Resources mentioned Thank you for reading my guide! Check out these helpful resources while you’re here. Stay on top of your budget with Mint Sunset Calculator Create your free wedding website on The Knot Learn more about marriage licenses in Illinois Want to learn more about the wedding experience? Click here! Interested in getting in […]

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10 Wedding Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

I met Charlie and Michelle for their engagement session at the Wrigley Building in downtown Chicago only to find three things: 1) Their outfits perfectly matched the Christmas decorations on the building (without planning this, I might add), 2. We picked probably the busiest spot in Chicago for that particular day and 3) They were […]

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Engagement

Winter Wrigley Building Engagement Session | Charlie & Michelle

Many business owners out there are very loyal to their CRM tool (Client Relations Management) and I’m no different. Dubsado has my heart. Just don’t tell my husband, please. With the new year coming up, Dubsado is raising their prices from $30 to $35 (monthly) and from $300 to $350 (yearly). As an affiliate, I […]

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Business

Why I Love Using Dubsado for my Business

1. Your favorite bar or restaurant Where is your favorite place to grab a margarita or craft beer? Is there somewhere with cute outdoor seating that would be perfect for your summer engagement session? If you and your fiance love burgers, head somewhere where you can chow down on some fries and patties. Nothing tells […]

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Wedding Education

10 Unique Location Ideas For Your Engagement Session

Starting a business is difficult. September officially marks be being a full blown business for a year now and I’ve crafted ten things that I learned during my first year in business as a wedding and lifestyle photographer in Chicago, Illinois.

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Business

10 Things I Learned in My First Year of Business

It was an absolute joy photographing Ericka and Danny for our summery engagement session in downtown Minneapolis! We ventured to the Stone Arch Bride and Father Hennepin Bluff Park for their session and the night couldn’t have been more perfect! After two straight days of rain, the drizzling finally stopped just in time for our […]

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Engagement

Danny and Ericka’s Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge Engagement Session

There’s so much more to your wedding photos beyond the family formals and photos during the ceremony. Have some fun with your wedding photographer with these five photo ideas that you can do on your wedding day! 1. Pop the Champagne Let’s pop the bubbly! This is a super fun photo to tie into your […]

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Wedding Education

5 Fun Photo Ideas to Incorporate Into Your Wedding Day

A lot of couples tend to shy away from forking over more cash to get their wedding photos printed, but I’m here to tell you 5 reasons why you should be getting the photographs that were taken on the best day of your life, your wedding day, printed. 1. Touching combined with seeing is so […]

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Weddings

6 Reasons Why You Should Print Your Wedding Photos

Let’s be real. Asking questions about marriage and weddings is tough, especially when you’ve probably never gotten married before and don’t know really know what to ask. Here are a few questions you probably aren’t asking wedding photographers before hiring them, but should be. What photography style(s) do you specialize in? This question is so […]

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Weddings

5 Important Questions To Ask Your Wedding Photographer

I met MK because she slid into my DMs on Instagram and no, I am not kidding you. It was my birthday and she said “Hey! We so need to be friends!” followed by a happy birthday message and a note on how great it is to meet younger wedding professionals in the area. This […]

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Weddings

Guest Blog Feature: Why You Should Hire a Month-of Coordinator as told by Your Day by MK

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