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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Loft Lucia | Industrial Style Chicago Wedding

My first time photographing a wedding at Loft Lucia and it was an incredible experience. If you are looking for an Industrial style venue for your Chicago wedding, look no further. Loft Lucia is a beautiful venue with a rooftop patio for a ceremony/cocktail hour and an exposed brick / Industrial style room for the […]

Black and White Chicago Wedding

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Nancy & Angel’s Biagio Events Chicago Wedding

Nancy and Angel said I do on November 5th at Biagio Events and Catering in Chicago. A Windy Biagio Events Wedding We started our day at The Rose Hotel in Rosemont, IL. We had already planned for Angel and Nancy’s first look to be indoors and the majority of their portraits to be inside as well. We had […]

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Michigan Shores Club Engagement

A few weeks back I headed to Wilmette, IL for a romantic Michigan Shores Club Engagement session. It was so hard to pick my favorite images from Jamie and Connor’s session. Meeting them for the first time since they booked me, we decided the location for their engagement session should be the club. This location […]

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Downtown Chicago Wedding Photographer

When Lani and Trimi got in touch with me a few weeks back, I wasn’t sure how best to serve them. Being a Chicago wedding photographer, I do get a lot of requests from couples newly engaged. Couples who have been together for 10-plus years and now have decided to wed. However, Lani and Trimi […]

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Rolling Green Country Club Wedding | Colleen + Brian

Colleen & Brian’s wedding at the Rolling Green Country Club was a dream to be a part of. From the moment I met Colleen and Brian almost a year ago for their engagement session in Lincoln Park we just clicked. I had a blast getting to know them as a couple and especially getting to […]

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The Wit Hotel Chicago Wedding | Kahla & Brandon

The Wit Hotel Chicago Wedding is a perfect venue to hold your wedding day. It’s located on State and Lake street in the heart of downtown Chicago. Kahla and Brandon’s wedding day at The Wit Hotel in downtown Chicago could not have been a nicer day. The weather air is turning as Autumn has just […]

Black and White wedding portrait outside The Chicago Theater

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A Fall Wedding at The Monte Bello Estate

Monte Bello Estate is like no other venue in the area of Lemont, IL. Monte Bello Estate venue is a mansion that has been turned into one of the most beautiful spaces for a wedding. The grounds are just breathtaking and you will find 55 acres to roam and take portraits. There are ponds and […]

Autumn wedding portrait at Monte Bello Estate

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Taylor & Brian’s Autumn Wedding The first time I visited the Starline Factory as a wedding photographer was when the couple had their final walkthrough. I wasn’t aware of this unique and beautiful venue in the heart of the small town of Harvard, Illinois until I met Taylor and Brian. I was in awe of […]

Couple portrait outside The Starline Factory showing off the Ivy backdrop.

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Northfork Farm Wedding | Stephanie & Richard

What a place to say “I do”. It was such a beautiful day at Northfork Farm, with a stunning backdrop and gorgeous weather. Capturing the love between a bride and groom is always an amazing experience—but it’s even more incredible when you do it in the most beautiful places. The bridal suite at Northfork Farm […]

Sunny wedding portrait at Northfork Farms

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Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Wedding | Justine & Alfredo

Going back to Oak Brook Bath and Tennis to shoot Justine and Alfredo’s wedding was bittersweet. The Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club was the very first venue that I shot a wedding at 9 years ago! Justine and Alfredo had booked me for their engagement session last winter. They had not decided on their […]

Bride and Groom portrait at Hilton in Oak Brook

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