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If you’re considering hiring a second wedding photographer, it all depends on how your day is set up and what you personally want the focus to be.

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When it comes to inviting your guests to your wedding, should you send out traditional paper invites or go digital? Well, there are benefits to both!

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Your family photos are one of the main things you will look back on from your wedding day, but wrangling up your whole family to get the photos can be one of the more stressful parts of the day.

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From the procession to the final dance song, here is a list to get you started.

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Artifact Events is the perfect space if you are looking for Chicago’s traditional industrial feel! It’s located in Chicago’s Historic Ravenswood neighborhood. This spacious and light filled venue makes for the most beautiful wedding photos! With 4 different spaces to rent out, you really have all the options you could ask for! Their main hall […]

Artifact Events – Chicago Wedding Venue

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The loop is Chicago’s business district and has so many amazing urban backgrounds for your engagement and wedding photos including the CTA elevated trains (or better called the L trains short for “elevated”), grunge ally ways, street art, and famous locations like the Chicago Theater! My Favorite Photo Locations in the Loop The L Trains […]

The Loop – Chicago Photo Location

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Here is the ultimate checklist of what you should do when you first get engaged.

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