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Venue Six Wedding Chicago photographer Lauren ashley studios scaled

There’s nobody better to get wedding advice from, than a recently married couple. And today, we thought we’d share the wise words of Dipti, who tied the knot with Arpan back in October last year.  As a wedding photographer in Chicago, there is one piece of advice I give to every single couple I shoot. […]

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Fishermens Inn Wedding Chicago photographer Lauren ashley studios scaled

 The color scheme and decor of Andrea and Doug’s wedding at the Fishermen’s Inn may have been super sophisticated, but these guys knew how to let loose and show their goofy side.  If you haven’t had the privilege of visiting the Fishermen’s Inn for a wedding yet, you need to book yourself a viewing at […]

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We guide you through the rustic-chic barn celebrations of Kristyn and Ryan, with a few hard-earned wedding planning tips from the bride herself.  Who doesn’t love a barn wedding! The light, the space, and the countryside all around come together to create one of our favorite places to shoot. This year, we were overjoyed to […]

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Idlewild Country Club Wedding Chicago Illinois Wedding photographer Lauren ashley studios scaled

Experience all their special moments, and find out a little more about our charming couple, Carla and Eric. We recently had the pleasure of being the photographers at the Chicago wedding of Carla and Eric. A fun-loving duo who (literally) tied the knot in the Olympia Fields Park District, before celebrating at the elegant, Idlewild Country Club. […]

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Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club Wedding photographer Lauren ashley studios scaled

A classy, coastal reception in Florida full of love and laughter  For one weekend, our dedicated team of wedding photographers swapped the mean streets of Chicago for the palm trees and clear blue skies of Florida, shooting the big day of Sarah and Tony. This charming couple may have met at Western Illinois University, but […]

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Oak Hill Farm Wedding Chicago Illinois Wedding photographer Lauren ashley studios scaled

An emotional, and laughter-filled occasion that was as much about celebrating the future, as it was about honoring the past. Living in these difficult times, it’s easy to simply focus on the constant pursuit of absolute freedom. And not remember those around us who have not been so lucky, during the pandemic. For Leah and […]

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Cheney Mansion Wedding Chicago Illinois Wedding photographer Lauren ashley studios scaled

We were part of a privileged few, able to come together and celebrate the wedding of this lovely couple.  Weddings have been quite unfamiliar over the last two years. The many regulations, fears, and safety concerns equally play their part in shaping the way we celebrate. Micro-weddings and elopements, in particular, have become quite popular, […]

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Ovation Chicago Wedding photographer Lauren ashley studios scaled

Kaylee and Ariel invited us to shoot their intimate, and sophisticated Chicago wedding in November 2021. And today, we’re delighted to be sharing their special day with you.  When shooting wedding photography for our Chicago couples, we are constantly looking for those shots that we know will take pride of place in their homes. Those […]

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Sanctuary Events Chicago Wedding photographer Lauren ashley studios scaled

An endlessly beautiful wedding ceremony in the Cantigny Park Rose Garden, followed by a stylish celebration at Sanctuary Events in Plainfields.  We had such a fun time photographing Lauren & Johnny’s Autumnal wedding at Cantigny Park. As you’ll see, they put together a gloriously elegant occasion that felt genuine, and magical, all at the same […]

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Lauren Ashley Studios patrick haley mansion wedding scaled

From a sweaty proposal halfway up a mountain to a super sophisticated wedding surrounded by loved ones, this is the story of Jamie & Matt’s special day. As wedding photographers in Chicago, we’re blessed to be able to go to visit some stunning locations and meet some wonderful people. The wedding of Jamie and Matt […]