This is a guest post by Brittany West. A bouquet may or may not be necessary for an elopement. From my point of view, that is the case 100% of the time! When planning a micro wedding or your simply eloped function, your bouquet is often the only piece of decor you need to worry […]

Elopement, Planning your wedding day, wedding photography

May 12, 2024

Planning flowers for a quick wedding ceremony

My mom’s cousin, Seana, who bought a camera just a week prior to my parent’s wedding (absolutely manual camera with films), offered to photograph their wedding. They made a very big mistake by accepting it just to save some money! Apparently, weddings have always been expensive, even back in the day.

Planning your wedding day, wedding photography

May 4, 2024

Why it is important to have wedding invitation cards!

wedding invitation cards

Weddings in Chicago always seem to have a unique method to charm and amaze everyone who attends – even the bride and the groom themselves. But it is no secret that bringing your event to new heights and infusing it with unique flair requires some proper and carefully considered action plan! And that is exactly […]

Planning your wedding day, wedding photography

May 2, 2024

What to focus on when starting to plan your wedding

plan your wedding

First look photos have a magical allure, capturing the genuine wonder in the eyes of newlyweds before the big reveal and the excitement that ensues. It’s a moment that becomes etched in your memory forever, marking the beginning of your journey as a married couple. As a Chicago wedding photographer I have to say, as […]

Planning your wedding day, wedding photography

April 30, 2024

To First Look or Not to First Look: Exploring the Pros and Cons

First Look Photos

Planning your big day? It sounds like a blast—until you dive into all the preparations, doesn’t it? Wondering how to craft the ultimate wedding day experience? Below, I’ve compiled essentials Do’s and Don’ts of wedding planning. As a professional specializing in Chicago wedding photography,, I’ve had the pleasure of working with numerous couples and have honed […]

Planning your wedding day, wedding photography

April 28, 2024

DO’s and DON’Ts of wedding planning

DO's and DON'Ts of wedding planning

The best way to let your hair down and enjoy every aspect of wedding planning is to plan a detailed timetable for the special day! Your bridesmaids, makeup artists, and caterers will all be on the same page if they have access to the wedding timeline. You may be familiar with the phrase, “Timing is […]

Planning your wedding day, wedding photography

April 14, 2024

The perfect wedding timeline

poses for wedding portraits

Although a wedding ceremony is a joyous event, the heavy costs of the ceremony and reception, especially if the wedding budget is limited, may put a significant strain on the couple’s finances. The venue, catering, photographer, decorations, musicians, and more may add to the cost of the wedding. Normally, since you want your special day […]

Planning your wedding day, wedding photography

April 12, 2024

Tips on saving money on your wedding

Typically, one photographer is sufficient to capture the essence of your wedding day. However, it’s essential to acknowledge that one individual can’t be omnipresent, especially during larger celebrations. That’s where having a second wedding photographer can truly elevate your experience. Imagine unforeseen scenarios like illness, accidents, or emergencies – even the most reliable Chicago wedding […]

Planning your wedding day, wedding photography

April 10, 2024

Why do you need a second wedding photographer?

second wedding photographer

I had the pleasure of capturing Jen and John’s love story, a tale of resilience and joy amidst the challenges of 2020. Originally planned for 06/06/2020, their wedding journey took unexpected turns due to the global pandemic. But love knows no bounds, and their determination led them to a beautiful wedding at the Artifact Events […]

Chicago Venues, Planning your wedding day, wedding photography, Wedding pictures

April 1, 2024

Jen & John’s wedding at the Artifact Events, Chicago

Do you know when is the Perfect Time for a Chicago Wedding? Chicago, more popularly known as the “Windy City”; is the epicenter of diverse arts and cultures. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back, casual outing or want to indulge in something a bit fancier – Chicago can offer it all! Appropriately named for the […]

Planning your wedding day, wedding photography

March 30, 2024

The Perfect Time for a Chicago Wedding

Perfect Time for a Chicago Wedding