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Have Your Cake and Eat it too!

Have Your Cake and Eat it too: How to Enjoy the Day and Build Memories to Look Back On Your wedding day flies by so quickly. After months and sometimes years of planning, it’s gone in just a few hours. So how can you slow time and savor your oh-so-special day? Here are a few […]

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I’m Steph.
Enneagram 2 & 4, INFP all the way... I live for a good love story, have 3 kids and one poodle, and swear I liked blush pink before it became a thing.
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5 Unique Ways to Tell Your Chicago Love Story Setting is a significant part of any story of course. It’s all about location, location, location! A skilled Chicago wedding photographer can help inscribe the beginnings of your life together with your City as a backdrop. 1. Get playful Capture the fun in your relationship. For […]

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10 Best Chicago Wedding Venues: If your venue was a cocktail! When there are so many amazing Chicago wedding venues, how does one choose which is right for your celebration? A venue can help set the mood for your celebration much like a drink can set the stage for the night. Here are the ten […]

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coronavirus wedding microwedding

Weddings in the Midst of Coronavirus There is no doubt that we are living in a historical time. Our day-to-day culture has changed and there are several ways this will influence wedding industry trends. There has been an obvious shift to having more emphasis on the health of your guests. This is not something that […]

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Why you should consider a Friday or Sunday wedding in 2021 Currently there is a constant shifting happening in the wedding industry. For 3 months and counting couples have had to put a pause on their big day. Some are holding their summer dates in hopes their dreams will come true by then. Others have […]

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6 Tips for Choosing a Chicago Wedding Photographer Marriage is the biggest decision you’ll ever make. Choosing a photographer is the biggest wedding decision you’ll make. Once the day is done, all you have left are your photos. Use these tips to help you choose a Chicago wedding photographer that will perfectly capture this once […]

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