The first time I visited Chicago was in Nov 2015. I was mesmerized by the beauty of Downtown Chicago in a way that the weather was not bothering me even though it was freaking cold! I wanted to stay out and enjoy the beauty; Everywhere was decorated with Christmas lights, and the city had a great vibe. Actually, I couldn’t resist and eventually moved to this beautiful city in 2016.
Since I noticed that many weddings in Chicago carry the DIY characteristic, I decided to write a blog post about that. I highly recommend you hire a professional designer, but If you wanna do it by yourself, do it in style yo:)
Join me to tell you 7 tips!
When I started pursuing photography as a hobby, I used to ask my cousins and friends to pose for photos. Despite my passion and enthusiasm for our photoshoots, I would frequently find myself repeating the same poses over and over!
I moved to Chicago from the Bay Area/California a few years ago. Honestly, I was not happy about the move cause I knew that I have to start my business all over again, but soon I realized it was worth it!
Chicago is a great place for wedding photography. It has a strong character and vibe and beautiful nature. In other word, it has all in one!
as a wedding photographer in Chicago, I have had the chance to see and shoot in many churches Chicago, such as Holy Name Cathedral, Fourth Presbyterian, St. Mary Of The Angels, St. John Cantius, St. Michael in Old Town, Old St. Patrick’s Church, and many more.
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Let’s jump right into it! I have a lot to share with you on this subject.
Weddings, even with the most precise schedule, are usually running behind. Why? I will share my thoughts on that in one separate blog post later, but here, let’s talk about family pictures to make the day more efficient and stress-free.
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.
I am not a sociologist, nor an anthropologist for sure, but because of the nature of my career, as a wedding photographer in Chicago, I have had the chance to see different cultures and get to know their traditions and even sometimes the stories behind them. I have had the opportunity to learn about different people in the world without even leaving the town! How lucky one can be 🙂
When I shoot a session, be it a simple family photo-shoot, an engagement session, or a wedding, I try to edit the files within a short period of time. The shorter a session be, the less post-processing it requires. For example, when I photograph a family, I tell them I will deliver the files within a week, however; I try my best to do it even earlier than I committed.