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. 






Chicago Wedding & Engagement Blog

Lincoln Park Engagement Photographer | Stephanie & John

Lincoln Park Engagement Photographer Stephanie & John nailed their Lincoln Park Engagement Session last week! Spring has always been my favorite time of year to shoot engagement sessions. For Stephanie and John’s engagement session in Lincoln Park, we had sunshine and blooms that were pure magic. I can not wait to shoot their wedding this […]

April 20, 2021

Honey Comb Engagement Session


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Salvage One Engagement | Taryne & Lucas

Salvage One Engagement   This is my second time shooting a Salvage One Engagement and it did not disappoint. Taryne and Lucas are just the cutest couple with the best chemistry and style. It’s hard to take a bad picture of either of them. They’re also cat lovers! Their feline friend made a guest appearance […]

April 2, 2021

Engagement Session at Salvage One


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Chicago Museum Campus Engagement Photos | Janita & Stephen

Chicago Museum Campus Engagement Photos I am so excited to share Janita & Stephen’s Chicago Museum Campus engagement session today on the blog! Engagement sessions don’t get any better than this! Meeting Janita & her husband to be was like a breath of fresh air. They are so laid back and chill and that made […]

March 31, 2021

Chicago Engagement Photos


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Intimate Skokie Elopement | Ashley & Andrew

Intimate Skokie Elopement The courthouse felt different somehow. Except for the few couples who had made the decision to get married that day, the place felt empty. Yet I was surrounded by so much love and hope. These feelings were radiating off of not only my couple, Ashley and Andrew but also the half a […]

March 27, 2021

Elopement, weddings

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Wilder Mansion Wedding | Monica & Drew’s Elopement

Monica & Drew finally got to tie the knot this past weekend at the beautiful Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, IL! They got married on March 6th the date of their very first date 6 years ago. Drew & Monica were not even supposed to be married here in Illinois. Their original plan was a destination […]

March 8, 2021

Wilder Mansion Wedding Photography


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Illinois Family Photographer

Illinois Family Photographer Once in a while, I get a break in my wedding schedule and I get to spend an afternoon with the Mathur family. This year’s session was a bit more special because my client’s parents were in town from India and joined in on the fun! <3 Thank you again to the […]

February 28, 2021

Three generations family session

Family Session

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Midwest Wedding Photographers | Illinois Elopement Wedding

 Illinois Elopement Wedding Midwest Wedding Photographers A few months ago my good friend Anamaria from Anamaria Vieriu Photography asked me to shoot her client’s wedding. Due to Covid and some family members’ illness, Anamaria was to stay in Romania for an extended amount of time. Due to this, she needed a photographer she could trust […]

November 30, 2020


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Autumn Minis | Winterlyn Photography

Autumn Minis I love Autumn! I especially love hosting my Autumn Minis every year. Yes, my name is Winter but the Autumn season is my jam! For three dates in the month of October, I celebrate the Autumn season with a 20-minute mini session. I capture many families. Some new to my business while others […]

November 13, 2020

Family Session

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Illinois Backyard Elopement | Chloe & Antonio

Illinois Backyard Elopement I first met Chloe & Antonio over our zoom meeting last month. We instantly hit it off and found we had a lot in common. For one, we both love animals and cherish our fur babies <3 Second, we both love the arts and in fact, Chloe & Antonio have theater backgrounds […]

November 8, 2020

Illinois Backyard Elopement


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Schram Memorial Chapel | Richelle & Sean Elopement

Schram Memorial Chapel Richelle & Sean’s Elopement A few weeks back Richelle and Sean contacted me to photograph their 2022 wedding. The bride and groom to be had a small request and it involved the Schram Memorial Chapel. 2022 was just too long to wait to say I do. Richelle and Sean planned their elopement […]

October 16, 2020


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