Chicago and Destination Wedding Photography

W E L C O M E


So stoked and honored that I get to work with you two. I know you had an unlimited amount of options when it came to choosing a wedding photographer and it means the world that you’ve chosen me to be a part of your big day.

This page is like a field guide for your wedding. It contains helpful tips that will hopefully make your wedding day go as smooth as possible.

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E N G A G E M E N T   S E S S I O N
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WHEN – Weather in Chicago can be unforgiving in the dead of winter, so most of my clients opt for shooting in the Fall or Spring seasons (if time allows). Start thinking about what type of scenery you’d like, then throw a couple dates my way. Monday through Fri- day often works best, but if all else fails, we’ll try to find a weekend to shoot.

WHERE – I love it when couples suggest having their session take place in a spot that is sentimental to them. It makes everyone more relaxed and allows them to focus on each other throughout the shoot. Perhaps the spot where you met? Your first date? Where he proposed? If you’re having trouble thinking of a spot, refer to the location guide towards the end of this guide for some inspiration.

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WHAT TO WEAR – The goal is for you to feel as comfortable as possible. Many of my clients choose to one casual outfit and another that’s a little more dressed up. Try to avoid colors that are a little too bold (neon) and stick to ones that compliment each other. Coor- dinate colors but don’t overdo it and become too “matchy.” Simple patterns are great. Bold patterns are great.

TIME – The perfect natural lighting comes at what we photographers call the “Golden Hour”. With that in mind, the ideal time to shoot is 1.5-2 hours before sunset.