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



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


“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


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


Choosing what to wear for your engagement photos can be difficult and stressful. Believe me, I know. I run through like 4 outfit changes before finally choosing something to wear for any ole’ regular day.  Well let’s think about some things. First of all you want to be comfortable and feel like yourself right? That’s […]

What to Wear for your Engagement Photos


    So you booked a boudoir session or are thinking of booking one, and maybe you’re a little nervous or feeling overwhelmed by all the logistics of one. Boudoir photography is an empowering experience. Its original intention is to capture a woman’s figure and emotions. It is seen as an opportunity for women to […]

How to prepare for your boudoir session


HEYY, YOU MADE IT!! I’m Victoria Saint Martin, the photographer behind Victoria Saint Martin Photography (duhh right? lol). I’m a hopeless romantic, like seriously I live off rom-coms and sappy love stories. I clearly have the best job in the world, being a wedding photographer in the greatest city in the world, Chicago! I feel […]