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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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We’re so excited to share these timeless celebrations at Venuti’s Banquets, plus a few hard-earned tips from the bride on how to pull off a post-Covid wedding! As a wedding photographer in Chicago, I saw first hand how hard couples struggled to get their celebrations across the line during the height of the pandemic. And […]

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