bride and groom hands holding a vintage wedding horseshoe

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Choosing the wedding date, how hard could this be?  Harder than you think. When we were choosing the date for our wedding we sat down, grabbed a cup coffee and cracked open the calendar.  We didn’t have a particular venue in mind so that allowed us to freely choose the date.  We definitely didn’t want […]

choosing your wedding date

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When you first get engaged, it’s all about the beautiful dress, the hunt for the perfect venue and deciding on your wedding party. The last thing you want to do is have to think about a budget but, unfortunately, it’s an important part of the wedding planning process. We were fresh out of college and […]

planning out your wedding budget

wedding rings on clothesline with bokeh in the background

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Choosing a season for your wedding that is important to you is something most brides don’t consider at first.  You might love the summer but you will hate walking around downtown Chicago in the hot and humid weather.  Choosing a winter season presents its own sets of challenges. When we were deciding on our own […]

Choosing a season to have your wedding

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Your wedding photos will be a big part of your big day! After all, they will be how you will remember your most precious memories. Therefore, you will want all of your guests to flaunt nothing but smiles throughout them! Take a Look at Inspiration for Your Engagement Photo Session However, when it comes to […]

Tips for Getting Kids to Smile for Your Chicago Wedding Photos

groomsman gift ideas

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Tradition relinquishes most of the wedding decisions to the bride and her entourage. Women might usually take on more active roles in this stage, but it does not mean the groom has to sit back, relax, and just nod along. The bride cannot make all the decisions for you. Getting involved is not only a […]

Essential Groom Responsibilities before the Big Day

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It’s no surprise that you will want to look wonderful in your photos! Especially when it comes to your engagement photos. From expressing the love that you share for one another to displaying your pure intimacy and affection, you will certainly want your engagement photos to represent the right appeal. However, are you aware of […]

Poses for Your Engagement Photos

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  The commitment you make to your partner is such an incredible step forward within your life together. The promise to marry each other and spend the rest of your lives together is truly inspirational. It is one of the most beautiful commitments that you can make to another person. Capturing this romantic time within […]

Capture Your Engagement Beautifully Through Professional Photography

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When it comes to your photo session, you will want to ensure that you are comfortable! After all, your photos will reflect your demeanor, and being anything but at ease will certainly show. Whether you are having family portraits taken or photos of your big day, being comfortable for your photo session is key to […]

How to Be Comfortable for Your Photo Session

lincoln park engagement photography

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Celebrating your engagement with a photo shoot is a lovely idea. You and your partner share an undeniable chemistry. Surely you know how to enjoy each other’s company, make each other laugh, and be yourselves when you are with one another. However, things can completely change when you step in front of the camera. As […]

Consider these great poses for your engagement photos

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From the moment you met, you started creating your own love story. The charming beginning and your many dates, which eventually lead you to both feel so strongly for each other, prompting you to decide that you did not want to continue life without the company of one another. The big question was popped, and […]

Your engagement photos should reflect your relationship

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In last week’s Wedding Tip Wednesday post on factors to consider when searching for a wedding photographer, we mentioned the benefits of an engagement session. If you booked your engagement session, here are tips on what to wear for engagement photos. Timeless & Classic – Similar to your wedding photos, your engagement photos will be looked at for […]

What to Wear for Engagement Photos | Wedding Tip Wednesday

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He asked, you said yes, you booked your wedding venue and now it’s time to knock more vendors off the to-do list! With 10% of wedding budgets allocated to photographers and photographs being the only tangible keepsake to relive your wedding day for years to come, deciding on a wedding photographer is a task that […]

5 Factors to Consider When Searching for a Wedding Photographer | Wedding Tip Wednesday