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AHHH! It’s almost your wedding day! With so many moving parts and preparation before your big day, it’s a good idea to get some things done ahead of time. Here is a list of some things to do in the week before your wedding so your day is as stress-free as possible!  For the “getting […]

How to Prep the Week Before your Wedding

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Sharon & Tim’s wedding was definitely one for the books! Even with the pandemic and all odds against them, they still had the wedding of their dreams! We started the day at the Hyatt in Oak Brook and then made our way into Chicago for their first look and bridal party photos and City View […]

Elegant Industrial Chicago Wedding – Sharon & Tim

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There are so many different people involved in your wedding day that you may forget to even think about who to tip, how much, and when to do it! For some vendors it’s expected and others are optional, so I’ve come up with a list of who you should tip and some rough guidelines on […]

How to Tip your Wedding Vendors

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You’ve been working so hard choosing vendors and planning details for your dream wedding, but what about all the little things that go into making sure your wedding is an absolute banger!? I’ve rounded up seven things, from time of day, to photo booths, to keeping everyone entertained including the kids and the ones who […]

7 Ways to Plan a Banger Wedding Reception

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Planning a wedding during a pandemic was never a thought that would never have crossed your mind until a few months ago. You’re probably feeling all sorts of emotions and it’s OK to get sad over the fact that your wedding day is likely not going to be what you originally planned. But that doesn’t […]

5 Tips for Planning a COVID Wedding

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Finding the perfect vendors for you wedding can feel so overwhelming! And finding the best person to capture the day for you is a big deal! After narrowing down a list of photographers based on their portfolios and Instagrams, it’s important to interview your candidates and have open conversations throughout the planning process. There are […]

7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Wedding Photographer

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YEEEE YOU’RE ENGAGED!! Now that you got that bling, here comes all the fun and planning and one of the most exciting parts: engagement photos! With a mix of beautiful architecture, beaches, Lake Michigan, the Chicago River and stunning skyline views, there are so many spots around the city that are perfect for your engagement […]

Chicago’s Best Locations for Engagement Photos

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On a rainy and cold November day in Chicago, taking wedding photos may seem like an impossible task… but I’m here to prove that statement WRONG!! I am equipped to handle ANY & ALL lighting situations. This isn’t a brag-fest but just a truth.   “We’re so happy with our photos! Victoria was great! We […]

Chicago Art Institute Wedding | The Publishing House and Little Goat Chicago

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“I knew our wedding pictures were going to be nothing short of wonderful after our engagement shoot, but she truly exceeded all of our expectations. She captured every single emotion from start to finish. As I was scrolling through all of them, I was able to relive the entire day! Our family and friends were […]

A Rustic Industrial Wedding at Journeyman Distillery, MI | Chloe + Michael

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What it is For those of you who don’t know what a first look is let me explain. There are 2 options you have for the first time you see your fiancé on your wedding day. 1. You can go the traditional route of waiting for the ceremony and seeing him standing at the alter or watching her […]

First Look: Why you should consider one