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

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

As a professional wedding photographer based in Chicago, I’ve had the privilege of documenting countless beautiful moments in various venues across the city. Among these, one standout experience was capturing a wedding at Salvage One, a truly unique and captivating venue that offers an unforgettable backdrop for couples’ special day. Located in the heart of […]

Chicago Venues, wedding photography

April 3, 2024

Wedding at Salvage One, A Unique Experience

Wedding at the Salvage One

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

In this blog post, I want to talk to you about the wedding storyteller and his role in making your love story and helping you to choose the right Wedding Photographer. People often ask me what lifestyle photography is. I personally consider it as one of two main genres of portrait photography: posed and lifestyle! […]

wedding photography

March 22, 2024

Choose your wedding storyteller wisely!

Pets are cherished members of our families, so including them in your wedding is a heartfelt choice. However, it’s essential to be mindful as not every pet enjoys large crowds and may behave unpredictably. To ensure your fur baby is captured beautifully in your wedding photos, here are seven essential tips from one of the […]

Planning your wedding day, wedding photography

March 12, 2024

7 tips for having your pet at your wedding

pet at wedding

Have you ever wondered what wedding photographers do for couples? Chances are, at least once in your life, you’ve leafed through a friend’s or family member’s wedding album, marveling at how stunning the couple looks and how effortlessly beautiful every moment is captured. And amidst your admiration, you might have found yourself pondering: what did […]

Planning your wedding day, wedding photography

March 10, 2024

What do wedding photographers do? A comprehensive guide for photographers and couples!

What does Wedding Photographer do

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!

wedding photography, Wedding planning

February 29, 2024

Different environments for wedding portraits in Chicago

Different environments for wedding portraits