Winterlyn Photography's Blog

Hi! I'm Winterlyn and I am a Illinois Wedding Photographer, Elopement & Portrait Photographer based in Chicago, IL  I am so glad you are here today! My blog is where you can view an entire wedding day, engagement session or portrait session from start to finish. I would love for you to see how I have captured the essence of my clients and the details of their day. 

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BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER WEDDING

Diana & Darin held their intimate wedding at Bridgeport Art Center last summer. The Bridgeport Art Center is a unique and artistic venue. It truly showcases Chicago’s urban elegance. Prior to their beautiful ceremony, we shot around downtown Chicago. Finding areas that were private for Diana and Darin’s first look along with epic spaces for […]

Bridgeport Art Center Wedding

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BLACK TIE SUMMER IVY ROOM WEDDING

The Ivy Room is nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago and hidden from view. The fact that it is hidden in plain sight makes it feel even more magical. Walking into the garden area you feel like you have been transported into another world. The outdoor courtyard with dripping ivy is the perfect spot […]

Ivy Garden Wall wedding portrait at The Ivy Room in Chicago

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GLESSNER HOUSE CHICAGO WEDDING

Looking back at this beautiful wedding day at Glessner House I can’t believe how fortunate we were to have such an amazing day and weather. As a photographer who shoots mostly in Chicago, it is rare that I get a chance to shoot an outdoor ceremony and reception. Cindy and Dennis contacted me via Instagram […]

Bride and groom posed near Chicago Women's Park and Gardens

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Madison Wisconsin Wedding Photographer | Sarah & Chase

Madison Wisconsin Wedding Photographer ~When deciding to host their wedding in Madison Wisconsin Sarah and Chase had a hard time finding a wedding venue. At first. In the end, they found and booked the Olbrich Botanical Gardens The Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin was the perfect backdrop for a spring outdoor wedding. After their […]

Madison Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

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Buckingham Fountain Engagement Session

Chicago Engagement Photographer | Buckingham Fountain Engagement Session Buckingham Fountain Engagement Session Cindy & Dennis are getting married next month. I couldn’t have been more thrilled to spend the morning exploring our great city with them. Cindy & Dennis met online like so many of my couples these days and are absolutely adorable together. They […]

Buckingham Fountain engagement pictures

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Spring Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Kahla & Brandon

Spring Lincoln Park Engagement Session Springtime in Lincoln Park, Chicago is breathtaking! There is no other way to describe it. Kahla, Brandon, and I had the best weather this past Saturday. According to our local meteorologist, we have had only one day of sun in the last 42 days! Yikes. So to say we were […]

A spring engagement session in Lincoln Park Chicago

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Chicago Engagement shoot in Logan Square | Nancy & Angel

Oh, how I love Logan Square. Growing up in a multi-culture neighborhood while sharing so many amazing experiences with my childhood friends is something I will forever cherish. I moved away from LS 15 years ago and a part of me has never left. Whenever one of my clients recommends Logan Square for a session, […]

Chicago Engagement shoot in Logan Square

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Chicago Elopement Photography at Shake Shack | Victoria & David

Chicago Elopement Photography at Shake Shack ~ Planning an elopement in Chicago during springtime can be tricky. It can be snowing or rainy or 80 degrees and sunny. Victoria and David didn’t plan to have their wedding shot at Shake Shack or to be walking around / hiding under a canopy or any cover we […]

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Chicago Surprise Proposal | The Robey Chicago

The Robey Chicago Ben contacted me a week ago and told me all about the SURPRISE proposal he had planned, along with his family, at The Robey Chicago. He was going to ask his lovely gf, Alex, to marry him on the rooftop of The Robey and it had to remain a surprise. My first […]

Surprise proposal at The Robey Chicago

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Gorgeous Bridal Portraits at Company 251 | Brittany & Melissa

These gorgeous Bridal Portrait shots at Company 251 in Aurora, IL is some of my favorite bridal portraits. It has been a hot second since I shot an event in the Chicago suburb of Aurora. The area has changed so much over the years. Seeing these new beautiful developments and so many young families moving […]

Bridal Portraits at Company 251

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