a reset button on 2020. Am I right? If you’re like many brides and grooms this year, the coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench in your wedding plans. You had a long wedding planning “to do” list before the virus hit, and now your…

15 Top Wedding Photography Mistakes Not to Make
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15 Top Wedding Photography Mistakes Not to Make

15 Top Wedding Photography Mistakes Not to Make Planning your wedding photography timeline? Researching photographers? If you answered “yes” to either one of those questions, then you’re probably wondering how to make the most of your time with a professional photographer on your wedding day. After all, wedding photos are among the few tangible keepsakes…

Morgan & Chris Wedding Oscar Swan Country Inn Abbey Farms Chicago IL
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Morgan & Chris Wedding Oscar Swan Country Inn Abbey Farms Chicago IL

Chris & Morgan Wedding – Oscar Swan Country Inn Abbey Farms Chicago IL | Chicago Wedding Photographer Getting Ready Chris and Morgan’s Chicago fine art wedding was such an unforgettable experience, spanning four locations and two cultures. Wedding Photos Oscar Swan Country Inn Abbey Farms Chicago IL Morgan got ready with her Mom, sisters, and…

Rachael & Chris: Westin Chicago North Shore Wedding
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Rachael & Chris: Westin Chicago North Shore Wedding

Rachael & Chris: Westin Chicago North Shore Wedding About the Couple Rachael and Chris are longtime Illinois residents, and could not wait to tie the knot in the suburbs of their favorite town, Chicago! Rachael works as a nurse, while Chris enjoys a career in the automotive industry. Leading up to the wedding, one of…